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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'?

Thanks,
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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,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

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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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