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

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C. q -r ~s.. " Notes to Translation I. cong Chinese c'ung, Laufer 'Loan Words', see Tucci TTK p. 84 n. 125. 2. Stangs dbyal. Thomas (TLTD II p. 189), who mistakes this for a polite form of address, cites several variants: stang dbya/d; slangs byal; gtangs dbyal; stangs dgyal; slangs bsbya/. DTH p. 20 has btsanpo slangs dbyal. The term also appears in later literature in the rnamthar of the Fifth Dalai Lama and in a Sikkim gnas-yig. Professor D. L. 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".

Khra-'brug, traditionally attributed to Srong-brtsan sgam-po, is in the Yar-lung valley. If "the palace" refers to a specific place it may be Pho-brang, also in the Yar-lung valley, associated with Khri Lde-gtsug-brtsan. The Ra-mo-che of Ra-sa can most probably be identified with the great gtsug-lag-khang founded, according to the Li-yu/ chos-kyi lo-rgyus (Emmerick, p. , that is to say about 26 THE BSAM-YAS RDO-RINGS 727. Khams-sum Mi-ldog-sgrol is the three-storeyed temple, like a smaller version of the main temple, a little to the west outside the enclosing wall of the main temple complex at Bsam-yas.

And he decreed that if there should be any person who, harbouring grudge, acts against the descendants of Zla-gong to cause detriment to their life and position, a Notes to Translation (continued) 13. Ngan-lam. Apart from Klu-khong, his father and grandfather, the only other member of the clan of whom I find mention in early mss is the monk Rgyal-mchog-dbyangs (TLTD II p. 86). The place Ngan-lam Tshal sar-pa appears in DTH 18. The family may have been of Sogdian origin. The name Ngan or An is Sogdian according to Pulleyblank (TP XLI) and there were Sogdian colonies in the Lop Nor region (Pelliot JA.

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