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  • chicanobudista
    Member
    • Mar 2008
    • 864

    Four Noble Truths - Kanji

    I am thinking of marking my 40th B'day with a tattoo.
    I thought of getting the following kanji:

    ?

    ?

    ?

    ?

    They are supposed to be the 4 Noble Truths and has been confirmed by a Buddhist priest in another forum. :P

    Just double checking. Are these the kanji text for the 4 Noble Truths?
    paz,
    Erik


    Flor de Nopal Sangha
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39454

    #2
    Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

    Originally posted by chicanobudista
    I am thinking of marking my 40th B'day with a tattoo.
    I thought of getting the following kanji:

    ?

    ?

    ?

    ?

    They are supposed to be the 4 Noble Truths and has been confirmed by a Buddhist priest in another forum. :P

    Just double checking. Are these the kanji text for the 4 Noble Truths?
    Hi,

    Why not just get a tattoo on your head that says "THIS SIDE UP"?

    Okay, they are not the 4 Noble Truths in full, but rather, an acronym that stands for each one. In japanese "ku shuu metsu dou" Literally,

    Suffering,

    Desire-Attachment

    Elimination

    Way

    Here is a simple explanation by a Chinese calligrapher.

    http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.ph ... e%20truths

    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • chicanobudista
      Member
      • Mar 2008
      • 864

      #3
      Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

      Originally posted by Jundo
      Why not just get a tattoo on your head that says "THIS SIDE UP"?
      Bada-bada-ding!

      :mrgreen:

      Thanks!
      paz,
      Erik


      Flor de Nopal Sangha

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      • chicanobudista
        Member
        • Mar 2008
        • 864

        #4
        Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

        Just as a way of update...if you were holding your breath up to now. .. :twisted: .....yes...I got me lil' wrinkly skin tattooed this past August for my b'day. :mrgreen:
        paz,
        Erik


        Flor de Nopal Sangha

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        • Shonin
          Member
          • Apr 2009
          • 885

          #5
          Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

          Any pics of the new ink ?

          Dave _/_

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          • chicanobudista
            Member
            • Mar 2008
            • 864

            #6
            Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

            Originally posted by ZenDave
            Any pics of the new ink ?

            Dave _/_
            Let me firm up of those pecs first :P ....before showing my man breasts. :mrgreen:
            paz,
            Erik


            Flor de Nopal Sangha

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            • disastermouse

              #7
              Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

              Originally posted by chicanobudista
              Originally posted by Jundo
              Why not just get a tattoo on your head that says "THIS SIDE UP"?
              Bada-bada-ding!

              :mrgreen:

              Thanks!
              Interesting idea. I have a 'Wheel of the Dharma' on my upper back and an Enso on my right arm. It can't be any sillier than a so-called 'Dharma name', oh yee who live in glass houses..

              Chet

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              • Shonin
                Member
                • Apr 2009
                • 885

                #8
                Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

                you mean out of shape guys can get tattoos? Like old bikers and such?

                j/k

                I was curious about the ink not your physical shape. :P

                Sup to you tho.

                Dave _/_

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                • Jundo
                  Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                  • Apr 2006
                  • 39454

                  #9
                  Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

                  Originally posted by disastermouse
                  Interesting idea. I have a 'Wheel of the Dharma' on my upper back ....
                  ... which may, with age, become the Sagging Oval of the Dharma ... 8)

                  The Buddha said something about gettin' old.

                  ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                  • Shonin
                    Member
                    • Apr 2009
                    • 885

                    #10
                    Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

                    sweeeet! nice work too. Yeah that's the thing with tats, they get old like anything else. Ahhh, I remember when i could spend cash on those. I have had one unfinished for years on my right calf. am up to 7 now, but haven't gotten any work done in over 6 years.

                    Did come very close to getting a bone through my nose, which would have required a dermal punch ( evil device that is essentially a hole punch for skin). All that no facial piercing stuff at work though. Good thing I didn't, am past that stage...so back to tats when i have cash. Next stop Xiaolin Dragon and Tiger for the forearms.
                    After that I'm done. Well done minus getting my raccoon finished. And maybe a Raven on my back...thought about some tribal shoulderpads too. LOL

                    Dave _/_

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                    • chicanobudista
                      Member
                      • Mar 2008
                      • 864

                      #11
                      Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

                      Originally posted by ZenDave
                      you mean out of shape guys can get tattoos? Like old bikers and such?

                      j/k

                      I was curious about the ink not your physical shape. :P
                      :P

                      It's a small tat:



                      I got a couple of tats to add, but I'll add 'em as the mood calls. :mrgreen:
                      paz,
                      Erik


                      Flor de Nopal Sangha

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                      • disastermouse

                        #12
                        Re: Four Noble Truths - Kanji

                        This is it here:


                        I think it's small enough and high enough that it won't be a problem - but hey - what a symbol of impermanence if it DOES sag!

                        Chet

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