Thursday, September 20, 2007

Vajra Verses - Part 1

OK, let's start going through the beginning of the Vajra verses! By the way, you will notice that these verses are not seven or nine syllable verses, rather they each have different syllable counts.

sems can is sentient beings, anyone who possesses a mind.

la is a so called oblique particle, it binds the right side with the left, indicating for what, or takes into consideration time, location and so on.
Here the easiest word to use is for.

So far we have: For sentient beings... and then the next part will explain what is special with sentient beings.

It is a tradition to memorize this introduction part (and much more) of the Vajra verses, by the way....

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