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translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby gambitx92 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:57 pm

I'm planning on getting a tattoo and would really appreciate it if someone would translate the Noble Eightfold Path into Pali for me.

1. Right View
2. Right Intention
3. Right Speech
4. Right Action
5. Right Livelihood
6. Right Effort
7. Right Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_Eightfold_Path

Thanks in advance!

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby bodom » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:22 pm

Hi gambitx92

Here you go. :smile:

I. Samma ditthi...... Right view
II. Samma sankappa...... Right intention
III. Samma vaca...... Right speech
IV. Samma kammanta...... Right action
V. Samma ajiva...... Right livelihood
VI. Samma vayama...... Right effort
VII. Samma sati...... Right mindfulness
VIII. Samma samadhi...... Right concentration


:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:50 pm

Or if you didn't want it to be that long, you could have the threefold summary written:

paññā
sīla
samādhi

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby gambitx92 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:17 pm

Thanks Bodom!

Would you happen to know the Pali script version of the second one "Right Intention"?

Appreciate your help!

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:41 pm

See:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2369

There is no script for Pali, it is written in various language scripts. I would go with Devenagiri-Hindi. It looks pretty cool and similar to Brahmi.

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby gambitx92 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:15 pm

oh, that would explain a lot. Would you happen to know how to accurately translate "right intention" to Devanāgarī? Thanks, David.

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:03 pm

My Devanagiri is not that good, so I used a transliteration tool:

सम्म सन्कप्प

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby gambitx92 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:03 pm

thank you!

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby Ytrog » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:57 pm

Good that there is Unicode these days :)
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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby Kenshou » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:56 am

David N. Snyder wrote:My Devanagiri is not that good, so I used a transliteration tool:

सम्म सन्कप्प


Oh, I believe that's wrong. I'm pretty sure the word is "sammā", what you've got there is "samma", which should be this: सम्मा

In either case I hope that fellow makes well sure that what he's getting tatooed on himself is correct.

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby yuttadhammo » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:07 am

Kenshou wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:My Devanagiri is not that good, so I used a transliteration tool:

सम्म सन्कप्प


Oh, I believe that's wrong. I'm pretty sure the word is "sammā", what you've got there is "samma", which should be this: सम्मा

In either case I hope that fellow makes well sure that what he's getting tatooed on himself is correct.

Indeed :) Devanagari is tough... the "san" is wrong as well... on my computer the output you've got there is snakappa... the s (स) and the n (न) are combined. I'm not sure what it looks like to Windows users, but the problem is that n and k cannot combine... you need to use ṅ (ङ्), which would be the correct Pali anyway:

sammāsaṅkappa

सम्मासङ्कप्प

On my computer I see here the s (स) and the ṅ (ङ्) are separate, and the ṅ and the k (क्) combine (ङ्क) as one would expect.

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Re: translation of Noble Eightfold Path

Postby gambitx92 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:55 pm

i appreciate all of your inputs. I will be asking an expert in person on this matter as well. this was a great starting point though.

Thanks again!


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