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by frank k
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: PDF/Kindle with Suttas in Pali
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: PDF/Kindle with Suttas in Pali

Here's the VRI tipitaka in epub format: http://books.nibbanam.com/epubs.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I've seen free programs that can convert epub format to something the kindle can read. I'm pretty sure there are people who have converted that file into a kindle version, I don...
by frank k
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word of the day
Replies: 956
Views: 81045

Re: Pali word of the day

Passaddhi : passaddhi-sambojjhanga: 'tranquillity, as link to Awakening', consists in tranquillity of mental properties kāya-passaddhi and tranquillity of consciousness. How is Passaddhi pronounced? There are no long vowels, so the accent should fall on to the first syllable correct? Unless the dou...
by frank k
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali formulas and sentences
Replies: 407
Views: 27744

Re: Pali formulas and sentences

(I'm a Pāḷi beginner) I think that should be bhava-cakka, rather than bhāva-cakka. I double checked in DPR's dictionary and a desktop dictionary. I guess bhava is closely related to bhavana, usually translated in English as "becoming" (such as in the dependent origination formula), whereas bhāvanā u...
by frank k
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali formulas and sentences
Replies: 407
Views: 27744

Re: Pali formulas and sentences

bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma [bodhi-pakkhiya-dhammaa]: "Wings to Awakening" seven sets of principles that are conducive to Awakening and that, according to the Buddha, form the heart of his teaching: [1] the four frames of reference (see satipatthana); [2] four right exertions (sammappadhana) the effort t...
by frank k
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 47225

how do you pronounce "aniccā"?

Specifically, how is the "i" in "aniccā" supposed to sound? This audio dictionary sounds like the way I usually hear people say it, http://studies.worldtipitaka.org/audio_alpha?op0=starts&filter0=anicc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; But according to the pali grammar texts, the short ...
by frank k
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 47225

Re: Proper Pronunciation

Dmytro, I like what you did with the alphabet table linking to pronunciation sound files. It would be nice to get higher quality audio samples. Many of the audio pali samples available on the web seem to have been made before broadband internet and cheap massive storage was common. I just ordered a ...
by frank k
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word of the day
Replies: 956
Views: 81045

Re: Pali word of the day

http://studies.worldtipitaka.org/audio_alpha?op0=starts&filter0=dhamm%C4%81nus%C4%81r%C4%AB" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This is an audio link to the word of the day, dhammānusāriī, to hear it pronounced by a monk (Forest Thai I believe). I haven't been able to figure out how accen...
by frank k
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 47225

Re: Pali pronunciation

Thanks for the explanation Kenshou. I had been using the audio dictionary from worldtipitaka (I believe the voice used is a thai forest monk), but am looking for a better alternative since many words pronounced some of the consonants inconsistently. So beyond just phonetic things that might not be i...
by frank k
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali word of the day
Replies: 956
Views: 81045

Re: Pali word of the day

Hi David, looking up in DPR dictionary: # Sākyā. See Sakyā. # Sakyamuni. An epithet of the Buddha. See Bu.xxvi.9; Mil. 115. # Sakyaputtiyā. The name given to the monks of the Buddha's Order, as followers of Sakyamuni. E.g., Ud.iv.8; D.iii.84. Where do you get Sàkyamuni ? This is a 2 part question. 1...
by frank k
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 47225

Re: Pali pronunciation

Thanks Kenshou. That clears it up. Are there any other things a Pali learner should watch out for, when listening to Thai forest monks chant? One thing I wonder about is how the letter "a" is pronounced. According to all the rules I've seen, the "a' should sound like the "u" in "cut". On the thai fo...
by frank k
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 47225

Re: Pali pronunciation

How do pronounce the letter "v" in pāli? According to the pāli primer and some of the guides in this thread, the "v" would sound like the english v as in "vine". However, Pa Auk (Burmese) pronounce every "v" with a "w" sound instead of a "v" sound. In the Thai forest chants I listen to, often the "v...
by frank k
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali pronunciation
Replies: 74
Views: 47225

Re: Pali pronunciation

Are there a definite clear set of rules on which syllables get accented? For example, if you play the audio file for "Yāvajīvaṃ" on http://www.aimwell.org/Help/Pali/pali.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; , I would have expected the accent to fall on the long " ī " in "jīvaṃ" rather...
by frank k
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Dukkha
Replies: 19
Views: 9369

Re: Pali Term: Dukkha

I listened to a dhamma talk recently where Ven. Dhammadipa gave the etymology of dukkhā as "being born under a bad sky". I assumed it was a common term predating the Buddha, as well as nibbana, arahant, etc. -Frank Did the term dukkhā have common usage among regular folks before the Buddha adopted i...
by frank k
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Dukkha
Replies: 19
Views: 9369

Re: Pali Term: Dukkha

Did the term dukkhā have common usage among regular folks before the Buddha adopted it as a noble truth?