Thursday, August 23, 2007

Definition of Nirvana - Part 2

The next construct is ma lus par, the word here is ma lus pa, with the r is a particle.

ma lus pa is a very common construct, so it's good to memorize and learn it now, you will see it a lot. It means with no exception. The ma negation particle gives a clue about this. lus pa means something is left.

The r is a particle binding from right to left, it's a subordination particle, defines a hierarchy of meaning. So here the construct so far, the mental afflictions that obscure, with no exception (i.e. all of them) is established with something that we will look at next.

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