The Tibetans had the deep abiding instinct and understanding the nature of the human existence.
Why are humans born? Where have they come from? And where do they go?
First, through their native traditions, and later on through the media of Buddhism.
Tibetans explored the nature of human existence, what it means to be a human being.
At the height of Torling's influence, it massed considerable wealth from donations made by pilgirms.
By King's reign, legend has it, the Torling's influence and wealth was so great it began to shadow the practical needs of the kingdom.
Guge relyed on a great pool of laber to work the irrigation schemes, grow the barley and raise the herds.
But as more and more men flocked to the monasteries, King saw his human resources dwindle and the economy became to suffer.
By 1630, relations between the king and his brother had reached the all-time low.
A bitter dispute broke up between them, a power struggle between the monastery and the monarchy, between religion and state.
In the mix of all attention, all that was needed was a tiny spark to bring about the beginning of the end for Guge.
For centuries, the abandoned ruins of Guge and the kingdom once flourished here remained a mystery and virtually unknown to the West.
Its remote location in the area of highlands of west Tibet kept it preserved almost intact.