Pali word association game

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Alexei » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:20 am

Virāga (dispassionateness; lit. decolouration)

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visaṃyoga (detachment)

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Alexei » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:28 pm

vippayoga (separation)

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viyojeti (dissociate)

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Alexei » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:07 am

pabbajjā (leaving the world, adopting the ascetic life)

Yaṃnūnāhaṃ kesamassuṃ ohāretvā kāsāyāni vatthāni acchādetvā agārasmā anagāriyaṃ pabbajeyya’nti.
'What if I, having shaved off my hair and beard and putting on the ochre robe, were to go forth from the household life into homelessness?'

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tapacaraṇa (asceticism)

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Alexei » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:45 pm

vana (forest; craving)

Yo nibbanatho vanādhimutto, vanamutto vanameva dhāvati;
Taṃ puggalametha passatha, mutto bandhanameva dhāvati.

Having left the forest of desire (i.e., the life of a householder), he takes to the forest of the practice (i.e., the life of a bhikkhu); but when he is free from the forest of desire he rushes back to that very forest.
Come, look at that man who having become free rushes back into that very bondage.
(Dhp 344)


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kubbanaka (jungle)

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby Alexei » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:19 am

hatthin (elephant; lit. endowed with a hand, i.e. having a trunk)

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hatthigopaka (elephant keeper)

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Postby nissaranamagga » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:19 pm

hatthipalako - mahout/elephant keeper

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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:48 am

hatthināga (a noble elephant)

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon May 03, 2010 11:31 pm

Hey! Wait a minute, I see people writing Pali in the [English] word association game. This is a reminder that we have a Pali word association game here too! :tongue:

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 04, 2010 12:01 am

puggalavada (an early 'personalist' school of Buddhism)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 04, 2010 3:11 am

retrofuturist wrote:puggalavada (an early 'personalist' school of Buddhism)


From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pudgalavada

The Pudgalavāda or "Personalist" school of Buddhism broke off from the orthodox Sthaviravāda (elders) school around 280 BCE. The Sthaviravādins interpreted the doctrine of anatta to mean that, since there is no true "self", all that we think of as a self (i.e., the subject of sentences, the being that transmigrates) is merely the aggregated skandhas. The Pudgalavādins asserted that, while there is no ātman, there is a pudgala or "person", which is neither the same as nor different from the skandhas. The "person" was their method of accounting for karma, rebirth, and nirvana. Other schools held that the "person" exists only as a label, a nominal reality.

The Pudgalavadins were strongly criticized by the Theravadins (a record of a Theravadin attack on the pudgala is found in the Kathavatthu), Sarvastivadins, and Madhyamakas. Peter Harvey agrees with criticisms levelled against the Pudgalavadins by Moggaliputta-Tissa and Vasubandhu, and finds that there is no support in the suttas for their "person"-concept.[1]

They were labeled heretical, and the sect eventually died out.


The Pudgalavādin view sounds similar to the views of some today and perhaps a few teachers too (but not very many).

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 04, 2010 3:14 am

Sthaviravāda : "Teaching Of The Elders" approx. 350 BCE or earlier

A precursor to Vibhajjavada / Theravada, Dharmaguptaka, etc.

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Pali word association game

Postby David2 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:09 pm

Hi all,

this thread is for practising Pali, in the same way the (English) word association game in the other thread works.
see
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1192

cooran wrote:It is simple ... It starts with one word, and someone posts a word that it is associated with, and then the next person posts a word associated with the second word and so on and on ....


So the idea is to post Pali words. Please mention an English translation in brackets, so it will be easy to learn new words.

So let's start

pabatta (mountain)

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby cooran » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:27 pm

giri (hill)
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Re: Pali word association game

Postby David2 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:35 pm

Wow, I should have used the search function, I didn't know I wasn't the first with the idea. :tongue:

tiṇa (grass)

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Re: Pali word association game

Postby cooran » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:44 pm

gāvī (cow)
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