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by srkris
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: plural of "sutta"
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: plural of "sutta"

In Sanskrit, the plural of "dharma" is "dharmáḥ". In Páli, the plural of "dhamma" is "dhammá". This makes sense, the consonant cluster "rm" is assimilated into a geminated "mm" and the final aspiration, "ḥ" is dropped. If any word (in sanskrit) ends with a vyañjana (consonant) or a visarga (ḥ), the...
by srkris
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Conflicting advice on Pali pronounciation
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Conflicting advice on Pali pronounciation

Pāli is derived from Vedic (called sanskrit in later times). Pāli sounds are identical to the same sanskrit sounds (pāli omits certain sounds in sanskrit however). It is NOT impossible to accurately pronounce pāli the way it is written. It is very much possible. a should pronounced as in another ā s...
by srkris
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Diacritics input tools
Replies: 5
Views: 3034

Re: Diacritic input tools

Download Bhasha IME for Windows Systems from https://sites.google.com/site/bhashaime/ It's freeware and supports most Indic scripts, including IAST (i.e. the default method of Sanskrit & Pāli romanization). Just extract the zip to a folder and double click the exe file and it's icon becomes availabl...
by srkris
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My translation of the Mūlapariyāya Suttam (Majjhima Nikāya 1)
Replies: 0
Views: 1860

My translation of the Mūlapariyāya Suttam (Majjhima Nikāya 1)

My first full translation of a sutta... any suggestions/corrections will be gratefully received. Apart from the translation, I also give the cognate Sanskrit forms of the Pāli words (which is to show how I interpret certain important statements). As you will note it differs a lot from the standard t...
by srkris
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Vinaya 3.60
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Re: Vinaya 3.60

I asked a friend - and this is what he says (see comments)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/palistu ... 824744632/
by srkris
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Grammatical parsing
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

Re: Grammatical parsing

svākkhāto means what you translated: well-expounded. su (well) + past participle of akkhāti (to declare, announce, tell How does su+akkhāto become sv ā kkhāto rather than sv a kkhāto? It would appear that a vowel occuring before a consonant cluster should almost always be pronounced long (even if i...
by srkris
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 47
Views: 14277

Re: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'

Buddha (DN3: Ambaṭṭha Sutta): "The rāja Okkāka is the ancestor of the sakyas." Okkāka (Ikṣvāku) was a famous Vedic (pre-buddhist) king mentioned in the Ṛgveda and in many other pre-buddhist texts. The buddha traces his descent from this king. Thomas: I think this as empty speculation. I was just qu...
by srkris
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 47
Views: 14277

Re: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'

Could you give your Pali evidence that the Buddha regarded himself as Indo-Aryan? Buddha (DN3: Ambaṭṭha Sutta): "The rāja Okkāka is the ancestor of the sakyas." Okkāka (Ikṣvāku) was a famous Vedic (pre-buddhist) king mentioned in the Ṛgveda and in many other pre-buddhist texts. The buddha traces hi...
by srkris
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'
Replies: 47
Views: 14277

Re: The racial appearance of the Buddha: Vasala 'outcaste'

Is it possible the racial appearance of the Buddha was 'non-Aryan', thus being called 'vasala' by the Brahmin? What the Brahmin says is "tatreva muṇḍaka tatreva samaṇaka tatreva vasalaka - tiṭṭhāhi" - which literally means "Right there you bald-one, right there you ascetic, right there you low-life...
by srkris
Tue May 31, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Which is the language closest to Pali still spoken nowadays?
Replies: 16
Views: 6439

Re: Which is the language closest to Pali still spoken nowadays?

In the other thread that David provided above, Dmytro stated that Marathi is the only living language descended from Eastern Prakrit. This is incorrect: Marathi descended from Maharashtri prakrit (a western prakrit) from which also descends Konkan (a language spoken in Goa). Pāli was not an eastern...
by srkris
Thu May 26, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pūjā = Worship?
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Pūjā = Worship?

I agree that the English term worship is too closely linked to Christian theology to be an accurate reflection of what Buddhists and Hindu's do when they recite suttas, garland statues, and place offerings etc. We don't puja, we do puja to the Triple Gem. Well said. All translations are imperfect a...
by srkris
Sat May 14, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: a preliminary timeline
Replies: 18
Views: 5735

Re: a preliminary timeline

ca. 400-250 BCE continuing efforts to secure lay support local consolidations of textual canons the development of Abhidhammas preliminary references to Metteya relic veneration at stupas growing monastic roles in funerary rituals & spirit cults the ongoing development of Vinayas (e.g. when asked, ...
by srkris
Fri May 13, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: »ntpi«
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: »ntpi«

I am no Pali expert, but it will break down something like this: sukhaṃ + iti + pi He (also) knows "This is happiness" and he also knows "This is suffering," (dukkhantipi), and he also knows, “This is indifference”, (adukkhamasukhantipi vijānāti.) The "n" is what happens to ṃ due to the rules of sa...
by srkris
Fri May 13, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The etymology of "sutta"
Replies: 8
Views: 2760

Re: The etymology of "sutta"

Nowadays it seems that many scholars believe that the word instead was based on the Sanskrit word sūkta, meaning "well spoken". However, there is the problem that in the oldest Indian literature of the Rigveda, sūkta means "hymn". It therefore relates to a class of writing that does not seem to fit...
by srkris
Fri May 13, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Roman to Devanagari script
Replies: 4
Views: 2467

Re: Roman to Devanagari script

You can use this converter - http://www.virtualvinodh.com/wp/aksharamukha/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to convert between roman (IAST) to devanāgari (or any other Indian script)