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Ancient Tibetan People's Primitive Belief Outline the Formation and Development of Tibetan Bon Religion's Culture

Lhaba Tsering(Research Center,Tibet University,Lhasa,Tibet 850000)  
Bon Religion is the Tibetan primitive belief with several millenniums of history.Although the spreading of Buddhism in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau brought an enormous impact upon Bon Religion,now it still survives by relying on its greatly strengthened vitality.This research of Bon Religion' culture has an extremely high referential value to study Tibetan ancient politics,economy,society as well as folk habits and customs.This article outlines the characteristics of the ancient Tibetan people's primitive belief.Some aspects of Yontzong Bon Religion,such as the formation and religious doctrines and so on have also been carried out in the discussion.It is believed that the Tibetan primitive Bon Religion is a nature religion,as the idea of 'animistic' and 'people foremost' are the two major characteristics of the primitive Bon Religion.Yontzong Bon Religion was founded by Tunba Shinrap based on the fundamental thoughts of Tibetan primitive Bon Religion.He carried on a significant reform of its content,the forms of sacrificial offerings as well as sacrifices itself.Additionally he theorized them.
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