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Añjali icon

Post by piotr » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi,

Someone on this board suggested that it would be useful to have an "añjali icon". Here is one:
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Post by tiltbillings » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:06 pm

Not that I use them, but it is nice to have an actual Buddhist icon rather than using a Hindu one.
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Post by green » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:43 pm

piotr wrote:Hi,

Someone on this board suggested that it would be useful to have an "añjali icon". Here is one:
Great! I agree, it's great to have a Buddhist one.

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Post by DNS » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:16 pm

:anjali:

I added it.

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Post by piotr » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:38 pm

Hi,

Great! I'm glad you like it. :smile:
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Post by Jechbi » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:15 pm

Thanks you!
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Post by Prasadachitta » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:06 pm

piotr wrote:Hi,

Great! I'm glad you like it. :smile:
I have refrained from using the other one so thanks.

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Post by tiltbillings » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:56 pm

Can we pass it around? Share it with Zen Forum International folks?
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Añjali icon

Post by piotr » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:29 pm

Sure, why not? :smile:
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Post by Mawkish1983 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:40 pm

Call me stupid (I'm sorry for my ignorance) but what does Anjali mean? Is it an exclusively Buddhist term? How is it different from Namaste?

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Re: Añjali icon

Post by piotr » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:54 pm

Hi Mawkish,

Take a look here: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philol ... 1:293.pali" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Namaste has just different spiritual background.
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Post by Prasadachitta » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:52 pm

Namaste = I bow to that (divinity) inherent in you.

That is why it is not Buddhist.


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Post by Cittasanto » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:59 pm

Love it! :anjali:
but is their a Buddhist equivalent to Namaste?

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Post by Jechbi » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:21 pm

I haven't minded using the "namaste" one too much, because I figure it's a nice sentiment even if it might be flavored with mundane wrong view. I've also heard it translated as "I recognize the Buddha in you," and loosely that could mean, I recognize our potential to be enlightened. If we drop the whole me/you duality, then "namaste" becomes a little more "Buddhist." And if we also drop the whole divine/ordinary duality, it becomes even a little more "Buddhist." But the most important part of the emoticon in my mind was the hand-to-hand bow.

Regardless, this new icon is better.
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Post by Prasadachitta » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:15 pm

On second thought the Buddha did not deny divinity and he also recognized the value to be found in acting out of divine intention.

So there is no reason to say that using "namaste" somehow contradicts Buddhist principles except the part about the divinity being "inherent" which Im not sure it means. I got that from wicki.

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Post by kc2dpt » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:21 pm

gabrielbranbury wrote:On second thought the Buddha did not deny divinity and he also recognized the value to be found in acting out of divine intention.
He did not deny devas, powerful beings born in heavenly realms due to past meritorious acts.

But he did deny the Hindu (Brahman) notion of everyone being part of the same ultimate divine source, which is what "namaste" generally refers to.

If one wants to redefine words to make them fit Buddhist principles... well the Buddha did that all the time but he was clear about doing it. Are you going to explain your redefinitions every time you say "namaste" to someone? Or are you going to reinforce popular misconceptions about what Buddhists believe?
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Post by Prasadachitta » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:35 pm

I Dont use the term "namaste". I was just ruminating. What your saying is that "inherent divinity" or "produced by divinity" is an important part of what "namaste" means. This is what I thought and that is why I dont use it.

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Post by AdvaitaJ » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:07 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Call me stupid (I'm sorry for my ignorance) but what does Anjali mean? Is it an exclusively Buddhist term? How is it different from Namaste?
Mawkish,

You beat me to it. I checked it on Wikipedia and the description there was not helpful in a Buddhist context. Thanks for asking! :thumbsup:

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