Dzecundampa Mongolii, Dzanabadzar (1635-1723) – ojciec mongolskiego buddyzmu?
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MONGOLIAN JETSUNDAMPA. ZANABAZAR (1635-1723) – THE FATHER OF MONGOLIAN BUDDISM?
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The article examines the activities of the Mongolian Buddhist incarnation, the first Jetsundampa Zanabazar (1635 -1723). He played an important role in establishing Tibetan Buddhist Gelugpa practices during the second wave of Buddhist propagation in Mongolia. He invented new scripts (Soyombo and Horizontal Square Script) and was a gifted sculptor. The best Mongolian Buddhist statues are ascribed to him. At the same time, as the son of the mighty Khalkha khan Tushiyetu, he was involved in politics and regarded as an influential leader. The paper places the events from Zanabazar’s life in the broader historical context, in an attempt to determine his role in the Buddhist life of the Mongols.
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