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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,
ND

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Re: Translation?

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

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Re: Translation?

Postby Paul Davy » 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".

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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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 Paul Davy » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:56 am

Greetings Drolma,

Yes it is.

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
(Snp 3.6)

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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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