Monday, June 26, 2006

kun

Let's look at everywhere and nowhere. A common word to indicate everywhere is kun, as in kun skyes, grows everywhere. Other examples are kun na, everywhere, note the particle na that means when. kun shar, shines everywhere, is another example.

It's a little bit harder to find a common word for nowhere. Here's an example, gnas pa ma min, literally translated abides-not, or does not abide anywhere.

gnas pa is a good word to memorize, it's to abide, stay, dwell, or something is located in a specific place. The shorter form is gnas, place, location, site. And mi gnas, is non-abiding, a common term when dealing with emptiness teachings and commentaries.

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