Maraṇānussati vs Maraṇasati

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Maraṇānussati vs Maraṇasati

Post by Coëmgenu » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:15 pm

The form maraṇasati is common on the internet, however, based on my rudimentary Pāli, the compound should be built like "Buddhānussati", and indeed the wikipedia page for the ten remembrance bases has maraṇānussati.

Where does the form maraṇasati come from?

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Re: Maraṇānussati vs Maraṇasati

Post by Dmytro » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:50 pm

Coëmgenu wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Where does the form maraṇasati come from?
This must be a simplified form of maraṇassati which occurs in Anguttara Nikaya and other Pali texts.

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