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Will the day come when...

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Will the day come when...

Postby Stiphan » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:34 pm

...the WHOLE Tipitaka, and ALL commentaries and subcommentaries become available in English, for free, on the World Wide Web?

I'm looking forward to this day!
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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby jackson » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:51 pm

It would be nice, but would you have time to read it all? I'm not sure how long it would take to go through it, but I imagine a few decades at least of doing nothing but reading... :reading:
Metta, :smile:
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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby Stiphan » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:30 pm

It doesn't mean we have to read all of it. It just means we'll have access to any text we wanted. :smile:

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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby jackson » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:27 pm

"The heart of the path is quite easy. There’s no need to explain anything at length. Let go of love and hate and let things be. That’s all that I do in my own practice." - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:40 pm

Hi Stefan
If you learn pali, you can have access to the entire tipitaka now, for free.
It might be worth considering.
kind regards

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“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: Will the day come when...

Postby Stiphan » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:45 pm

Thanks Ben :smile:

But how can I learn Pali? I mean are there free resources on the web that can help me learn Pali well enough to be able to understand a sufficient amount of any sutta?

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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:16 pm

I don't have the links but Access to insight has some links and resources for learning pali, and there is a pinned thread on the pali subforum


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:23 pm

Greetings,

Having it all as searchable online text would also help with the kind of online discussions we have here on Dhamma Wheel. Often there's a sutta I recall, but it doesn't seem to be online... not being online, I've often got no idea where it would be (having read the SN, MN & DN, I've read quite a few!) and it's difficult to make reference to.

Metta,
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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:04 am

what is actually left to translate into English? one abhidhamma book that i know of, but what else?
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby BlackBird » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:48 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:53 am

Hi Stefan

Here's some to get you going...

Pali Primer by Dr. Lily De Silva http://www.pratyeka.org/Silva/

An Elementary Pali Course by Narada Thera http://www.pratyeka.org/narada/

A Practical Grammar of the Pāli Language by Charles Duroiselle http://www.pratyeka.org/duroiselle/

metta

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“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: Will the day come when...

Postby Stiphan » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:31 am

Thanks for the links, Ben!

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Re: Will the day come when...

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:57 am

No problem Stefan but you better get cracking because the next time I see you on Skype you better be speaking pali!
I'm joking, of course!
metta

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“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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..


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