The story of Ven. Nanda (Dhammapada Verses 13-14)
In this course, along with the grammar topics we will also read and try to understand a few Pali suttas. We will try to add a sutta or two at the end of each Unit.
Let us start this ‘introduction to Pali texts’ with a few verses from Dhammapada. We will read Dhammapada verses along with their translation and get acquainted with the story behind these verses.
Here is Nandattheravatthu – the story of venerable Nanda corresponding to Dhammapada verses 13-14.
A part of the above story can be found in Nandasutta which is part of Udāna in Khuddakanikāya.
The original Pali Sutta can be read at the following site : https://www.digitalpalireader.online/_dprhtml/index.html?loc=k.188.8.131.52.0.1.m
English translations of the sutta can be found at : https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/ud/ud.3.02.irel.html
The following site gives the Pali Sutta along with word-for-word English translation.