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 Post subject: Sherab vs. Lodro
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:28 pm 
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Could someone explain the difference between these two words, which are both translated as "wisdom"? Are they used differently in Buddhist texts?

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 Post subject: Re: Sherab vs. Lodro
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:31 pm 
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dakini_boi wrote:
Could someone explain the difference between these two words, which are both translated as "wisdom"? Are they used differently in Buddhist texts?

Thank you.


one translates prajñā (shes rab), the other translates mati (blo gros).

One means discriminating wisdom, prajñā, the other refers more to intellectual capacity, intelligence. In Tibetan they are somewhat synonymous.

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 Post subject: Re: Sherab vs. Lodro
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Thanks, Namdrol. So, in Tibetan, do they both imply "discriminating wisdom" or ordinary intelligence? Or are they both used interchangeably for either of these?


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 Post subject: Re: Sherab vs. Lodro
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dakini_boi wrote:
Thanks, Namdrol. So, in Tibetan, do they both imply "discriminating wisdom" or ordinary intelligence? Or are they both used interchangeably for either of these?



They overlap.

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