When people speaking different languages came from other lands to meditate, did that ever necessitate speaking the language in which they chanted?

Has there ever been a situation where circumstances necessitated conversation in Pali or Sanskrit?

  • Seldom, aside of formal (trans-) acts of the Sangha (where it is required to use the Pali), good householder, at least for Pali, since a "death language", similar to latin. Scholars might use it as means if no other for communication. Of course it help when looking to find meanings of teachings. One easy gets meaning exchange when familar with Pali in traditional countries and also learns the language then fast. – user11235 May 9 '20 at 16:18
  • Of the question actually askes "are there sociaties, Sanghas, communicate in Pali with each other (1. language in use): not having come avross such even a little till yet. – user11235 May 9 '20 at 16:20
  • Afaik there are still people who primarily use Sanskrit for conversation. – Buddhism Feb 21 at 11:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.