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A.K. Warder

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:33 pm

The death in Toronto has been announced of the distinguished scholar
Prof. A.K.Warder. A funeral service for him and for his wife Nargez
will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday 15 February 2013, at Turner &
Porter Funeral Home, 2357 Bloor Street, West, Toronto (viewing from
10.00 a.m.); with interment afterwards at St. John's Dixie Cemetery,
737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario.


Prof. Warder, a graduate of the University of London, taught for many
years at the University of Toronto. As Chairman of the Department of
East Asian Studies during a formative period, he built up a strong
programme in Sanskrit and South Asian Studies, which for some years
existed as a separate Department. A very learned scholar, he is best
known for his Indian Buddhism (1st pub. 1970; 3rd revised edition,
Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2000) and for his monumental 8-volume
study of Indian Kāvya Literature (Motilal Banarsidass, 1972-2011). As
well as other books on Buddhism, Indian philosophy and Indian
literature, he also wrote an Introduction to Pali (Pali Text Society,
1963; 3rd revised edition, 2005), and Pali Metre: A Contribution to
the History of Indian Literature (Pali Text Society, 1967); and he was
active for some years in the affairs of the Pali Text Society. A
volume of studies in his honour was edited by Profs. N.K.Wagle and
F.Watanabe (1993).


David Waterhouse
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Re: A.K. Warder

Postby plwk » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:21 am

:candle: :buddha1: :candle: Thank you Prof for your fabulous Image
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: A.K. Warder

Postby bodom » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:26 am

Sorry to hear.
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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Prof A.K. Warder has just passed away

Postby some1 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:58 am

FYI, below is a recent post at http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa?A2 ... F=P&P=3208

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Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 22:34:29 -0500
From: Stella Sandahl [via indology@listserv.liv.ac.uk]
Subject: Professor A.K. Warder

Dear colleagues, It is my painful task to convey the message that Professor A.K. Warder has passed away. We all know his extensive contribution to Indological scholarship such as his monumental 8-volume study of Indian Kāvya Literature (Motilal Banarsidass, 1972-2011), his well known Indian Buddhism (1st pub. 1970; 3rd revised edition, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2000), as well as his other books on Buddhism, Indian philosophy and Indian literature, not to mention his first two books Pali Metre: A Contribution to the History of Indian Literature (Pali Text Society, 1967) and Introduction to Pali (Pali Text Society, 1963; 3rd revised edition, 2005).

A funeral service for him and for his wife Nargez will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday 15 February 2013, at Turner & Porter Funeral Home, 2357 Bloor Street, West, Toronto (viewing from 10.00 a.m.); with interment afterwards at St. John's Dixie Cemetery, 737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario.

Stella Sandahl

-- Professor Stella Sandahl Department of East Asian Studies 130 St. George St. room 14087 Toronto, ON M5S 3H1
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Re: A.K. Warder

Postby pulga » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:29 am

His Introduction to Pali has benefited so many people over the years; with such merit he's all but destined for one of the devalokas.
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Re: A.K. Warder

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:30 am

vale AK Warder.

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Re: A.K. Warder

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:47 am

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The Pali translators were some of the best contributors to Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation) for the revitalization of Buddhism in the 20th & 21st centuries. May he gain much merit from his work.
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Re: A.K. Warder

Postby Kare » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:38 am

:candle: A thank you to Professor A.K. Warder for his Introduction to Pali. :candle:

That book meant a world of difference for my understanding of Dhamma.

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Re: A.K. Warder

Postby Sylvester » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:11 am

WAIL!!!!!

But, it's a consolation that his Introduction to Pali will be a lasting cetiya.
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Re: A.K. Warder

Postby vitellius » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:32 pm

His study of Pali prosody in "Pali metre" is just formidable. Unfortunately this book is extremely rarely studied and his approach to dating of Pali verses based on their metres is largely forgotten. In general, from his books it seems that Professor A.K. Warder was a personality very good at seeing a bigger picture, at reconstructing it from a variety of details. His "Indian Kavya Literature" is another book (actually, 8 volumes) of this kind.
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