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Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:30 pm

CHÜ = Essence

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby mindyourmind » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:37 pm

Great idea, thank you.

This may even re-ignite my Tibetan studies again :spy:
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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby BFS » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:19 pm

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:29 am

NANG = Inner

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby conebeckham » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:12 pm

sems = Mind

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:12 am

Thanks Conebeckham, and pardon my slacking! ;)

Today I have:

NÖ = Environment

I'd better pin this so I quit forgetting!

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Sherab » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:34 am

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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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:15 pm

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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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:20 am

TRÜL = Deluded

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby plwk » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:51 am

TRÜL = Deluded

How timely...so apt for my condition now...
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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby kalden yungdrung » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:07 pm

Hedewa is:


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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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:45 pm

Jang=Purify
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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:26 am

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Great topic.
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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:12 am

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.

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:53 pm

retrofuturist wrote: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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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Tara » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:05 pm

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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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby plwk » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:41 pm

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:23 pm

TUNG=To fall
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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby kalden yungdrung » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:56 pm

Shes pa

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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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Postby Ogyen » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:59 am

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