bla

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life-force/ supreme; life energy, vital principle, energy, [the basis, support for life force and life span], vital basis, over, above. bla is a bon term for soul [RY]

spirit (of a deceased person) [RB]

1) over above, before, upper part, superior, higher; 2) astr life support, bla gnas, B"n: soul, life energy, vital principle, energy (the basis/ support for life force and life span, vital basis; 3) suitable, sufficient bzod pa [IW]

1) over above, before, upper part, superior, higher; 2) astr life support, bla gnas, life energy, vital principle, energy (the basis/ support for life force and life span), vital basis; 3) suitable, sufficient bzod pa [spyi la pha na sger la gnod kyang bla, mi dmangs la pha thogs yod pa'i las don tshang ma byed bla, rang dbang med par 'tsho ba las shi ba bla'o, rang srog blos gtong ba bla'i, dgra la mgo sgur byed mi thub, dbul por gyur kyang bla'i, gzhan nor brkun bar mi bya'o, cung zad dka' yang bla yi, bya ba mthar ma phyi na mi 'grig] [IW]

above, higher, superior, life, soul, blessing, soul fragments, one of the fundamental principles at the base of the ancient bon rites, represents the psychoenergetic function of the individual in relation to the energies of the external world [JV]

life-energy, life-spirit, life-essence (srog is usually in the sense of 'life-force', while tshe meaning longevity) [Erick Tsiknopoulos]