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by BKh
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: understanding pali alphabet
Replies: 4
Views: 5359

Re: understanding pali alphabet

I have been told that the traditional Sanskrit order is slightly different from the traditional Pali order. Back when the Pali English Dictionary was written (probably the dictionary you refer to; it would be helpful if you could be specific) most scholars had started with a background in Sanskrit a...
by BKh
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Reader Named Tipitaka Pali Projector
Replies: 31
Views: 36571

Re: Pali Reader Named Tipitaka Pali Projector

the microsoft store link, I have to register before .. better a direct download link. When I try it is not necessary to have an account. Here is the only dialog box that comes up: 20-10-26 05_53_27-Microsoft Store.png Now, it could be that long ago I signed in to the store with a MS account, but I ...
by BKh
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 9411

Re: help with a mother's request

salayatananirodha wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:14 am turns out the family wants to get tattoos, thats why she asked. i sent her the information bhante provided, they havent decided yet
I was guessing it was for tattoos. If that's the case, can't go wrong with a lotus.
by BKh
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 9411

Re: help with a mother's request

Thanks!!
Dhammanando wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:55 am
BKh wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 am For "benefitting his mother" google search, I see at least 3 different postures.
It should look like this:
Is this one of the 7 Buddha's that correspond to birth dates? And is it supposed to represent his time teaching his mother abhidhamma?
by BKh
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: help with a mother's request
Replies: 23
Views: 9411

Re: help with a mother's request

For some examples, search google images for the Thai phrases. For "benefitting his mother" google search, I see at least 3 different postures. 20-10-22.jpg As to the OP, you can probably explain that Theravada Buddhism doesn't have lots of symbols for things other than the Buddha, enlightenment, or...
by BKh
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Favourite Samyutta
Replies: 7
Views: 10660

Re: Favourite Samyutta

My favourite Samyutta are:
I think that the OP is using the term Saṁyutta to refer to the chapters, not specific suttas.

Two most favorite are Kosala Samyutta because they are very practical, and Anamatagga Samyutta because it is so important for understanding Samsara.
by BKh
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names editions
Replies: 9
Views: 6816

Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names editions

E.g. on these pictures the pages are translucent. You can see the printing of the other side of the page. Like in the Bibles you mentioned. But the binding itself looks like a good quality one. If it's an old edition, the see-through could actually be because it was printed with real printing type....
by BKh
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names editions
Replies: 9
Views: 6816

Re: Dictionary of Pali Proper Names editions

Too bad the PTS edition is no longer available. That binding was good. FWIW, I find Motilal Banarsidas to usually be of poor quality binding. But I think you may find that there are even differences between printings from the same publisher. As long as it's a stitched binding, you should be able to ...
by BKh
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Ven Jiv.' pali chanting SN 47 first vagga: Much better than the (maha) satipatthana suttas:
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Ven Jiv.' pali chanting SN 47 first vagga: Much better than the (maha) satipatthana suttas:

However, the pronunciation of palatal consonants (ṭ vagga) is mostly ignored... I don't think this is the case. Sinhala still very much has those two sounds (palatal and dental). I find that the palatal spoken in Sri Lanka is not as extreme (i.e. far back) as that used in Hindi. But Sri Lankans can...
by BKh
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Reader Named Tipitaka Pali Projector
Replies: 31
Views: 36571

Re: Pali Reader Named Tipitaka Pali Projector

Sadhu sadhu! This is a great service to the world.
by BKh
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: I'm working on building a start page with quotes from the Buddha and would appreciate suggestions/feedback.
Replies: 8
Views: 14958

Re: I'm working on building a start page with quotes from the Buddha and would appreciate suggestions/feedback.

Kind of a related project, here is a WordPress plugin that can be used to add a random Dhammapada quote to a web page. https://wordpress.org/plugins/real-buddha-quotes/ The code of the plugin is GPL licence, but the actual Dhammapada verses are still under copyright. But you probabaly have the codin...
by BKh
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?
Replies: 16
Views: 16138

Re: Complete translations of Terigatha and Teragatha?

Also, there is Access to Insight. ... They have the Therigatha and Theragatha...but I'm not sure if it is all complete. From what I have seen SuttaCentral is more complete and a more recent translation. However, I could not find the Therigatha there - its possible they are still translating it. (Bo...
by BKh
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: If you ordain in a monastery which the Abbot committed a parajika offense, is your ordination invalid?
Replies: 7
Views: 7749

Re: If you ordain in a monastery which the Abbot committed a parajika offense, is your ordination invalid?

Since he is no longer part of the Saṅgha even if he doesn't confess his crime, would an ordination led by him be invalid? If there is a quorum for the ordination, even if the preceptor is not a monk, the ordination is valid. Sorry I don't have the citation. Obviously it's not a great situation to b...
by BKh
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners
Replies: 56
Views: 50807

Re: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners

This article doesn't give any real information but it may indicate what the government is thinking about for now: http://www.dailynews.lk/2020/09/11/local/228451/limited-number-foreign-tourists-will-be-allowed-here-shortly-prasanna Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday said that only a limit...
by BKh
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners
Replies: 56
Views: 50807

Re: Sri Lanka|Thailand|Myanmar|Malaysia: lastest news on opening to foreigners

rhinoceroshorn wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:32 am Yes, it's impressive what they did. :clap:
Well, part of how they did that was by closing the airport! And completely quarantining people, not just letting people self quarantine. So I'm a little nervous about it opening up again.