Wednesday, March 08, 2006

SOGS PAR


Next in the sentence is sogs par, this is actually sogs pa, a very common word. Note that this comes after sbyin, giving. sogs pa means and so on, or the rest. This is a very common expression, in order to minimize the wood carving required, the expressions are condensed, to the form that if someone knows what giving is, especially perfection of giving, then sogs pa means the rest, or the other five perfections of the six perfections.

Note the ending r in sogs par, this is a particule in disguise. If you have a consonant after pa or ma, such as pas, or mar, it's most likely a particle. Some particles take this form if the previous syllable ends with a vowel. In this case the r is the general subordination particle - a very esoteric or flexible one! It binds something to the right into the left side, especially a hierarchy of meaning, a goal that is established, or just plain our subordination. So we need to look at the next word next to put together this mini-phrase.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

At your picture is sogs phar, not sogs par. Isn't it a mistake?

Anonymous said...

sogs phar or sogs par?

Kent Sandvik said...

Sorry, yes a typo in the text, I need to change the PNG image... It should be sogs par. --Kent

Kent Sandvik said...

Ok, uploaded the correct Tibetan now, thanks for pointing it out.

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