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by ssasny
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Bhagava bhagavati bhagavantam
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Bhagava bhagavati bhagavantam

In your first sentence, 'Bhagavantaṃ' is accusative case, it is the object of the verb. In the second, 'Bhagavatā' is instrumental case, how the action is performed. ("by the Blessed One") In the third, Bhagavato is genitive, the disciples "of the Blessed One". So the role the word plays in the sent...
by ssasny
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Purify citta with patience
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Purify citta with patience

I'm not very familiar with this verb, but it seems 'niddhamati' is used with the sense of removing something undesirable. In AN 8.10: Kāraṇḍavaṃ niddhamatha "Get rid of the trash" Niddhamitvāna pāpicche "Having gotten rid of those of evil desires..." AN 3.101 Tamenaṃ suvaṇṇakāro vā suvaṇṇakārantevās...
by ssasny
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Parsing "hatthapādāna"
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Parsing "hatthapādāna"

Hi,
'hatthapādāna' is a shortened version of hatthapādānaṃ, for metrical purposes.
-ānaṃ is a genitive plural suffix. "Of hands and feet".
by ssasny
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: How to translate Dhammapada 154 ???
Replies: 17
Views: 12862

Re: How to translate Dhammapada 154 ???

Yes, that's how I would take ajjhagā.
3rd person singular (root) aorist of adhigacchati.
adhi --> ajjh + a augment + root + personal ending.

It (the mind) has attained/reached the destruction/termination of craving(s).
by ssasny
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome
Replies: 144
Views: 167342

Re: Dhamma on Zoom: welcome

12:45 am in New York.
I'll try to stay up!