MS. Tibet. b. 24.11 (R)
Younghusband Expedition Collection
A ritual chanting used for prolongating a Bla ma's life
NOTE: This record has yet to be fully checked.
The title on the title page is mistaken. This is not a commentary on The Thirty Verses. The text is a ritual liturgy written in beautiful verses. It is the song sung by the celestial dākinis supplicating the bla ma to leave Tibet and come over to their wonderful celestial realm. However, it ends with the verses stating that the bla ma has to stay in Tibet for the welfare of the sentient beings. The dākinis take his effigy as a substitute.
dbu med (black ink)
Provenance and Acquisition
S.C. 33641, 33735. 25 Sept. 1905, donation by the Government of India.
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