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Originally posted by gottago
Something interesting too in the name Mohamed Atta.
Mohamed is of course the Muslim prophet, born on Sept. 11.
But "Atta" is Buddhist enlightenment, and the Atta are the enlightened ones.
Buddha often taught by inversion, and said, "You teach the atta, but I teach what the atta is not."
1 aTTa ind. high , lofty L. ; loud L. ; m. a watch-tower ; a market , a market-place (corruption of %[haTTa]) ; N. of a Yaksha Ra1jat. ; over-measure L. ; (%[a]). f. overbearing conduct(?) Pa1n2. 3-1 , 17 Comm. ; (%[am]) n. boiled rice , food L. ; (mfn.) , dried , dry L.
2 attA f. (probably a colloquialism borrowed from the Deccan , said to occur chiefly in dramas) , a mother L. ; mother's sister L. ; elder L. ; (in Pra1kr2it) a mother-in-law L. see %[akkA].
3 Atta see %[A-] 1. %[dA].
4 Atta mfn. (Pa1n2. 7-4 , 47) taken , obtained ChUp. Katha1s. ; taken away or off , withdrawn from S3Br. AitBr. &c. ; seized , grasped ChUp. La1t2y. &c. ; perceived , felt Ma1lav. ; undertaken , begun MBh. xiii , 3567.
1 bodhi f. (with Buddhists) perfect knowledge or enlightenment MWB. 43 (%[-dhy-aGga] n. an `" integral part of perfect knowledge or enlightenment "' Lalit.)
2 kratu m. (1. %[kR] , or 2. %[kR]) , plan , design , intention , resolution , determination , purpose RV. VS. S3Br. Br2A1rUp. ; desire , will (instr. %[kra4tvA] , willingly , readily RV. ; %[e4kena@kra4tunA] , through the mere will RV. ii , 13 , 11) ; power , ability RV. ; deliberation , consultation RV. VS. ; intelligence , understanding (e.g. %[bhadra4@kra4tu] , right judgment , good understanding ; also in conjunction or in comp. or ifc. with %[da4kSa] see %[kra4tu-da4kSau] and %[dakSakratU4]) RV. VS. TS. S3Br. ; inspiration , enlightenment RV. ; a sacrificial rite or ceremony , sacrifice (as the As3va-medha sacrifice) , offering , worship (also personified R. vii , 90 , 9) AitBr. S3Br. xi A1s3vS3r. &c. ; Kratu as intelligence personified (as a son of Brahma1 and one of the Praja1-patis or the seven or ten principal R2ishis Mn. i , 35 MBh. i , 2518 & 2568 Hariv. &c. ; [N. of a star] VarBr2S. ; married to Kriya1 and father of 60 ,000 Va1likhilyas BhP. iv , 1 , 39 ; husband of Haya-s3ira1 , vi , 6 , 33) ; N. of one of the Vis3ve-deva1s VP. ; of a son of Kr2ishn2a BhP. x , 61 , 12 ; of a son of U1ru and A1gneyi1 Hariv. 73 ; of the author of a Dharma-s3a1stra Para1s3. S3u1dradh. ; (%[us]) m. or f. (?)N. of a river in Plaksha-dvi1pa (v.l. %[kramu]) VP. ; [cf. %[a-] , %[a4dbhuta-] , %[abhi4-] , &c. ; cf. also $.]
3 samyaksambodha m. and complete enlightenment ib.
4 samyaksambodhi f. complete enlightenment ib.
5 samyaksambuddha mfn. one who has attained to complete enlightenment (said of the Buddha) Ka1ran2d2.
6 vAgjyotis (%[vA4g-]) mfn. receiving light or enlightenment by spñspeech S3Br.