Kupia Kumi Laka (To Have One Heart) Peace in Miskito Language of Nicaragua from The Meaning of Peace in 8000 Languages
Miskito: Miskito (miq), Mískito, Miskitu, Mískitu (miq-000), a vulnerable Amerind, Chibchan, Misumalpan language—"Lamni Laka" (peace), "Lamni daukaya (pacify), "Lalma tani kabuka (peaceful), "Kupia Kumi Laka" (peace, to have one heart), "kupia" (heart), "kumi" (one), "lâka" or "taka" (to double)—Central America (Nicaragua (Caribbean coast to Pearl Lagoon, communities of Kakabila and Raitipura), Honduras (Western Honduras), Mexico).
One Heart Doubled By Peace
"Kupia kaia lâka"
or "kupia kumi taka" are translated peace
in Miskito or Nicaraguan Creole
One heart is doubled
"kumi" is one
"lâka" or "taka" means to double
Stay watchful of peace
and the heart
"takaskaia" means to stay
while "kaikaia" is to watch
Except from The Meaning of Peace in 8000 Languages.
We are looking for grant money to finish this Peace Project. The goal of the book is to find and understand the word for peace in 8000 languages including the languages of North American Native Americans, Caribbean populations, Central Americans, South Americans, people of the Arctic, Europeans, Central Asians, Middle Easterners, Asians, Oceanic people, Polynesians, Melanesians, Australians, New Zealanders, people of Papua New Guinea, and Africans.
Dictionary poetry is poetry create from dictionary entries, example sentences, definitions, and meanings. The dictionary can be monolingual, bilingual, or multilingual.
Resources: Stop War, Say Peace: Pace سلام שלום Hasîtî शान्ति Barış 和平 Мир http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/pace/
Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language, and the Mind (A Daily Brain Health Program) by Kimberly Burnham
and the Creating Calm Network Publishing Group B07KDZGSJM eBook $4.99 paperback $14.95 https://www.amazon.com/Awakenings-Dictionary-Language-Health-Program-ebook/dp/B07KDZGSJM/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=creatingcalmn-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=e146232c362c0fae93375501741f2bf3&creativeASIN=B07KDZGSJM
Most Popular Central American Languages
1. Spanish Throughout Central America 32 million speakers
2. Mayan languages Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador 4.5 million speakers
3. English Creoles Panama, Belize, Nicaragua 400,000 speakers
4. Miskito Nicaragua and Honduras 180,000 speakers
Jason Shulman is a wonderful spiritual teacher and prolific writer. I caught up with him just as he was releasing his most recent book, Beyond the Now; Essays On The Heart Of Enlightenment.
Kimberly Burnham: When did you start considering the concepts in Beyond the Now; Essays On The Heart Of Enlightenment? Why is this the right time to bring this material forward in a big way?
Jason Shulman: I think there was a book some years back called “All I really needed to know I learned in kindergarten.” It turns out that the goal of the spiritual path, whether it is a path of surrender to a higher power or one of nonduality, is the integration of our personal, mortal, human side with all its flaws and limitations, with the transcendent, forever-ongoing aspect that is not personal but universal.
When those two possibilities of human potential are joined in awareness—leaving neither out—the answers to life become very simple. You might even say they are the kindergarten-level “commonsensical” things we learned as we interacted with the world as a young child. We need to re-learn those simple things which have gotten lost in many of the approaches to spiritual learning which have taken on the coloration of our acquisitive approach to living, perspectives that have gotten more and more immaterial and substituted abstract concepts for the down-to-earthy thing that enlightenment and awakening actually are. It is always the time to set the record straight.
KB: Your work has been compared to other American teachers of nonduality. In what ways is that true and where do you see the biggest differences?
Jason Shulman: One of the great differences between my approach to nonduality and other teachers is that I try not to confuse an “experience” of universal consciousness (which is always nice to have) with what enlightenment or awakening actually is. Here is an example: many teachers—without making it explicit—confuse awakening with timelessness, a sense of the eternal that removes the person from the cycle of life and death, we could even say that “saves” the person from this mortal round of being.
But nonduality contains everything, including time. This means that while our brief, mortal life, is imbued with eternity, eternity is simultaneously imbued with the mortal and time-bound. This understanding of the co-arising of both of these perspectives changes everything and brings about an awakening that is not simply a self-concerned experience but a life that focuses on the small and humble as much as the large and transcendent. The idea is not to stay forever in a single experience of some concept of unity when the “world-actual” is offered to us.
KB: What are you reading these days?
Jason Shulman: Hmm. I’m re-reading Isaac Asimov’s robot books; a book on the philosophy of Phenomenology and doing a lot of composing and songwriting as well!
KB: How has the COVID pandemic changed how you think about life and living?
Jason Shulman: I’ve thought to myself “who has ever conceived that they will live a life and then, in this modern era, die of a plague, alone in a hospital room?”
This thought breaks my heart. And yet it has happened to over 300,000 human beings. So that gives me pause. It gives me pause to think about children growing up seeing everyone in masks, missing hugs and faces, missing mingling and play. I am lucky enough to live on a few acres of land and have a life partner with whom I share deep interests and love. But what about people who are alone in an apartment in a city?
I also think about some of the good things that might come from this: less travel to work; more social interaction in family units and so on. We could say that this devastating period is also so fertile and rich that it might take years to unfold and years to fully understand. It has uncovered some of the worst in us and some of the best as well. And I think it brings a calling—maybe faintly in the distance right now—to be better people, kinder people, more in touch with this tenuous mortal coil.
KB: Wonderful. Thank you Jason Shulman.
Beyond the Now; Essays On The Heart Of Enlightenment by Jason Shulman is available in bookstores now. https://amzn.to/3oEslfp
Nuwa And Ate in Naukata Island
In a Naukatan or 'Auhelawa - English dictionary
"nuwadaumwali" means peace, calm heart or peaceful
"nuwa" translates as the place where thinking-feeling arises
inside the body, want, wish and desire
"waliwali" is singing
as if there is a wish and singing that rises from
inside the body to create peace
Many feelings arise from inside
"nuwamasele" is understand, attitude, opinion, meaning
"nuwapwanopwanowei" to forget
oddly "nuwanuwa" is a gable roof
"Nuwatuwudawani" thinking-feeling hidden from elders
"nuwa‘epo" chest and "nuwamagi" kidney
"nuwavitai" heavyhearted, depressed
"nuwamomohi" means squeeze thinking-feeling, remember, memory
as if when we remember we are squeezing out the memories
"nuwanuwpuyo" virginity, chastity
and "nuwapotapota" stubborn
In this language of Papua New Guinea on Nauakata Island
atemuyamuya is translated kindness
but also liver feeling paining
or embodied feelings
as if the experience of feeling pain
can create kindness or compassion
from a place of "ate" heart, liver,
center of emotions and feelings
(c) Kimberly Burnham, 2020
Peace Dictionary, The Meaning of Peace and Calm in 4000 languages
Looking for grant money to complete my peace project
Auhelawa (kud)—Deep Inside
In ’Auhelawa an Austronesian language
found on Nuakata Island
"nuwa" is the place where thinking-feeling arises
inside the body
also meaning want, wish, desire
"Nuwavitai" means heavyhearted or depressed
while ""nuwadaumwali"" is calm heart or peaceful
makes me wonder what happens
deep inside when one is depressed
or feeling peaceful
what is the difference deep inside
(c) Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine), 2020
oroginally published in The Year of the Poet June 2020 Volume
Peace Dictionary, The Meaning of Peace and Calm in 4000 languages
Looking for grant money to complete this peace project
author of Awakenings: Peace Dictionary Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program
and the upcoming On Seeing and Being Human
"Nuwadaumwali" (peace, calm heart, peaceful) in Auhelawa
Auhelawa (kud), 'Auhelawa, Alina Nu‘ata, Nuakatan, Nuakata, Kurada, 'Urada, an Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, Suauic and Western Oceanic and Milne Bay language—"Nuwadaumwali" (peace, calm heart, peaceful), "Ebe" (peace), "Ate" (heart, liver, center of emotions and feelings), "Nuwavitai" (heavy hearted, depressed), "Neta, velau, yaliyaya, nuwadaumwali, alama'i'ita, atemuyamuya, vehaguhagu, nuwa'ehebo, nuwahegoya, yo tuluhegoya (love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control), "Ainaena yagu nuwadaumwali yamwauwi" (peace be with you), "Namwanamwa" (good)—Papua New Guinea (Nuakata Island and the southeastern tip of Normanby Island, Sehuleya District in Milne Bay Province) Spoken by about 1,200 people in 1998, 30% of whom were monolingual. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, Suauic. https://www.press.umich.edu/pdf/0472098284-glossary.pdf
Auhelawa (kud), 'Auhelawa, Alina Nu‘ata, Nuakatan, Nuakata, Kurada, 'Urada. an Austronesian, Western Oceanic and Milne Bay language—Galatians 5:22 Na Alu'aluwa Ve'ahihi ainona namwanamwana atedai hibom neta, velau (love), yaliyaya (joy), nuwadaumwali (peace, calm heart, peaceful), alama'i'ita (forbearance), atemuyamuya (kindness), vehaguhagu (goodness), nuwa'ehebo (faithfulness), 23 nuwahegoya (gentleness), yo tuluhegoya (self-control). Na nigele teya loina iyamiyamiya yo mumugaone teina ilaugagayowedi (love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control)—Papua New Guinea (Nuakata Island and the southeastern tip of Normanby Island, Sehuleya District in Milne Bay Province) Spoken by about 1,200 people in 1998, 30% of whom were monolingual. Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Oceanic, Western Oceanic, Papuan Tip, Nuclear, Suauic. https://www.bible.com/bible/1069/GAL.5.KUDNT http://bibles.org/omw-OMWNT/Gal/5# https://ebible.org/study/?w1=bible&t1=local%3Aadz&v1=GN1_1
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The Meaning of Peace in 8000 Languages
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