Why learn Pali?

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UhBaUnTaUh wrote:The reason obviously become to you, when you compare Mahasatipatthannasutta between Access Insign and Pali Text Society. :lol:

Another, some important book like Patisambhidamagga by Saareeputtamahathera school, the heart of Vipassana for me, hadn't translated on Access Insign.
There exists an English translation of Patisambhidamagga (from the Pali Text Society). But the Pali original is much clearer and easier to understand than the English translation. The same goes for Visuddhimagga.

The Bhumibalobhikkhu Foundation (Bhumibalobhikkhumulanidhi) in Bangkok has published some very practical editions of these books (in addition to Dhammasangani, Saddaniti and others) with commentaries and subcommentaries. The texts have a paragraph numbering that runs consistently through the commentaries and subcommentaries, and words in the commentaries (and sub-...) that refer back to the main text are underlined.

The publications from the Bhumibalobhikkhu Foundation are in Thai script. So this is another good reason for learning the Thai script: getting access to these books. Another good reason is of course the pure esthetical joy of reading the beautiful Thai script.
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Kare wrote: Another good reason is of course the pure esthetical joy of reading the beautiful Thai script.
Buddhists are supposed to be proper, grim, and dour. No enjoyment because enjoyment leads to attachment and frivolity and getting stuck in some damnable hell realm.

Learning Pali should be hard, unpleasant work to remind us what a drag samsara is.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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tiltbillings wrote:
Kare wrote: Another good reason is of course the pure esthetical joy of reading the beautiful Thai script.
Buddhists are supposed to be proper, grim, and dour. No enjoyment because enjoyment leads to attachment and frivolity and getting stuck in some damnable hell realm.

Learning Pali should be hard, unpleasant work to remind us what a drag samsara is.
Ooops ... then I fear I'm in for a long sojourn in the Pali Hell Realm, being surrounded by towers of tempting books in Pali, turning to dust the moment I touch them ...
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Re: Why learn Pali?

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Kare wrote:
UhBaUnTaUh wrote:The reason obviously become to you, when you compare Mahasatipatthannasutta between Access Insign and Pali Text Society. :lol:

Another, some important book like Patisambhidamagga by Saareeputtamahathera school, the heart of Vipassana for me, hadn't translated on Access Insign.
There exists an English translation of Patisambhidamagga (from the Pali Text Society). But the Pali original is much clearer and easier to understand than the English translation. The same goes for Visuddhimagga.

The Bhumibalobhikkhu Foundation (Bhumibalobhikkhumulanidhi) in Bangkok has published some very practical editions of these books (in addition to Dhammasangani, Saddaniti and others) with commentaries and subcommentaries. The texts have a paragraph numbering that runs consistently through the commentaries and subcommentaries, and words in the commentaries (and sub-...) that refer back to the main text are underlined.

The publications from the Bhumibalobhikkhu Foundation are in Thai script. So this is another good reason for learning the Thai script: getting access to these books. Another good reason is of course the pure esthetical joy of reading the beautiful Thai script.
Has it on internet, Mahaniddasa, too ?

We have newer version of tipitaka, commentary, and subcommentary set that easier to constantly open, fully more than Bhumibalo, and I guess it maybe cheaper than Bhumibalo, too . It is Mahacula's set made by Porn Ratanasubarn.

PS. Pali is very important when I wanna to judge some deep case such as Anusaya Arising.
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