Come, People of the World


Translations of selected Hindi couplets

Author: S. N. Goenka
Publisher: Vipassana Research Institute
Publication Date: 1/1/1999
Pages: 35


Artikelnummer: 69 Kategorien: ,


This booklet presents a collection of Hindi couplets (dohas), with English translation, chanted by S.N. Goenka in his ten-day Vipassana courses.

The doha is a traditional form of inspirational poetry derived from the ancient anutthuba chandas, the poetic form most frequently used by the Buddha. In addition to the basic couplet form, the doha has a rhyme at the end of each line. Many Indian spiritual teachers have used this form as a medium for their teachings and the doha remains even today a strong part of Indian culture.

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