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Re: [Pali] Hiri and Ottappa

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  • Dimitry Ivakhnenko (������� ���������)
    Hi Wynn, w Hiri, is usually translated as shame of doing evil deeds and w Ottappa and fear of the results of evil deeds. w I thoght that in Buddhism, we are
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      Hi Wynn,

      w> Hiri, is usually translated as shame of doing evil deeds and
      w> Ottappa and fear of the results of evil deeds.

      w> I thoght that in Buddhism, we are not encourage to have fear and I
      w> believe that fear is a negative emotion. So are shame.

      I would sugest "conscience" or "conscientiousness" for 'hiri', as PED
      suggests, and "self-control", "scurpulousness" for 'otappa'.

      The concept of 'honour' is also quite close.

      I don't agree at all with the translation of Venerable Piyasilo.

      Mettena cittena,
      Dimitry
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