Yesterday I saw in a funeral banner the following statement.
Rupam Jirati Machanam, Nama Gottam Najirathi It means the body decays but the Name and the Tribe does not. But I have concerns on this.
The first part of the statement is valid but however the second part doesn't for me. If everything decays/dies then how is the name and tribe doesn't? For me this is clearly a misinterpretation and destroys the whole base of the Buddha's teachings.
I also found this article on this topic as well.
Is there any Tripitaka source to this statement? or anything similar? Where can I find it?