Guptaka/Gauptika

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Guptaka/Gauptika

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How would you say "guptaka" in Pāli? I can't imagine the Pāli accent, the way it sits in your mouth when you speak it, being able to abide the Sanskritic consonant cluster "pt." What does it become? Tt? Pp?
Seated in solitude, the body and the mind are made calm and pure.
Moved by serenity, they act for each others' salvation.
The nature of the mind, like this, is alien to all corruption
when the body, as it should, sits at peace.

(T848.46b23 Vairocana Sūtra)
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Re: Guptaka/Gauptika

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I found it, didn't think I would.

https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/gutta

Guttaka, & Dhammaguttaka if the Pali tradition interacted with them.
Seated in solitude, the body and the mind are made calm and pure.
Moved by serenity, they act for each others' salvation.
The nature of the mind, like this, is alien to all corruption
when the body, as it should, sits at peace.

(T848.46b23 Vairocana Sūtra)
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Re: Guptaka/Gauptika

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Sanskritic -pt- always becomes -tt- in Pali

Guptaka can be Guttaka or Guttiya, e.g. Dhammaguttiya for Dharmaguptaka.
Anabhirati kho, āvuso, imasmiṃ dhammavinaye dukkhā, abhirati sukhā.

“To not delight in this dhammavinaya, friend, is painful; to delight in it is bliss.”
(Sukhasutta, AN 10:66)
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