What is the meaning of MANI ?

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What is the meaning of MANI ?

Post by wtSky » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:33 pm

In the book of "What the Buddha taught" wriiten by Walpola Rahula,
there is a verse beginning with
"To MANI" followed by..."The gift of Truth excels all other gifts".

Pali dictioanry says 'mani' is a kind of jewel, but it seems like a name!
Please let me know what' it is. :coffee: :?:

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Re: What is the meaning of MANI ?

Post by David2 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:36 pm

Without being 100% sure as I don't know the context, I would guess that this is a stilistic form of expressing that this verse is dedicated to the triple gem - i.e. the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha.
Others may correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: What is the meaning of MANI ?

Post by Dmytro » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:05 am

I guess this is a personal nickname.

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