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Pali Names

Postby Guy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:42 pm

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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Postby Cittasanto » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:08 pm

what we can't???

I would choose the name I chose manapa
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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:01 pm

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. :tongue:

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Postby acinteyyo » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:47 pm

I would choose "acinteyyo"
(a)-cinteyya = what should (not) be considered
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Api cāhaṃ, āvuso, imasmiṃyeva byāmamatte kaḷevare, sasaññimhi samanake lokañca paññāpemi lokasamudayañca lokanirodhañca lokanirodhagāminiñca paṭipadan. (AN4.45)

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Re: Pali Names

Postby Sekha » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:15 pm

probably Dukkhanirodha
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