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bon

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(From "Bonnie", Ken Thompson's wife) A language designed by Ken Thompson and later revised by him to produce B.

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Thus, in addition to the four Buddhist traditions, followers of the Bon religion also came to have a separate Deputy in the CTPD" (TPPRC 29).
17) Coming from the lips of a central, recurring figure in Old Tibetan ritual literature, and indeed one who would be recognized (or reimagined) as the founder of the Bon religion in the tenth and eleventh centuries, there could hardly be a clearer archetype for ritual cooperation and complementarity.
Given the latter's apparently heterodox position in terms of its ordering of territory, this could be taken as an enticing precursor to the anti-nomian identity of the later institutionalized Bon religion in relation to Buddhism, and in particular to the practice of counterclockwise circumambulation.
6) has recently suggested that these texts are rather late (ninth and tenth centuries), and stand at or near the beginnings of a self-conscious bon-po ivention of tradition that would feed into the emergence of the Bon religion in the tenth and eleventh centuries, a contention that is examined in further detail below.
Indeed it is to this place that Tshangs-chen Rab-'byor travels for a hunting trip in the first "episode" in the Klu 'bum nag po, a popular recitational text of the later Bon religion.
The Bon religion divides the world into three realms: Heaven, consisting of gods and demigods; Earth, consisting of Humans and Animals; and the Underworld, consisting of Hungry Ghosts and Demons.
In addition to various schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the old Bon religion was reviving its bid for supremacy in Tibet.
As Buddhism syncretized with the native Bon religion, an important distinction between Buddhists and Bon practitioners was that Buddhists supposedly understood that the gods, although real in the sense that anything is real, were just mind, without inherent existence.