seeing only this side

seeing only this side

There is a Tibetan word called tshur thong wa. Tshur thong wa means one that sees this side. One that sees only this side. That’s the term, only. One that sees only this side. So by getting accustomed to things like precious human body and impermanence, what it does is, it suddenly begins to not only see this side, but then you begin to see other side. And that’s beginning to – your vision, your view, when it is no more limited to only this side, this life, then you have a renunciation mind. So that’s why you will see people with the begging bowl and very ascetic looking and very renounced looking but they are only looking at this side, still. So they are not necessarily renounced person.

The 3 Principal Aspects of the Path, Hongkong 2013 (podcast 20-23)