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Word meaning

Post by pack82 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:37 pm

Hello,
Ive been studying Buddhism for a while now and really enjoying it.
the reason for the note is that i want to get a tattoo in Buddhism and in Pali or Sanskrit?
I really want to get something along the lines of 'live life' 'live for the now' - just some examples

Does anyone have any script that comes to mind? any help would be very much appreciated.

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David.

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Re: Word meaning

Post by retrofuturist » Thu May 14, 2009 12:11 am

Greetings Pack,

Whilst not exactly what you're talking about, the word 'sati' means mindfulness, and implies a pre-conceptual mindful awareness of the current moment.

It is also devoid of the "live for the moment and damn the consequences" type of thinking that your other draft quotation might infer, which is most certainly not Buddhist in its meaning.

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Re: Word meaning

Post by DNS » Thu May 14, 2009 4:03 am

There is no "official" Pali script as it is written in several different language scripts, including Roman letters in modern times.

Some of the first writings in Pali were in the Brahmi script, such as those from Ashoka's edicts / pillars.

Instead of a Pali term, you might consider a Dhamma Wheel. :tongue:

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Re: Word meaning

Post by genkaku » Thu May 14, 2009 1:53 pm

How about "tattoo?" :tongue:

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Re: Word meaning

Post by cooran » Thu May 14, 2009 8:29 pm

Hello genkaku,

As this is the Pali forum, I think you meant to write:

"How about yāmabherināda or yāmakāhala."

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