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8. gcig-gis, cf. Zhol N 26. "for one occasion only," or "merely". 9. Sister queens. According to DTH p. 32 Khri Lde-srong-brtsan's principal queen was 'Bro-za Lha-rgyal mang-mo-rje; but in the king's edict (PT ja f. 130a) the name is 'Bro-bza' Khri-mo-legs and the other queens are Mchims-rgyal-bza' Legs-mo-brtsan and Cog-robza' Brtsan-rgyal. 10. The rgyal-phran are specified in PT ja f. 130a, as the 'A-zha-rje, Rkong-kar-po Mang-po-rje, and Myang-btsun Khri-bo. 51 REIGN OF KHRI LDE-SRONG-BRTSAN c.

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. INSCRIPTIONS AT ZHWA'I LHA-KHANG Translation East Inscription By order of the supernaturally wise divinity, the btsan-po Khri Lde-srong-brtsan, a god acting as king of men:1 A further sworn edict granted for Ban-de Ting-nge-'dzin.

North Inscription 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 24 THE LHASA ZHOL RDO-RINGS Translation an order to restrain him shall be given from above. And he decreed that if the descendants of Zla-gong do not become disloyal, slander against them shall not be listened to and they shall not be called to account or reprimanded. And he decreed that even if it be proved that one from among the descendants has become disloyal to the btsan-po, the charge shall be brought against only that one who is guilty; his other kinsmen shall not be brought to trial and their life and position shall not be adversely affected.

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