Pali for 'This is an ornament for the mind'

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Pali for 'This is an ornament for the mind'

Postby starter » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:20 pm


Thanks for all your great help with my questions. I wonder if someone could provide the Pali word and its direct translation(s) for "ornament" in the phrase 'This is an ornament for the mind, a support for the mind' (AN 7.49).



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Re: Pali for 'This is an ornament for the mind'

Postby gavesako » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:35 pm

It should be cittassa alankāra in Pali if I remember well.
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Re: Pali for 'This is an ornament for the mind'

Postby santa100 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:46 pm

From Ven. Bodhi's note:
The three editions have slightly different readings. I follow Ce cittālaṅkāraṃ cittaparikkhāranti. Neither Be nor Ee have the quotation marker ti. Mp: “It is an ornament, an accessory, of the mind pertaining to serenity and insight” (samathavipassanācittassa)~~ ... -sacrifice ~~

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