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 KÄvya 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
University of Toronto
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.