Wednesday, May 23, 2007

las dang nyon mongs - karma and mental afflictions

There are many ways to define the sources of suffering, but one way is to state it as las dang nyon mongs, karma and mental afflictions. We have talked about las before, but let's look at nyon mongs, klesha in Sanskrit, a very interesting word.

I was going to go through it, and through a Google search found this illuminating article about translating it over at Lotsawa House, so I will let them do the nice talking. It's nice to share knowledge, anyway.

For those studying basic grammar, the binding word dang is sometimes like and, but it's more strict in the sense of binding right side with the left.

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