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narration, discourse, subject, index, table of contents, scene of discourse, 1 of 12 gsung rab yan lag, declarations [JV]

narration; narrative background; mise-en-sc�ne; isc. underlying basis [RB]

Declarations - 1 of 12 aspects of excellent speech (gsung rab yan lag): dbyang kyis bsnyad, lung du bstan pa, tshigs su bcad pa, chad du brjod pa, gleng gzhi, rtogs pa brjod pa, de lta bu byung ba, skyes pa rabs, shin tu rgyas pa, rmad du byung ba, gtan la 'bab pa) [JV]

The 12 aspects of excellent speech are: General Discourses; Proclamations in Song; Prophesies; Poetic Pronouncements; Special Aphorisms; Declarations; Narratives; Parables; Succession of Former Lives; Extensive Sayings; Marvels; and Established Doctrines. JOKYAB

1) chief topic of discussion/ conversation, basis for the talk, setting, subject matter, declaration, theme of discourse; 2) condition of rtsod gleng [eg legal dispute]; 3) table of contents of a shastra, catalog; 4) introduction, preface, introductory chapter, foward,'the topics' [one of the 12 divisions of the scripture], story, history [IW]

1) chief topic of discussion/ conversation, basis for the talk, setting, subject matter, declaration, theme of discourse; 2) condition of rtsod gleng [eg legal dispute]; 3) table of contents of a shastra, catalog; 4) introduction, preface, introductory chapter, forward, the topics; 5) story, history [IW]

1) basis for the talk, setting, subject matter, declaration, theme [of discourse]. 2) introduction, introductory chapter, preface, forward. 3) 'the topic' of a division of the scripture. 4) story, history; Declarations [RY]

setting. This is the beginning part of a sutra that discusses where it was given and who was present. DKC

1) setting of the discourse, setting of the story, setting of the narrative; 2) basis for the explanation, basis for the exposition; 3) chief topic of discussion, main topic under discussion; 4) prologue, preface, introduction, introductory chapter, forward. Erick Tsiknopoulos