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       display-dhammapada - display a verse from the Dhammapada


       display-dhammapada [-r | -m | -b | -pl] [<number> | all]
       dhamma [-r | -m | -b | -pl] [<number> | all]
       xdhamma [<number>]


       -r      Use John Richard's translation (default)

       -m      Use F. Max Muller's translation

       -b      Display the same verse(s) from both

       -pl     Use Polish language translation

               specify the number of the verse(s) to display

       all     display all file at once

       With no arguments a random verse is printed.


       The Dhammapada is an anthology of 423 verses from the Kuddaka Nikaya part of the Theravada
       Pali Canon.  It contains Buddhist ethical and spiritual precepts.  One of the translations
       is  by  John  Richards;  the  other  is  an  older  translation  by  F. Max Muller. Polish
       translation is by Zbigniew Becker.

       display-dhammapada prints to the standard output.

       xdhamma prints using xmessage on an X Window screen, or in bold  using  tputs  on  a  text


       To  display  a verse each time you log in on a terminal, put display-dhammapada or xdhamma
       in your ~/.profile, ~/.bash_profile or ~/.login, as appropriate for your shell.

       To display a verse each time you log in on X Window, put xdhamma in your ~/.xsession.

       KDE 2.1 has "amor" toy that can display various tips.  To  use  the  dhammapada  for  that
       enter these commands at shell prompt:

       mkdir ~/.kde/share/apps/amor
       display-dhammapada     -r     all     |perl     -0777     -pe     's/\n\s*\n\s*\n/\n%\n/g'

       Then start amor K->Toys->Amor, right click on amor animation, select "Options" and  select
       "Allow application tips" and "Show random tips".

       Use gtk-dhammapada to display verse in GTK window.

       To  automatically  attach  Dhammapada  verse  in e-mail footer. To do this in mutt add set
       signature=display-dhammapada| in your ~/.muttrc file.




       xmessage(1), tput(1).


       You may found that xmessage and hence xdhamma is broken on XFree 4.0x.


       Program:  Copyright  (C)  January  1997-2003  by   Richard   Cepas   <>   and
       contributors, placed in the public domain.

       Richards'  English  translation  of  the  Dhammapada:  Copyright  (C)  1993 John Richards,
       Pembrokeshire     (UK),     permission      granted      for      use      here.       See

       Muller's translation of the Dhammapada: Public  Domain,  used  here  courtesy  of  Project

       Polish    translation   (by   Zbigniew   Becker):   Public   Domain,   as   explained   at
       See also

                                        late 20th century                   DISPLAY-DHAMMAPADA(1)