What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

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What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Post by Ceisiwr » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm

I’m having trouble translating “atthī’ti”. Any help would be much appreciated.
The monk who hasn't slipped past or turned back,
knowing with regard to the world
that "All this is unreal,"
sloughs off the near & far shore —
as a snake, its decrepit old skin.

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Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 pm

Ceisiwr wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm
I’m having trouble translating “atthī’ti”. Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi Ceisiwr,

atthi means "is", "exists", or "is found to be", etc.

Putting a macron over the i to make it ī and adding ti just means that it comes at the end of a quote.
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Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Post by Ceisiwr » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:59 pm

Thanks
The monk who hasn't slipped past or turned back,
knowing with regard to the world
that "All this is unreal,"
sloughs off the near & far shore —
as a snake, its decrepit old skin.

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Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Post by DooDoot » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 am

Ven. Sujato comments on 'atthi' here.
There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.

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Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Post by Ceisiwr » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:51 am

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 am
Ven. Sujato comments on 'atthi' here.
Thank you
The monk who hasn't slipped past or turned back,
knowing with regard to the world
that "All this is unreal,"
sloughs off the near & far shore —
as a snake, its decrepit old skin.

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Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Post by DooDoot » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:53 am

There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.

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Re: What is the best translation of atthī’ti?

Post by auto » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:25 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Ceisiwr wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm
I’m having trouble translating “atthī’ti”. Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi Ceisiwr,

atthi means "is", "exists", or "is found to be", etc.

Putting a macron over the i to make it ī and adding ti just means that it comes at the end of a quote.
didn't know it, thanks.

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