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Re: [Pali] Re: +AFs-Pali+AF0- The New Pali Course Part III +AFs-40/120+AF0-

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  • Nina van Gorkom
    Dear Stephen, Yes, you gave a very good explanation, thank you, Nina. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      Dear Stephen,
      Yes, you gave a very good explanation,
      thank you,
      Nina.
      Op 14-dec-2010, om 17:16 heeft Stephen Hodge het volgende geschreven:

      > I think the use of "bhavissati" here is actually an instance of the
      > well-known idiomatic use of the future as an expression of
      > uncertainty,
      > confusion or amazement relating to the present ~ "he might be / he
      > could
      > be". It is not that the man will become a yakkha, but that they
      > think he
      > might be one already ! A similar occurence is found in the Dona-
      > sutta where
      > a brahmin is puzzled as to the Buddha's identity.



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