Dictionary of Key Spiritual Terms

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  1. zhi bde/ 

    Biblical: religious peace, inner peace, peace with God: zhi bde'i phrin bzang /  the good news of peace (Acts 10:36), thugs nyid kyi 'bras bu ni/,,zhi bde/  the fruit of the Spirit is . . . peace (Gal. 5:22), zhi bde bar song /  go in peace (Mk. 5:34), thugs rje dang zhi bde 'bab par shog cig grace and peace to you (Rom. 1:7).

    Buddhist: 1) personal well being, contentedness (KTM): zhi bde dang /,,bde skyid/,,srung skyob/  peace, comfort, and security (DLP 8), nga gzugs la nad med pa dang /,,sems la zhi bde thob bo/  I was healed in my body and had mental peace (DPD), rang nyid gcig pu zhi bde'i bsam blo spangs nas rang las gzhan shin tu gces par byas/  forsakes the peace and happiness of himself alone and makes others much dearer than himself (TRC 218); 2) peace among nations, world peace: snying rje ni 'dzam gling zhi bde'i ka ba yin/  compassion is the pillar of world peace (DLP 4); 3) gzhis rtse'i zhi bde 'bab thang /  Shigatse's Peace Airport (MHP 9).

  2. mthun pa/ 

    Biblical: peace with others, unity, harmony, agreement: phan tshun mthun nas sdod/  be at peace with each other (Mk. 9:50), mthun pa'i lam/  the way of peace (Rom. 3:17), thugs nyid las byung ba'i mthun pa/  the unity of the Spirit (Eph. 4:3), mthun sems can/  peace-loving (Jas. 3:17).

    Buddhist: in agreement, friendly, agreeable: mthun pa'i grogs bzang po/  a good and agreeable companion (TRC 198), mthun phyogs yul khag rnams/  friendly countries (RRT 282 n. 17), mi mthun pa/  unfriendly persons (TRC 244), tshan rig dang mthun pa'i bdag gnyer/  scientific management [lit. science + agree] (TMB 25).