Introduction new member
- Dear Pali List Group,
I would like to introduce myself. I am a Dutch woman, 74 years old, living
in the Netherlands. I learnt Pali first by myself with Warder, and started
to read by myself Pali and English next to it, during many years, off and
on. I became a member of the psg and found there a great deal of inspiration
and support from Jim. I see more and more the benefit of Pali so that I can
go deeper into the meaning of the Buddhist texts. To me Pali is
indispensable, and I especially want to read commentaries, since there are
not enough Enlish translations of them.
Jim and Rob K adviced me to become a member of your group, and I like your
main discussion topics.
See below for answers:
op 23-09-2002 19:05 schreef Pali Moderator op Paliemail@example.com:
> Our main discussion topics:N: learning.
> 1. Tipitaka and sutta study;
> 2. Pali language and literature;
> 3. Theravada Buddhism;
> 4. Samatha and Vipassana meditation;
> 5. Sutta study tools and methodology;
> 6. Tipitaka translation theory and practice.
> For a start, you may want to introduce yourself to the group, with the help of
> one or more of the following questions:
> 1. Are you learning/teaching the Pali language?
> 2. Do you read and study the Tipitaka?N: I keep on reading a little at a time, as often as I can.
> 3. Were/Are you involved in any translation works of the Tipitaka?N: No, only some pieces given by Jim which I greatly enjoyed doing.
Looking forward to learning from you all,