Re: More Pali - Every few days - [C009]
- Hi John,
Sorry for being so cryptic. I think Warder chose "philosopher"
for "sama.na" to show that the word evolved from "ascetic" and
"wanderer". For example, non-Buddhists refer to Buddha as
"Sama.no Gotamo" and when Warder introduces Puura.no Kassapo
he refers to him as a "sama.na".
I think it is probably useful for other beginners like myself to
see alternative translations. With that in mind, could you give
Warder's answer when it differs from your own?
Thanks again and the Best to you.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, John Kelly <palistudent@y...> wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Thanks for your response.
> > vaada.m vadanti
> > My own answer was "They make a statement." but
> Warder in his
> >answer key has the stronger, "They speak (state) an
> I like your answer here very much. I think all 3 -
> Warder's, yours, mine - are all equally valid, and
> ultimately one would make a choice based on context of
> the phrase within a larger extract, and the style of
> translation one wanted.
> > sama.ne attha.m pucchanti
> > ascetics / meaning / they ask
> > They ask the ascetics the meaning
> >How do you feel about "philosopher" for "sama.na"?
> "Philosopher" is fine, too, though it is a little more
> specific. What about "wanderer" as an another
> Best Wishes to you,
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- Hi Paul,
I appreciate your comment and agree that it is useful
to see alternative translations. But, I'm assuming
that the people reading these posts are those working
through Warder themselves, and so I'll leave it up to
them to look up the answers. I'm posting these from
work done a few months ago on these earlier chapters,
and I don't really have time right now to go back and
revise my answer document to include Warder's answers.
He only gives answers up to about lesson 6 anyway.
I will however be including the Digha Nikaya
references that he does provide for all the later
>I think it is probably useful for other beginnerslike
>myself tocould you
>see alternative translations. With that in mind,
>giveAll the best,
>Warder's answer when it differs from your own?
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