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Boat name suggestions please

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Boat name suggestions please

Postby GrahamR » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:47 am

Hi Folks
I'm building a 5m motor/sailing/rowing canoe to use around Thailand.
Could anyone suggest a name from Buddhist tales or failing that Hindu or Chinese mythology please?
Many thanks,
Graham in Surat
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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby cooran » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:24 am

Hello GrahamR,

Can't think of any boats in the Suttas or Jatakas with names.

But here are some Pali words for ‘boat’:
boat : (f.) (large) nāvā; taraṇī; tarī; (small) doṇi. (m.) pota. (nt.) upavahana. (v.i.t.) potena tarati; pote ṭhapeti.
http://www.viet.net/anson/ebud/dict-ep/index.htm

There is also a Nāvā Sutta:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .irel.html

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Postby appicchato » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:39 am

I named one of my boats (in Thailand) 'Chiwit' (Life), but my personal favorite is 'JitJai' (Mind/Heart)...both are Thai... :popcorn:

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Postby chownah » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:02 pm

Raft.
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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby lojong1 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:03 pm

The Cross, the Irie (eye-ree), or the Premature.
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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby Kare » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:46 pm

You could give it a Viking name. A famous Viking ship in the Sagas (it belonged to King Olav Trygvasson of Norway) was "Orminn langa", which means "The Long Snake (Dragon)". Translated into Pali that would be Dighanaga, or Mahanaga.
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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby bodom » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:13 am

How bout Ship Happens? Aquaholic? The Love Burt? Yeah Buoyyyyyi!? Or my favorite Cirrhosis of the River?

:rofl:

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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby cooran » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:37 am

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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby bodom » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:54 am

Sorry Chris. My apologies to the OP.

A recent episode of one of my favorite television shows, Raising Hope, had one of the characters, Burt, trying to come up with a name for his boat. Those were the ones he came up with. I thought the names were pretty darn funny and this topic reminded me of the episode.

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always centered, the monk
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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby Individual » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:37 pm

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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:34 am

I made a name on the spot to make a parallel to the Ship of Theseus Paradox and I called it the Marie Claire. The parallel was this,

"I have a boat called the Marie Claire, and I'm doing repairs. I take all the boards of wood out and replace them. There is no original boards from the first Marie Claire. Is the Marie Claire the new boat or the old one? Is the boat the sum of its parts or the parts themselves? If I were to take a hatchet to the Marie Claire, and chop it to pieces, and all the parts are still there, is it still the Marie Claire? If not, then what is the Marie Claire?" It was a name I came up with and a rather fun thought experiment.
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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby James the Giant » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:01 pm

Boat names... hmmm... is it a Greater Vehicle or a Lesser Vehicle? :tongue:
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Boat name suggestions please

Postby GrahamR » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:49 pm

With metta :bow:
Graham

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Boat name suggestions please

Postby GrahamR » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:01 am

With metta :bow:
Graham

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Postby Hanzze » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:37 am

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Just that! *smile*


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Re: Boat name suggestions please

Postby Virgo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:13 am

How about The Patthana?

From the Atthasalini (Translated as the Expositor):

"...The Elder Mahagatigamiyatissa crossed over to the opposite shore of India with the intention of paying homage to the Wisdom Tree. Seated on the upper deck of the boat he looked at the great ocean; but neither the thither nor the hither shore appeared to his vision. There appeared only the great ocean, strewn with foam thrown off by the breaking of the billows, and looking like a sheet of silver spread out on a bed of jasmine flowers. He thought to himself: Which is more extraordinary - the heaving of the ocean waves, or the basis of the method of the twenty-four divisions in the Great Book? Then the limits of the great ocean became apparent to him. Indeed, he thought to himself: This ocean is limited, below by the earth, above by the sky, on one side by the mountain encircling the world system, and on the other by the seashore. But the limits of the universal Pa.t.thaana are not apparent. And abundant rapture arose in him, as he reflected on the subtle and abstruse Law. Arresting his rapture and increasing his insight even while he was seated, he threw off all the corruptions, and being established in the topmost Fruition which is Arahantship, he exulted in this song of ecstasy:

He is the true disciple of the Sage
Who sees, like a bright jewel in his hand,
Root-causes, from which all becoming is -
Lore deep and hard to know, which the Great Sage
Intuited, and all in order taught."



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