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Offline Imagine_11

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Brainstorming for name change
« on: June 23, 2016, 05:31:54 pm »
I have been researching for some months now in the hopes to legally change my name to something meaningful to me and to shatter my old sense of self.
I am drawn to the letter M and am searching for a name with meaning toward love and/or grounding. I identify heavily with Akshobhya and the concept of Metta.

Any ideas would be appreciated.


Offline Ron-the-Elder

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Re: Brainstorming for name change
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 02:10:25 am »
I suggest you begin with a copy of the dictionary, looking under "M". 

Here is a link to The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary:
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Brainstorming for name change
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 03:01:45 am »
Some people I know keep both names. Their own for family, friends and work, and their Buddhist name for anything else.
“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” Franz Kafka


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