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If you could choose a name for yourself in Pali, what would it be?
I would like to think of myself as "adīnacitta" (open-minded) or "akapaṭa" (open-hearted).
Four types of letting go:
1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things
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what we can't???
I would choose the name I chose manapa
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog - Some Suttas Translated.
"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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Good question, I have always wondered what I might be called if I ordained at some time in the future. I think I would ask or prefer a name that started with 'Dhamma' not only for the great Refuge that the Dhamma is, but since it starts with a D like my given name. Some attachment? perhaps, but that can always be dropped off at the other shore.
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I would choose "acinteyyo"
(a)-cinteyya = what should (not) be considered
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Both formerly, monks, and now, it is just suffering that I make known and the ending of suffering.
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