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  • Ong Yong Peng
    Dear friends, I am glad to meet up with Florent on June 30 in Brisbane, Australia. Florent has been sharing with us his solutions to the text The New Pali
    Message 1 of 11 , Jul 10, 2006
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      Dear friends,

      I am glad to meet up with Florent on June 30 in Brisbane, Australia.
      Florent has been sharing with us his solutions to the text The New
      Pali Course Part 1 by Ven. Buddhadatta. He is currently touring
      Queensland with his girlfriend, and we had a good discussion about
      practice and pali study.

      I had actually shared with him some of my thoughts on the Kasina
      colors, as I wrote in an earlier mail. In addition, we also
      discussed about whether to move on to Warder's or to stay on with
      Buddhadatta's Part 2, upon completion of Part 1. No decision was
      made.

      I have also shared with Florent about the potential and importance
      of the Pali Scope project, a multilingual Pali lexicordance.
      Currently, Nina is sending the group her study on the word Dhamma.

      There is a photo we took at the Coffee Club in Brisbane CBD. You may
      find it at the following link:

      http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/photos/
      (Click the album "Member Meetings")

      I hope members can meet up with each other whenever and wherever
      possible to learn and share with each other. And, if possible, post
      us a photo! ;-)



      metta,
      Yong Peng.
    • Ong Yong Peng
      Dear Nina, I also have Firefox installed, and it is working fine. If you get a Sign-in page after clicking the link, it means that you have to log in with your
      Message 2 of 11 , Jul 11, 2006
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        Dear Nina,

        I also have Firefox installed, and it is working fine. If you get a
        Sign-in page after clicking the link, it means that you have to log
        in with your Yahoo! ID and password to access the photos. Yahoo! has
        restricted files and photos to be member-only sections.

        metta,
        Yong Peng.


        --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Nina van Gorkom wrote:

        the link to photo did not work. I have firefox now, but it did not
        accept the link.

        > I have posted a photo of us at the Coffee Club in Brisbane CBD on
        > the group's site:
        > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pali/photos
        > (Click on the album "Member Meetings")
      • Nina van Gorkom
        Dear Yong Peng, I gave my password, etc. but they say: dowloading not possible. Cookies can be in the way, but I have a new computer (Mac OS 10). Nina. ...
        Message 3 of 11 , Jul 11, 2006
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          Dear Yong Peng,
          I gave my password, etc. but they say: dowloading not possible.
          Cookies can be in the way, but I have a new computer (Mac OS 10).
          Nina.
          Op 11-jul-2006, om 16:42 heeft Ong Yong Peng het volgende geschreven:
          >
          >
          > I also have Firefox installed, and it is working fine. If you get a
          > Sign-in page after clicking the link, it means that you have to log
          > in with your Yahoo! ID


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        • Ong Yong Peng
          Dear Nina, the photos are in jpeg format and the larger one is only 37KB big, so there shouldn t be any problem. I am not familiar with Internet applications
          Message 4 of 11 , Jul 12, 2006
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            Dear Nina,

            the photos are in jpeg format and the larger one is only 37KB big, so
            there shouldn't be any problem.

            I am not familiar with Internet applications on Mac, but it is
            unlikely a cookie problem. Still, you can check your security settings
            in FireFox. Alternatively, you can try to access the photos using the
            OS X's default browser Safari.

            I can also email you the photos if you send me a message offlist.

            metta,
            Yong Peng.


            --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Nina van Gorkom wrote:

            I gave my password, etc. but they say: dowloading not possible.
            Cookies can be in the way, but I have a new computer (Mac OS 10).
          • Nina van Gorkom
            Dear Yong Peng, yes, now I succeeded, a very nice photo. Nina. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            Message 5 of 11 , Jul 12, 2006
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              Dear Yong Peng,
              yes, now I succeeded, a very nice photo.
              Nina.
              Op 10-jul-2006, om 10:48 heeft Ong Yong Peng het volgende geschreven:
              >
              > There is a photo we took at the Coffee Club in Brisbane CBD. You may
              > find it at the following link:
              >
              > http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/photos/
              > (Click the album "Member Meetings")
              >
              >
              > .
              >
              >



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            • Ong Yong Peng
              Dear friends, in response to a request from a member. I have uploaded the .kmz file for the satellite image. This file can be used if you have Google Earth
              Message 6 of 11 , Jul 20, 2006
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                Dear friends,

                in response to a request from a member. I have uploaded the .kmz
                file for the satellite image. This file can be used if you have
                Google Earth installed on your computer. What you need to do is to
                download the file from the Files section, and double-click on it. It
                will launch Google Earth (if the program is not yet running) and
                load the satellite image!

                The file is located in the "Google Earth Club" folder at
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/files/

                Alternatively, the tech-savvy guys may like to create their own .kml
                files (which is the text format of .kmz files), as follows:

                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">
                <Folder>
                <name>Buddha India</name>
                <open>1</open>
                <Placemark>
                <name>Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India</name>
                <LookAt>
                <longitude>84.49196216966298</longitude>
                <latitude>24.62901412210835</latitude>
                <range>1262392.426395725</range>
                <tilt>4.506184031027104e-011</tilt>
                <heading>0.5925913096496467</heading>
                </LookAt>
                <styleUrl>root://styles#default</styleUrl>
                <Point>

                <coordinates>84.49196216966298,24.62901412210835,0</coordinates>
                </Point>
                </Placemark>
                <Placemark>
                <name>Butwal, Lumbini, Nepal</name>
                <LookAt>
                <longitude>83.45697784423831</longitude>
                <latitude>27.70793724060059</latitude>
                <range>1000.000000000137</range>
                <tilt>0</tilt>
                <heading>-1.223334089194648e-014</heading>
                </LookAt>
                <styleUrl>root://styles#default</styleUrl>
                <Point>

                <coordinates>83.45697784423831,27.70793724060059,0</coordinates>
                </Point>
                </Placemark>
                <Placemark>
                <name>Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India</name>
                <LookAt>
                <longitude>83.0674538099024</longitude>
                <latitude>25.44467419158631</latitude>
                <range>1407.68844125021</range>
                <tilt>7.235761246436326e-012</tilt>
                <heading>0.04104959860684287</heading>
                </LookAt>
                <styleUrl>root://styles#default</styleUrl>
                <Point>

                <coordinates>83.06745380990242,25.44467419158631,0</coordinates>
                </Point>
                </Placemark>
                <Placemark>
                <name>Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India</name>
                <LookAt>
                <longitude>83.90878157651382</longitude>
                <latitude>26.67107679425429</latitude>
                <range>69433.93993343573</range>
                <tilt>-9.433936771074585e-013</tilt>
                <heading>-0.03165013898653172</heading>
                </LookAt>
                <styleUrl>root://styles#default</styleUrl>
                <Point>

                <coordinates>83.90878157651382,26.67107679425429,0</coordinates>
                </Point>
                </Placemark>
                </Folder>
                </kml>

                Once again, I like to remind everyone that I have not been to these
                places, and the coordinates that I use are the closest I get from
                research on the Internet. I believe that the image pinpoint the
                locations with a high level of accuracy, but I still stand to be
                corrected.

                Google Earth is available here: http://earth.google.com/

                Members who are into Google Earth, and have other interesting and
                related images, are welcome to share their files with us. Please
                make good use of the "Google Earth Club" folder.


                metta,
                Yong Peng.


                --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Ong Yong Peng wrote:

                With a bit of research, I have produced a satellite image showing
                the relative position of the four most significant locations related
                to the Buddha's life: Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar.
              • Jacques Huynen
                Hello Yong Peng, Thanks for the pictures. Its nice to see those places again as I was there (Lumbini, Kusinagara) last year and will be again in Lumbini from
                Message 7 of 11 , Jul 20, 2006
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                  Hello Yong Peng,

                  Thanks for the pictures. Its nice to see those places
                  again as I was there (Lumbini, Kusinagara) last year
                  and will be again in Lumbini from this September to
                  April next year.

                  But this mail is about the fonts program file, if you
                  have a minute. I need pâli font for no other use than
                  looking up the PTS on line dictionary, as the number
                  of positive searches is much diminished when I use
                  plain roman characters.

                  Among the different font programs you list (Gentium,
                  Akkhada...) is there one you advise more for that
                  specific use (just typing in the PTS dictionary search
                  field) ? Do I absolutely have to download the keyboard
                  file as well ?

                  I would also rather like one that is compatible with
                  the Velthuis transliteration system.

                  With Metta

                  Jacques Huynen





                  --- Ong Yong Peng <pali.smith@...> wrote:

                  > Dear friends,
                  >
                  > in response to a request from a member. I have
                  > uploaded the .kmz
                  > file for the satellite image. This file can be used
                  > if you have
                  > Google Earth installed on your computer. What you
                  > need to do is to
                  > download the file from the Files section, and
                  > double-click on it. It
                  > will launch Google Earth (if the program is not yet
                  > running) and
                  > load the satellite image!
                  >
                  > The file is located in the "Google Earth Club"
                  > folder at
                  > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/files/
                  >
                  > Alternatively, the tech-savvy guys may like to
                  > create their own .kml
                  > files (which is the text format of .kmz files), as
                  > follows:
                  >
                  > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                  > <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0">
                  > <Folder>
                  > <name>Buddha India</name>
                  > <open>1</open>
                  > <Placemark>
                  > <name>Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India</name>
                  > <LookAt>
                  > <longitude>84.49196216966298</longitude>
                  > <latitude>24.62901412210835</latitude>
                  > <range>1262392.426395725</range>
                  > <tilt>4.506184031027104e-011</tilt>
                  > <heading>0.5925913096496467</heading>
                  > </LookAt>
                  > <styleUrl>root://styles#default</styleUrl>
                  > <Point>
                  >
                  >
                  <coordinates>84.49196216966298,24.62901412210835,0</coordinates>
                  > </Point>
                  > </Placemark>
                  > <Placemark>
                  > <name>Butwal, Lumbini, Nepal</name>
                  > <LookAt>
                  > <longitude>83.45697784423831</longitude>
                  > <latitude>27.70793724060059</latitude>
                  > <range>1000.000000000137</range>
                  > <tilt>0</tilt>
                  > <heading>-1.223334089194648e-014</heading>
                  > </LookAt>
                  > <styleUrl>root://styles#default</styleUrl>
                  > <Point>
                  >
                  >
                  <coordinates>83.45697784423831,27.70793724060059,0</coordinates>
                  > </Point>
                  > </Placemark>
                  > <Placemark>
                  > <name>Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India</name>
                  > <LookAt>
                  > <longitude>83.0674538099024</longitude>
                  > <latitude>25.44467419158631</latitude>
                  > <range>1407.68844125021</range>
                  > <tilt>7.235761246436326e-012</tilt>
                  > <heading>0.04104959860684287</heading>
                  > </LookAt>
                  > <styleUrl>root://styles#default</styleUrl>
                  > <Point>
                  >
                  >
                  <coordinates>83.06745380990242,25.44467419158631,0</coordinates>
                  > </Point>
                  > </Placemark>
                  > <Placemark>
                  > <name>Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India</name>
                  > <LookAt>
                  > <longitude>83.90878157651382</longitude>
                  > <latitude>26.67107679425429</latitude>
                  > <range>69433.93993343573</range>
                  > <tilt>-9.433936771074585e-013</tilt>
                  > <heading>-0.03165013898653172</heading>
                  > </LookAt>
                  > <styleUrl>root://styles#default</styleUrl>
                  > <Point>
                  >
                  >
                  <coordinates>83.90878157651382,26.67107679425429,0</coordinates>
                  > </Point>
                  > </Placemark>
                  > </Folder>
                  > </kml>
                  >
                  > Once again, I like to remind everyone that I have
                  > not been to these
                  > places, and the coordinates that I use are the
                  > closest I get from
                  > research on the Internet. I believe that the image
                  > pinpoint the
                  > locations with a high level of accuracy, but I still
                  > stand to be
                  > corrected.
                  >
                  > Google Earth is available here:
                  > http://earth.google.com/
                  >
                  > Members who are into Google Earth, and have other
                  > interesting and
                  > related images, are welcome to share their files
                  > with us. Please
                  > make good use of the "Google Earth Club" folder.
                  >
                  >
                  > metta,
                  > Yong Peng.
                  >
                  >
                  > --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Ong Yong Peng wrote:
                  >
                  > With a bit of research, I have produced a satellite
                  > image showing
                  > the relative position of the four most significant
                  > locations related
                  > to the Buddha's life: Lumbini, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath
                  > and Kushinagar.
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >


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                • flrobert2000
                  Dear Yong Peng, Yes it was very nice to be able to meet you in Brisbane and have some interesting discussions about Pali language. I was also able to meet John
                  Message 8 of 11 , Jul 20, 2006
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                    Dear Yong Peng,

                    Yes it was very nice to be able to meet you in Brisbane and have some
                    interesting discussions about Pali language. I was also able to meet
                    John Kelly during the weekly sitting of a meditation group in Brisbane
                    as well.

                    It has been a bit difficult for me lately to post the solutions to
                    Buddhadatta's exercises but I hope to be able soon to post them on a
                    more regular basis again.

                    With metta,

                    Florent
                  • Ong Yong Peng
                    Dear Jacques, any Unicode font is theoretically suitable for as long as they contain the glyphs for the ranges Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended- A and Latin
                    Message 9 of 11 , Jul 23, 2006
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                      Dear Jacques,

                      any Unicode font is theoretically suitable for as long as they
                      contain the glyphs for the ranges Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-
                      A and Latin Extended Additional. See this page for more information:
                      http://www.tipitaka.net/forge/forge.php?article=unicode

                      I have never used a Pali keyboard file, so I can't say much about it.

                      metta,
                      Yong Peng.


                      --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Jacques Huynen wrote:

                      Among the different font programs you list (Gentium, Akkhada...) is
                      there one you advise more for that specific use (just typing in the
                      PTS dictionary search field)?

                      Do I absolutely have to download the keyboard file as well? I would
                      also rather like one that is compatible with the Velthuis
                      transliteration system.
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