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       display‐dhammapada - display a verse from the Dhammapada


       display‐dhammapada [OPTIONS] [num]
       dhamma [OPTIONS]


       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.

       display‐dhammapada and dhamma both print to the standard output.

       xdhamma prints using notify‐send

       See man xdhamma for details


       ‐r      Use the Richards translation (default).

       ‐m      Use the Muller translation.

       ‐b      Display corresponding verses from both translations.

       ‐pl     Use the Polish translation (default for Polish locale).

       [num]   Print the given number verse.

       all     Print all the verses.

       With no arguments a random verse is printed.


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

       To display a verse each time you log in on a graphical (X Window) session, run xdhamma  in
       your DE session start‐up or ~/.xsession.

       To use display‐dhammapada with cowsay

       display‐dhammapada | cowsay ‐W 120 ‐t

       To use display‐dhammapada with zenity

       display‐dhammapada   |   zenity   ‐‐text‐info   ‐‐title="Dhammapada   Verse"   ‐‐width=600

       KDE 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' >~/.kde/share/apps/amor/tips

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

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








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       Authors:  Program:  display-dhammapada   was   originally   written   by   Richard   Cepas
       <> and later updated by bodhi.zazen <bodhizazen at fedoraproject dot org> and
       paultag <paultag at>

       Copyright GPL v3

       Home Page:

       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