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The Bsam yas inscription
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1. Content : Stele inscriptions - The Bsam yas inscription

2. Note : Complete text. 21 lines. The text is edited based on the published photographs.
[location] courtyard of the monastery of Bsam yas.
[date] 779 or 791, founding of Bsam yas.
[condition] extant.
[images] Tucci (1950: fig. 3, opposite p. 44): lines (3)4-20(21), Tucci (1967: 155): lines (3, 4)5-14(15), Tucci (1973: 46, plate 43): lines 2-21, Zwalf (1981: 27): lines 12-21, Wang (1982: 13, plate 17): lines 4-20, Wang (1982: 12): entire text, mostly illegible, Bsod nams skyid (1984: plate 6): lines (3)4-20(21), Richardson (1985: plate 4): lines 2-21, Richardson (1998: plate 11): (2)3-21, (plate 23): (1)2-21, 'Jam dbyangs and Wang (2000: 170, plate 101): lines (1, 2)3-19(20), (171, plate 101): lines 11-19, Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.13.36.1): lines 1-16, (plate 2001.59.13.37.1): (5)6-19(20), (plate 2001.59.13.38.1): lines 6-20, (plate 2001.59.13.39.1): lines 11-21.

3. References :

Richardson (1949) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Tucci (1950: 43, 94-95) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Wang (1982: 167-169) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], 'Jam dbyangs (1984) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Bsod nams skyid (1984: 121-123) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Richardson (1985: 26-31) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Li and Coblin (1987: 186-192) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Dkon mchog (2003) [I.Translit., I.Trans.].

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(1) $ / / ra sa dang / brag mar gyI /
(2) gtsug lag khang las stsogs
(3) par / dkon mcog / gsum
(4) gyi rten btsugs pa dang / sangs
(5) rgyas gyI chos / mdzad pa 'dI /
(6) nam duyang myI gtang ma' zhig
(7) par bgyI 'o / yo byad sbyard /
(8) pa' yang / de las myi dbrI myi
(9) bskyung bar bgyI 'o / da' phyin
(10) cad / gdung rabs re re zhing yang
(11) btsan po yab sras gyis 'dI /
(12) bzhin yI dam bca'o / de las
(13) mna' kha dbud pa dag gyang /
(14) myi bgyI myi bsgyur bar / 'jIg
(15) rten las / 'da's pa' dang /
(16) 'jIg rten gyi lha dang / myI ma yin
(17) ba' / thams cad gyang dphang du /
(18) gsol te / btsan po yab sras dang
(19) rje blon gun gyis dbu snyung dang bro /
(20) bor ro / gtsigs gyI yi ge zhIb
(21) mo gcIg ni gud na mchIs so /