Dictionary of Key Spiritual Terms

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  1. kha chos pa/ 

    [lit. mouth + religion + person]

    Biblical: hypocrite: kha chos pa khyod/  you hypocrite (Mt. 7:5).

  2. tshul 'chos byed pa/ 

    Biblical: to be hypocritical, to make a show of religion without inward conviction: yang kho rang mnyam du ya hu da pa gzhan ma rnams kyang tshul 'chos byed pas/  the other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy (Gal. 2:13 SV).

    Buddhist: hypocritical or earning a living by cunning, one of the log 'tsho lnga/  or five wrong ways of making a living (TRI 270).

  3. sgyu zog can/ 

    [lit. deception + fraud + person]

    Biblical: a hypocrite or deceiver: sgyu zog can dang mnyam du ngu 'bod dang so khrig pa yod sar gtong bar 'gyur/  he will assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mt. 24:51).