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Bahala Na

Bahala Na


Posted on Aug 30, 2009 in BA, HA, LA, NA

I find it interesting that in ilonggo, people say things like: hindi, bala?, gaano ka da, bala? We also like to say things like hala, mo! or hala, lagot ka gid d’a karon! Are bala and hala derivatives of bahala na and used as words to emphasize the meaning of a sentence? We do know that Bahala Na is a Filipino attitude. It is also a saying that indicates, to our westernized minds, a fatalistic tendency. Others, of a more...

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It is ironic that some scientific symbols today have their origins in the mystical profession of alchemy or in ancient sacred beliefs in sexuality. According to Nolan D. C. Lewis the modern day symbols that are used to indicate the chemical elements and compounds were once symbols used in the ancient mysteries of alchemy and chemistry and was closely related to what many scientists today would deign superstitious: In modern times the...

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Bala


Posted on Aug 2, 2009 in BA, LA

Interestingly enough, the hindu mythological name of “Bala” : Means “young” in Sanskrit. It is a transcription of both the masculine form बाल and the feminine form बाला (a minor Hindu goddess).  See Behind the Name: Etymology and History of First Names) Among Filipino baybayin enthusiasts who see deeper meaning in them, the LA baybayin symbol is said to be...

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To come to know the baybayin symbols’ deeper meanings, we will need to be aware of our tacit knowing. …a corporeal or postural schema gives us a practical and implicit notion of the relation between our body and things. In this way we experience presence which, in the pre-verbal period of early childhood is a situation seemingly without distance, one of immediacy. It is this aspect of perception, of presence in a world...

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(This is the section on Reflection on the Baybayin Symbols of Bahala taken from the Bahala Meditations. The other sections are on contemplation and the sounds) In my inquiries into other great religions of the world, indigenous spirituality of American Natives, and ancient ones of Europe and the Middle East, I have encountered Universal wisdom and truths and many names for the nameless, yet many-named Divine. One of the most resonant...

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