Kamma in Pali script

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Re: Kamma in Pali script

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:06 am

Ben wrote: Its still only in recent memory that the Catholic mass was still being officiated in Latin.
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And when Vatican II dumped Latin, they lost something significant.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Kamma in Pali script

Postby Ben » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:12 am

I was too young to remember Vatican II, though I thought I would never hear the end of it from the priests when I was at school.

During the program last week they interviewed the priest who is charged with promoting the use of Latin in the Vatican and was previously at a univeristy close to you, I think, Tilt. What he was saying about the unique qualities of the language rings true with your statement above. Having never studied Latin, for a brief period last week, I wish I had. To be able to read Cicero and Caesar in Latin must be incredible. And I hear its also good for improving one's command of English and all things biblical.
Anyway, back to kamma.
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Re: Kamma in Pali script

Postby halaha » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:27 pm

Kamma in Sinhala is කම්ම.
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