December 20, 2011

སེམས་ཁྲལ། ཐུགས་ཁྲལ།

sems/thugs khral:

The Tibetan expression for "worry" or "anxiety" is sems/thugs khral. But what does it etymologically mean? The word khral in these words is the same word meaning "tax." Note that also English, the word tax has also the meaning of "burden, strain, pressure, stress." So the Tibetan word for "worry" or "anxiety" means "mental tax."

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