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 Post subject: Tibetan Word of the Day
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:37 pm 
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Great idea, thank you.

This may even re-ignite my Tibetan studies again :spy:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:29 am 
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sems = Mind

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:12 am 
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Thanks Conebeckham, and pardon my slacking! ;)

Today I have:

NÖ = Environment

I'd better pin this so I quit forgetting!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:34 am 
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The Tibetan language has a lot of homonyms, so it may be better to provide the Wylie transciption as well.

For example:

sNod = vessel, container, environment
gNod = harm, damage, injure


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:15 pm 
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Hi Sherab,

I'm sorry I'm not as familiar with the Tibetan language, but I invite you to take over the daily word if you would like :)

In the meantime:

CHI = Outer

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TRÜL = Deluded

How timely...so apt for my condition now...

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The state of a startled mind, It is a blank state of mind, without thoughts and without clarity. It has no self-discerning aspect. It is just blank. For example, when you have done a very heavy physical work and you just collaspe out of exhaustion, then your mind has no thoughts (or not very much) and is blank; however it completely lacks clarity.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:12 am 
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Greetings,

If I may, may I request a little series of "Tibetan Word of the Days" that address a lot of the words that appear in people's Dharma names?

I see a lot of Tibetan names that come in various combinations of the following words, and think it would be handy (even just in terms of understanding our friends' names) to know what they mean. The following come to mind...

Sherab
Dorje
Drolma
Karma
Norbu
Ngawang
Pema
Tashi
Wangchuk

etc.

Maitri,
Retro. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Greetings,

If I may, may I request a little series of "Tibetan Word of the Days" that address a lot of the words that appear in people's Dharma names?

I see a lot of Tibetan names that come in various combinations of the following words, and think it would be handy (even just in terms of understanding our friends' names) to know what they mean. The following come to mind...

Sherab
Dorje
Drolma
Karma
Norbu
Ngawang
Pema
Tashi
Wangchuk

etc.

Maitri,
Retro. :)
Well the first two and the third are my (Kagyu) Tibetan name: Karma Sherab Dorje - The Activity (Karma) of Indestructible (Dorje) Wisdom (Sherab)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:05 pm 
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A few examples from a list of some names and general sense meanings at:

Khandro.net - Buddhist or Dharma names


Chogyal --- dharma+great/king

Dawa --- moon

Dorje --- indomitable, thunderbolt

Jigme --- fearless

Ngawang --- powerful speech

Nyima --- sun

Wangchuk --- powerful, mighty

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Links:
http://www.girlsnamefinder.com/origin/118/Tibetan
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Wisdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_%28Buddhism%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_%28Devi%29
http://www.babynamenetwork.com/Baby-Name/Norbu.htm

Sherab: wisdom
Drolma/Dolma: Tara, star
Karma: star, fate, destiny.
Norbu: precious gem.
Pema: lotus
Tashi: lucky, prosperity, auspicious, bird flying

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Functions both as a verb and as a noun. As a verb it basically means "to know", and given the context you can broaden the field of the translation by choosing "to conceptualize", and also sometimes "to understand", "to cognize", etc. As a noun, it basically means knowledge in the most ordinary sense of the word but, again, given the context, you may adapt the translation to "cognition", "learning", "science", even "recogntion", etc. Sometimes you also have it with the meaning of consciousness.

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