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Translation please

Postby Cittasanto » Mon May 04, 2009 9:00 am

What would be the Pali for Wherever you throw me I will stand?

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Re: Translation please

Postby Dhammanando » Mon May 04, 2009 11:47 am

yattha katthaci tvaṃ maṃ khipeyyāsi, tatth’āhaṃ tiṭṭheyyuṃ.


Or more poetically:


yena maṃ khipeyyāsi, tena ṭhassām’ahaṃ.


But I wonder, is it the Latin motto quocunque jeceris stabit that you have in mind? If so, then that would be simply:

yattha naṃ khipeyyāsi, tattha ṭhassati.
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Re: Translation please

Postby Cittasanto » Tue May 05, 2009 12:24 pm

Thanks Bhante
There is a group trying or were trying to have the latin changed as they reckoned it had a simple schoolboy grammar mistake and didn't translate as the actual motto. the words I use are a slightly different version with the personal Me and I, but the motto is IT instead.
I do like the dhammic resonance of the motto though

Dhammanando wrote:yattha katthaci tvaṃ maṃ khipeyyāsi, tatth’āhaṃ tiṭṭheyyuṃ.


Or more poetically:

yena maṃ khipeyyāsi, tena ṭhassām’ahaṃ.

But I wonder, is it the Latin motto quocunque jeceris stabit that you have in mind? If so, then that would be simply:

yattha naṃ khipeyyāsi, tattha ṭhassati.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."


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