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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Jechbi » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:58 am

taco (skin)
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:34 am

hadayaṃ (heart)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:46 am

matthalunga - brain
    ...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
    “Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
    Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20

    It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
    — William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:52 am

singhāṇikā (snot)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:21 pm

lohitaṃ (blood)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Jechbi » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:41 pm

kumbhanda (vampire)

(sometimes)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:53 pm

Jechbi wrote:kumbhanda (vampire)


How do you write Dick Cheney in Pali? :thinking:

I guess I'll have to go with:

Mara (death, bringing death; also the name of a being who tempts Buddhas and near-arahants)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Jechbi » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:23 am

ādāso (mirror)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:24 pm

khura (razor)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Jechbi » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:36 pm

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Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:12 pm

Angulimala (garland of fingers; also the name of the monk who became an Arahant after ending his murderous ways, collecting fingers)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:10 pm

sankhalikā a chain of bones, a skeleton
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:32 pm

gaddula (chain for a dog)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:41 pm

kamma: a chain for beings
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:55 pm

deva (celestial, divine being, still subject to kamma and rebirth)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:13 pm

Abhidhamma: transmitted to the devas in Tavatimsa first, before being transmitted to Sariputta
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:28 pm

Tusita (Delightful plane, with Tavatimsa, one of the six-happy-sensuous deva realms; also the location of Metteyya)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Jechbi » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:33 am

paramis (perfections. A group of ten qualities developed over many lifetimes by a bodhisatta.)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:40 am

paññā (wisdom; and one of the paramitas)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:04 am

Anulomañāṇa: insight of adaptation
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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