On gomayaṃ

Heard this word “gomayang” mentioned on Ajahn Brahm’s talk ‘Word of the Buddha - Part 3’. The context is how “Arahant” was morphed into “Bodhisattva” in the history of Indian Buddhism.

He offered no explanation other than it had been discussed in some previous talks. Anyone know what it is? Is it a Filipino word?

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It’s Pali: https://suttacentral.net/search?query=gomayaṃ

It means “a bull” plus “what comes from the back side of a bull”, at least that is how Ajahn Brahm explains it :smile:

So it is actually Pali “gomayaṃ” … :face_with_hand_over_mouth: