Original Pali symbols. Where to find them?

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Original Pali symbols. Where to find them?

Postby ben1980 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:38 pm

I'm looking for the original Pali symbols for many different key words. Specifically Sila, Samadhi, and Panna. Next is probably Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta. Again I am looking for the original Pali (or sanskrit) image. I 'm not sure where else to post this but this is as good a place as any. _/\_ :buddha2:
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Re: Original Pali symbols. Where to find them?

Postby Dmytro » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:44 pm

Hi Ben,

The earliest extant Pali inscriptions have been written in Brahmi alphabet.

You can find some of the key words at the website:
http://www.virtualvinodh.com/brahmi-lipitva

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Re: Original Pali symbols. Where to find them?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:02 pm

There are many different scripts used for Pāli. Very few will know Brahmi script.

What is the purpose?

Some scripts may be more appropriate than others — depending on the intended use, and country of use.
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Re: Original Pali symbols. Where to find them?

Postby PadmaPhala » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:15 am

Currently, for pali what's most common is to use devanagari.

AFAIK, it was an oral tradition at first.
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