This is an elementary Pāli course for anyone who is interested in learning the ancient Buddhist language. It is a course designed for the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. Students will learn basic Pāli grammar, and be guided in understanding some simple Pāli texts. At the end of the course, students will be able to read some simple Pāli texts.
This course provides a solid foundation for MABS 67 Readings in Pali Suttas I & II in the Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies programme.
Date: 24 July – 9 October 2019 (Every Wednesday)
This introductory course is meant for the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. Students will be introduced to the Sanskrit Devanagari alphabets and basic Sanskrit grammar required for reading simple Buddhist passages. The focus of this course will be to familiarize students with the basic Buddhist terminologies and simple sentences in the Buddhist Sanskrit Sūtras. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to read simple Sanskrit passages. This course serves as a good preparation for the Reading Buddhist Sanskrit Texts I & II (ME 68) in the Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies programme.
日期： 二零一九年四月二十七日 (星期六)
時間： 下午三時正至五時正 (煩請提前最少十五分鐘到場)
Journal of Buddhist Studies, Volume XV 2018
(JBS XV 2018)
Bhikkhu KL Dhammajoti 法光
Director & Professor,
The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong.
School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China.
Centre for Buddhist Studies, Sri Lanka &
The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong (BDCHK).
Most paths pursued to gain happiness lead only to temporary happiness. Hence, the general assumption is that happiness cannot be achieved as it turns into otherwise. Buddhism, from its inception, has been aware of this issue and it has been discussed in various suttas. The Maṅgalasutta of the Suttanipāta, for example, not only analyzes this issue but also lays down the path to gain happiness and to retain it at every phase of life. The present lecture discusses this issue and the path to happiness focusing its attention mainly on this sutta and its commentary.