Decolonizing the negative meanings of an old tradition

The following is from Sanskrit Origins of Bathala and Bahala at BahalaNaMeditations.com, written around 2013 at an old blog, and excerpted in Wikipedia.

“There are many people who believe the phrase originates from the Tagalog word bathala, which means “god.”. It’s easy to see and hear why this would be so as the spelling and sound of the two words are very similar, differentiated by the use of the letter and sound of “t” in the word for “god.” But in fact, the word bathala comes from the Sanskrit word of bhattara

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