What does Kanjini mean?
We have chosen and adopted the name Kanjini for our Co-Op because we wanted a name that describes our connectedness to each other and to the land. We also embrace ancient writings and wisdoms. We see ourselves as custodians of our land, managing that country and conserving biodiversity. A quick search in Google resulted in the following....
Kanyini is a Pitjantjatjara world meaning interconnectedness ; to care for, to support, to nurture and protect
Kanji is the term for Japanese characters kanji (漢字) literally means 'Han' characters.
A kanji is a chinese character used in the modern japanese writing system. Unlike in hiragana and katakana, each kanji symbol has a meaning.
Kanjini National Park - Situated just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, the park's climate can best be described as tropical semi-desert
Mongan Kanji National Park (formerly Archer Bend and Rokeby National Parks) is located on Cape York Peninsula, west of Coen.
The word Kanyini means responsibility and unconditional love for all of creation and it envelops the four principles of aboriginal life:
Tjukurrpa- Creation Period ( ‘dreamtime’): Kurunpa- Spirit, Soul, Psyche: Walytja- Family, Kinship: Ngura- Land, Home, Place or Mother.
" Kanyini is best expressed in English as the combination of the two words ‘responsibility’ and ‘love’, but it is actually a relationship; it is an enormous caring with no limit – it has no timeframe: it is eternal. Our purpose is to live with the Kanyini principles of unconditional, unlimited love. "
Uncle Bob Randall - a member of the Yankunytjatjara people and one of the listed traditional owners of Uluru (Ayers Rock)
In Australian aboriginal mythology, Mangar-kunjer-kunja is a lizard god who created humans. He found the first beings, Rella manerinja, on one side of a hill; they were fused together and he separated them with a knife and cut holes for their mouths, ears, and noses, then gave them the knife, spear, shield, fire, boomerang, and the tjurunga, and lastly gave them a system of marriage. http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/abornames.htm
Kanyini is an important term used by a number of language groups in central Australia, including Pitjantjatjara and Pintubi/Luritja.
Kanyini can be translated as "to have, to hold and to care".
"Kanyini is a verb which reflects a commitment, a full engagement; vitalising again and again all that went before and all that will go after"*
It represents one of the four foundations of Aboriginal life in Central Australia: Tjukurpa (Law, Dreaming); Walytja (Family); Ngurra (Land, Country) and Kanyini. In essence, Kanyini describes the principle and primacy of caring for others - an obligation to nurture, protect and care for other people, family, country and the law.
*Franks C, Curr B. Keeping Company an inter-cultural conversation. Centre for Indigenous Development Education and Research, 1996.http://www.kvc.org.au/name.html
Kuka Kanyini Project
The main goal of the Kuka Kanyini project relates to managing country, conserving biodiversity, maintaining culture, providing employment and training and improving the diet of remote communities. http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-resources/programs-projects?pid=68
Kanjini in Telugu (India) is a large erect shrub or small tree reaching three to four metres, which flowers all the time (`Bauhinia tomentosa'). The yellow flowers are used in the daily worship rituals. The plant, which is grown in many households, has some medicinal properties as well. The bark of the plant is used in glandular diseases and as an antidote for poison. It is also useful in dysentery and diarrhoea.
Karijini is the Aboriginal name for Pilbara's Hammersley Range National Park in Western Australia.
Kanjin Honzon Sho In 13th century Japan, Nichiren Shonin wrote sutras. In the Kanjin Honzon Sho, Nichiren Shonin wrote: "All the practices and enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha are contained in the five characters: Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo. When we receive and keep these five characters, we immediately obtain the merits of the Buddha's practices and enlightenment." - cited in the Sacred Services of Nichiren Shu published by the San Jose Nichiren Buddhist Temple. http://www.fraughtwithperil.com/blogs/ryuei/archives/2005_06.html