This was a Pali expression used in a Ven. Viradhammo talk - Ajahn Viradhammo podcast 12/04/10 'Knowledge, Insight and Practice' (available here
or on iTunes.)
"Study, practice, practice, practice, practice, develop insight."
Listen in at 20:00 min.:
"In the Pali you have this idea of pariyatti pati pati pati pati pati patipatti pativedha." So he does this amusing thing of repeating the practice word to emphasise it
do people normally say it like that? hehe
This expression has actually already been discussed here
but just thought I'd share.
Viradhammo says about the study bit (transcribed right from talk) "Study is not just books, it's like the naturalist studies the birds and so on. You study your own inner environment and then from that there's some sense of what's going on. Then there's the practice, the deepening of insight re-enforces it [the understanding.] It's a nice triad..."
Could you guys help me just break it down into its meanings? like, etymologically. the exact meanings of pari- yatti. pati- etc.
so, pari- prefix means 'all around?
pati- means... practice?
vedha obv. comes from knowledge, knowing, 'insight into,' as in the Vedas...
This is what I get from the Glossary of Palipariyatti: Theoretical understanding of Dhamma obtained through reading, study, and learning.
The practice of Dhamma, as opposed to mere theoretical knowledge (pariyatti).
Direct, first-hand realization of the Dhamma.
thanks v. much