Hello there Hindu's of the world! (and anyone else who might happen upon this thread) I myself am not a hindu. I'd describe myself as a humanistic pagan buddhist if anything but that's not very relevant. There is a question I would very much like you, as hindu's, to answer for me. First some context: For years I have been inspired by the sanskrit mantra "Lokah Samastah Sukinoh Bavantuh", Wich I understand translates more or less as "may all beings of this/all realms know peace" I recite this mantra every morning. I find it helps me get in the mindset of helping and understanding others. Wich is a mindset a try to live by. (and occasionaly succeed, wich is good since I'm a nurse.) I am so enthousiastic about this mantra that I'm very seriously contemplating to get it tattoed. (in Sanskrit,probably on my arm, for who's wondering.) My question is: what are your thoughts about this? If you saw someone with such a tattoo would you consider it offensive? Would you smile? How do you think other Hindu's you know would think about it? If such a tattoo offends the very people it originally came from I'd never take it. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Kind regards, Gwenno p.s. I'm a man in case that matters.