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Poetical Prefaces Of Manuscripts From Western Tibet

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The author evaluates the contents of prefaces found at the beginning of certain western Tibetan manuscripts. In terms of their contents, she notes the same distinctive manner of arranging topics in seven successive phases: 1) The initial clause always contains praise to Buddha and to faith in the Law. Then she finds 2) a general and 3) a particular description of the place where the copy has been made, followed by 4) a mention of the ruler of the place, and 5) the name of the donor or donors of the copy are to be found, as well as 6) the title of the copied work and 7) a list of the offerings. The translation of these sheets was difficult due to spelling mistakes. Before giving the complete transliteration and translation of the preface sheets she gives a short summary of each.

Keywords: Buddha’ s teaching; poetical prefaces; preface sheets translation; preface sheets transliteration; Sutra of the Golden light; western Tibetan manuscripts



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