Fwd: Re: Welcome to Pali
- --- Sharon Khoo <skhoo72@...> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 08:30:05 -0700 (PDT)--- Pali Moderator <Palifirstname.lastname@example.org>
> From: Sharon Khoo <skhoo72@...>
> Subject: Re: Welcome to Pali
> To: Pali Moderator <Paliemail@example.com>
>interested in Theravada Buddhism?
> Welcome to the All Things Pali Discussion Group.
> Please take a moment to review this message.
> Our main discussion topics:
> 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 some or all of the
> following questions:
> 1. Are you a buddhist? If not, what makes you
I have always been interested in Buddhism but never
had a chance to meet the right group who are really
> 2. Are you learning/teaching the Pali language? Ifyes, what do you think are the common difficulties
faced by students?
I would love to learn Pali but I cannot find a class
or if there's a class it classes with my other
> 3. Do you read and study the suttas, or otherTipitaka/Pali literature (such as Abhidhamma, Vinaya)?
I cannot read or pronounce the Pali words correctly.
Therefore I do not know how to study suttas. I'm
rather new in buddhism.
> 4. Do you use any tools/guidebooks in your study ofthe Pali canon, or do you apply any methods in your
Don't have a chance to see any Pali books or guide
> 5. Do you meditate regularly? If you do, where doyou learn/practise and what are the methods that you
I do not know how to meditate. Sorry
> 6. Were/Are you involved in any translation worksof the Tipitaka? Are you interested in such works?
May I know what's a Tipitaka?
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- Dear Renuka, welcome to the group.
--- Renuka Weerasekera <kotus123@...> wrote:
> My name is Renuka Weerasekera and though now I live in__________________________________________________
> Europe I was born in Sri Lanka as a buddhist. I was
> fortunate to be born to a sappurisa family, and live
> where the good Dhamma is very much alive, and to
> practice my religion freely.
> I learnt to 'read' the suttas in the sri lankan
> 'parittha' book quite young using the explanations
> given at the bottom of the page, but have had
> absolutely no training in it. Since I planned to enrol
> in a dhamma school on my return to Sri Lanka one day
> for the purpose of learning Pali, I'm very glad to
> find this site and to start my learning right away.
> I have attended Sutta studies under the Ven. Bhikku
> Bodhi at the Kandy BPS centre; and read/ study the
> Majjima Nikaya and the Anguttara Nikaya suttas now by
> myself, though only in their English translations. The
> BPS newletter with the explanations helps immensely.
> I have studied meditation under Ayya Khema and have
> thereafter been helped by the Nilambe centre, though I
> have not been to any retreats since then. By her I was
> trained in both samatha and vipassana techniques and
> gained some progress. My practice needs to be more
> intense, with closer guidance. At the moment I am
> concentrating on absolutely perfecting my sila as I
> was advised to do lately by the Meetirigala priests,
> and am living with 'sati' as much as I can.
> With metta,
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- Selamat, welcome to group.
--- selamatatdsgb <selamat@...> wrote:
> From: "selamatatdsgb" <selamat@...>__________________________________________________
> To: "Pali Moderator" <Palifirstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Welcome to Pali
> Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 22:17:47 +0700
> Please introduce myself, a young Buddhist with interest on Meditation
> Theravada Buddhism.
> I should be grateful if you could guide me in the supreme teaching.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pali Moderator" <Paliemail@example.com>
> To: <selamat@...>
> Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 9:07 PM
> Subject: Welcome to Pali
> > Welcome to the All Things Pali Discussion Group. Please take a
> moment to
> review this message.
> > Our main discussion topics:
> > 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
> 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?
> > 3. Were/Are you involved in any translation works of the Tipitaka?
> > Please send your message to Pali@yahoogroups.com
> > Learn, Share, Enjoy!
> > Metta,
> > Pali Group.
> > Message archives: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali
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> > Palifirstname.lastname@example.org
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