Parting from the Four Attachments, line 1


༈ ཚེ་འདི་ལ་ཞེན་ན་ཆོས་པ་མིན།

Tse di la shen na chö pa men

ཚེ་འདི : tse di : this lifetime

: la : in, to

ཚེ་འདི་ལ : tse di la : in this lifetime

ཞེན : shen : attachment

: na : to; particle indicating if/then statement

ཞེན་ན : shen na : attachment to – but na following a verb sets up the if/then structure

ཆོས : chö : Dharma

: pa : person, adherent

ཆོས་པ : chö pa : religious person, person of Dharma, Buddhist(?)

མིན : min : negation, is not, not

This line is discussed at Dharmawheel.

I have not been able yet to clarify ཆོས་པ. The word ནང་པ་, nang pa, inner person, is the usual term for Buddhist. Since I cannot find ཆོས་པ in the online dictionaries I’ll render it “religious person” for now.

If you are attached to this life, you are not a religious person.


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