Saturday, January 07, 2006

Simple Words - 'DZIN PA

'dzin is a very, very common word in texts. It means hold to, grasp, upholding.

When you add a pa you make it to 'dzin pa, grasping. It could also mean remember, taking hold of, fixation, and so on.

'dzin pa byung means grasping (past tense), byung means occured, happened, so 'dzin pa byung is when grasping happened.

Other examples of 'dzin are:

'dzin bdag - owner
'dzin med - nothing to cling to
'dzin pa'i sems - subjective mind, reified mind, this is the unnatural state of the mind, grasping at objects (as self-existing).

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