Feb 15

What messages can I have on my Chinese Calligraphy Seal?

Recently I’ve been taking up Chinese Painting and calligraphy, and I’m thinking of having a seal engraved.

I want my seal(s) to venerate the different Buddhas and teach good values, so I was thinking of having the following turned into seals:

a. Namo Shi Jia Ru Lai (Namo Shakyamuni Tathagatha), which I’ll use when copying Sutras or Dharma words;

b. Namo Yao Shi Ru Lai (Namo Medicine Tathagatha), which I’ll use for when I write well-wishes and "auspicious" words;

c. Namo Amitofo, which I’ll use for when I copy or write things pertaining to death and impermanence.

I do NOT have a Chinese name yet; so is it okay for me to have a seal made which says "Fo Dao Xue Sheng?" (Student of the Buddha’s Path)

Are these acceptable to be turned into seals?

If not, can anyone please give better suggestions?

Thank you for your help.

I think you should have a Chinese’s name first, then you can turned it into your seal.
Normally Chinese use their name’s seal on Chinese Painting. Some of them may have more than one seal.

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  1. 嘉_Venitia says:

    I think you should have a Chinese’s name first, then you can turned it into your seal.
    Normally Chinese use their name’s seal on Chinese Painting. Some of them may have more than one seal.
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