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King Trisong Detsen

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King Trisong Detsen (Tib. ཁྲི་སྲོང་ལྡེ་བཙན, Wyl. khri srong lde btsan) or Trisong Deutsen [Déu tsen] (ཁྲི་སྲོང་ལྡེའུ་བཙན, khri srong lde'u btsan) (742-c.800/755-797 according to the Chinese sources) – the thirty-eighth king of Tibet, second of the three great religious kings and one of the main disciples of Guru Rinpoche. It was due to his efforts that the great masters Shantarakshita and Guru Padmasambhava came from India and established Buddhism firmly in Tibet.

The Wives of Trisong Detsen

The Sons of Trisong Detsen

There is some confusion in the various histories regarding the number and the names of Trisong Detsen's sons.

According to Erik Haarh[2], he had four sons:

The situation is made more complex because later Tibetan sources use several of these names interchangeably.[3]

In Ancient Tibet[4] , it says that there were three sons:

According to Dudjom Rinpoche's History of the Dharma (བདུད་འཇོམས་ཆོས་འཇུང་, Wyl. bdud 'joms chos 'jung, King Trisong Detsen had three sons:

The Daughter of Trisong Detsen

Footnotes

  1. Ancient Tibet, p.283
  2. And historic sources such as The Red Annals and The Banquet for the Wise.
  3. See Brandon Dotson, “Emperor” Mu rug btsan and the ’Phang thang ma Catalogue, JIATS vol. 3, 2007, for a summary of Haarh's research.
  4. Ancient Tibet, Dharma Publishing, 1986, page 283

Source

RigpaWiki:King Trisong Detsen