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Pali word from Majjhima 61 please - Dhamma Wheel

Pali word from Majjhima 61 please

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Pali word from Majjhima 61 please

Postby dhammapal » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:14 am

Hi,

The key word in my English translation of Majjhima 61 Instructions to Rahula is “affliction”. I think that the Buddha was not just talking about physical or mental discomfort but the dukkha of birth, aging, illness and death.

Can someone look up and explain the Pali word for affliction?

Thanks / dhammapal.






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Re: Pali word from Majjhima 61 please

Postby lojong1 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:56 am

MN 61:"...kāyakammaṃ atta-byābādhāyapi saṃvatteyya, para-byābādhāyapi saṃvatteyya, ubhayabyābādhāyapi saṃvatteyya..."

Rhys Davids says it's semantically connected with vyaapaada (ill-will)--the nivarana--and vyaapajjha (troubling).
Vyaabaadha: oppression; injury, harm, hurting; usually with atta-(self) and para-(other).
Byaabaadha: evil; wrong; hurt; usually with atta-, para-, and ubhaya (both).


Buddhist Philosophy by David Kalupahana, p.62, preview at google books, has a little on that passage.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=EBggX7y ... ta&f=false

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Re: Pali word from Majjhima 61 please

Postby acinteyyo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:08 am

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.


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