December 20, 2011

ཕྱིན་ཅི་ལོག་པ། ཕྱིན་ཅི་མ་ལོག་པ།

phyin ci log pa / phyin ci ma log pa:

What does phyin and ci here actually mean? Perhaps phyin means “outside,” ci “[some]how,” and log pa means “to be reverse.” Hence it means “the outside to be somehow reverse,” i.e. to be obverse, perverse, or inverse. Cf. Jäschke 1881: s.v. phyin.

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