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Hi All,
I am getting married and we sorted out the rings today and we decided inscriptions maybe nice.

any pali words and translation you can suggest would be appreciated (I can only think of longish words). and any typeface suggestions.

I don't want metta it is thrown around too often in a way.

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Greetings,

Thanks for the reminder that although my own wedding is less than a month away, I haven't even thought of inscriptions.

:lol:

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I think its a Buddhist teaching that if two people love each other and have good virtue they can be reunited in future lives, maybe get the pali word for that. its the idea of a soul mate.
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retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Thanks for the reminder that although my own wedding is less than a month away, I haven't even thought of inscriptions.

:lol:

Metta,
Retro. :)
well she calles me an arse..... for a reason :p
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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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befriend wrote:I think its a Buddhist teaching that if two people love each other and have good virtue they can be reunited in future lives, maybe get the pali word for that. its the idea of a soul mate.
if you can find the word that would be helpful, I don't know of a Buddhist version of soul mate that could accurately be translated but do really like your idea and may use it in some way. afterall in past lives we were all friends, mothers fathers, enemies.....................

:)
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Cittasanto wrote:Hi All,
I am getting married and we sorted out the rings today and we decided inscriptions maybe nice.

any pali words and translation you can suggest would be appreciated (I can only think of longish words). and any typeface suggestions.

I don't want metta it is thrown around too often in a way.

Hopeful Regards
Cittasanto
Congratulations!!! Hope you have many wonderful years together! My first thought was predictably "metta" lol So that's nixed. I also thought of Kalyanamitta (spiritual friend).
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retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Thanks for the reminder that although my own wedding is less than a month away, I haven't even thought of inscriptions.

:lol:

Metta,
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Congratulations to you, too, Retro!!!
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An excerpt from Ajahn Mun's biography
Spiritual partner. Literally, “one’s partner in developing the spiritual perfections (pãramï)”.
Most living beings have an individual, usually of the opposite sex, with whom they have maintained an intimate, personal relationship spanning countless lifetimes over many eons of existence. Life after life, those couples who share a deep spiritual commitment will reconnect and renew their relationship, assisting each other to develop one or another aspect of spiritual perfection. Such a devoted companion is considered to be essential for the eons-long quest to become a fully-enlightened Buddha, as Gautama Buddha’s own story illustrates:
In a past eon of the world, as a forest-dwelling ascetic named Sumedha, he threw himself at the feet of an earlier Buddha, Dïpankara, and resolved to become a Buddha himself in the future. As he made this vow, a young woman bearing incense and flowers stepped forth joyously to congratulate him. He immediately rejected her support, saying that as a forest-dwelling ascetic he was determined to live alone. Dïpankara Buddha then cautioned the young ascetic, telling him that every aspirant to Buddhahood had a spiritual companion (pãda-paricãrika) who was his inseparable partner throughout the long, arduous journey to perfection. After that, through countless lives, the Bodhisatta and his spiritual partner labored and sacrificed together for the benefit of other living beings as they traveled the Path of Awakening.
Maybe???

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For your ring use "One ring to rule them all."
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chownah wrote:For your ring use "One ring to rule them all."
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But seriously, I like sattva and ryanM's suggestions.

And congrats to you both!
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Greetings,
sattva wrote:Congratulations to you, too, Retro!!!
Thanks Sattva!

Cittasanto's question prompted me to ask my fiancee about inscriptions and she agreed that she is not fussed about inscriptions.

So there you go Cittasanto... maybe your fiancee would rather have the money in the bank, rather than chiselled out of the wedding rings? 8-)

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chownah wrote:For your ring use "One ring to rule them all."
chownah
I was allowed to have the one ring but changed my mind :guns:
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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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upekkha (Devanagari, Burmese, roman or Brahmi script).
It is a quality that one needs to develop and draw on during the life of a marriage, as is nekkhama.
Also too, a reminder that everything is in a state of flux, our relationships too -anicca.
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Cittasanto wrote:any pali words and translation you can suggest would be appreciated (I can only think of longish words). and any typeface suggestions.

From the DN’s Saṅgīti and Dasuttara Suttas:

Ajjava & Lajjava.
Avihiṃsā & Soceyya.
Hirī & Ottappa
Khanti & Soracca.
Paggaha & Avikkhepa.
Sākhalya & Paṭisanthāra.
Sati & Sampajañña
Vijjā & Vimutti.
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Congratulations, Cittasanto!! :smile:

And congratulations, Retro!! :smile:
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