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King: Trisong Detsen (Tibet)

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King Tri Song Detsen (740-798): the Tibetan King that firmly established Buddhism in Tibet, emanation of the bodhisattva Manjushri, having invited the Abbot Shantirakshita and Padmasambhava from India, and built the first monastery - Samye Chokor Ling. His typical attributes are a wisdom sword and book supported atop two lotus blossoms at each shoulder.

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