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Offline Sheila

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Unusual mantra?
« on: July 10, 2017, 03:15:25 pm »
Hello folks,

Someone found this mantra (?) inside a pendant (sadly, I don't have a photo of the pendant or access to it):



It seems to be sort-of Sanskrit (possibly another Indian language altogether?), but I found myself wondering whether it was actually code; maybe to get a message past Chinese censors, disguised as a mantra?

The less exciting alternative is that the non-Tibetan pendant seller simply wanted to sell the pendant and scribbled this out, lol, but it looks a little too competent in some ways for that.

Very curious - would love to hear what you think, and thank you!

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Re: Unusual mantra?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 03:53:51 pm »
Its written in Tibetan.

I did study some classical Tibetan years ago, but I've forgotten it now, sorry.


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May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be deprived of true happiness devoid of any suffering.
May they abide in great impartiality, free from attachment to loved ones and aversion to others.

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Re: Unusual mantra?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 05:42:52 pm »
Hello folks,

Someone found this mantra (?) inside a pendant (sadly, I don't have a photo of the pendant or access to it):



It seems to be sort-of Sanskrit (possibly another Indian language altogether?), but I found myself wondering whether it was actually code; maybe to get a message past Chinese censors, disguised as a mantra?

The less exciting alternative is that the non-Tibetan pendant seller simply wanted to sell the pendant and scribbled this out, lol, but it looks a little too competent in some ways for that.

Very curious - would love to hear what you think, and thank you!


It's definitely Tibetan.

Contact Naropa Unioversity in Boulder, CO.  They have a Tibetan translation program and someobody there would be able to translate that for you.  They may take on the project and give to a student, or something.  I'm reluctant to drop names but I know two translators there.  They're good.  One has translated several Tibetan texts and translated in real time for notable teachers.  The other actively trains translators.  Give them a call.

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Re: Unusual mantra?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 11:39:22 am »
Thank you folks, appreciate the suggestions :)

 


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