Re: [Pali] Self-Introduction.
- Dear Chela,
Many thanks for writing to me. It is so comforting to
know that I am not alone at this starting stage of
Pali study. I wish you every success too.
At my age, memory can be elusive. So, this old man
(that's me!) is using every tool he has in the
tool-box to be his aide memoir e.g. mind mapping, use
If and when you plan to visit Kuala Lumpur, do let me
Thanks again for writing.
Yours in the Dhamma,
--- chela sanchez <schlurpmann@...> wrote:
> Don't worry about being a beginner in Pali
> studies. i'm also a beginner. you are lucky
> because in your country, you can get a Diploma from
> the Buddhist and Pali University. in the
> Philippines, there's no such things! i would need
> to go to Sri Lanka or somewhere else just to have a
> formal study of Pali.
> i'm also using the same textbook. but i know that
> i'm lagging behind in my studies. i had to stop for
> at least two weeks because i attended a 10-day
> vipassana meditation retreat. and reading materials
> are not allowed during the retreat. now, i have to
> review my lessons again.
> good luck to us in our studies, uncle Cheah.
> with metta
> Sin-chye Cheah <unclecheah@...> wrote:
> Dear All Friends in the Dhamma,
> My full name is Cheah Sin Chye and everyone I know
> calls me "Uncle Cheah"
> I am a 74-year old male Malaysian of Chinese race.
> Since August this year (2007) I have been attending
> weekly lectures (every Saturday) at the Buddhist
> Vihara in Kuala Lumpur on subjects within their
> respective syllabuses of the Diploma in Buddhism
> examinations of the Buddhist and Pali University in
> Sri Lanka.
> I am a total beginner to the study of the Pali
> As a lay devotee,I have been able to pay homage by
> daily recital, in Pali (my pronunciations need
> corrections!) of the Vandana (Salutation to the
> Buddha). Ti-Sarana (Taking the Three Refuges) and
> Panca Sila (The Five Precepts). I have been relying
> the English translations to realise the meanings of
> these recitals.
> I know that in my study for the Diploma I will be
> unable to get a true basic understanding of the
> Buddha's teachings without a basic knowledge of
> I am certain I will be able to get a lot of help by
> joining the Group and I hope to be able to share my
> experience as a beginner with others at the same
> My class is using the New Pali Course Part I by
> A.P Buddhadatta, Maha Nayaka Thera.
> Thank you.
> With Metta
> GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA!
> OM MANI PADME HUM!
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