Friday, January 27, 2006

KUN NAS

In our third installment of kun --totality -- we look at another common expression, kun nas. This means from every place or direction, fully, completely, utterly, univerally. nas means from, it's a particle that defines a certain direction it comes from, unlike las that is more generic in nature.

Examples:
kun nas shes pa - all-knowing, shes pa means knowledge
kun nas bzod pa - all-forgiving, bzod pa means patience, tolerance, as in Zopa Rinpoche, so being all-patient is to be all-forgiving.
kun nas snang ba - all-illuminating, snang ba means illumination or day-light, another word you might see in Tantric practice texts.

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