Buddhism is a religion that captures me. The essential key of Buddhism is to attain enlightment and nirvana. I do not actively practice buddhism, nor do I fully understand the religion. But, I am constantly returning to it, and finding myself reading about it. The Buddha is probably the closest thing to what the Christians see as God. I was raised Christian, so I unconsciously make comparisons. However, I have never related with Christianity and would declare myself an Atheist before a Christian. I do, admire Christians and any other person truely devoted to their religion. Nonetheless, a religion (such as Buddhism) that holds nirvana at the center is certainly one worth admiring. Also, I like the idea that anyone can become a Buddha (not just the original Buddha himself). In fact, the Buddha’s teachings instill the idea that every living being can become a Buddha and can purify their mind of all limitations. I like being on an even playing field with whomever I worship or admire…or atleast being given the opportunity to be. A God (fof me) is too….well, Godly. Instead, a Buddha, a monk, or a guru…now, that’s someone I would like to really sit down and talk to… or meditate with, or just share a cup of tea with sharing a discussion of how to reach nirvana. Ohhh, Buddhism, how you woe me so.
Before I begin a fully embellished Ode to Buddhism, the purpose of this article was to share some wonderful Buddhist baby names. Some which are part of the religion itself and sound wonderfully blissful and others that are commonly used among practicing Buddhists.
The bolded names can be used for females or males and are Sankirt words, or gender neautral. The italicized names are more often used as female names, and the regular font names are more often used as male names. I have provided some with meanings.
Siddharta: Name of the Buddha
HemaA principle disciple of the Buddha
Anzan: Quiet Mountain
Baika: Plum Blossom
Banzan: Indestrcutible Mountain
Bodhi: A Sanskirt term used for enlightenment
Chimon: Wisdom Gate
Hiten: Buddhist Angel
Eshin: Understanding mind
Eido: Illuminating way
Daikan: Great contemplation
Dainon: Great Patience
Dawa: Born on a Monday
Kanshin: Open Heart
Kokan: Ancient reflection
Bensen: Be Diligent
Whether you practice Buddhism or are just inspired by it, or perhaps you are just looking for a unique and beautiful name…these names are a perfect choice. Afterall, who wouldn’t want a name that sounded as lovely as Tylanni, or as meaningful as Kanshin.
www.buddhist-tourism.comHealthy and wealthy A Female deity Savioress A term meaning “destiny.”Health and Happiness Giving, providing good services Sanskirt word meaning “mind” or “thought” Sun A Goddess A starProsperityThe fortunate one A kind-hearted one A lotus