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Tibetan boots. Lham ལྷམ། བོད་ལྷམ། , | by reurinkjan
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Tibetan boots. Lham ལྷམ། བོད་ལྷམ། ,

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The Tibetan shoes in the picture are speaking of what kind of shoes can monks wear and what kind of shoes they can’t wear. Tibetan boots are called in Tibetan “Lham ལྷམ། བོད་ལྷམ།”

 

First shoes ” blue boots”: When the first donor of the Buddha went to Nepal region, he suffered from cold weather. Because of this, monks who live in places where there are a lot of snowfalls and ice on the ground are allowed to wear long shoes with shoe-laces and hats. This regulation is only for those who live in harsh climate.

 

Second shoes ” red boots”: The type of shoes that monks don’t wear is shoes that make a sound like dragging a sheep’s horn on the ground.

 

Third shoes ” green boots”: The monks shouldn’t wear shoes that are decorated like the leaves of the Bhodi tree and white flowers.

 

Fourth shoes ” blue green boots”: Monks shouldn’t wear shoes that are decorated with gold and silvery and also the shoes that look very beautiful.

 

Fifth shoe “sole”: Monks shouldn’t wear shoes that make ChuChu sound (for example, sound made by shoes when you walk in the snow). They also shouldn’t wear shoes that make DuDu sound.

 

Sixth shoe “sole”: The monks shouldn’t wear shoes that make sound like stepping on the wooden floor.

 

The text in this picture is translated for me by a good friend,Thanks again .

 

Took this picture in the Monastery of Minyag Lhagang Yongdzog Rabgi Lhakang Tongdrol Samdribling.It was built in the year 652 by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, in the town of Lhagong

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Taken on September 16, 2009