Thursday, June 14, 2007

'dod chags - desire based on attachment

Ok, what happens next when yid 'ong mi 'ong is in the mind? From yid 'ong 'dod chags will appear.

'dod chags has been translated in many ways, but it's desire based on attachment, or graping to something desirable from its own side, or ignorant liking based on the false assumption that the object is desirable from its own side.

From a translation point of view, just using the word desire is not a complete translation. One could desire to be free from suffering, but to desire objects where objects supposedly are desirable from their own side -- which is a false assertion -- is closer to the meaning in this context. It's important to get in the connection to 'dzin pa here!

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