H. E. Richardson's A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions PDF

By H. E. Richardson

ISBN-10: 0947593004

ISBN-13: 9780947593001

First released in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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Snellgrove informs me that it is found in early Bon-po works where according to Lopon Namdak it means "husband and wife" which is how it was explained in a verbal communication from the late Zurkhang Shappe who gave its modern form as gtan zhal-with the dubious etymology "constant companions". g. DTH p. 99 btsan-po rje dbyal; Pell T 1288 ed. M. Lalou JA 1958, I. I dbyal mo gnyi; I. 16 ma dang yum gyi mtshan dbyal gun gun ma; I. 59 dmu'i pha yab gyi mtshan na'a gtangs brags cha dang ma yum gyi mtshan dbyal drum cha'i ngur ngur; in AFL V I.

In a few cases I had been mistaken in copying damaged letters but enough survived to identify my fragments with RT's text. The other inscriptions in the collection are those at Rkong-po De-mo-sa, Skarcung, Khri Lde-srong-brtsan's tomb, and the Lhasa Treaty pillar. From a gloss on the last-named it appears that some of the copies date back at least to the 15th century. From comparison of RT's copies with inscriptions of which photographs are available it is seen that his texts are generally reliable.

37 REIGN OF KHRI SRONG-LDE-BRTSAN 755-c. z~6-~-~1 ~ ....... :\Q\~-~~-q. D. THE RDO-RINGS NEAR THE BRIDGE-HEAD AT 'PHYONG-RGYAS Translation When the divine Btsan-po, the ancestors, carne to rule over gods and men, religious learning and order were made excellent by their customs: their mighty helmet was great in glory 1 • The divine Btsan-po Khri Srong-lde-brtsan, too, in accordance with the custom of his ancestors did not impair the world order of the gods; he acted in agreement with the religion of heaven and earth.

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