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  Pāli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the Pali Canon was transmitted to Sri Lanka, it continued to be preserved entirely in Pāli, while the commentarial tradition that accompanied it (according to the information provided by Buddhaghosa) was translated into Sinhalese and preserved in local languages for several generations.
Pāli scholarship in Northern India generally ended with the rise of the Sena dynasty, with an uncertain process of decline in peninsular India, perhaps lasting the longest in Orissa, i.e., eventually ending (along with Buddhist practice itself) with the fall of the last resistance to the expanding Muslim empires on the subcontinent.
The Pali Text Society was in part founded to compensate for the very low level of funds allocated to Indology in late 19th century England; incongruously, the English were not nearly so robust in Sanskrit and Prakrit language studies as Germany, Russia and even Denmark --a situation that many would say continues to this day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pali   (2103 words)

 AllRefer.com - Pali canon (Buddhism) - Encyclopedia
The texts in the Pali canon are the earliest Buddhist sources, and for Theravada Buddhists, who claim to conserve the original teachings of the Buddha, they are still the most authoritative sacred texts.
Pali, the language in which the canon is written, is a Prakrit (vernacular dialect) of classical Sanskrit (see Prakrit literature).
Pali is still written in Sri Lanka and to a lesser extent in SE Asia.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Palicano.html   (534 words)

 Pali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pali scholarship in Northern India generally ended with the rise of the Sena dynasty, with an uncertain process of decline in peninsular India, perhaps lasting the longest in Orissa, i.e., eventually ending (along with Buddhist practice itself) with the fall of the last resistance to the expanding Muslim empires on the subcontinent.
Since the 19th century, various societies for the revival of Pali studies in India have promoted awareness of the language and its literature, perhaps most notably the Maha Bodhi Society founded by Anagarika.
Historically, the first written record of the Pali canon is believed to have been composed in Sri Lanka, based on a prior oral tradition.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Pali   (1801 words)

 A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms
Abhidhamma [abhidhamma]: (1) In the discourses of the Pali Canon, this term simply means "higher Dhamma," and a systematic attempt to define the Buddha's teachings and understand their interrelationships.
Pali [paali, paa.li]: The canon of texts (see Tipitaka) preserved by the Theravada school and, by extension, the language in which those texts are composed.
The Pali Suttas are widely regarded as the earliest record of the Buddha's teachings.
www.accesstoinsight.org /glossary.html   (5252 words)

 Pali language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pali is one of ancient Indic languages, spoken in the Middle period.
In morphology the number of vowel interchanges decreased in comparison with Sanskrit; there is a trend of unification of types of noun declension and verb conjugation, and the number of cases is six at maximum.
Pali is interesting for its vocabulary which is totally unnatural and is created only in order to reflect the ideas of the religion.
indoeuro.bizland.com /tree/indo/pali.html   (260 words)

 Pali Canon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pali Canon is one the earliest existing scripture collections of the Buddhist tradition.
Written in the Pali language, these texts form the scriptures of the Theravada school of Buddhism.
These schools canons typically contain an incomplete selection of scriptures from the Pali canon, often with minor additions or alterations, and are usually recorded in Sanskrit, Chinese, or another language other than Pali.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pali_Canon   (528 words)

 BuddhaNet eBook Library: Theravada Buddhism: Text and Teachings
This Elementary Pali Course by the late Venerable Narada Thera, the renowned Buddhist scholar of the Vjirarama Vihara, Colombo, Sri Lanka, is the standard work for the study of the elementary level of Pali.
Pali was the language spoken by the Buddha, and employed by him to expound his teachings.
Most introductory Pali grammar books consist of lessons that teach the elements of the language in stages, but because of that they are also very difficult to use as a reference when you need to look up a noun's declension, or a verb's conjugation.
www.buddhanet.net /ebooks_s.htm   (3868 words)

 thepali.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Pali was then changed to its more current shape by the wearing away of the divides between the streams.
In summary, the Pali was formed from a series of overlapping valleys that combine at their heads to form the cliff; the erosion was by streams, and the stream action is enough to explain the structure.
In this area the Pali was carved also by the pounding sea and the falling rain.
kalama.doe.hawaii.edu /hern95/pt038/middle/geohawaii/oahu/pali   (1242 words)

 Pali --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Among the Pali writers and exponents of ancient Buddhism who attempted to harmonize the apparently conflicting teachings and to grasp the inner meaning of the doctrine, four names stand out—Nagasena, Buddhadatta,...
Pali is a western Indian dialect that was adopted by the Theravada school of Buddhism, and it is often identified with Buddha's own speech.
Jataka is a Pali and Sanskrit word that means “birth.” The Buddha, it is believed, used these tales to stress the importance of human values, which contribute to harmony and progress, and to explain concepts such as rebirth.
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 Pali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pali is the language in which the texts of the Theravada school of Buddhism is preserved.
The Pali texts are unique in Buddhism because they are the oldest collection of Buddhist scriptures preserved in the language in which they were written down.
Fani Pali Petralia, the deputy culture minister who led the government's Olympic preparations, failed to provide a clear timetable Wednesday for when she expected the legislation to be approved.
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Nuuanu is an area located on the southeastern part of the island and "pali" is a Hawaiian word meaning "cliff".
Nuuanu Pali is surrounded by dense forest heavy with moisture.
In 1897, a highway was built and during the construction, workers found approximately 800 skulls and other bones at the bottom of the cliff - remains of the warriors who were defeated by Kamehameha.
www2.hawaii.edu /~turner/oahu/nuuanu.htm   (668 words)

 Learn Pali...
The elements of Pali can be mastered in a few months, Pali opens one's ears to the Dhamma and the music of the Buddha's speech.
From the Preface to the Third Edition: Most introductory Pali grammar books consist of lessons that teach the elements of the language in stages, but because of that they are also very difficult to use as a reference when you need to look up a noun's declension, or a verb's conjugation.
From the introduction: This booklet aims to assist new Buddhist Students who are unfamiliar with some of the Pali words often used in the study of Buddhism.
www.urbandharma.org /udharma4/pali.html   (518 words)

 Pali baby cribs at Cloud 9, Mountain Home, Arkansas
Pali cribs, the product of careful research and state of the art technology, ensure your baby's comfort.
Pali cribs were the first to produce the "one-hand" dropside feature with no exposed hardware.
All Pali cribs will convert from a crib to a toddler bed, and some even to a full size bed.
www.palicrib.com   (215 words)

 AllRefer.com - Pali (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Pali[pA´lE] Pronunciation Key, language belonging to the Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
Pali, a tongue of the Middle Indic period (see Indo-Iranian languages) in which the Buddhist scriptures or canon (Tipitaka) were composed, became the main literary language of the Buddhists.
As the number of Buddhists in India declined, Pali ceased to be employed in that country.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/Pali.html   (216 words)

 Literature - Pali
The word 'Pali' primarily signifies 'Text' or 'sacred texts' or the text of the Buddhist canon' as opposed to the connentaries, but gradually it bacame the name of the language in which the canon (Tripitika) of the Theravada Buddhism and the ancillary texts were written.
It is, however, certain that the Pali Tipitika grew out of this oral tradition to be modified during the next two centuries in which form it was finally written down in the literary Pali language in the Fourth Council.
Pali literature falls into two main divisions, namely the cannocial literature consisting of three pitakas as mentioned above and the non-canonical or extra canonical texts consisting mainly of the commentaries, sub-commentaries and chronicles besides some classical works including the Milinda-panha.
www.ibiblio.org /radha/rpub003.htm   (1416 words)

 Hilina Pali Overlook
One such road that you will find on the map is the Hilina Pali road which after nine miles driving off the main park highway brings you to this overlook.
The trail on down the pali is a vertical affair requiring good footwear.
It becomes easy then to understand that this whole pali structure was built, or rather razed, by a sudden collapse that we must have heard in Africa, where I think we all were at the time.
pahoahi.tripod.com /volcano/hilina.htm   (463 words)

 Tsunami News for Pali, India
Seven monks chanted blessings in Pali, the ancient language of Buddha, as...
Hoteliers’ Association secretary Pali Anand says, ‘‘All the New Year parties will be on, but we are meeting soon to contribute for the tsunami victims...
of the ceremony was not in English, with the ancient Pali language spoken...
danger.mongabay.com /earthquake/2004/Pali.html   (295 words)

 Siddhattha, Pali, Cittanupassana and Primal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pali simply means “text.” It is the language in which the oldest texts of Buddhism are written.
This recitation forms the basis for the Pali canon, the authoritative account of the Buddha’s life and teachings.
Pali Text Society in Oxford, England, publishes many Pali literary and reference texts and distributes them to countries outside of North America
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 Journal of Buddhist Ethics
In association with the Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project SLTP the Journal of Buddhist Ethics is pleased to act as the primary distributor for the first public domain electronic version of the Pali Canon.
The input of the entirety of the words of the Buddha and his immediate disciples, as preserved in the Sri Lankan version of the Pali "Tripitaka," was completed at the "Sri Vajiragnana Dharmayatanaya," Bhikkhu Training Center, Maharagama, Sri Lanka in 1994.
This version of the Pali Canon is avaiable as an archive of HTML documents.
jbe.gold.ac.uk /palicanon.html   (700 words)

 Tipitaka Network: Learn Pali Today
The Buddha knew that he was almost succumbing to his defilements, but he did not reproach him, he did not tell him that he should not have such thoughts.
This anthology is both a treasure-house of important passages from the Canon covering the key points of the Buddha's teachings, as well as a practical manual to help the serious meditation student navigate through some of the most fundamental and profound points of Dhamma.
Dana -- the Pali word means giving, generosity, self-sacrifice: the quality of the heart that moves a person to give away his or her own possessions for the sake of others.
www.tipitaka.net /pali   (1871 words)

 pali.org - The Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Incorporated in 1997, The Pennyslvania Association of Licensed Investiagors (PALI) strives to "raise the bar" for the Private Investigations industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
To further the spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance among the members of PALI
Meetings are held at various locations around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania throughout the year.
www.pali.org   (171 words)

 Pali cribs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pali cribs go through rigorous testing to ensure your baby is
Since Pali cribs are certified products, the company can provide
The slats in Pali cribs are set  2 3/8" apart.
www.pali-italia.com /Pali_cri4/Pali_cri4.htm   (207 words)

 Hawaii State Parks: Na Pali Coast
The Na Pali Coast is a very special place.
The pali, or cliffs, provide a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea.
In places the trail is narrow with steep drop-offs, uneven because of protruding roots and rocks, or slippery because of mud or loose rocks.
www.hawaii.gov /dlnr/dsp/NaPali/na_pali.htm   (1357 words)

 Pali, The industrial city
Pali with its glorious historical back ground, traces its origin in Mahabharata Age from baalla desh, a democratics state of then Arbuda province.
The legendary chinese traveler Huen-t-Sang in his memoirs mention that Pali, in 667 A.D., was part of then Gurjar Desh and was administered by local bodies.
Before the formation of Rajasthan Pali was the part of erstwhile Marwar state.
pali.nic.in   (89 words)

 Spiritual Retreat at Pali Mountain: California Retreat, Mountain Retreat, Conference Center, Retreat
Pali Mountain is recognized for first-class amenities, reasonable prices, thoughtful service and exceptional activities.
At Pali Mountain, guests experience the heart and soul of nature firsthand, from clear sunny blue skies by day, to gorgeous sunsets at dusk ending with spectacular star-filled evenings—the ultimate California retreat.
Pali Mountain is a division of Pali Entertainment Group
www.palimountain.com   (184 words)

Pali, language belonging to the Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
Pali canon - Pali canon, sacred literature of Buddhism.
The texts in the Pali canon are the earliest Buddhist...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0837359.html   (281 words)

The Tipitaka (Pali ti, "three," + pitaka, "baskets"), or Pali Canon, is the collection of primary Pali language texts which form the doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism.
The Pali Canon is a vast body of literature: in English translation the texts add up to thousands of printed pages.
An indispensable "roadmap" and outline of the Pali Canon.
www.accesstoinsight.org /canon   (406 words)

 Aloha-Hawaii.com: Nuuanu Pali State Park
The Nuuanu Pali Lookout is a perennial favorite stop among visitors to Oahu.
Located at Nuuanu Pali State Park, the lookout overlooks the 985-foot cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range.
The Nuuanu Pali was the setting for one of the most significant battles in Hawaiian history.
oahu.aloha-hawaii.com /tours/pali+lookout   (396 words)

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