By Bimala Churn Law
This publication is in 2 volumes and has develop into a vintage in Pali experiences. It offers an enormous volume of data approximately early Buddhism and approximately early Indian old background. it's a helpful reference ebook for the student in addition to the overall reader attracted to Buddhism.
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If he says that he is happy, then he asks for reward songs, which the helpers sing. If he says the gifts are inadequate, the two men must bring more such gifts as were just offered and give another oration. If gifts are presented a third time, the A zhang zhang bo must express satisfaction. If the family or the helpers have offended the A zhang zhang bo, he says that the gifts make him unhappy, he will require many gifts, and asks why the family and the helpers offended him. For example, he might be upset if helpers bring chang bsu but forget to bring kha btags.
The family members come outside to see how 26 This common scripture calls good fortune to the family. Bag ma more commonly refers to a new groom, but is used in this particular context to refer to the girl for whom the ritual is held. A possible explanation for this is the ritual's connection to consensual sex, and the fact that in such herding areas of Mtsho sngon as Mang ra and Khri ka, the hair changing ritual is performed immediately before marriage. 28 This short text is based on the first author's familiarity and knowledge stemming from his participation in hair changing rituals.
The A zhang zhang bo approaches the girl to present his gifts and is the first to offer gifts. He gives an oration expressing joy that the family respected him by giving him a warm invitation and welcome before he announces what gifts he has brought. He explains that he did not bring many gifts, but that this is not because he is stingy. Other A zhang present their gifts in turn and need not present gifts themselves; if they are shy or they do not know what to say, they ask another A zhang to present their gifts.