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What is the meaning and origin of “Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa”?

Namo -- Homage (perhaps from a root meaning to bend) Tassa -- to him Bhagavato -- usually translated "blessed one" or "fortunate one" Arahato -- I'm not sure whether this means ...
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What are the most common ways to enable keyboards to type Pali characters in 2021?

There are some topics with answers on discourse.suttacentral.net Pali keyboard on mac os x Insert Pali and Sanskrit Characters with diacritical marks
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What are the most common ways to enable keyboards to type Pali characters in 2021?

Please try: fsnow Pali keyboard which works on Windows. Pali is usually rendered in Roman/ Latin characters with diacritical marks - the same ones used by Sanskrit. Pali doesn't have its own script. ...
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Are there any Suttas, Vinaya or Abhidhamma explaining sīlabbata-parāmāsa?

Clinging to precepts and practices which lead to increase in unskillful mental qualities and decrease in skillful mental qualities is silabbata paramasa. "When — by following a life of precept &...
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Proper way of offering

To repeat what Sampath posted (except, in an answer instead of a comment), the answer is "yes". This reference, quoting from Abhidhamma in Daily Life -- Dana (charity) -- repeats that it's ...
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Are there any commentaries in the pali cannon on The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta -- An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power (SN 51:20)

I haven't found a traditional Pali commentary on this yet but here is a modern commentary by Piya Tan: Iddhipada Vibhanga Sutta (SN 51.20). Piya Tan usually refers to multiple sources including the ...
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What is the meaning and origin of “Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa”?

Good householder: To extend a little the answer by good householder Chris. Bhagavato: The Liberal, The (real) Giver, The Liberated One Arahato: Perfect One, Complete One Sammāsambuddho: The rightly ...
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Doesn't pīti mean love?

Ordinary words can be converted into technical terms. For e.g. in English, the ordinary word "reduction" means "the action or fact of making something smaller or less in amount, degree, ...
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What Pali term most closely represents the concept of "inner conflict"?

From PTS Pali-English dictionary search on "agitation": Āvilatta Āvilatta (nt.) [abstr. fr. āvila] confusion, disturbance, agitation Sn 967; Nd1 488. Āluḷa Āluḷa (adj. [fr. ā + lul] being ...
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What Pali term most closely represents the concept of "inner conflict"?

In pali, Lola means agitate. Example, I agitated between doing good to a robber or doing bad to a robber. From PTS Pali-English dictionary entry on lola: Lola (Loḷa) Lola (Loḷa) (adj.) [fr. luḷ: see ...
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What Pali term most closely represents the concept of "inner conflict"?

You are correct. The concept of conflict (or clash or mismatch) is subsumed under the concept of dukkha or dukkhata. If you think about it, there's no suffering distinct from (apart from) conflict. ...
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Namarupa as 'mentality & materiality', why or why not?

Namarupa is literally translated as name-and-form. Based on the definition from SN 12.2, name is mind and form is body. Together, name-and-form refers to, what I would call, the mind-body system. “...
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Kamma vs. kiriya / kriya

KiriyaCitta is KusalaCitta of Arahanta (Arahants' wholesome-mind) because Arahanta can't do any Karma which effecting next life anymore. Katamañca puṇṇa kammaṃ akaṇhaṃ asukkaṃ ...
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Kamma vs. kiriya / kriya

An extended discussion with Bhante Ariyadhammika, former Bhante Varado and Upasaka Sadhamma on the topic might enlighten till release from doubts, if not just after amassing (of course plenty of ...
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Did the Buddha invent any words?

According to Bhante Vimalaramsi, "samadhi" was coined by the Buddha. Now, the last factor--I've got a lot to say about that one--"Right Concentration." One of the observations ...
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