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Coëmgenu
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ESL sub-forum

Post by Coëmgenu » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:10 pm

It might be useful to have an ESL (English as a Second Language) sub-forum for people who have difficulties with English, or are in the process of learning. People could post there for help on how to properly grammatically frame what they are trying to say in their posts.

Just an idea I thought might be valuable given that some peoples' participation and ability to critically engage on this site is limited by their ability to form grammatically cogent English sentences, despite having an obvious grounding in one tradition or another of Theravāda discourse.
並畢竟空。並如來藏。並實相。非三 而三三而不三。非合非散而合而散。非非合非非散。不可一異而一異。
All three truths are ultimately empty, all are tathāgata-seed, all are true aspect. Not three, they are three; three, they are not three. Neither combined nor separated, neither uncombined nor unseparated. Neither same nor different, yet in a sense same, and in a sense different.

夫三諦者。 天然之性徳也。 中諦者。 統一切法。 眞諦者。 泯一切法。 俗諦者。 立一切法。
The three truths. Heaven-sent natural characteristics. The middle truth unifies all dharmāḥ. The ultimate truth demolishes all dharmāḥ. The conventional truth establishes all dharmāḥ.

摩訶止観始終心要Móhēzhǐguān, Shǐzhōngxīnyào.

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Re: ESL sub-forum

Post by The Thinker » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:01 am

Not necessarily a second language, some are more literate than others and some post in an elitist fashion, I had to Google Cogent. :namaste:
"Watch your heart, observe. Be the observer, be the knower, not the condition" Ajahn Sumedho volume5 - The Wheel Of Truth

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Re: ESL sub-forum

Post by Sprouticus » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:23 am

The Thinker wrote:Not necessarily a second language, some are more literate than others and some post in an elitist fashion, I had to Google Cogent. :namaste:
Google has been a really useful tool for me, too. A richer vocabulary is something from which we can all benefit. :reading:
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