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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, believed to be an 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.

Jeff Watt [updated 8-2018]