Buddhist Legends

Translation of Dhammapada Commentary.

Tr. E.W. Burlingame, 1921, reprinted as 3 volumes 1990, 1995

Dhammapada Commentary: Vol IV / V

This anonymous commentary is a collection of stories, of which about sixty are shared with the Jātaka Commentary, chosen to introduce, contextualise and explain the verses of the Dhammapada.

  • Vol. IV (1914, 1970) ed. H.C. Norman
  • Vol. V indexes by L.S. Tailang, 1915, 1992

Dhammapada Commentary: Vol II

This anonymous commentary is a collection of stories, of which about sixty are shared with the Jātaka Commentary, chosen to introduce, contextualise and explain the verses of the Dhammapada.

Vol. II (1911, 1993)

Dhammapada Commentary: Vol III

This anonymous commentary is a collection of stories, of which about sixty are shared with the Jātaka Commentary, chosen to introduce, contextualise and explain the verses of the Dhammapada.

Vol. III (1912, 1993)

Dhammapada Commentary: Vol I

This anonymous commentary is a collection of stories, of which about sixty are shared with the Jātaka Commentary, chosen to introduce, contextualise and explain the verses of the Dhammapada.

  • Vol. I (1906, 1909, 1993, 2018, 2023)
  • Vol. I.I (1925, 2nd ed. 2007, reprinted with Vol. I 2018, 2023) ed. Helmer Smith

Dhammapada Commentary: 4 volume set

This anonymous commentary is a collection of stories, of which about sixty are shared with the Jātaka Commentary, chosen to introduce, contextualise and explain the verses of the Dhammapada.

5 volumes:

  • Vol. I (1906, 1909, 1993, 2018, 2023)
  • Vol. I.I (1925, 2nd ed. 2007, reprinted with Vol. I 2018, 2023) ed. Helmer Smith
  • Vol. II (1911, 1993)
  • Vol. III (1912, 1993)
  • Vol. IV (1914, 1970) ed. H.C. Norman
  • Vol. V indexes by L.S. Tailang, 1915, 1992