ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 12: Silence in the by Zla ba grol ma

By Zla ba grol ma

The textual content and a couple of hundred full-page colour plates record Tibetan people track (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, a neighborhood elder, describes what influenced this well timed documentation, "In the earlier we sang continually, yet now humans do not sing regardless 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 relating to this book should be came across at

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4 Now the Sde dge King, go, from the middle realm sits. ག་ཤ་དཀར་(ང་ག*མ།། 2 18 This spotted animal resembled a fox but was somewhat larger. It was white with black spots and lived in mountain forests. Locals believe it to be extinct. •59• 1 The three leaders, go, shall be served the three types of meat. 2 Tender, wild yak meat, go, from upper rocky mountains. 3 White thul le,19 go, meat. 4 And white lamb flesh, go, make three. ི་ཡར་(གོ)ཟི་མ་ཟི་མ%་ཟི་ག'མ།། 3 ལས་བ%ལ་པ་(གོ)འཇགས་པའི་མ)་ཟི་ཡིན།། 2 1 Three knives, go, shall be brought for the three types of meat.

Produces, go, white milk, and 3 Yellow, go, 'bri butter. 22 2 19 Thul le is an alternative name for thul ma, a female yak that has given birth for the first time. 20 The ya zi, ma zi, and mgu zi are the three knives given by the Chinese Emperor to his three nephews of the Gling Kingdom. In the Ge sar epic the Chinese Emperor gave three of his princesses to three Gling officials as wives, and each had a son. 21 Female yak. 22 Dkon mchog gsum 'the Three Jewels', are the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

The king noticed that Dge rab shed po can was so big that he resembled a man running after black sheep. " The Mongol King said, "Such a big man! " The Sde dge King said, "He is a big, strong man, but he is ugly. " They watched him and noticed that, while the others were busy with their yaks, he had already finished unloading, driven his yaks out to pasture, and had begun making tea. " The Mongol King said, "Bring him to meet me tomorrow. " The Mongol King replied, "No, I want to see this man. I think he is uncommon.

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