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The traditional Bhutanese societies were managed with an unwritten social contract and structure in which the older guided the younger ones with advices and admonition. Such cultures of counselling served as the main form of value education and moral upbringing. A great deal of social problems were avoided through an internal community support sytem. The elders took the role of moral guides and often advised and disciplined the younger members using standard phrases of counsel or giving an inspirating talk either in public or in person. Giving effective counsel and admonition is considered a special skill and art.

  • བསླབ་བྱ། (Dzongkha, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Advice/Admonition (English, Latin script, Translation)
    • > bslab bya (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > lap ja (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
Subject ID: S7336