Our nobility may be obscured at times, <covered> over with

fh3579

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The following sentence is cited from "The Heart is Noble",The Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
Our nobility may be obscured at times, covered over with small thoughts or blocked by confused and confusing emotions.
How to comprehend the role which "covered over with small thoughts or blocked by confused and confusing emotions" plays? Does it parallel with "may be obscured at times"?
 
  • Chez

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    No. The sentence is a repetition or clarification without repeating the modal verb 'may'.

    So, in full it would be: Our nobility may be obscured at time, may be covered over with small thoughts.
     
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