Friday, February 15, 2008

Self-Base as Expression

To continue how the self appearance manifests via skandhas.

བདག་གི་ཞི། bdag gi zhi is the self-base, the foundation of self that will emerge.

ཐ་སྙད། tha snyad here is expression.

བརྗོད་པ། brjod pa is also expression. One has to be careful here, translating an expression of expressions sounds like a big mouthful.

So the easiest is to follow along with the simplified translation model and state: self as expression.

As for what skandha this reflects, one way is to think of something that is an expression that someone experiences around oneself...

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