Pali Translation: 'This will also change'

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Pali Translation: 'This will also change'

Postby bubblepipe » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:17 pm

I'm attempting to teach myself a little bit of Pali. I've come across a story about two rings which mentions the phrase: 'This will also change'. I've been attempting to translate this into Pali but with little success as I haven't been able to find the necessary vocabulary. Can anyone give me the correct translation?

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Re: Pali Translation: 'This will also change'

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:51 pm

Greetings bubblepipe,

The more traditional phrase to express this sentiment would be (apologies for lack of diacritics)...

sabbe sankhara anicca

which could in turn be translated back to English as "all formations are impermanent".

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Re: Pali Translation: 'This will also change'

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:59 pm

retrofuturist wrote:sabbe sankhara anicca


Also:

* Anicca vata sankhara
* Uppada vaya dhammino
* Uuppajjitva nirujjhanti
* Tesam vupasamo sukho

* All things are impermanent.
* They arise and pass away.
* Having arisen they come to an end.
* Their coming to peace is bliss.

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Re: Pali Translation: 'This will also change'

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:03 pm

retrofuturist wrote: (apologies for lack of diacritics)...

sabbe sankhara anicca


With diacritics:

sabbe sankhāra anicca

(I think the only one missing was the first a in sankhara :tongue: )

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Re: Pali Translation: 'This will also change'

Postby bubblepipe » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:21 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
(I think the only one missing was the first a in sankhara :tongue: )


Do you mean the second a or am I missing something?

Thanks very much for your help guys thats been a great help!

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Re: Pali Translation: 'This will also change'

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:26 pm

bubblepipe wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
(I think the only one missing was the first a in sankhara :tongue: )


Do you mean the second a or am I missing something?


It is the first a. But I see I also forgot the dot over the n though:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa%E1%B9%85kh%C4%81ra


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