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Word meaning

Postby pack82 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:37 pm

Ive been studying Buddhism for a while now and really enjoying it.
the reason for the note is that i want to get a tattoo in Buddhism and in Pali or Sanskrit?
I really want to get something along the lines of 'live life' 'live for the now' - just some examples

Does anyone have any script that comes to mind? any help would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Word meaning

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 14, 2009 12:11 am

Greetings Pack,

Whilst not exactly what you're talking about, the word 'sati' means mindfulness, and implies a pre-conceptual mindful awareness of the current moment.

It is also devoid of the "live for the moment and damn the consequences" type of thinking that your other draft quotation might infer, which is most certainly not Buddhist in its meaning.

Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Word meaning

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 14, 2009 4:03 am

There is no "official" Pali script as it is written in several different language scripts, including Roman letters in modern times.

Some of the first writings in Pali were in the Brahmi script, such as those from Ashoka's edicts / pillars.

Instead of a Pali term, you might consider a Dhamma Wheel. :tongue:


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Re: Word meaning

Postby genkaku » Thu May 14, 2009 1:53 pm

How about "tattoo?" :tongue:

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Re: Word meaning

Postby cooran » Thu May 14, 2009 8:29 pm

Hello genkaku,

As this is the Pali forum, I think you meant to write:

"How about yāmabherināda or yāmakāhala."

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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