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Title: rgyal ba’i dbang po thams cad mkhyen gzigs chen po rje btsun blo bzang bstan pa’i dbang phyug ’jam dpal rgya mtsho dpal bzang po’i zhal snga nas kyi rnam par thar pa mdo tsam brjod pa ‘’dzam gling tha gru yangs pa’i rgyan
Language of title: Tibetan
Alternate title in translation: Ornament for the Entire World, A Biography of the Omniscient Conquerer Jetsun Losang Tenpay Wangchuk
Language of Translated Alternate Title: English
Author/Creator: De mo thub bstan 'jigs med rgya mtsho

Description: This biography of the Eighth Dalai Lama was written by Demo Ngawang Losang Tubten Jikmay Gyatso, (1778-1819, de mo ngag dbang blo bzang thub bstan 'jigs med rgya mtsho), the subsequent incarnation of the Seventh Demo Trulku Ngawang Jampel Deleg Gyatso (d. 1777, de mo sprul sku ngag dbang ’jam dpal de legs rgya mtsho) who had served as the Dalai Lama’s Regent for twenty-one years. The text itself, An Ornament for the Entire World, Biography of the Powerful Conqueror, the Omniscient Losang Tenpay Wangchug Jampel Gyatso, provides extensive detail on the life of the Dalai Lama, his education, his spiritual experiences, other prominent lamas of his time, and the like. However, there is not much information on the larger flow of history. The Gurkha wars, for example, received scant attention. The reforms in Sino-Tibetan relations instituted by the Qing Emperor in 1792 are not even mentioned. In a sense, this is fitting, as the Eighth Dalai Lama was himself quite uninvolved in political affairs. By the time he died at the age of forty-eight, he had ruled for less than four years.

Publisher Place: dharamsala, India
Publisher: sku sger yig tshang
Published Date: 1977
Cultural Coverage: India
Temporal coverage: 18th century CE
Original Language: Tibetan
Language: Tibetan
Series Title: 'Phags pa 'Jig rten dbaçn phyug gi rnam sprul rim byon gyi 'khruçns rabs deb ther nor bu'i 'phreçn ba
Series volume: 3
Format: Text
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Date Of Record Creation: 2004-10-20 15:13:35
Date Record Checked: 2004-10-20
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-19 11:41:33
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