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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

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Bookmark this site


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?

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Re: Translation?

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

Greetings Drolma,

Yes it is.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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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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