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What's the story behind your user name?

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Annapurna » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:57 pm

Your thinking or intuition was quite right, wind. My real name begins with Anna. ;)

That's why I chose it.

Nanga Parbat and Annapurna are the deadliest mountains of the world, btw.

I used to watch 's TV documentaries about his expeditions and was fascinated.

Mountains are very inspirational for me, topped only by the universe, of the worldly things. I used to sit in my window in summer nights, and stare into the starry sky when I was a girl.

I wondered where all this came from....how deep space is, when everything began...

Mountains give me a similar feeling, if they have eternal ice and rough weather, sometimes in storm clouds, sometimes breathtakingly beautiful in a sunrise. If they are hard to access.

Just magic.

They help me to transcend things if I am caught in a limited perception, somehow.

I'm sure someone here feels similarly...

:smile:

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby acinteyyo » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:02 pm


I thought a lot about that which cannot or should not be thought in the past. Often I thought about what I am supposed to be when I'm not what I think I am. It nearly made me mad. Some day I stopped all of a sudden.

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Sanjog » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:46 am

It's my given name :sage:

Nice choice Annapurna, have you been to the mountain by the way?

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:05 am

I used my real name on some other forums, and that ended up causing me a lot of difficulties.

I am living with ADHD; redefining this as a a normal phenomenon rather than a disorder has been immensely helpful. So "Monkey Mind". I also thought about Jack Kornfield's analogy, "training the puppy", but that was just too clunky. At DharmaWheel I chose "ball-of-string" as my name, it is a reference to a sutta.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:10 am

Ben is short for Benedict, which is what my parents named me at birth.
All my friends and family know me as Ben - and you may as well too.
Benedict is latin for "blessed". I don;t consider myself as blessed, but I do this opportunity to practice and share the Dhamma.
Metta

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby zavk » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:24 am

With metta,
zavk

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:16 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Annapurna » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:39 am

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Annapurna » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:31 pm

Cooool! :twothumbsup:
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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Guy » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:51 am

My parents named me Guy when I was born.
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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:24 am

the name I use online is the meaning of my name in pali!
using my actual name (David) can have its downside as it can be tricky to know who is being talked to when there is more than one david in the conversation, but how many manapas are there :)


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
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 …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Euclid » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:36 am

I chose to name myself after Euclid, a Greek mathematician who published a textbook on Geometry called '' roughly 2300 years ago, amongst other things. Elements was considered the go-to textbook until only a few hundred years ago (meaning it was used for 2000 years) and Euclid is considered to be the father of geometry. His influence on human society as a whole was incredible, and it is very safe to say that if it were not for him, the society we live in today would be a very different one. While his legacy is truly epic, little to nothing is known about the man himself. I find this tragically sad, in a way. All I can do to show my appreciation for the man is to appreciate his works, and appreciate them I do.

While I will never possess the genius of Euclid, and will never be a comparable student of mathematics, I decided that I would adopt his name as my own on these forums to show my respect for him.

Hope you enjoyed this brief history lesson on mathematics, and I apologise for this post being somewhat longer than it probably needs to be! Hehehe.

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby chownah » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:13 pm

I live in Thailand and in Thai "chownah" means a man who is so ruggedly handsome and has such a sparkling personality that the women have a hard time leaving him alone........it is such a perfect fit for me that it was a natural choice for my user name.

chownahhahhahahhaahhaha

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Stiphan » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:31 pm

Stefan is my given name. It has Greek origins and means "wreath" or "crown".

In Bulgaria many people call me differently, for example: Stefan, Stefcho, Stefanako, Stefko, Stefancho, Stef, Stefi, Stefane, etc.. In Greek it is Stefanos, Stefano or Stefan. Generally I prefer to be called Stephen, Steve or Stevie by English speakers.

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby convivium » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:41 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby convivium » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:41 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby Northernbuck » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:52 pm

Well, I live in the north and buck is part of my last name. No great meaning.
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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby adosa » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:30 am

"adosa" as in an absence of ill-will or aversion............I wish!

But it's something I aspire to and lately that goal seems to be a long, long way off.


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Re: What's the story behind your user name?

Postby adeh » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:41 am

Adeh was the name that Osho gave me way back in my sanyassin days, apparently it "means beyond the body" but I've never been able to verify it.......I've used it for so long that it stuck...I'm no longer orange by the way, I haven't been so for a long time.....


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