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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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Such an official might be described as a registrar or commissioner. g. ring-lugs ban-de (Pell T. 1002); and, as I understand it, in the present text and certainly in the Skar-cung and Lcang-bu inscriptions (pp. 78, 101) where it has the analogous implication of one who maintains or transmits the "law"-the doctrine-of the Buddha. "Abbot" may sometimes be a convenient rendering though it is not exact, for there might be more than one ring-lugs in a community. 53 REIGN OF KHRI LDE-SRONG-BRTSAN c. D.

D. according to the Tse Fu Yuan Kuei and it is possible that one of them, perhaps the same one who cast the Khra-'brug bell, was commissioned by the queen to make that at Bsam-yas with its unmistakably Chinese shape. D. The two sections of the text below indicate the two lines of the inscription and the spaces show where it is divided by the panels on the bell. There are no punctuation signs between words. The last letter of dbyal in the second part of the second line is separated from the rest of the word by one of the bars dividing the panels but as it would be confusing to show it that way it has been joined up in my copy.

In order to ensure its long-lasting happiness and to make it known to all, in this temple the shrine of the Three Jewels, a small house 5 for the edict has been built and a stone pillar set up; and a summary of the edict, inscribed clearly on the stone and sealed at the end, has been placed here so that my sons and grandsons, who may rule hereafter, and the ministers of the kingdom who may later hold power, and all such persons, shall act for ever in accordance with the words of the edict and the inscription on the stone pillar, not diminishing, or modifying or altering them.

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