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Añjali icon

Postby 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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Re: Añjali icon

Postby 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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Re: Añjali icon

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Re: Añjali icon

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:16 pm

:anjali:

I added it.

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Re: Añjali icon

Postby piotr » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:38 pm

Hi,

Great! I'm glad you like it. :smile:
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Re: Añjali icon

Postby Jechbi » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:15 pm

Thanks you!
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Re: Añjali icon

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:06 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Añjali icon

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:56 pm

Can we pass it around? Share it with Zen Forum International folks?

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Re: Añjali icon

Postby piotr » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:29 pm

Sure, why not? :smile:
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Re: Añjali icon

Postby 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

Postby piotr » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:54 pm

Hi Mawkish,

Take a look here: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philol ... 1:293.pali

Namaste has just different spiritual background.
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Re: Añjali icon

Postby 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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Re: Añjali icon

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:59 pm

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

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Re: Añjali icon

Postby 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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Re: Añjali icon

Postby 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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Re: Añjali icon

Postby kc2dpt » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:21 pm

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Re: Añjali icon

Postby 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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Re: Añjali icon

Postby AdvaitaJ » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:07 am

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