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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The son thought of past poverty, outlook humble, now having from father a treasure harvest, also father's house, all his wealth. Great joy - to have what was never before had.

Τῆς πατρῴας, δόξης σου, ἀποσκιρτήσας ἀφρόνως, ἐν κακοῖς ἐσκόρπισα, ὅν μοι παρέδωκας πλοῦτον· ὅθεν σοι τὴν τοῦ Ἀσώτου, φωνὴν κραυγάζω· Ἥμαρτον ἐνώπιόν σου Πάτερ οἰκτίρμον, δέξαι με μετανοοῦντα, καὶ ποίησόν με, ὡς ἕνα τῶν μισθίων σου.
Your fatherly due I withheld unthinking, in evil I wasted your wealth; a prodigal cries, "I've erred, father, receive the repentant as serf."

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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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