Mongolia, the Tangut country, and the solitudes of northern Tibet/Volume 2/Red and Yellow Lamas
RED AND YELLOW LAMAS.
Col. Prejevalsky's definition of the radical difference between these would better have been described as loose, than as 'not to be relied on.' Some notion of the distinction may be obtained by reading what is said about Tsong-kaba's reform of Lamaism, in the Introduction. Marriage of the clergy was admitted by the Red, or unreformed. Lamas in some cases, and under some restrictions. But it does not appear that it is by any means a general or present characteristic of them. Ladak, Bhutan, and Sikkim are nurseries of the Red Sect, since the predominance of the Yellow in Tibet Proper.—[Y.]