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Pp 224-225: de bûn du ba yig dnos po gtan bya ba'i yul dan 'brel ba'i bya ba nid la 'jugpa ni I bkal bar bya'o ... bklag par bya j bklag go II. 37 See our p. 62, §4 and en. 13. Cf. Si tu (pp. 226-235) and Dharmabhadra's (pp. 47-48) explanation of the second line of verse twelve. "Both [self and other]" encompasses agents, both primary (eg. gcodpa po) and secondary (eg. gcod byed), present act-qua-doing (eg. good par byed; good do), objects (eg. gcad bya; gcad par bya ba; gcad bya'i êin) and future acts-qua-thing-done (eg.

Similarly among the expressions for the thing-done to the [object] (de'i bya ba'i tshig), we find only future forms such as bsgmb par bya and bsgrub bo. Past forms are excluded from both lists, and so are also present continuatives ending in bzin pa and future forms ending in 'gyur. gyin snan, etc. In dByans can dga' ba'i bio gros' text, however, we find numerous periphrastic forms with the auxiliaries bzin pa and 'gyur being classified as act-qua-doing. Moreover we also find the interesting statement: "The past and future of the [verb forms] both belong to act-qua-thing-done, while the present and imperative belong to act-qua-doing.

As for dByans can grub pa'i rdo rje, besides his relatively well-known commentary on the Sum cu pa, the Legs bsad Ijon dban, he also wrote a commentary in verse on the difficult points of the rTags kyi 'jug pa as seen via the perspective of Si tu and dNul chu, viz. the rTags kyi 'jugpa'i snin po'i don mdo tsam brjodpa dka' gnad gsal ba'i me Ion ; dKa' chen pad ma's commentary, the rTags jug dka ' gnad gsal ba 'i me Ion gi }grel pa rig(s) lam gser gyi Ide migf is as its title suggests a subcommentary on dByans can grub pa'i rdo rje.

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