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Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:38 pm

Tahi delek,

Professor Shawa Tongme , gives a lecture about the Gyarong area in Tibet with its 18 areas or kingdoms.
It is the cultural area of Zhang Zhung.
18 is a meaningful number and stems from the cosmological story of the "egg".

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:57 pm

Tashi delek,

Great news for the Bön history !

A large collection of Bönpo texts, containing 4648 pages about astrology and Bönpo ritual was recently discovered in the Kankho and Drukchu regions of Tibet.

These texts were preserved by a 98 year old man who claims that they are artifacts from the Zhang Zhung culture. He stored them in a cave behind his village during the Chinese revolution. Their authenticity as Zhang Zhung relics is currently being examined by a team of researchers, as depicted in these photos.
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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:57 pm

Tashi delek,

Geshe Gelek Jinpa travelled in Mustang where he reported on the cultural traditions of the local Bönpo population, and he discovered ancient library in the caves of Mardzang. Bön is the native spiritual and cultural tradition of Tibet and Himalayan borderlands.

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:29 pm

Tashi delek,

In search of Zhang Zhung by:

Geshela Gelek from Triten Norbutse Monastery Kathmandu / Nepal.

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Outstanding! :twothumbsup:

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by Mantrik » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:35 pm

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Tashi delek,

Great news for the Bön history !

A large collection of Bönpo texts, containing 4648 pages about astrology and Bönpo ritual was recently discovered in the Kankho and Drukchu regions of Tibet.

These texts were preserved by a 98 year old man who claims that they are artifacts from the Zhang Zhung culture. He stored them in a cave behind his village during the Chinese revolution. Their authenticity as Zhang Zhung relics is currently being examined by a team of researchers, as depicted in these photos.

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Wonderful. :)
How old do they think they are?
Is there a link to the article, please?
http://www.khyung.com

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:06 am

Tashi delek,

Bön translated many text out of the Zhang Zhung Language.
This ZZ language was the forerunner of the modern Tibetan script and in the Bön literature one can regarding the text conclude if it is an original Bön text or an adopted text.
So if the question arises if Tibet would have a script from before 760, then this can be affirmed with yes.

So Bön has many words and terms which are unknown in the Tibetan Language and script.

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

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Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:11 pm

Tashi delek,

Like earlier mentioned, John Vincent Belezza is doing field work in western Tibet, the Zhang Zhung area.

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:35 pm

Tashi delek,

18 Zhang Zhung Kingdoms, once a huge area in Tibet.
The armies of these Kingdoms were bigger than that of the Central Tibetan King.
Reason for the central Tibetan King to "conquer" these Kingdoms and one step further to conquer China.


Below the map of Zhang Zhung by: Samten G. Karmay.
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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:00 am

Tashi delek,

Sometimes we see some evidences of the old Zhang Zhung culture, like this amulet.
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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:57 pm

Tashi delek,

Zhang Zhung Culture knows also Dzogchen and their Lineage is very old and precious.

It goes back to the Adi Buddha Kuntu Zangpo, "all" Dzogchen Lineages go back to this Buddha.

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

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Re: Zhang Zhung Culture

Post by kalden yungdrung » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:35 pm

Tashi delek,

Script of Zhang zhung kingdom (Marchen script)

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