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The Rkong po Bde mo sa inscription
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1. Content : Stele inscriptions - The Rkong po Bde mo sa inscription

2. Note : Complete text. 21 lines. The almost same text is incised in the stone inscription at Gtam snyan (cf. 2.1.1, p.84). The text is edited based on photographs in Uebach (1985) and those in 'Jam dbyangs and Wang (2000). For illegible portions, we follow the readings of Li and Coblin (1987).
[location] "G.yu rong btsan Village in Nying-khri County" ('Jam dbyangs and Wang 2000: 95). G.yung drung rtse, North bank of the Gtsang po, about 325 kilometers east of Lhasa.
[date] reign of Khri lde srong brtsan (ca 799-815).
[condition] extant.
[images] Wang (1982: plate 8 same as Chang [1984: 250]), Bsod nams skyid (1984: plate 4: same as Chang [1984: 250]), Chang (1984: 250, a better copy of which was used by Li and Coblin), Uebach (1985: 77-79), 'Jam dbyangs and Wang (2000: 94 plate 64, detail of center, 95 plate 64, full text).

3. References :

Richardson (1954) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Richardson (1972) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Wang (1982: 93-104) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Bsod nams skyid (1984: 77-83) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Chang (1984) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Uebach (1985) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Richardson (1985: 64-71) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Chab spel (1985) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Li and Coblin (1987: 193-226) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Chab spel (1990) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Chab spel (1991) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Bsod nams (1991) [I.Trans.], Chen and Wang (2003: 64-72) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Bkra shis (2004a), Bkra shis (2004b) [I.Translit., I.Trans.], Bkra shis (2006).

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(1) $ / / lha btsan po khrI srong lde brtsan dang / lde srong yab sras kyI ring la' / /
(2) ### / / rkong dkar po la gtsIgs gnang ba' / /
(3) $ / / kar po mang po rje dang / ### / blon po gru'I zung gIs gsold ba' / / thog ma phyva ya bla bdag drug gI sras las /
(4) nya grI btsan po myi yul gyI rjer / / lha rI gyang dor gshegs pa tshun chad / drI gum btsan po phan chad / gdung rabs bdun gyI bar du / / phying ba stag
(5) rtse na bzhugs bzhugs / / drI gum btsan po'i sras / gcen nya khyI dang / gcung sha khyI gnyis las / / gcung sha khyI ni / lha btsan po / gcen nya khyI
(6) ni rkong yul du bzhugs ste / gcen kar po nI / thog ma yas gshegs pa'I tshe / / mched gnyIs kyi / sku bla gnyan po gsol ba dang / sku bla de mo dang bshos pa
(7) 'I lha bdag bgyId kyis kyang / lha sras kyI sku rIm gro la / bdagI srog la' bab pa man chad kyI cho gar mdzad pa / srog phongs ma bgyIs te / / lha sras kyI chab
(8) srId 'dI ltar mtho / dbu rmog brtsand / yong lha sras gnam dang 'dra ba'I chags 'og na / / gnam kol du gnang ba'ang cIs bas zhIg mchis na / bdag
(9) cag lta zhIg / thog ma mched gyes nas / / pha myes dang po lha myI ma phye ba tshun chad / bde skyid cIng / chu srId g.yung drung dang 'dra bar gnang gIs kyang / deng sang
(10) du / khab so dpon sna dagIs / / khral kyI sna 'tshal te / gtses shIng mchis na / / nam du'ang bde bar thugs bag mdzad pa'I / gtsIgs tsaM zhig cI gnang zhes
(11) gsold nas / / de bzhIn du gnang ste / / gtsIgs 'phra men sgrom bu stsald ba'I dper brIs pa' / ###
(12) $ / / btsan po lha sras khrI srong lde brtsan gyI ring la / / kar po'I gtsIgs gnang ba las
(13) lha sras lde srong gI sku ring la / / gtsIgs snga ma bas bskyed par / bka's / / gnang b'a /
(14) $ / / nam zhar gyang / / rkong kar po'i rgyal por gzhan myI gzhug par / / kar po mang po rje'i bu tsa 'phel rgyud las stsald bar gnang ngo /
(15) kar po mang po [rj]e['I] rgyud rabs chad na gcen rgyal po / kar po'I mying myi rlag par / / rgyal por yang / / kar po rgyal brtsan gyI rgyud las
(16) bsko'o / / rgyal brtsan gyi rgyud kyang rabs chad na / / nye 'tshams las / / kha chems kyIs gang / gsol ba'I nang nas / spu dang
(17) sbyard te / / gang 'os pa gcIg stsald bar gnang ngo / / ###
(18) $ / / rkong kar po'I bran dang / / zhIng 'brog / slan chad myI dbrI zhing / / rje blas dang / / dpya' khral bla skyes myI dbab pa dang /
(19) stsang dphya' nas dang / / 'bras gang 'bul yang rung / / 'bul ba'I sa tshigs / / da ltar gyI las mI bsring bar / / lha sras /
(20) yab kyi bka's / / gnang ba [b]zh[i]n du / / lha sras lde srong gI sku ring la / / / rje / / blon mol te /
(21) / ### / bka's / / gnang ngo / /