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Postby Ludwig » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:38 am

Hi,

Wondering if someone could tell me why "majjhena" is used in majjhena dhamma (middle teaching/doctrine) and "majjhima" in majjhima patipada (middle path/way), when both appear to mean "middle".


Cheers,

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Re: middle

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:27 pm

The difference has to do with the case of the noun. I'm no Pali scholar but I believe the first is nominative whereas the second is genitive or something like that.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: middle

Postby piotr » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:25 pm

Bhagavaṃmūlakā no, bhante, dhammā...

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Re: middle

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:37 pm

piotr wrote:Hi,

This are just two different words, with very similar meaning:

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philol ... :3763.pali
http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philol ... :3769.pali


Thanks Piotr! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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