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Re: [Pali] recognize these quotes?

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  • Piya Tan
    Gunnar, Apparently, the -o ending, although technically masculine, is taking as a sort of universal gender . Unless perhaps the chanting is specially chanted
    Message 1 of 8 , Dec 5, 2004
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      Gunnar,

      Apparently, the -o ending, although technically masculine, is taking as a sort of
      "universal gender". Unless perhaps the chanting is specially chanted for a woman
      devotee (birthday, anniversary etc) as is often done in Thailand.

      Piya

      Gunnar Gällmo wrote:

      > --- Piya Tan <libris@...> skrev:
      >
      > > The second line is from a common closing benediction
      > > often chanted by Sinhalese
      > > monks:
      > >
      > > sabbiitiyo vivajjantu sabba,rogo vinassatu
      > > maa te bhavatv-antaraayo sukhii diighaayuko bhava...
      > >
      > > May all calamities be averted.
      > > May all sickness be destroyed.
      > > May no danger befall you, may you live long
      > > happily...
      >
      > In "The Mirror of the Dhamma", and some other popular
      > collections of devotional texts, this stanza is
      > included in a poem called "Mahaa Jayama"ngala
      > Gaathaa", which I have never heard recited in its
      > entirety (18 stanzas; this one is nr 12, thus not the
      > closing one); I have, however, heard all the different
      > stanzas being recited separately.
      >
      > (I have never heard the monks reciting "diighaayukaa"
      > instead of "diighaayuko" even when chanting for a
      > woman...)
      >
      > Gunnar
      >
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