A Tibetan Verb Lexicon: Verbs, Classes and Syntactic Frames by Paul G Hackett

By Paul G Hackett

The 1st Tibetan-English verb source to be released in additional than 30 years. it's a verb dictionary containing huge lexical information--there is over 1,700 root verb kinds and phrasal verb sub-entries.

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Too much concentration also makes you sleepy. Instead, keep a balance between tight and loose. Once, in the past, Ananda was teaching Sror:ta to meditate. Sror:ta had great difficulty getting it right. Sometimes he was too tense, sometimes too relaxed. " "It is the same for your mind," said the Buddha; and by practising with that advice SroQa attained his goal. Machik Labdron says: Be firmly concentrated and loosely relaxed: 16 Here is an essential point for the View. Do not let your mind get too tense or too inwardly concentrated; let your senses be naturally at ease, balanced between tension and relaxation.

Over the centuries these many strands of the Buddha's teaching have been handed down from master to student in the numerous lineages which comprise the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism we know today. The members of these lineages were not simply learned scholars whQ studied the teachings they received, but fully realized individuals who had practised and mastered what had been transmitted to them, and were thus fully qualified to pass on the teachings to their students. Of these four, the Nyingma school (whose name derives from the Tibetan for "old") follows the traditions which were originally introduced in the eighth century by such Indian masters as Santarak~ita, Vimalamitra and Padmasambhava, whom the Tibetans refer to as Guru Rinpoche, "the Precious Master," and handed down through fully realized Tibetan masters such as Longchenpa, Jigme Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.

Kuntuzangpo is shown iconographically as a naked Buddha, the deep blue colour of the sky. However this symbol does not represent a person, but the Buddha-nature itself, the unchanging purity of the mind which is the fundamental nature of all beings. Normally this nature is hidden, and it is the teacher who has realized it himself who can lead us to discover it within ourselves, in all its glorious nakedness. " This is the Tibetan expression for the Indian word Guru. Both these words have become overused in common speech, but, as Patrul Rinpoche explains, for us, the spiritual teacher is like the Buddha himself.

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