Meaning of "panimassa"?

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Meaning of "panimassa"?

Postby nowheat » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:12 pm

In the SN (II 12.10) the Buddha is describing the process by which he came up with dependent origination:

"When I was yet an unenlightened Bodhisatta, I thought, "Indeed this world has fallen into distress..."

In the middle of the first of these thoughts is this bit (quoted from the DPR):

atha ca panimassa dukkhassa nissaraṇaṃ nappajānāti jarāmaraṇassa.


and I am unable to find the root word(s) "panimassa" derives from. Can any of you enlighten me on this point?

I appreciate all the shared wisdom here, as well as any help you can give.

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Re: Meaning of "panimassa"?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:45 pm

I am no Pali expert, but it looks to me like a compound of "pana imassa"
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Re: Meaning of "panimassa"?

Postby nowheat » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:13 pm

Thanks! You've got more expertise than I have.

I've got "pana" as "and; yet; but..." (etc).

Is "imassa" some form of the emphatic "ida"?

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Re: Meaning of "panimassa"?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:43 pm

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Re: Meaning of "panimassa"?

Postby nowheat » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:10 am

Very cool! One of the examples has "imassa nirodhā" as "from the ceasing of this" which makes the imassa "from" in the sense of "as a result of". That would seem to fit with the passage I'm working on.

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