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The buddhist way into Tibet

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The origins of Buddhism are put down to a mythical past intricately interwoven with the indigenous origin myths of the Tibetan people. A first category of important sources testifying to the advent of Buddhism in Tibet are the inscriptions, mostly on pillars, but sometimes also on rocks, found in Lhasa and its vicinity, but increasingly also in other parts of the country. The rulers of the Yar-lung valley slowly gained supremacy over the chiefs of the Tsang-po river valley and extended their power over the people living on the fringes of the valley and beyond. The advanced state of administrative institutions even in the frontier districts of the Tibetan empire of the royal period are also documented in some texts found in Dunhuang.

Keywords: Buddhist; Dunhuang; Tibet; Tibetan people; Tsang-po river valley; Yar-lung valley



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