Dictionary of Key Spiritual Terms

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See also revelation
  1. lung ston/ 

    p., f. bstan/  imp. ston/  [lit. precept + show]

    Biblical: to prophesy: khyed kyi mtshan gyi ngang nas lung ma bstan tam/  did we not prophesy in your name (Mt. 7:22), khyed kyi bu dang bu mos lung bstan 'gyur/  your sons and daughters will prophesy (Acts 2:17), skad so so smra zhing lung bstan to/  they spoke in tongues and prophesied (Acts 19:6).

    Buddhist: lung ston/  implies simple foreknowledge of future events: rje btsun sgrol mas khyed rang bod du phyin na dge bsnyon zhig la brten nas bstan pa la phan thogs rgya chen po yong ba 'dug ces lung bstan byung /  the Lady Dolma prophesied: "if you go to Tibet, after meeting with an upasaka, wide benefit will come to the teaching" (TRC 154), rab tu byung na sangs rgyas su 'gyur zhes lung bstan/  it was prophesied that if he entered the priesthood, he would become a Buddha (SGN 2).

    Cognates: lung bstan brgyab/  to prophesy: bla ma des dmag yong gi red zer lung bstan brgyab pa red/  the lama prophesied a war (GTE).

  2. chos 'chad pa/ 

    p. bshad/ 

    Biblical: to prophesy: khyed thams cad kyis re re bzhin chos 'chad par rigs so/  you can all prophesy in turn (1 Cor. 14:31), chos 'chad pa la brtson zhig be eager to prophesy (1 Cor. 14:39).