Kamma in Pali script

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Re: Kamma in Pali script

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:06 am

Ben wrote: Its still only in recent memory that the Catholic mass was still being officiated in Latin.
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And when Vatican II dumped Latin, they lost something significant.
>> 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.

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Re: Kamma in Pali script

Post by Ben » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:12 am

I was too young to remember Vatican II, though I thought I would never hear the end of it from the priests when I was at school.

During the program last week they interviewed the priest who is charged with promoting the use of Latin in the Vatican and was previously at a univeristy close to you, I think, Tilt. What he was saying about the unique qualities of the language rings true with your statement above. Having never studied Latin, for a brief period last week, I wish I had. To be able to read Cicero and Caesar in Latin must be incredible. And I hear its also good for improving one's command of English and all things biblical.
Anyway, back to kamma.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Kamma in Pali script

Post by halaha » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:27 pm

Kamma in Sinhala is කම්ම.

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