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Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:30 pm
by Ngawang Drolma
CHÜ = Essence

:namaste:

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:37 pm
by mindyourmind
Great idea, thank you.

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

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:19 pm
by BFS
:twothumbsup:

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:29 am
by Ngawang Drolma
NANG = Inner

:namaste:

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:12 pm
by conebeckham
sems = Mind

:tongue:

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:12 am
by Ngawang Drolma
Thanks Conebeckham, and pardon my slacking! ;)

Today I have:

NÖ = Environment

I'd better pin this so I quit forgetting!

Best,
Laura

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:34 am
by Sherab
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

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:15 pm
by Ngawang Drolma
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

Best,
Laura

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:20 am
by Ngawang Drolma
TRÜL = Deluded

:namaste:

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:51 am
by plwk
TRÜL = Deluded
How timely...so apt for my condition now...

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:07 pm
by kalden yungdrung
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.

Mutsog Marro
Kalden Yungdrung

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:45 pm
by Ngawang Drolma
Jang=Purify

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:26 am
by DNS
:twothumbsup:

Great topic.

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:12 am
by retrofuturist
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. :)

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:53 pm
by Grigoris
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)

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:05 pm
by purple rose
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

Regards,

rt

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:41 pm
by plwk
Links:
http://www.girlsnamefinder.com/origin/118/Tibetan" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Wisdom" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_%28Buddhism%29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_%28Devi%29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.babynamenetwork.com/Baby-Name/Norbu.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:23 pm
by Ngawang Drolma
TUNG=To fall

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:56 pm
by kalden yungdrung
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.

Re: Tibetan Word of the Day

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:59 am
by Ogyen