Monday, September 15, 2014

Dazang, Da wa Zang po, Dava Zang-po, King Da of Zang (c. 900 to 876 BC)


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"From this year, after 600 years, for the maturation of the hermits, (Sanskrit: Ris'his, or of religious persons) will be born, at Shambhala, hJam dvyangs mi brags mi brag Gugs-pa, (a king, or lord of men) called the celebrated on (an incarnation of) Manyju Ghos'ha, (he with a sweet voice). The lady (Tibetan: sgrol-ma; Sanskrit: Tara) of this (king) is (or will be called) the great goddess (Uma, i.e. an incarnation of that goddess) his son or the young prince is (or will) (be an incarnation of) Pad-hdsin hjig-rten dvang, (Sanskrit: Padmapani Lokeshvara) 'the lord of the world, holding a lotus in his hand; "they will be born in my own Shakya race, and in your own nation, Dazang!'......'A Grammar of the Tibetan Language in English'...... Page 193....Calcutta, 1834

" the Mula Tantra, Shakya explicitly declares ...that the Rigsden Gragspa will be of his own Shakya race, and of the nation of Dazang, the natural interpretation is that they were both of the Scythian nation, or of the Sacae of the ancients...." .........'A Grammar of the Tibetan Language in English'...... Page 193....Calcutta, 1834

Page 191......'A Grammar of the Tibetan Language in English'...... Prepared under the patronage of the Government and the auspices of the Asiatic Society of Bengal., Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1834.....Sándor Csoma de Kőrös....(1784 - 1842)......

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".....In the Mula Tantra, Sha'kya foretells to Dazang 25 kings, who will successively reign at S'ambhala, each for 100 years. The six first of them are called Dharma Rajas (Religious King) and the others are styled Rigs-iden, Kulika, 'the Noble of Illustrious' ....He foretells also that after 600 years from that date Rigs-Idan Grags-pa, Kulika Kirti ('the celebrated noble one' (the Epiphanes of the Greeks ?) will succeed to the throne of Shambhala, and that 800 years afterwards, the kla klo, Lalo Sanskrit: Mleccha) or Muhamadan religion will rise at Makha (Mecca)...."

".....The third work is called Paramadibuddha uddhrita Sri Kala Chakra, a Tantra delivered by Sakya, at the request of Da-Zang, a king of Shambhala, a fabulous city in the north; but the original is said to have proceeded from the first Supreme Buddha. It was introduced from the north, it is said, into India in the 10th Century.....Page 386....Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 1.....By Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India)

"....explained by Sha'kya at the request of Dava Zang-po, a King of Shambhala." 488...Asiatic Researches Or Transactions of the Society Instituted in Bengal for Inquiring Into the History and Antiquities, ... of Asia. - Calcutta, Cantopher 1788-1836 (Google eBook)

"....Bhadra (Tib. Zangpo) (76 BC -227 CE) One who Rules by the Thousand-spoked Wheel..."......The Twenty-Five Kalki (Tib. Rigden)....Kings of Shambhala.".....

"The Seven Dharmarajas (Tib. Chogyal).......Suchandra (Tib. Dawa Sangpo) c. 900 to 876 BC. Note: the Kalachakra calculations put the life of Shakyamuni Buddha quite a bit earlier than is generally accepted, and the Tibetans produced a number of divergent calculations of the dates given here. Also, many of the names of the kings are often wrongly Sanskritized (back-translated from the Tibetan) in Western publications.".....

Shambhala King: Chokyi Gyalpo Rigden Dawa Zangpo.... is peaceful in appearance, blue in colour, holding the stems of two lotus blossoms supporting a gold vajra and bell. To the right side of the king sits a consort, blue in colour, holding a stringed instrument. This image iconographically identical to HAR #51821. They are both seated atop an ornate throne supported by the four prominant Hindu Gods Brahma, Indra, Vishnu and Shiva, in front of a large temple and stupa complex. ....

Dawa Zangpo was the first of the seven "Shakya" kings of Shambhala.......Bryant: Wheel of Time Sand Mandala...

"Alexander Csoma has the following passage:....XVI ......He conjectured that S'ambhala must have been the capital of a kingdom that flourished in the early centuries of Christ and that S'ridhdnya Kataica was the Cuttak of modern Orissa. ....The last of the kings of Shambhala is, however, not mentioned in the 3Ju!a Tantra. It is stated that a king named Samudra Vijaya arrived at Shambhala in 618 A.D., and shortly after that the period called, in the Tibetan chronology, (Me-kha-rgya-Mtsho*), commenced. It is also stated that in 622 A.D., at Makha (Mecca) the Muhamadan religion was established. From what can be gathered from Tibetan histories and works on Kala Chakra may be conjectured that this Shambhala, very probably, was the capital of the Bactrian Empiire of the Eastern Greeks who had embraced Buddhism. It is also conjectured that the modern city of Balkh must have been the site of their latest capital. The name of King Menander {in Sanskrit: Minendra) who erected a very lofty Kala (Castle) has been mentioned by the Kashmirian poet Ksomendra, in the Avaddna Kalpalatd, a work that was finished in about 1035 A.D.".... .....


John Hopkins.....Northern New Mexico….September 2014


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