Dictionary of Key Spiritual Terms

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  1. lang ba/ 

    p. langs/  f. lang /  imp. longs/  [hon. bzhengs/ ]

    Biblical: 1) to rise, be raised; in a Biblical context, to be raised to life from among the dead: dam pa grongs pa mang po langs nas/  the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life (Mt. 27:52), zhag gsum pa la gson por lang dgos/  must be raised to life on the third day (Mt. 16:21), yo ha nan gshin po'i khrod nas langs/  John had been raised from the dead (Lk. 9:7); 2) resurrection: gshin po mi lang na/,,ma shi ka'ang ma bzhengs/  if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised (1 Cor. 15:13), lang ba dang gson pa nyid ni nga yin/  I am the resurrection and the life (Jn. 11:25), gshin po rnams lang ba'i re ba/  hope in the resurrection of the dead (Acts 23:6), mi'i bu gshin po'i khrod las ma bzheng ba'i bar du/  until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead (Mt. 17:9).

    Secular: 1) to arise: lha ma yin sogs thams cad rang gi dgrar langs kyang /  though supernatural creatures arise as one's enemy (TRC 286), mi 'ga' zhig gis sangs rgyas la phrag dog langs/  some men arose who were jealous of the Buddha (SGN 16); 2) to get up: nga tshos zhogs pa langs nas/  when we get up in the morning (DLP 1); 3) to return to life after being dead; a phenomenon recorded in Tibetan folklore (EBN).

    Cognates: 1) gson por bzhengs pa/  [lit. alive + raise] resurrection: gshin po rnams las gson por bzhengs ba/  the resurrection from the dead (Acts 4:2); 2) ro lang /  [var. ro langs/ ] the spirit of a dead person returned to earth, a ghost; also a spirit which occupies a dead body (TRI 263); ro langs rgyag pa/  to restore ro langs rgyag pa'i rgyal rabs/  the restored monarchy (SBC-1, 61).

  2. slong / 

    p. bslangs/  f. bslang /  imp. slongs/ 

    Biblical: to raise, cause to rise: nad pa gsos/,,gshin po slong /  heal the sick, raise the dead (Mt. 10:8), ngas de mtha' ma'i nyin mor gson por slong ba/  I will raise him up at the last day (Jn. 6:40), ye shu gshin po'i dkyil nas sku gson por bslangs pa khong gis nga tsho'ang ye shu dang mnyam du bslangs/  the one who raised Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus (2 Cor. 4:14).

    Secular: 1) to arouse: sangs rgyas kyis mnyam gzhag de las yar bslangs/  the Buddha arouses them from their absorption in meditation (TRC 166); 2) kun nas bslangs pa'i sdig spyod/  thoroughly evil practices (DLP 18), kun nas bslangs pa'i sbyin pa/  charity (TRC 344).