Pali Word by Word 2003/31 
- Dear friends,
the word this week is te, the word can take several meanings:
1. demonstrative pronoun, masculine, plural
(a) nominative case: they, those.
(b) accusative case: them. [Pali Primer Lesson 32]
2. second personal pronoun (tumha), singular
(a) instrumental: with you.
(b) dative: to/for you.
(c) genitive: yours. [Pali Primer Lesson 31]
DN2 Samaññaphala Sutta CSCD253/PTS1.85
Attamanaa te bhikkhuu bhagavato bhaasita.m abhinandunti.
delighted / they / monks / of the Blessed One / saying / ?
attamana (adj.) delighted.
bhikkhu (m.) monk.
bhagavato (gen. of bhagavant) of the Blessed One.
bhaasita (n.) saying.
Please help me on the word abhinandunti. Thank you.
- Dear Nina and friends,
thanks for that, Nina.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, nina van gorkom wrote:
> would you tell us roughly what the comparison is about? Thanks
> what in comparison, lord, can these five hundred carts do... etc.
> Wheel 67-69: What, O lord, are five hundred carts- nay six, seven...
> etc...compared with this?
28: Now what think you Pukusa, which is the more difficult thing to
do or to meet with - that a man, being conscious and awake, should
neither see , nor hear the sound of five hundred cars passing by...or
that a man, being conscious and awake, should neither see, nor hear
the sound thereof when the falling rain goes on beating splashing,
and the lightnings are flashing forth, and the thunderbolts are
We read, <Then, Pukkusa, the thought occurred to that man:- "How
wonderful a thing it is, and marvellous, that those who have gone
forth out of the world should pass their time in a state of mind so
Thus, it is more difficult not to hear the sound of rain and thunder,
but this occurs when a high degree of calm is reached.