A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions by H. E. Richardson

By H. E. Richardson

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The Dge-rgyas gtsug-/ag-khang is the name of the temple at Bsam-yas attributed to the 'Bro queen and among its 32 THE BELL AT BSAM-YAS furnishings PT ja f. 98b mentions a bell for making music, rot mar cong. It is impossible that the bell now at Bsam-yas could have been made thirty years or more before the foundation of the monastery for the inscription is part of the casting; but it might have been hung originally in the Dge-rgyas temple. There might, of course, have been other cong which have not survived.

43 REIGN OF KHRI LDE-SRONG-BRTSAN c. D. A possible sequence of events, putting together evidence from various sources, is: Myang Ting-nge-'dzin, born c. 760; ordained after the building of Bsam-yas c. 780; meditated for seven years (PT tha 21 b); became guardian to Khri Lde-srong-brtsan (b 776) c. 788; granted a rkyen-ris: opposed Ye-shes dbang-po before the debate of 792 (Sba-bzhad p. 54); arranged for Vimalamitra to be invited to Tibet 794-6; helped Khri Lde-srong-brtsan in the troubles c. 800 and eventually established him on the throne c.

780; meditated for seven years (PT tha 21 b); became guardian to Khri Lde-srong-brtsan (b 776) c. 788; granted a rkyen-ris: opposed Ye-shes dbang-po before the debate of 792 (Sba-bzhad p. 54); arranged for Vimalamitra to be invited to Tibet 794-6; helped Khri Lde-srong-brtsan in the troubles c. 800 and eventually established him on the throne c. 804; died c. 815. The Myang clan whose origin may have been in the upper valley of the Myang-chu around Rgya-mda', was one of those that joined in the making of the Tibetan kingdom in the 6th century.

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