The New Pali Course Part III [41/120]
- The New Pali Course Part III (1950)
Prof. A. P. Buddhadatta Maha Nayaka Thera
Chapter III Passive Forms
Glossary Group 14
1. At that sacrifice, O Brahman, neither were any oxen slain; neither rams nor goats were put to death. No trees were cut down to be used as sacrificial posts, no Kusa-grass was mown to strew around the posts.
Barihisa is another name for Kusa-grass.
2. Catubba.n.naa, people of the four castes or colours. The four castes are: Khattiyaa (=warriors), Braahma.naa (=brahmans or the priest class), Vessaa (=tradesmen and husbandmen), and Suddaa (=the servants of the above three classes).
3. Paramparaagata.m, handed down by tradition.
4. The world is led by thought; by thought it is dragged about.
5. "Where divers goats and sheep and kine are slain,
Never to such a rite as that repair
The noble seers who walk the perfect way." [K.S.i,103]
6. Whatever thing is brought out and secured from a house which is on fire, it becomes useful to the owner; but not so the things that are burnt in it.
(to be continued...)
- Dear Yong Peng,
Op 26-jan-2011, om 13:41 heeft Ong Yong Peng het volgende geschreven:
> As mentioned earlier, I will in future put question and its-----
> glossaries together. This is not the exact way the book is
> organised, which keeps the questions and glossaries apart. But, in
> the Internet environment, the book has to be adapted. There will
> also be not "wait time" for the glossaries to be posted weeks after
> the questions. I hope this approach will be more helpful for you
> and other members.
N: Thank you for your concern, don't worry about me. I had actually
fun looking up the messages. But what you suggest now makes things
easier. I am not so sure everybody follows these exercises and I like
to make fellow members enthusiastical. Anyway, you take a lot of
trouble to keep things going.
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