Kangyur

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Kangyur (bka' 'gyur) literally the 'translated words' of the Buddha - The Tibetan Buddhist canon is divided into the actual words of the Buddha contained in the Kangyur, and the treatises composed by the learned and accomplished masters of India, which are contained in the Tengyur. The compilation of the first version of the Kangyur was finalized by the great scholar Butön Rinchen Drup (1290-1364). Several versions of the compilation existed in Tibet, among which the most notable are those from Derge, Lhasa, Narthang, Cone, Peking, Ugra, Phudrak, and Tog Palace.