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by Kare
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Best way to go about finding English-to-Pali translations?
Replies: 7
Views: 3263

Re: Best way to go about finding English-to-Pali translation

The best method is to get familiar with Pali grammar. Then you will easily recognize sandhi combinations and grammatical forms, so that you can use a standard dictionary.
by Kare
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Palenglish fallacies
Replies: 21
Views: 3378

Re: Palenglish fallacies

Great list! :clap: :clap:
by Kare
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 2011
Views: 349107

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

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William Lawes: Harp Consort Pavan in G Major
by Kare
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: The Neanderthals live on in us
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: The Neanderthals live on in us

The third species are the Denisovians. But there are vague indications that there may be even more, from our African past. The Neanderthals is a fascinating subject. We should forget all the old caricatures and cartoons, and try to see them as they really were - very close to us, or as some sutra sa...
by Kare
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Russia)))
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: Hello from Russia)))

здравстбуйте! :anjali:
by Kare
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Should we offer food to Buddha?
Replies: 41
Views: 6570

Re: Should we offer food to Buddha?

One solution is this: If you wish to offer food, go out in the street and give the food to someone who needs it and can eat it. Afterwards you can go back and bow to the Buddha.
by Kare
Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Sutta Translations Wanted for Sutta Central
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

Re: Sutta Translations Wanted for Sutta Central

If you would like translations into Norwegian, please feel free to use these:

http://dhamma.priv.no/index.htm
by Kare
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What do you think about the Visuddhimagga?
Replies: 17
Views: 2055

Re: What do you think about the Visuddhimagga?

My view on Visuddhimagga comes very close to what Mike wrote. When first I read it, I read the English translation, and I found it heavy and unclear. But years later, after having got some experience reading Pali, I got hold of the Pali version of the book, and I was surprised to see how clear and b...
by Kare
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: It is technicaly possible to revive Pali language?
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

Re: It is technicaly possible to revive Pali language?

Of course it is technically possible. See what happened to hebraic/ivrit. But you need a really strong motivation for many people in order to create the critical mass of language users necessary for making it a living language. Somehow I am not sure that motivation exists.
by Kare
Sat May 31, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Do monks speak Pali/Magadhi?

If you are planning to stay in Thailand for a while, I strongly recommend learning Thai. It is a very beautiful language, and since there are no declinations or conjugations to learn, it is very easy to learn some basic Thai.
by Kare
Mon May 19, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Favorite Dhamma Book?
Replies: 15
Views: 2556

Re: Favorite Dhamma Book?

Jack Kornfield: Living Buddhist Masters http://www.amazon.com/Living-Buddhist-Masters-Jack-Kornfield/dp/0913300047/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1400527966&sr=8-3&keywords=living+buddhist+masters There is a newer edition: Living Dharma: Teachings and Meditation Instructions from Twelve Theravada Masters ht...
by Kare
Sat May 17, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Parinirvana
Replies: 33
Views: 4929

Re: Parinirvana

... he is called an arahant (i.e. ari "enemy"+ hant "destroyer"). Arihant is a jain title, and you give the correct etymology for that word. The buddhist title is arahant, and it has a different etymology: Arahant (adj.-- n.) [Vedic arhant, ppr. of arhati (see arahati), meaning deserving, worthy]. ...
by Kare
Fri May 16, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Was Pali Lord Buddha's "native" or spoken language?
Replies: 52
Views: 7786

Re: Was Pali Lord Buddha's "native" or spoken language?

Kwaingo wrote:Is arhat really an arhat? Anyhow what about Prakrit, is that perhaps the spoken lanugage of everyday life in Buddha's time?
It's just a nickname, nothing more. You can safely disregard his pet theories.
by Kare
Thu May 15, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Learning spoken Pali
Replies: 16
Views: 2812

Re: Learning spoken Pali

Are there any resources for learning "spoken" Pali, i.e. conversation as it may have been used in everyday conversation? There is one book that I know: A.P. Buddhadatta Mahathera, "Aids to Pali Conversation and Translation", Printed and published by The Colombo Apothecaries, Co. Ltd. There is no in...
by Kare
Mon May 12, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Joke!!!
Replies: 593
Views: 131425

Re: Joke!!!

Q: Why are you never going to starve in a desert?

A: Because of all the sand which is there.