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1. Content : The bsam yas inscription
2. Location : courtyard of the temple of bsam yas
3. Date : 779 or 791, founding of bsam yas
4. Condition : extant
5. Photos / Rubbings :
Bsod rnams skyid (1984: plate 6), 'Jam dbyangs and Wang (2000: 170 plate 101): lines (1,2)3-19(20), 'Jam dbyangs and Wang (2000: 171 plate 101): lines 11-19, Richardson (1985: plate 4): lines 2-21, 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, Wang (1982: 13 plate 17): lines 4-20, Wang (1982: 12): entire text, mostly illegible, Zwalf (1981: 27): lines 12-21.
6. References :
Richardson (1949) [*], Tucci (1950: 43, 94) [*], Wang (1982: 167-169) [I. Translit., I. Trans.], Bsod rnams skyid (1984: 121-123), Richardson (1985: 26-31) [I. Translit., I. Trans.], Li and Coblin (1987: 186-192) [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 duyangdu yang 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 dangd + ng
(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 /
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