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by frank k
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ
Replies: 13
Views: 7794

Re: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ

thanks for the links and references Dmytro. Also on Ven. Ānandajoti's site, I quote here his footnote for parimukham: http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/Texts-and-Translations/Satipatthana/Satipatthana-02.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Parimukhaṁ means at the front, or perhaps...
by frank k
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ
Replies: 13
Views: 7794

Re: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ

How then to best translate parimukham, in the context of aanaapaanaa and satipathaana? Something like "upper lip" or "above the mouth"? With the footnote from Vibhanga as the earliest source: "the area at the tip of the nose (nāsikagge) or at the [upper] lip of the mouth (mukhanimitte)". doing a qu...
by frank k
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ
Replies: 13
Views: 7794

Re: Pali Term: Parimukhaṃ

How then to best translate parimukham, in the context of aanaapaanaa and satipathaana? I find some of the existing english translations quite unsatisfying. Thanissaro's "setting mindfulness to the fore" (ignoring for the moment the debate between nostril area vs. a figurative "in front") still doesn...
by frank k
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: mutti and vimutti
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: mutti and vimutti

Thanks Dmytro. It will take me some time to digest the anupassi thread. Do you have an index of all of these great threads (on key pali terms)? It would be good to have a sticky thread with an alphabetized index.
by frank k
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: mutti and vimutti
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: mutti and vimutti

Thanks for the answers Dmytro and Rohana. How about the difference between passati, vipassati, and the 4 "nupassi" in sammaasati? Looking up in the dictionary vipassati has an additional element "has intuition" according to CPED, besides just seeing. Thanissaro defines nupassi in sammaasati as "focu...
by frank k
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: mutti and vimutti
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

mutti and vimutti

from the VRI pali daily word subscription, today's word is quite similar to yesterday's. Can someone please elaborate on the fine points on the distinction between them? Is one a more buddhist sense of liberation from samsara, and the other a more conventional liberation, say freedom from incarcerat...
by frank k
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas
Replies: 12
Views: 7167

Re: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas

Thanks for the encouragement and tip Pulga! metta, Frank I just played some of Ven. Bhikkhu Jiv.'s readings from the Majjhima Nikaya, and am really impressed. This is a fantastic project you're undertaking. I don't know whether this will help at all, but Fort Wayne, Indiana is a major hub for the Bu...
by frank k
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas
Replies: 12
Views: 7167

Re: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas

Thank you Ven. Sirin. I've created this page on audtip.org: ("links" page can be found on the left hand navigation menu bar on left side of screen) http://www.audtip.org/links" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; which contains your description and a link to your tipitaka upload on google ...
by frank k
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The translation of Muditā
Replies: 29
Views: 7861

Re: The translation of Muditā

Thanks to all for the very stimulating discussion on mudita. I re-read the thread again, and am still feeling unsatisfied similarly to how starter expressed in his messages of why mudita can not be directed towards self. Since the brahmaviharas seems to be a pretty comprehensive system in expanding,...
by frank k
Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: The translation of Muditā
Replies: 29
Views: 7861

being envious of oneself Re: The translation of Muditā

Could these examples be considered being envious of one self? The beautiful model who is aging and losing her beauty being envious of her youthful beauty? The talented musician who is aging and can't compete with their younger selves? The yogi who loses some attainments through health or lack of pra...
by frank k
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas
Replies: 12
Views: 7167

Re: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas

Thank you Venerable. If there is an existing set of recordings, it would be good to make that available to the general public. I can upload them to archive.org. We are still looking for Burmese speaking proof listener's for Sai's recordings. He now has over 20 suttas in the queue waiting for proof. ...
by frank k
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas
Replies: 12
Views: 7167

Re: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas

Does anyone know of a Burmese Buddhist online forum where I might be able to find Proof listeners for audio suttas?
by frank k
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas
Replies: 12
Views: 7167

Burmese speaker to help proof listen Burmese suttas

Dear dhamma friends, I have exciting news to share. A new friend of mine named Sai is recording readings of Buddha's suttas translated from Pali into Burmese. I wonder if you guys have Burmese dhamma friends who can help with proof listening? A typical sutta is anywhere from 5min to 20min long. Proo...
by frank k
Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Sentence/Word Stress
Replies: 8
Views: 4618

Re: Pali Sentence/Word Stress

That is an interesting question on word stress within sentences. I'm happy if people can just get long vowels and syllables within the word pronounced correctly. If you pronounce a short as a long or a long as a short, it often results in communicating a completely different word with different mean...
by frank k
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Tipitaka on an Android phone
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Re: Tipitaka on an Android phone

I just rooted a Nook touch (to run android). This is the only android device I have, when I created an account on android market, it won't let me download the Pali dictionary because i don't have an android device registered through my google account. is it possible to just download the dictionary a...