In line with the update of the Comparative Edition of the Dhammapada announced last month, which added around 120 new parallels to the document, I have now updated the Parallels to the Dhammapada Verses document also.
You may be wondering what is the difference?
The Comparative Dhammapada has all the MIA parallels in the Buddhist, Jaina and Hindu traditions that I have been able to find, and all of them written out so that the differences in the languages can be seen and studied.
The Parallels to the Dhammapada Verses focuses more on the canonical parallels, but does not print out variations as these are noted in my edition of the Dhammapada elsewhere. It also adds a study of these parallels.
With regard to the MIA materials it simply lists them, which does, in fact, serve to give a good overview of their provenance. There are also some notes on the relationships between the two groups.
As always I hope this helps to inform students of this important work, and brings matters of interest regarding it to light.