Drawing Honey from Historiography: Analyzing the Oldest Extant Manuscript of the Oldest Extant History of Buddhism in Tibet
- Author: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
- Number of episodes: 1
- Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc
This paper focuses on the sole non-treasure text attributed to Nyang ral Nyi ma 'Od zer (1124-1192), The History of Buddhism [entitled] Flower Nectar: The Essence of Honey (Chos 'byung me tog snying po sbrang rtsi'i bcud), and his renowned treasure narrative concerning Padmasambhava, “the Lotus-Born,” almost the entirety of which is preserved within this History of Buddhism.