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Translation?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:13 pm

Hi all,

Does anyone know the Pali word for 'Earth'?

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Re: Translation?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:58 pm

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Re: Translation?

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Greetings Drolma,

I assume from your question you're asking about "the name of the planet we live", rather than in the sense of "the world" or in the sense of the "earth element".

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Re: Translation?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:38 am

Thanks for clarifying, Retro. I mean earth-element, actually :anjali:

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Re: Translation?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:40 am

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Thank you Bhante, wonderful site. I got this:

1. Paṭhavī : (page 403)
DhA ii.154. -- kampa shaking the earth, an earthquake DA i.130. -- kampana=kampa J i.47. -- kasiṇa the earth artifice (see Dhs trsl 43) D iii.286. -- dhātu the earth element (see above) D i.215; ii.294; iii.228, 247; M i.185; 421; S ii.170; Dhs 588, 648, 962 (cp. Dhs. trsln 241); Nett 73, 74; VbhA 55; --

So Pathavi is earth element?

Thanks :anjali:

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Re: Translation?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:56 am

Greetings Drolma,

Yes it is.

Metta,
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“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Translation?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:27 am

Paṭhavī-dhātu = the earth element
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