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Re: [Pali] Re: What month is this in Pali?

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  • Lennart Lopin
    Dear Bhante, thank you very much for the hint! I was not aware of this sunrise issue, but i will try to set it right if time permits. It needs a little
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 10 2:29 PM
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      Dear Bhante,

      thank you very much for the hint! I was not aware of this sunrise issue, but i will try to set it right if time permits. It needs a little improvement anyhow, but i am glad it served it purpose :-)

      muditâya,

      Lennart
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: bh.santi
      To: Pali@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 5:30 AM
      Subject: [Pali] Re: What month is this in Pali?


      --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Lennart Lopin" <lenni_lop@...> wrote:
      >
      > Dear Bhante,
      >
      > Maybe this one can help:
      >
      http://www.nibbanam.com/pali_language_tools.htm#Buddhist%20Calendar%20Library
      >
      > regards,
      >
      > Lennart
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: bh.santi
      > To: Pali@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 3:33 AM
      > Subject: [Pali] What month is this in Pali?
      >
      >
      > Dear Friends,
      >

      > I'm particularly not sure about whether this is Phagguna or Citta
      > maasa: does the new month begin on the new moon or on the full moon?
      >
      > Thanks, Bhikkhu Santi.

      Thankyou very much Lennart,

      that's a very handy little tool you made. It clearly tells me what
      month it is but I noticed that the way it calculates the Uposatha is
      not the traditional way.

      The difference is this:

      it calculates the maximum and minimum segment of the moon and takes
      the maximum as 'Full moon' and the minimum as 'New moon', which is
      fine, but then it counts the day that the Full moon/ new moon occurs
      by the Western method, i.e. midnight on Friday is 'Friday', whereas in
      the Indian system midnight on 'Friday' is still 'Thursday', the new
      day begins at dawnrise.

      I think this would be relatively easy to fix. You can get a mozilla
      plugin that tells you the time of dawnrise (aru.naggamana - aka civil
      morning twilight), which is called 'Suncult'. Perhaps if you connected
      up the time of dawnrise that Suncult generates to the Uposatha
      calculating thingee you could make it count the day correctly. In the
      meantime I will just press 2 to get the chart of moon segment vs. date
      and work it out.

      Thanks,

      Bhikkhu Santi.







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