What does the name gaara mean

TIL Gaara's name (我愛羅) originates from the expression "する修" (Ware wo aisuru shura) which literally suggests "a self-loving Shura.

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Shura (or Ashura/Asura) is the demigod of war in Buddhism, he's basically a demon who's blinded by rage and obsessed via vengeance and also murder. Shura deserve to likewise intend "carnage" or "mass murder" in Japanese.

The 3 Kanji that consist of Gaara's name are Self (我), Love (愛) and also the Ra (羅) component of Shura.

I kbrand-new that Gaara's name is meant to mean "a demon that loves only itself", however I was not certain just how.

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(on mobile so don't recognize how to do it but) SPOILER AHEADVERTISEMENT, DO NOT READVERTISEMENT IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED SHIPPUDEN YET You sassist Ashura was this totality god of rage and mass murder from Buddhist lore and also stuff. But in the series itself, Ashura is just one of the sons of the Sage of the Six Paths and also is supposed to be the loving one. I simply believed it was weird exactly how the series provided the name of vengeful god for a character that is all around love.


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I was confused too so I check the wiki, it claims that "The rivalry of Indra and Asura and also their descendants (Uchiha and also Senju) is obtained from Hindu and also Buddhist religions wright here the Gods, led by Indra, are in consistent fight against the Asuras. In the teachings, Asuras were malevolent and also Indra was benevolent. In the series, however, the brothers' roles were reversed."


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I think their names are just to represent the rivalry in between them, simply favor the 2 gods.Indra and also Ashura (and their descendants) are themed with Shright into and Buddism respectively.On a side note: I think the message that Kishimoto wanted to convey is it's not that the Uchiha (or Shinto) are poor or Senju (Buddhism) are better, yet it's around reconciliation, co-presence and also harmony in between human being and also beliefs.


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That was incredibly interesting to know. Thanks for sharing. ^_^


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You're welcome!I favor to think of myself that I recognize whatever about Naruto, yet every day I learn something new and also I get prcooktop wrong. Things such as this make me admire Kishi even more, also though his job-related is already my favorite point ever!


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