Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Simple Words - 'JIG RTEN

Next word for building a famous quote is 'jig rten (pronounced JIKTEN), the external world, the world we live in, in Sanskrit loka.

The build-up of this word is very interesting, 'jig is a verb, to break, destroy, demolish, decay. rten is a very common word used in various combinations, it means base, support, foundation. For example, it plays a role in the word rten 'brel, interdependent connection.

So the combination translated means 'a broken basis'. In other words, the world we live in and experience is by nature decaying, broken.

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