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International Buddhism Center of Cambodia



"He who, by causing pain to others,

Wishes to obtain peace for himself,

He, entangled in the bonds of hatred,

Will never be free from hatred."


The Dhammapada is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures. The original version of the Dhammapada is in the Khuddaka Nikaya, a division of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism.

3 ways for a same destination

Theravāda is the most commonly accepted name of Buddhism's oldest existing school. The school's adherents, termed Theravādins, have preserved their version of Gautama Buddha's teaching or Buddha Dhamma in the Pāli Canon for over two millennia.

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Theravada is like sowing a seed, which is deliberate, disciplined, effort to hone the body-mind combine with and nourishing skills and attitudes. Mahayana is like nurturing the plant – watering, protecting and pruning it for sustenance. Expressing fundamental love, affection and gentle care. Theravada entails strict discipline. Practice of Mahayana entails elegance and benevolence. Vajrayana path appears as a result of the practice of Theravada and Mahayana and in this sense it is uncontrived. It is like fruits appearing on the tree as a natural consequence. The actual practice of Vajrayana is essentially the consummation of the fruit. The path of Vajrayana reveals the clear light of bliss, the light of wisdom cognizing the nature of emptiness of self and all phenomenon. It annihilates ignorance – without ignorance both attachment and aversion left no support to cling to.

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