has taken a series of measures to preserve the museums from terrorists' robbery, on top, closing some museums after emptying them and moving most of antiquities from the areas controlled by terrorists such as Deir Ezzour, Dara and Homs and putting them in safe places," Deeb said.
The use of bdams pa for gdams
pa is of course well within the range of the orthographical variance that one would expect for these texts and does not worry me too much.
Others are touching upon Phya pa in papers dealing with early bKa' gdams
pa, like Thomas Doctor, Kevin Vose, or Kazuo Kano.
* In Kyu ru g.Yu 'brang of dBu ru he performed his trademark miracle of levitating over water for the sake of bKa' gdams
pa practitioners who did not have faith in him (ibid.
367.5, where the letter is referred to as yig mkhan rnams la gdams
pa, "instruction to scribes," and is listed in volume Za (22) of the twenty-two volume edition of Bu ston's works at Bkra shis bsam gtan gling.
Again, this seems to have been in the air, so to speak, for we also find a reference to the lam rim literature's division of persons into three different categories in the discussion of "the result of knowing objects through the valid means of cognition," by the Bka' gdams
pa scholar Bcom ldan rig[s] pa'i ral gri (ca.
Zanabazar's) tutor [since] he was the one who prophesied from the bKa' gdams
Lest this undue singling out of the merits of the Dge lugs pa lead the unsuspecting reader astray, we may point out that we find analyses of central way - Madhyamaka concepts to a significant extent already in late Indian Buddhism, through the application of Dharmakirti's thinking, and, as a result, also in what are so far the few available Tibetan texts on Madhyamaka philosophy (written by scholars of especially the Bka' gdams
pa and Sa skya pa schools) that date from the eleventh to fourteenth centuries.
In his treatment of the life of the Second Dalai Bla-ma sDe-srid Sangs-rgyas rgya-mtsho highlights especially the themes of dGe'dun rgya-mtsho being the builder of Chos-'khor rgyal and the discoverer of the visionary lake; this role is underlined with a number of propecies, mainly from different parts of the bKa' gdams
glegs bam, a treatise known for its importance in legitimating the lineage of the Dalai Lamas.
Vagindra (ed.), Rje btsun khyab bdag chen po rang rig ras chen gyi gsung mgur dang zhal gdams
'chi med bdud brtsi'i rlabs 'phreng zhes bya ba, Delhi 1982.
23, 27 [DPAG 69a, 70a; KHA 22b, 23b] Bka' gdams
A special and literally eye-catching attraction of the exhibition are three extraordinary large "Kadampa Chorten" (bKa' gdams
pa mChod rten) from Mindrol Ling monastery (25b).