Dictionary of Key Spiritual Terms

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rkyang shing la rkyong / 

p. brkyangs/  f. brkyang /  imp. rkyongs/  [var. rgyang shing /  and brkyang shing la brkyang /  (1903 NT)] to stretch out a victim on a rgyangs shing / 

Biblical: 1) to crucify in a literal sense: khyod tshos kha cig gsad 'ong /,,rkyang shing la brkyang 'ong /  some you will kill and crucify (Mt. 23:34), rgyang shing la brkyang ba'i dus nyin mo'i chu tshod dgu pa'o/  it was the ninth hour when they crucified him (Mk. 15:25), rgyang shing la rkyong ba'i dbang yod/  I have power to crucify you (Jn. 19:10); 2) figurative crucifixion: nga tsho'i gang zag rnying pa khong mnyam brkyangs pa yin pa shes so/  we know that our old self was crucified with him (Rom. 6:6-7), de rnams kyis rang gi phyogs nas dkon mchog gi sras yang skyar rgyang shing la rkyong /  they are crucifying the Son of God all over again (Heb. 6:6).

Buddhist: The Bst. scriptures include many stories of self-sacrifice and enlightened beings giving away parts of their bodies or sacrificing their lives for others; however, this occurs without suffering on their part (MTB 209). See sacrifice.

Secular: The term "crucify" is defined in Tibetan as: rgyang shing brgyab nas gsod pa/  (DBG 212), a more ordinary use of the term rkyong /  is: mkhan por phyag gsum 'tshal dus rkang lag brkyangs te/  saluting the preceptor three times, extending the limbs (TRC 5), brkyangs phyag a full prostration (TRI 19).