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chimera
20 March 2012, 07:06 AM
History from about 2300 years ago records how Indian ships carried Sanskrit and Hindu influence to the east. Today the University at Lismore in east Australia has a college for Aboriginal students, the Indigenous People. The ideals of the college are "ganna. punyu" with the same meanings as Skt. gana punya. The words are from Bundjalung language with many similarities to Skt. vocabulary. The reason may be in a major historical tradition about 3 men who arrived by "canoe", named Ya Birrein, Birrung and Mamoon. The woman with them was Gaminyah, and they came from Ngareenbeil. In Old Balinese language, "negarin beli" means "your beloved countrymen", as in Persian "negarin".
Maybe the college has some aspects which make it a Hindu college.
Does this interest you?

devotee
20 March 2012, 10:37 PM
Namaste Chimera,

Your observation is interesting. Welcome to the forums ! :)

OM

Ramakrishna
21 March 2012, 12:35 AM
Namaste Chimera,

Thank you for sharing this, I do find it interesting. Do you have any reference sources or anything that can provide further information? I can't seem to find much.

Jai Sri Ram

chimera
21 March 2012, 05:29 AM
Here is some information about Bundjalung.


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http://bushfoodsensations.com/gunnawannabe-cafe/shop.../oral-laurie/ (http://bushfoodsensations.com/gunnawannabe-cafe/shop.../oral-laurie/)


... Long ago Birrung, along with two brothers, Mamoon and Yarbirri, came to this land with their ...
Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples - What does Gnibi ... (http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gnibi/index.php/23)




http://www.scu.edu.au (http://www.scu.edu.au/) ... About Gnibi (http://www.google.com.au/url?url=http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gnibi/index.php/21&rct=j&sa=X&ei=tKVpT7PGC6qtiAf51vHDCg&ved=0CCUQ6QUoADAA&q=gnibi+college+glossary&usg=AFQjCNEa-_279vjV_1TAYDZnQ-BmmnG0mg)
College of Indigenous Australian Peoples Glossary. "Ganna": Bundjalung - to hear, to think, to know, ...
"Punyu".
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Shiva shrines in Bali are like "bangla" shrines with palm thatch roof.
"Bangalow" in Aboriginal Bundjalung language is a palm tree.

Bali travel guide - Wikitravel (http://wikitravel.org/en/Bali)




http://wikitravel.org/en/Bali (http://wikitravel.org/en/Bali)
for which other gods like Vishnu (Wisnu) and Shiva (Civa) are merely manifestations, ..... The tiered, black-thatched roofs that you see on temples are made from a palm fibre, ...


Indigenous Weaving Revived (http://www.byroncollege.org.au/archives/1167)




http://www.byroncollege.org.au/archives/1167 (http://www.byroncollege.org.au/archives/1167)
... ; another was made from Bangalow palm threaded with beads and gum nuts.(in paragraph 5).

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana II - Palm and Cycad Societies of ... (http://www.pacsoa.org.au/palms/Archontophoenix/cunninghamianaT.html)




http://www.pacsoa.org.au/palms/Archontophoenix/cunninghamianaT.htmlCached (http://www.pacsoa.org.au/palms/Archontophoenix/cunninghamianaT.htmlCached)
New leaves of the bangalow palm are often in pink/red tones. The name bangalow is aboriginal for 'water carrying basket'; the crownshaft can be fashioned, with ...

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We can discuss these points then I will send more.

chimera
21 March 2012, 06:00 AM
This is the Indigenous College page that is connected to the webpage for the words "ganna. punyu". This may connect with the ideas of "Jana Gana Mana".
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Ganna: Bundjalung - to hear, to think, to know, to understand.


Punyu: means wellbeing or being well, and is associated with being strong: strong, happy, knowledgeable, socially responsible (to 'take care of'), beautiful, clean, safe - both in the sense of being within the law/lore and in the sense of being cared for (Rose 2000: 65).
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To compare:

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Punya and Papa

http://www.sanskrit.org/www/Hindu%20Primer/Images/karma1.jpg
The Ledger of Life


Actions that bear positive results and elevate a person are called punya. Actions that lead to a negative fruit and degrade a person are called papa. Imagine that every person has a spiritual "ledger" showing accrued punya credits and papa liabilities. A person who wins a lottery must have had a lot of punya accumulated due to many past positive actions. A person murdered must be experiencing the accumulated effects of past papa. In Hinduism people will often consciously attempt to buildup their punya assets and decrease their papa load by performing good actions, avoiding negative actions and even by performing atoning actions to wipe out negative papas. Scripture tells how fasting or giving charity on special days are particularly good for raising punya levels. Attending temple and receiving prasada (http://www.sanskrit.org/www/Hindu%20Primer/prasada.html) or performing certain yagnas (http://www.sanskrit.org/www/Hindu%20Primer/havan.html) and other rituals are said to even erase the effects of negative actions, papas.

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