A conection between the word stigma and stigmata

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A conection between the word stigma and stigmata

Postby Ervin » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:58 pm

A thought appeared to me of how the word stigma is a short for stigmata. There is a movie called stigmata about how people without the explanation get wounded where Jesus has been wounded.

I am not a Christian but I know there is infinitely gentle Source.
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Re: A conection between the word stigma and stigmata

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:25 pm

The word stigmata is indeed the plural of the Greek word stigma, which means "mark or tattoo."
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: A conection between the word stigma and stigmata

Postby Ervin » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:32 pm

On one of the philosophy forums that I am a member of in the philosophers lounge section I posted the same thread and someone with the username Belinda said that its reserved only to Jesus, while if you ask me we are all equally capable of "bearing the stigmata

I saw on tv before where Buddhist monks where tortured for being Buddhists and suffered more then just one day of torture. An atheist can suffer for his or her beliefs. It's not just Biblical Jesus character that metaphorically speaking carried the cross.

Weren't there Buddhist monks who spent years in really tough prisons in China? where if I remember well they slept on concrete.

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