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by Kare
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Learning Sanskrit
Replies: 12
Views: 1760

Re: Learning Sanskrit

After working your way through an introduction, a good grammar, I would recommend Lanman's reader.
by Kare
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Prajñāpāramitā in One Letter
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: The Prajñāpāramitā in One Letter

That sutra is not so bad, but I find it a little too long and garrulous.
by Kare
Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Language
Topic: CamelCase as a possible solution to Sanskrit Compound issues
Replies: 29
Views: 2718

Re: CamelCase as a possible solution to Sanskrit Compound is

The original texts themselves, like the Commentary on the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra , were being creative with the etymologies they listed for traditional Sanskrit words like bhikṣu or arhat, for example. They are justifying exegesis with fanciful compounds. The same can be found in the Pali commentarie...
by Kare
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why theravada reject mahayana sutra
Replies: 32
Views: 2626

Re: Why theravada reject mahayana sutra

They only accept the texts written in the Pali Canon. They believe that the later texts and traditions are corruptions of the original. Specifically they think Vajrayana is a Buddhism contaminated by centuries of proximity to Hinduism. I would not use words as "corruptions" or "contaminated". Let u...
by Kare
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: CamelCase as a possible solution to Sanskrit Compound issues
Replies: 29
Views: 2718

Re: CamelCase as a possible solution to Sanskrit Compound is

So it seems we should be translating tahtāgatha as "{thus/truth}-{gone/arrived}" ! :tongue: Joking aside, Kare that is an interesting interpretation. Zhen Li suggests that most Sanskrit commentators seem to read it as both "thus-come" and "thus-gone" is that your understanding also? No. Buddhaghosa...
by Kare
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Language
Topic: CamelCase as a possible solution to Sanskrit Compound issues
Replies: 29
Views: 2718

Re: CamelCase as a possible solution to Sanskrit Compound is

tathāgata, could be, Thus–ComeGone–One, or Thus ComeGone One, or Thus–ComeGone One. All these versions, reading the first element in the compound as tathā (thus), need some very fanciful interpretations that bring us rather close to the Department of Silly Walks (Monty Python). There is another and...
by Kare
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: bodhisattva vs bodhisatva
Replies: 19
Views: 2251

Re: bodhisattva vs bodhisatva

Here's a passage from Dayal's "The Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhist Sanskrit Literature": Now bodhisatta in the Pāli texts seems to mean "a bodhi -being ". But satta here does not denote a mere ordinary creature. It is almost certainly related to the Vedic word satvan , which means "Krieger", "a st...
by Kare
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Best Places to Study Pali in Southeast Asia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Re: Best Places to Study Pali in Southeast Asia?

There is a place called Sri Lanka Buddhist & Pali University: http://www.bpu.ac.lk/

I don't know anything about them except for what you can read on their website. But maybe they can give you some good advice, if you get in touch with them.
by Kare
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?
Replies: 40
Views: 5430

Re: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?

Or are you trying to imply that Hinayana sutras exist? If so, kindly tell me which scriptures name themselves 'Hinayana'. The Chinese didn't name their land China, nor did everyone to the east of the Indus start calling themselves Hindus. Let's not even talk about American Indians. Just so, the wor...
by Kare
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?
Replies: 40
Views: 5430

Re: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?

There are no Hinayana sutras. So don't worry. :) http://www.lienet.priv.no/hinayan1.htm Isn't it a bit short sighted to base such a statement on lexical analysis alone? Your reply is a bit unclear. Did you not understand the analysis? If you want to understand a word, you need a linguistic analysis...
by Kare
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?
Replies: 40
Views: 5430

Re: Which Sutras make the Best Reading?

The Hinayana teachings one does hear from Mahayana masters are almost always stripped of their mythology, or clothed in a fantastic one. Its like they're afraid for you, that you might fall into the trap of believing in a mechanical and perfectly understandable world. They're concerned you might ac...
by Kare
Mon May 13, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Brahma viharas in sanskrit?
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Brahma viharas in sanskrit?

Thank you for finding it online, ratna. I have the printed version, but I didn't know it was to found online.
by Kare
Mon May 13, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Brahma viharas in sanskrit?
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Brahma viharas in sanskrit?

You can find them in the Arthaviniscayasutra, published in 1971 by the K.P. Jayaswal Research Institute, Patna. (Tibetan Sanskrit Works Series vol. XIII).
by Kare
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Access to Insight: An Incomplete Canon
Replies: 22
Views: 10468

Re: Access to Insight: An Incomplete Canon

Thank you VERY much Kare! :namaste: PS What part of Norway are you from? I spent a month in Bergen about 10 years ago. Loved it! I live in Eastern Norway. Usually the nasty weather comes in from the west, empties the clouds and pours down its rain over Bergen, while we to the east of the mountains ...
by Kare
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Access to Insight: An Incomplete Canon
Replies: 22
Views: 10468

Re: Access to Insight: An Incomplete Canon

Let me first say that personally I prefer to have a book in my hands. But it is also good that texts are available online for free. Access to Insight is a good resource. But I would also recommend another resource that maybe is not so well known, The Sutta Central: http://suttacentral.net/disp_divis...
by Kare
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Sutras by Length
Replies: 9
Views: 1445

Re: Sutras by Length

I think this probably is the shortest sutra ever: Single Letter Transcendent Wisdom Sutra: Prajnaparamita Ekashari Sutra Homage to Prajnaparamita! Thus have I heard: At one time the Lord dwelt at Rajagrha, on the Vulture Peak, together with a large congregation of renunciates, with 1,250 renunciates...
by Kare
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Ultimate Troll...
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: The Ultimate Troll...

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by Kare
Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: names and titles of Buddha
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: names and titles of Buddha

plwk wrote:This?

12? I thought it was the standard 10 Titles/Attributes?
I recall in the Pali version there's 9...
The old Pali Dictionary Abhidhanappadipika has 31 synonyms for Buddha and 6 more for Gotama.
by Kare
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Learning Buddhist Sanskrit !
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Learning Buddhist Sanskrit !

Look for Franklin Edgerton: Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Grammar and Dictionary (2 vols), and his Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Reader. They can be found here:

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