HMAUTshognamTib29a--

HMA/UTshognam/Tib/28

Date: Fire Sheep year, 15th day, 5th month, Friday (1907)
Lines: 5
Script: ’khyug

Summary
Contract for the sale of a field to Lama Ösal Dorje by a couple from Tshug for 38 rupees.

Transliteration

  1. me lug zla 5 pa’i tshe 15 re gza’ spa sangs nyin | tshog dgongs blaṃ (bla ma) ’od gsal rdoe (rdo rje) mdang tshugs brag kar rdoe (rdo rje) kar bzang bu mo spen pa bu
  2. grigs gsuṃ bzhing stabs zo ba suṃ sa nyo tshongs byas ba’i rin dngul 38 byas na[s] bskal ba dang nyima (nyi ma) naṃ gnas kyi ’bar du tshong nyo byas tshar ba la sgang ti se naṃ zhu
  3. tsho ma spang naṃ skam kho rog {1S} kar po naṃ gyur rtsang chu sngon mo gyen log naṃ yong ’bar ’du mi snyan grang skad rtsam zhu sa med zhus pa
  4. rdoe (rdo rje) kar zangs rang thad rtags the | bu mo spen pa bu grigs rang thad rtags the X | bdon bde’i phya spang tshugs brag kar ka mi sri thar bsted nyima (nyi ma)
  5. bsaṃgrub (bsam grub) gnyis bzhugs | yig ’khod bu stan rgyal bcas yod |

Emendations
1. pa sangs nyin; dang tshug 2. nyo ’tshong; kyi bar; ’tshong nyo; gangs ti 3. mtsho ma; khorog (< pho rog) dkar po; yong bar; sbrang skad tsam 4. rang ’thad rtags; don de’i cha dpang

Translation
Saturday, the 15th day of the 5th month in a Fire Sheep year. Lama Ösal Dorje of Upper Tshognam [on the one hand] and Dorje Karsang and his daughter Penba Butri of Braga in Tshug have engaged in a financial transaction [in which the lama has paid] 38 rupees for the Tab field with a seed capacity of 3 zo ba. This transaction shall be conclusive as long as the world ages and the sun endure; and until Mt Kailash melts, till Lake Manasarovar dries up, till the crow turns white and till the blue river flows uphill, no unpleasant words so much as the buzzing of a fly shall be said about the matter. To this agreement Dorje Karzang willingly sets his mark; his daughter Pemba Butri willingly sets her mark; the witnesses to this are Kami Hrithar of Braga, in Tshug, and Nyima Samdrub of Te. The scribe was [the lama’s] son Ten[pa] Gyal[tsen].