By Zla ba grol ma
The textual content and a couple of hundred full-page colour plates rfile Tibetan folks tune (particularly paintings songs), and native lifestyles within the Sman shod Valley, Sde dge County, Dkar mdzes Tibetan self sustaining Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Bo nyed, an area elder, describes what stimulated this well timed documentation, "In the earlier we sang always, yet now humans do not sing irrespective of the place they're or what they're doing. Now everyone seems to be silent." The textual content contains richly contextualized and annotated transcriptions of the songs' Tibetan lyrics with English translations. Audio fabrics with regards to this e-book can be came upon at
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As he ran, he opened the goatskin bag and took out the pot, scooped water from the river, and carried it to the mountaintop in one hand. 14 Showing the whites of one's eyes is a sign of disapproval. •38• He made a stove out of three stones, lit the yak dung he had brought, and started making tea for himself. The other opponents arrived at the mountaintop after he had drunk the tea, and eaten one bag of barley flour and a leg of yak meat. Dge rab shed po can was declared the winner. After that competition the Sde dge Kingdom paid no taxes to the Mongol King for the next five years.
La yug singers usually start the la yug with polite lyrics and end with insulting lyrics. ེད་"་མ་བསམ་དགོ། 4 སེམས་བསམ་བ་%&་'བ་པས་བ$ངས།། 2 1 You are in, go, the upper eastern realm. I am in, go, the lower eastern realm. 3 Do not think we are parted, go, in the lower and upper realm. 4 Because our hearts are both, go, held by the Buddha. ་གཙང་ཆབ(གོ)ཆང་གཅིག་ཡིན་ན་གོ། 4 རོགས་&ོད་ལ་(གོ)ཆང་གཅིག་ལོས་འ+ེན་གོ། 1 If clouds, go, were wool, I would certainly make, go, some clothing for you, my lover. 3 If rivers, go, were liquor, 4 I would certainly serve, go, a bowl of liquor to you, my lover.
However, after much discussion, they decided to send Dge rab shed po can to the Mongol King for just three years. They agreed that, if the princesses gave birth to girls they would belong to Sde dge, but if they had boys they would belong to the Mongol King. Dge rab shed po can went to the Mongol Kingdom and married the princesses; each soon gave birth to one daughter. During the three years, all the monks in Sde dge's twenty-five monasteries chanted to prevent the Mongol princesses from giving birth to sons.