Motto of Myanmar

Myanmar's motto

The site lists state and national mottos for the nations of the world. Our Holy Father's visit is intended to promote love and peace in Myanmar. That motto is completely backward. Find out how to say motto in Myanmar (Burma) and many other related words. Please visit our website and Master Myanmar (Burmese)!

Myanmar Logo and Motto

Formal descriptions and meanings of the logo: It is a form of a cardio. One is Vatican (yellow and white) and the other (yellow, as well as blue, black and red) is of Myanmar. Myanmar's maps are colorfully drawn like a colorful bow.

Myanmar's diversity is reflected in its eight large tribal groups and another 135 ethnical groups with different tongues, cultures and nationalities.

Rediscovery of the old Burmese motto - Fifty Viss

It may have now been overlooked by the great majority, but Burma, like its South East Asia neighbours, once had an Indian motto, during its short-lived post-1948-62 Parliament. Indeed, Burma's motto, a Pali vers, adorned the state-sign. In Burma/Pali it is as follows:

This motto was traditionally translated into English as: This motto is part of a poem from the Dhammapada (??????), a compilation of verses ascribed to the Buddha, and perhaps the most famous of the Buddhist Theravada writings. Its motto is the last line of vs. 194 of section 14: Buddhavagga (?????????), the Dhammapada.

And in Pali, the whole line is this: It then recites the above line, which has been interpreted into several ways into English. This is my copy of the Dhammapada (Fronsdal, 2008): Lucky is the emergence of Buddha; Lucky is the doctrine of the real Dharma; Lucky is the Sangha' s bliss; Lucky is the glowing practise of those in barmas.

Traditional Myanmar interpretation of the Pali verses is below: A young Burma's new self-sufficient and precarious democratic development was then an incomplete unification of many different ethnic groups, a community of individuals who all share the weight of building a post-colonial nationhood, but are all affected by the effects of Britain's politics of division and domination.

To a certain extent it recalls Indonesia's Indonesian motto, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" or "unity in diversity", which comes from an old Java poetry, although the people of Javan make up only 40% of the Indonesian people. But in Burma's case, the nation's creators may have seriously sought to contain Burma's quest for fortune, not through norms of ethnical awareness and identitarianism, but through a common way of thinking, a common view of the present, a feeling of solidaritys.

Unfortunately, more than five years later, the real "harmony", in the simplest meaning of the term, still is difficult to grasp.

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