Jul 2, 2005

Pali glossary

Pali is ‘d’ original language for Buddhism as this is the language used by Lord Buddha in preaching His wise teachings. In contrast to Sankrit, it is a language without words, only pronounciation, originally used for the upper caste to communicate to the lower caste, and between the lower caste. Words were given and created in roman alphabets so that everyone can understand them globally. Comprehend? Chiao..

bhante [bhante]: Venerable sir; often used when addressing a Buddhist monk.
dana [daana]: Giving, liberality; offering, alms. Specifically, giving of any of the four requisites to the monastic order. More generally, the inclination to give, without expecting any form of repayment from the recipient.

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