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In performance of his duties as great minister of the kingdom he continued to do only beneficial acts for the general good. In this way, both early and late, he was exceedingly loyal in everything and he frequently offered large gifts. 4 Although, in accordance with former precedents, I intended to bestow a suitable favour upon him, the Ban-de himself, adhering to the manners of a subject and the customs of a monk, requested that he should not receive any favour. Nevertheless, since it is a duty to bestow a suitable favour in return for gifts, by my order a firm edict has been given for Ban-de Ting-nge-'dzin granting him a privileged position for ever.

So so'i sgo sgor bde skyid pa'i drin, the happiness of each in his own place"; see also Zhol inscription N. I. 63 and Vocabulary. The posts of gtsang chen and stong dpon are mentioned in Pel! T. 1089; stong dpon and stong chung frequently in TLTD II; and stong dpon in Zhol inscription N II. 42, 46.

He put an end to the disturbances. Making it his principle to do whatever is good, and doing many things for the general good and for my kingdom he continued to raise up the kingdom for my sake. He was very loyal; and acting in the interests of all, high and low, as there was no disturbance in any Notes to Translation l. /hab, which may mean "wide", is probably here for lhabs, "middle" cf. DTH p. 81 and note 7, p. 85. 2. snying-nye, the equivalent of glo-ba-nye in the Zhol inscriptions etc. 3. zhang drung-po.

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