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Difference between “perception” and “view”?

What is the difference between view (as in "right view" in the Noble Eightfold Path) and perception (as in the 3rd of the five Skandha's)? Grateful for help! Peace, Tord
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How do you write Anicca (Impermanence) in Pali script?

I'm looking to get a tattoo and have anicca written in Pali in several places. Can you help me with how to write this in Pali script? Thanks in advance!
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What is the meaning of uppajjati versus upapajjati?

In the Pali there are two terms, which are (generally) used contextually in two different ways: uppajjati (and its past particle uppanna) upapajjati (and its past particle upapanna) What do these ...
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Are the Pali words “cause” (“hetu'), ”condition“ (”paccaya“), ”nutriment“ (”ahara“) and ”root“ (”mula") synonyms?

Are the Pali words "cause" ("hetu'), "condition" ("paccaya"), "nutriment" ("ahara") and "root" ("mula") always synonyms?
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Different Pali words for remorse or regret

The Pali word for remorse or regret in the definition of the five hindrances (in MN 10) is "kukucca". Sometimes, this word is also translated as worry or anxiety. This word usually appears together ...
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Is Vinanna a Reification of Recognition?

I read on the Internet that Experience (Vijnana) which is really nothing but reification of Recognition (or Interpretation) of new observations in terms of internalized old observations. Is this ...
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Are Samskara in Pratītyasamutpāda a cohesive collection of memories or imprints?

I read a view on the internet that Samskara in Pratītyasamutpāda a cohesive collection of memories or imprints. Is this view or idea taught in the Pali Suttas? If so, please provide some quotes?
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Concept of Vedana as expounded in Theravada Buddhism

Throughout canonical discourses (Sutta Pitaka) the Buddha teaches that there are 3 modes of Vedana. Where in Pali canon do we find 6 classes of Vedana? How is Vedana related to Nibbana?
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What is the Pali word for mundane knowledge ?

What is the Pali word for mundane knowledge
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Why translate 'X etadahosi' as 'the thought occurred to X'?

Having read translations of suttas in English and also in my native language, I noticed that every single one of them renders the phrase '(this or that person) etadahosi (quoted thought)' (but see the ...
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can you help translate dhammpada 183?

Would love to get a word by word trnslation to this verse dhammpada 183 Verse 183: Not to do evil, to cultivate merit, to purify one's mind - this is the Teaching of the Buddhas. i mean what every ...
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Do the english user translate “monk making it his object to let go” as “monk knowing nibbāna”, right?

I ask this question because in pali, "to let go (nibbāna)", in this context, is known by monk. It is not just a target. The (ariya) monk thinking of nibbāna in his concentration, in this context. I ...
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Anapanasati in Pali script

Does anyone know how Anapanasati is written in Pali script? I failed to find a dictionary online that could give the correct script form. Thanks!
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How is Cakkhupālattheravatthu pronounced exactly?

I read stories about the monk called Cakkhupālattheravatthu, but still don't know how this name is pronounced? Can anyone please tell me the exact pronunciation of this name or word?
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Sanskrit Resources

I have been using the Pali Digital Reader to learn Pali (it is a wonderful resource!). Does anyone know of any similar resources for sanskrit? An online software/plugin/reader which makes translating ...
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Buddha's Power of Seeing Other Beings Mind

What is the proper Pali word for Buddha's power of seeing other beings mind? I think it starts with Paricitta or something. I want the proper Pali term. Also, can I have any sutta references to it as ...
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What does the term 'Sammasambuddha' mean?

Buddhists, from children to monks, chant the following homage to the Buddha: Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa Namo tassa ...
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Pali question: “seven more life times at most”

Here is the Pali from the Nakhasikhā Sutta, which is about the "breakthrough" of three fetters, for a disciple of the noble ones who is consummate in view, an individual who has broken through [to ...
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What is the etymology of “byāpā­da­”

The standard description of Wrong Thought (micchāsaṅkappo) in Pali is Katamo ca, bhikkhave, micchāsaṅkappo? Kāmasaṅkappo, ­byāpā­da­saṅkappo, vihiṃ­sāsaṅ­kappo—ayaṃ, bhikkhave, micchāsaṅkappo. (...
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Why Dharma(धर्म) is pronounced as Dhamma in Buddhism?

First for all I know that the correct Sanskrit word is धर्म (pronounced as Dharma) same goes with Nibbana (Nirvana, निर्वाण in Sanskrit) as Siddharth was born in India. So either Pali is just a local ...
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Is there are difference between 'self' & 'soul' in Buddhism?

A core teaching of Buddhism is 'anatta' or 'not-self'. Does the word 'atta' refer to both 'self' & 'soul' or can these two ideas (self & soul) be different in Buddhism to give them different ...
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Is there any reference scheme for paragraph in Sutta?

Is there any reference scheme for paragraph in Sutta? How it can be presented in numerical notation? Is there any complete translation of all tipitaka into English language (not leaving any single ...
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How can evil doers be 'reborn' as 'human'?

In the Pali suttas, SN 56.102-113 state those that realise the Four Noble Truth will be 'reborn in the human state' (manussesu paccājāyanti). The same message is found in SN 56.47 & SN 56.48, ...
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Is there a contradiction in the translation of the Bhūmija Sutta?

The Bhūmija Sutta in the Nidanasamyutta of the Samyutta Nikaya appears to be a very important sutta for the Sri Lankan Mahavihara & Buddhaghoṣa school that came to dominate south east Asian ...
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What is a good response when some-one says 'sadhu' to you?

Is there an appropriate phrase when some-one says 'sadhu' to you, for example after making an offering at a monastery? Saying 'no worries', or 'that's okay' doesn't seem appropriate. Is there a ...
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Translating “dukkha” as “reactivity”

Daniel Brown, on p. 6 of Pointing Out the Great Way, says this (emphasis added)... The Pali word typically translated as “suffering” is dukkha, which could also be rendered as “reactivity.” For, ...
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Buddha as “lord” and Buddha as “choosing” his followers

The following section in the Modernist poem The Waste Land is often linked to Buddhism, in the academic literature. Burning burning burning burning / O Lord Thou pluckest me out / O Lord Thou ...
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Can anyone recommend a good diacritic keyboard for rendering Pali, Sanskrit, etc? [closed]

This isn't particularly about Buddhism, but I'm wondering what people are using for unicode characters.
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What is the name in Pāli and Sanskrit for the ‘body scanning’ meditation technique?

I would like to research this method in historical texts, but any search on google for ‘body scan’ only returns results related to the modern vipassana movement.
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Suchiloma Sutta translation

I am looking for a translation of the Suchiloma Sutta other than the one I have found through searching on Google or some insight into the Pali. In the story, the Demon Suchiloma wants to test the ...
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Is The Kālāma Sutta Really Libertarian?

The Kālāma Sutta is often cited with approval by Modernist Buddhists as affirming a Libertarian ideology in which one need not take cognisance of anyone else's opinions or group norms, but one can ...