Re: Learning Pali without unicodes - also, a question for Thiele Everett .
- Dear R.O.Jadhao,
We indeed share preferences on how to learn Pali, dont we. Well I am
glad to hear about the LaTeX text formater but know nothing about
it. Would sure appreciate some help in learning how to use it.
How do I get started?
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "R.O.Jadhao" <jadhao@b...> wrote:
> Dear Sukhdev,
> Since I also find reading pali in roman script somewhat weird, I am
> transliterating the posts in this group (peng, rett and John
> to devanagari script by using the devnag prepocessor which comes
> devnagari package of latex and the converting the file to pdf or
> and read them. The scheme used in the posts in this book require
> effort to transliterate it to devanagari script( the script in
> Marathi and Sanskrit is written).
> I hope you are familiar with LaTeX text formatter.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sukhdev Singh" <sukh2val@y...>
> To: <Pali@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2005 10:01 PM
> Subject: [Pali] Learning Pali without unicodes - also, a question
> Everett .
> Hello everyone,
> I have a confession to make, and that is, my interest in Pali was
> fueled by wanting to learn the teachings of the Buddha in their
> language but also by the excitement of learning another northern
> language. And then there was this added excitement of learning,
> thought was, the Pali script.
> You cant imagine how disapointed I was when I learnt that Pali had
> of its own. So I quietly swallowed my disapointment and started
> those "ugly" romanised unicodes.
> Up to now, that is. I just cant stand them anymore. I am an
> blood. And I even know my own script, Gurmukhi, very well. The
> Script is used to write the Punjabi language as well as more than
> other northern Indian languages and dialects (including Sanskrit)
> the scriptures of the Sikh religion known as the Siri Guru Granth
> [Gurmukhi script: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/gurmuki.htm ]
> And Pali is an Indian language. Why cant I learn this language
> Indian route without the use of those downright un-Indian
> at least untill I have exhausted all Indian-means.
> I have discovered from msg #25
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/message/25 that one of our more
> members of this forum ie. Thiele Everett is also a student of
> Therefore, I would much appreciate some advise from you on this
> Today, out of sheer frustration, I downloaded Devanagari fonts and
> myself a site with free audio and video files for learning the Hindi
> alphabet. Both sites are from the University of Pennsylvania and
> service is for free.
> Actually, I was searching for sites to learn Devanagari for Pali,
> not succesful (maybe, not succesful as yet). So I have settled for
> Could you advise me more on this area.
> Sukhdev Singh
> ps. I dont have the luxury of attending Pali classes so I have to
> everything myself with only the Internet as my resource.
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- --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Bhante Sujato" <sujato@d...> wrote:
> They intend to ... to produce a DVD versionThis is good news, thank you Bhante. When I spoke with them they
> (with software developed at the Culalongkorn Uni).
seemed opposed to the idea of a CD/DVD version. I'm glad to hear they
might have changed their minds.
- Dear Sukhdev and friends,
VRI may not have centers in MY and SG, but it has contacts in both
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Sukhdev Singh wrote:
As for the CD, pity there is no Vipassana Research Institute listed
in Malaysia, not even in Singapore. I will have to order from
- Hi Ong Yong Peng,
I actually ran across the Malaysian VRI contact
website together with the map and bus routes in the
local theravada forum a few days ago. But thanks for
your response anyway.
--- Ong Yong Peng <ypong001@...> wrote:
> Dear Sukhdev and friends,
> VRI may not have centers in MY and SG, but it has
> contacts in both
> Yong Peng.
> --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Sukhdev Singh wrote:
> As for the CD, pity there is no Vipassana Research
> Institute listed
> in Malaysia, not even in Singapore. I will have to
> order from
> another country.
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