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thugs dam - 1) (h) for samaya. {thugs kyi dam bca'} spiritual pledge, vow, commitment. 2) (h) for experience and realization. 3) (h) for {yi dam} practice, meditation, meditative commitment.4) [daily] practice, sadhana, practice object, realization. Syn {thugs kyi dam tshig}daily practice; personal practice, spiritual practice; sacred bond [RY]

dam - samaya, connection; strict, firm, stable, uptight, tense, tight; - Syn {dam bca' - Syn {dam tshig}; 1) interrogative particle used after final 'd'. 2) 'or' particle used after the final 'd'. 3) a solemn promise, vow, oath, confirmation by oath, to promise, the act of promising, the promise. 4) strict, firm, stable, uptight, tense, tight, - Syn {dam bca'} Syn {dam tshig} 5) the brown bear [RY]