Sunday, September 30, 2007

Vajra Verses - Part 7

This is the start of the third main section in the beginning of vajra verses. bde bar gshegs pa la.

bde bar gshegs pa is the way Tibetans translated the Sanskrit title Sugata, a synonym for Buddha, or, literally, The One who has Gone to Bliss.

bde ba is bliss, the r at the end is a particle, sub-ordination particle that binds the next word together with the earlier at the left. gshegs pa is to go away, move, depart.

la is an oblique particle that will bind this smaller sentence with something that will come next.

So a rough translation so far is: For Sugatas.... Thus, the support part here is the Sugatas. Next is the cause.

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