Reply To: Buddha = Dhamma

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I had not thought of the “to bear” meaning.

So we have:
– Dhamma in the sense of the Teaching.
– Dham-ma as ‘transcending the world’
– Dhamma as the things to be borne.
– Dhammā (created by the mind.)

I made reference to a Vedic term (Rta, not Dhamma) only so that those who are familiar with that may get the idea at once. That it all dates back to previous Buddhas is one thing I am so grateful that I have learnt.

It is wonderful how much a word may reveal. These are terms used by a Buddha. Alas, my knowledge(?)of Pali is only as much as I have been able to grasp thanks to you.