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The bell at Bsam yas
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1. Content : Bell inscriptions - The bell at Bsam yas

2. Note : Complete text consisted of 12 lines (2 lines on each of six faces). The text is mainly edited based on the published photographs and two photographs taken by Tsuguhito Takeuchi (see pp.xv-xvi, plates 9 and 10).
[location] in the Bsam yas monastery.
[date] 779 or 791 at or near the founding of Bsam yas.
[condition] extant.
[images] Tucci (1950: figure 5): lines (2)-3 and (8)-9, Tucci (1973: plate 110: same as Tucci [1950: figure 5]), An (1982: 6, plate 10): lines 2-3(4), 8-9(10), (plate 12.1): lines 3 and 9: (plate 12.2): lines 4 and 10, (plate 12.3): lines 5 and 11, (plate 12.4): lines 6 and 12: (plate 12.5): lines 1 and 7, Wang (1982: 15, plate 20): lines 3-4 (partial) and 9-10 (partial): (plate 21: same as Tucci [1950: plate 5]), Bsod nams skyid (1984: plate 7: same as Tucci [1950: plate 5]), 'Jam dbyangs and Wang (2000: 164, plate 97): lines (5), 6, 11, 12. Plates 9 and 10 (pp.xv-xvi).

3. References :

Tucci (1950: 69, 108) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Richardson (1954: 167-168) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Wang (1982: 183-188) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], 'Jam dbyangs (1984) [I.Translit.], Bsod nams skyid (1984: 124-126) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Richardson (1985: 32-35) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Li and Coblin (1987: 332-339) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Chen and Wang (2003: 92-93, 99-100) [I.Translit., I.Trans.].

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(1) jo mo rgyal mo brtsan yum
(2) sras kyIs phyogs bcu'I
(3) dkon mchog gsum la
(4) mchod pa'I slad du cong
(5) 'di bgyis te / / de'i bsod
(6) nams kyI stobs kyis
(7) lha btsan po khrI srong lde
(8) brtsan yab sras stangs dbyal
(9) gsung dbyangs drug
(10) cu sgra dbyangs dang ldan te
(11) bla na myed pa'I byang chub du
(12) grub par smond to / /