Epic of King Gesar

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ghost
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Re: Epic of King Gesar

Post by ghost » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:02 pm

beowulf wrote:Could you tell us who is king Gesar?
It's a legendary king in Tibet whose story could be the result of a diegetic transposition of Julius Caesar's story, because the names are similar and because there's a song about him with a line similar to "our father who art in heaven". The story could have been transmitted via the Silk Road. So this could be Julius Caesar in Tibet.

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Re: Epic of King Gesar

Post by gesar » Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:36 am

So where does it say "our father who art in heaven"? I've never seen that.

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Re: Epic of King Gesar

Post by ghost » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:10 am

gesar wrote:So where does it say "our father who art in heaven"? I've never seen that.
Sorry: I should have said "in the name of the father" ("in nomine patris") instead. It says here:

https://dejister.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/2195/
‘The god of Victory in the body of man,

King Cesar,

looked at the warriors,

with the eyes of the rulers and the merciful

and he gave them the initiation

of the ninefold vajra,

and the transformation of the soul.

Finally the great King Cesar

raised his devine voice

ans sang the song

of the conquest of the twelve salt lakes

of the capture of Yulha

and the subjugation of Jang

OM MANI PADME HUM.’
IN NOMINE PATRIS AMEN > OM MANI PADME HUM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Saltmen_of_Tibet

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