December 23, 2011


rang bzhin:

The Tibetan word rang bzhin for “(true) nature” actually means “one’s own face” (rang gi gdong). See the dGe chos gsung ’bum (vol. 5, p. 78). Compare the German idiom “sein wahre Gesicht zeigen” (lit. “to show one’s true face”) in the sense of English “to show one’s true colours”).

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