Termo

Tibetano:

བོན་

bon

Sânscrito:

Português:

bon

English:

bon

The ancient native religion of Tibet, existing at the time of the introduction of Buddhism in the eighth century and surviving to this day. In this translation, the term Bön may refer to the tradition itself and also to its adherents, who are, however, sometimes referred to as Bönpo. The relationship between Buddhism and Bön is very complex. Usually a distinction is made between white Bön and black Bön, corresponding to the Inner Bön and the Gyu Bön of the story. The Inner Bon, which exists to this day and has been recognized by the Dalai Lama as the fifth religious tradition, has many teachings in common with the Buddhadharma, to which it is very close. [LLB 2002]