Mani Kabum Volume 1 For Asia Pacific Region
Origin of Mani Kabum
Center: King Songtsen Gampo (Amitabha on his crown)
Top: (left) Hayagriva, (right) Lhamo Rigjema
Bottom: (left) Queen Lhacig Tritsun, (right) Queen Lhacig Kongjo
The Golden Volumes of Zamatok Mani Kabum were imparted from the sky to human realm by Maha Bodhisattva Great Compassion Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara / Guanyinpusa). They were received by King Lhathothori, the forefather of King Songtsen Gampo, landed on the balcony of his palace. From the sky a voice informed that after five subsequent generations there would be someone able to decipher them. And therefore the King kept the sacred scriptures as a treasure.