Tibetan Word of the Day

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Tibetan Word of the Day

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

CHÜ = Essence

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Post by 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

Post by BFS » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:19 pm

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

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

NANG = Inner

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Post by conebeckham » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:12 pm

sems = Mind

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དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

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

TRÜL = Deluded

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Post by 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

Post by 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

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

Jang=Purify

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Post by DNS » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:26 am

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Great topic.

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Post by 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

Post by Grigoris » 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. :)
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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Post by purple rose » 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

Post by plwk » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:41 pm

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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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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

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

TUNG=To fall

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Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Post by 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

Post by Ogyen » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:59 am

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