Tibetan Word of the Day

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ཞལ : zhal : face
གཅིག : chik : one, single
ཞལ་གཅིག : one face
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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Karma Jinpa wrote: Also used generally as a term for modern-day translator.
In which context and by whom?

I know a few translators, and only one of them really uses that title. In some translation circles one person who uses it a lot is an unfortunate object of mockery as a result. I don't know any Nyingma or Kagyu Lamas who use it in Tibetan, most seem to use the more colloquial "Ke gyur".
"It's not ok to practice Dharma sometimes, just when you feel like it. You have to practice all the time" - Lama Rigzin Rinpoche.
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nice idea , I will start learning Tibetan tomorrow and I am looking forward to get more inspiration :twothumbsup:
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Feelings and emotions:
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IN ADDITION:

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What is the word for practice?
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Hadaname wrote: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:39 pm What is the word for practice?
In general, or in a specific context? I've often seen drub or drup (Wyl. sgrub or grub), which is literally "accomplishment." You see this in words like drubthab ("sadhana; means of accomplishment"), drubkhang ("retreat center; house of accomplishment"), khedrub ("siddha-scholar; learnéd and accomplished"), drubchen ("great accomplishment;" group continuous retreat practice), etc., etc.
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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme

དྲིན་ཆེན་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་སྐྱབས་རྗེ་མགར་ཆེན་ཁྲི་སྤྲུལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ཁྱེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ།།
རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་མཁས་གྲུབ་ཀརྨ་ཆགས་མེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ། ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོཿ
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I've seen sgrub pa, nyams su len pa and sgom pa all translated as to practice. All have slightly different connotations.
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Hadaname wrote: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:39 pm What is the word for practice?
Could also be spyad སྤྱད. che
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རང་བཞིན་ rang bzhin. Literally own face? Does the bzhin here mean face or something else?

I find this a tough one because it is translated as inherent existence and also as the natural state. Is this the same inherent existence the Gelugs very much enjoy smashing to pieces?
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Hadaname wrote: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:39 pm What is the word for practice?
Also Chogyal Namkhai Norbu has said that "basically,practicing means living without getting distracted." This means our daily behavior and conduct or practice.

སྤྱོད་པ་་ spyod pa , cho pa
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Tsampa. Tsampa or Tsamba ( Tibetan: རྩམ་པ་ , Wylie: rtsam pa; Nepali: साम्पा; Chinese: 糌粑; pinyin: zānbā) is a Tibetan and Himalayan Nepalese staple foodstuff, particularly prominent in the central part of the region. It is roasted flour, usually barley flour and sometimes also wheat flour.
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