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Josef
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How would you translate this sentence?

Post by Josef » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:10 am

gnyis snang ‘khrul b’i sems chan
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: How would you translate this sentence?

Post by mañjughoṣamaṇi » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:06 am

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Re: How would you translate this sentence?

Post by gad rgyangs » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:48 am

Nangwa wrote:gnyis snang ‘khrul b’i sems chan
if its this, a bit mis-spelled:

"gnyis snang 'khrul ba'i sems can"

it could mean something like "sentient beings of confused dualistic appearances".

if its from a mind-only text it would be referring to the dualistic appearance of mind appearing as both subject and object.

need more context. need Lopon.

(BTW "chan" is soupy cooked grain like congee.)
Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: How would you translate this sentence?

Post by Josef » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:01 am

gad rgyangs wrote:
Nangwa wrote:gnyis snang ‘khrul b’i sems chan
if its this, a bit mis-spelled:

"gnyis snang 'khrul ba'i sems can"

it could mean something like "sentient beings of confused dualistic appearances".

if its from a mind-only text it would be referring to the dualistic appearance of mind appearing as both subject and object.

need more context. need Lopon.

(BTW "chan" is soupy cooked grain like congee.)
You did catch the mis-spellings.
Your translation is similar to what I was thinking.
Thanks for contributing, I am curious to see how others would interpret the statement.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: How would you translate this sentence?

Post by Pero » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:38 pm

I think "sentient beings with confused dualistic appearances".
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar

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Re: How would you translate this sentence?

Post by Malcolm » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:39 pm

sentient beings of deluded dualistic vision/appearances
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Re: How would you translate this sentence?

Post by Josef » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:47 pm

Thanks guys.
This is fun.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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