Asian Highlands Perspectives, Volume 9: A Ngawa Tibetan by Rin chen rdo rje

By Rin chen rdo rje

"I used to be born in a pastoral family members within the autumn of 1986, in Rongrima Village, Hongyuan County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang self sustaining Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. while i used to be a baby, my relatives lived in a 'four-column' wooden condominium made utilizing 4 poles positioned in an oblong configuration within the heart of the house. 4 shorter poles have been at the back of the imperative columns. Four-pillar wooden homes had flat roofs with a number of cubicles, and had a skylight within the middle that allowed mild into the house and allowed smoke from the fireside to flee. We lived in our wooden apartment from November to April. As flora started to bud and calves have been born, we took out our black yak-hair tent and pitched it, which introduced that we'd quickly commence relocating to our camp at the open grassland the place we'd remain via spring, summer season, and autumn."

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Asian Highlands Perspectives, Volume 9: A Ngawa Tibetan Nomad Childhood

"I used to be born in a pastoral relations within the autumn of 1986, in Rongrima Village, Hongyuan County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang self reliant Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. while i used to be a baby, my relations lived in a 'four-column' wooden condo made utilizing 4 poles positioned in an oblong configuration within the middle of the house.

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81 91 kokoro mina sechibenbō ya monjuin Are all the monks at Monjuin temple miserly at heart? 82 5973 Horton / THE JOURNAL OF SOCHO / sheet 51 of 383 Third Year of Daiei () ` 92 fuzei mo tsukite hiki ya irenan Out of elegant topics, are they going to retire? 83 ` 94 chigo ka onna ka nete no akatsuki Is it a boy or a girl fast asleep before dawn? 84 ` 96 aruji mo zusa mo tsue o koso tsuke Both master and retainer bolstered by their walking sticks. 87 ` 100 koshōdō mina hanami o zo suru Novices all in a group out enjoying the blossoms.

87 ` 100 koshōdō mina hanami o zo suru Novices all in a group out enjoying the blossoms. 91 105 motenashi no hara no oto koso kikoekere And for an extra treat you could also hear his belly rumble! 93 ` 108 kasumi no koromo suso wa nurekeri The robe of haze is soaked at the hem. 94 ` 110 gojō atari ni tateru amagoze In the Fifth Ward stands someone in a nun’s habit. 111 taga goke no ukarekimi to wa narinuran Whose wife did that lady of the night used to be? 95 ` 112 onaji toshi koso sannin wa are In the same year— all three people!

But they never sent it back. 16 15:18 34  ori ni au takigi wa ari tomo Though you have firewood for this season in Takigi, 5973 Horton / THE JOURNAL OF SOCHO / sheet 39 of 383 Second Year of Daiei () haru chikaki miyako no hana no na o mo toe kashi give some thought as well to the flowery name of the capital now that spring is near! 154 Though I could not manage a suitable reply, I sent him this about winter in my mountain hut: 35 tsurezure to kurasu takigi no yamazato no na o nomi tanomu yuki no uchi kana I dwell in tedium with nothing to rely on save ‘‘firewood,’’ name of this mountain hamlet, in my hut beneath the snow!

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