Proverbs are important in Bhutan. They're even featured on the walls of some schools.

This proverb highlights the ephemeral nature of who a person is... how the nature of the self changes through the different stages of life.


General Pronunciation:

Mi-tshe-ci-lu kap
Gug'i mid'o capga yo

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This proverb can be found in "The Grammar of Dzongkha" by Dr. George van Driem (1992). Translation adapted by Lisa.

Kaadinchhey la!

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