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The Thob yig gsal ba'i me long by Dza-ya Paṇḍita Blo-bzang 'phrin-las (1642-1715): an enquiry into biographies as lineage history

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This thesis centres on a text belonging to a rich but understudied genre of Tibetan Buddhist literature known as thob yig or gsan yig, 'records of teachings received'. Their undeniable value has been acknowledged by scholars who utilised them as supplementary material for research on biographies, transmission lineages and authentication of Buddhist texts. However, extensive studies of thob yigs as the focal topic of research are few and scarce. Chronologically, these texts form the "biogra...

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