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10638Re: [Pali] Re: AN 1.6

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  • libris
    Aug 2, 2006
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      Scott,

      This is ver interesting: could there be two possible senses of jhaana (meditation, as is jhayatha bhikkhave, as dhyana or absorption)?

      How can we know the context?

      Piya Tan

      --- Scott Duncan <scduncan@...> wrote:

      > Dear Dhammadhiro (Venerable?),
      >
      > D: "Let me try to answer your Q"
      >
      > Thanks.
      >
      > D: "There is a wordform called 'taddhita' in Paali. there is many
      > kind of that taddhita. Taddhita is a way to confine word/s by
      > substitution of particles. those particle have their meanings. one
      > particle can represent many meanings or on contrary many particle
      > can
      > represent one meaning. Jhaano is from '.N' (or 'a' with stressing
      > of
      > first syllable) particle which to represent meaning 'who has'.
      > 'Jhaana.m assa atthiiti jhaano'= the one who has jhaana is called
      > jhaano (jhaano is in first singular masculine derivation form, like
      > nara to be naro). jhana is a noun, but after in form of taddhita
      > it
      > become adjective to qualify a noun and the gender is following on
      > the
      > noun it is hang at."
      >
      > "Jhaano," then is an adjective in the vagga in question. It refers
      > to
      > bhikkhu. It is saying that one must "have" jhaana all the time. I
      > agree, there must be different senses or meanings to this jhaana
      > used
      > this way.
      >
      > Sincerely,
      >
      > Scott.
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