A Feeling Difficult to Describe
by Géshey Sherab Phüntsok (dge bshes shes rab phun tshogs)
Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos
Here in this place, which gives off a marvelous glow,
The gleaming smile of the golden-hued sun strikes against the ocean;
The strides of dense black clouds face against the wind:
An incredible manifestation, which goes beyond joy and sadness.
(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos.)
Erick Tsiknopoulos (b. 1981) is an American translator of Tibetan, a scholar, researcher and postgraduate student in Buddhist Studies, a teacher and tutor of Tibetan language, a writer and editor, a voracious reader in various subjects, and an experienced world traveler. He is the founder and primary Tibetan translator of the Sugatagarbha Translation Group, and the creator of their main website, Tibetan-Translations.com, which currently features English translations of over 400 Tibetan texts. Many of his translations have been published in various forms, including as books.
He has been a student of Buddhism since 1999, a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 2003, and a student of Tibetan language since 2005. He has been translating Tibetan texts into English since 2007, has been based in India and Nepal studying Tibetan language and Buddhism intensively and translating Tibetan texts since 2008, and has been working professionally as a Tibetan-English translator and interpreter since 2009.
He is available for contact via email at: EmptyElephant@yahoo.com and SugatagarbhaTranslations@gmail.com