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July 27, 2006

Lamrim – The Tibetan Term

Filed under: lamrim — by Kent Sandvik @ 8:02 pm

lam_rim.pngHere’s a post I did in the jigtenmig blog about the Tibetan word lamrim — it explains the terms, how it is translated, the grammar behind it, and so on.Sometimes it is good to learn how various terms are translated — it’s a way to learn dharma by by terms and definitions.

The way the Tibetans translated complicated Sanskrit terms to their own language was a very brave attempt to explain very complex terms using a language that was basically used for herding yaks and talking to other people in the village. As such, their dharma terms in Tibetan are very much to the point, and have clean definitions.


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