It is said to have been founded by Bal po sMon
lam seng ge, and many extraordinarily special relics (Nang rten) are to be seen there, such as the Phur pa used by Slob dpon rin po che to consecrate the ground at bSam yas, the hand-held Vajra he used to subdue Gangs dkar sha med, Saraha's meditation belt and Naropa's bone ornaments.' The brief account of Guru jo tse in mKhyen brtse's Gangs can gyi yul du byon pa'i lo pan rnams kyi mtshan tho (gSung 'bum vol.19 p.
A rather long record of his life (sMon
lam tshul khrims's mChims Nam mkha' grags kyi rnam thar) which is, although branded a rnam thar, rather more a gsan yig (see above n.2), records a limited amount of details concerning his life.
par du gong ma mi yi dbang phyug chen po yab sras rnams sku tshe dang mdzad 'phrin yar ngo zla ltar rgyas pa dang/ yul phyogs 'dis (1) mtshon yangs pa'i rgyal khams kun to char dus su 'bab/ lo phyug rtag to legs (2) / mi nad dang phyug nad rgyun chad de/ bde (3) skyid rdzogs ldan gyi dpal la longs su spyad de/ bkra shis pa dang/ phun sum tshogs pa'i dga' ston la longs spyod pa'i phyir/ 'khor gsum yongs su dag pa'i bsngo ba dang/ smon
lam thugs la jog (4) par zhu/
(41) Ke'u tshang sprul sku Blo bzang 'jam dbyangs smon
lam, sku gsung thugs rten dang mchod rdzas sogs gsar bzhengs kyi 'dod gsol smon
tshig, Collected Works, vol.
The three texts given here, representing three distinct genres of Tibetan historical writing and touching upon all of these matters, provide a genealogy of the royal line of lHa-Bug-pa-can, the religious history of g.Ya'-bzang, and an untitled summary of the life of Chos kyi smon
lam (1169-1233), founder of the g.Ya'-bzang monastery.
The investigation of an epidemic of subacute myelo-optic neuropathy (SMON
) in Japan during the 1960s implicated use of the antidiarrheal drug clioquinol as a cause of the problem (8); however, the Inoue-Melnick agent--a virus not previously described--was isolated from the CSF of many patients in Japan (2), and the role of this putative virus in the etiology of SMON
epidemic in Japan is perhaps his most powerful example (actually caused by the drug clioquinol, often used to treat its own symptoms!).
While the pooling of efforts had been seen as difficult because of differences in the causes, symptoms and treatments of the diseases, the idea for the council grew out of forums organized by the Kyoto SMON
Foundation, which have gathered victims of the other diseases since 1995.
The former Hibernian and Plymouth Argyle manager continued: "Smon
Yeo has had his opportunity, he's played in a few games and if it's not Simon starting a match, it's Nathan, and it's got to be that way unfortunately.