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  • P G Dave
    Dear Johnny, A small correction there: welcome wud be *svaagato* not svagaato. metta. ________________________________________ ... [Non-text portions of this
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      Dear Johnny,

      A small correction there:
      welcome wud be *svaagato* not svagaato.
      metta.
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      On 2/2/07, johnny pruitt <mahasacham@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Dear Piya Tan
      > Thanks so much for your explaination. Sorry all, for constantly asking
      > questions that are of topic. This really helps. I was looking for a greeting
      > in pali but could not find one except for "svagaato hotu" which I believe
      > means welcome.
      > Do you guys think that Pali might have a form for the Sanskrit "namaste"?
      > it sounds like the verb namasati.
      >
      > mettacittena
      > Johnny Pruitt
      > Piya Tan <dharmafarer@... <dharmafarer%40gmail.com>> wrote: Dear
      > Johnny,
      >
      > Yes, "sukhi hotu" is a greeting, often "sukhi" (be happy!) for short. This
      > is singular 2nd person.
      > Use "sukhi hontu" when speaking to more than one person: "may you both/all
      > be happy!"
      >
      > Sukhi hotu.
      >
      > Piya
      >
      > On 1/25/07, johnny pruitt <mahasacham@... <mahasacham%40yahoo.com>>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Dear Piya Tan
      > > Is Sukhi Hotu commonly used as a greeting similar to hello?
      > > Mettacitena
      > > Johnny
      > >
      > > Piya Tan <dharmafarer@... <dharmafarer%40gmail.com> <dharmafarer%
      > 40gmail.com>> wrote: Sukhi
      > > hotu.
      > >
      > > Perhaps someone familiar with the Vinaya could help in this interesting
      > > case
      > > here:
      > >
      > > In *the Bahiya Sutta* (U 1.10) and *the Acela Kassapa Sutta* (S 12.17),
      > > the
      > > Buddha is asked thrice to teach the Dharma, but each time, he replies,
      > > "*This
      > > is not the proper time. We have entered amongst houses*."
      > >
      > > Buddhaghosa says that this is to gain respect from Acela Kassapa and
      > also
      > > so
      > > that his knowledge would ripen (SA 2:35).
      > > Dhammapala, however, is more convincing in his detailed discussion, one
      > > explanation of which is that Bahiya is very excited on meeting the
      > Buddha,
      > > who thrice says no mainly to calm him down before teaching Dharma (UA
      > 90).
      > >
      > > What is interesting is that there is *no comment whatsoever (am I wrong
      > > here?) on the actual statement*, "*We are have entered amongst houses*"
      > > (antara,ghare pavi.t.thamha). This phrase and its variations are
      > commonly
      > > found in the Vinaya esp the Sekhiya, and also in the Suttas.
      > >
      > > However, I have been unable to locate any Vinaya rule to the effect that
      > a
      > > monk should not teach Dharma when "amongst houses," meaning with (1) not
      > > to
      > > teach Dharma in the streets, or (2) not to teach Dharma when on
      > almsround,
      > > or both. Or, is there no such rule?
      > >
      > > Has anyone any insight on this interesting topic: I have also not found
      > > any
      > > teacher or scholar referring to his matter.
      > >
      > > This is part of my introductory notes to the Acela Kassapa Sutta
      > > translation.
      > >
      > > Metta and mudita,
      > >
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