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In the event that a king governs conforming to the Bon religion, the Dalai Lama calls it bon srid zung 'brel, and he regards it as a type of chos srid zung 'brel ("spyi nor" 9-10).
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).
In Bon history, it is said that Bon religion spread (in Tibet) during the time of Nyatri Tsenpo.
Drigum Tsenpo (Gri gum btsan po) (7) thereafter suppressed the Bon religion and persecuted Bonpos.
Finally, the Bon religion was destroyed and the political powers fell into the hands of the Buddhist ministers.
Most have fallen victim to unexamined assumptions about "pre-Buddhist Bon," "the royal Bon religion," or even "pre-Buddhist Bon shamanism." In this way they create a sort of catch-all category for all "pre Buddhist," non-Buddhist, and by implication anti-Buddhist, Tibetan ritual practices, and tend to associate these with the cult of divine kingship prior to and during the period of the Tibetan Empire (c.
(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.
It is tempting, therefore, to regard the "catalogues" as representative of a "gshen tradition," as opposed to the matrimonial and poisoning narratives, which might be regarded as representative of a "ban tradition." 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.
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.