The common stanza describing qualities of dhamma goes as "Swakkatho bhagawatho dhammo sandittiko..." which describes six of them. I am looking for an accurate and concise translation of this from someone good in both Pali and English; and of course Buddhism

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There's one here -- Dhammānussati:

Svākkhāto bhagavatā dhammo: sandiṭṭhiko akāliko ehipassiko opaneyyiko paccattaṃ veditabbo viññūhī ti.

The Dhamma is well declared by the Bhagavā: visible here and now, immediate, inviting to come and see, effective, to be individually ascertained by the wise.

If you use a mouse to hover over one of the coloured words (of English or Pali) there's a popup containing a little definition of the Pali:

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“(1)Svakhato Bhagavata Dhammo, (2)Sanditthiko, (3)Akaliko,(4)Ehipassiko, (5)Opanayiko, (6)Paccattam Veditabbo Vennuhi ti.”

"(1)Well expounded is the Dhamma of the Exalted One, (2)visible here and now, (3)immediately effective, (4)inviting one to come and see, (5)leading onwards, (6)to be realized by the wise each for himself."

Source PDF Pg 16, The definitions are further explained in the book.

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