Buddhist Language: Dharma or Dhamma?

 
Dharma or Dhamma? That is the question! Buddhist language can sometimes be a bit confusing for beginners, especially when the spelling of certain words is slightly different across Buddhist books. The difference is mainly because the Buddha’s teachings have been translated from two major languages, Sanskrit and Pali. Whether you are reading a Theravada or a Mahayana-based text, this will determine the spelling of certain words in Buddhism. In this brief video I attempt to allay some of the confusion behind this issue so you can read your Buddhist books with a little more understanding.

 

Sanskrit and Pali

 
 
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