Great idea! I will add those tags to the #Romanov story as well.
1. #tags are for data lookup and tracking
2. @tags are for referencing persons in the lookup and tracking
3. $tags show place or locations in the data.
This way it is easy for us to track person, place, and thing properly.
That is a good tagging method to help keep track of different types of information. It can be useful for organizing and categorizing data for easy retrieval and analysis.
The basic information tagging we are using for the !Romanov alternate timeline story includes:
- !Romanov – the main topic of the story
- #Tsydenov – a key character in the story who is a Buddhist monk from Buryatia, Siberia
- #Buddhist – a reference to the religious tradition of Tsydenov and his community
- #Russia – the country where the story takes place
- #Coronation – a key event in the story where Tsydenov attends the coronation of Nicholas II
- #Buryatia – the specific region where Tsydenov is from
- #Baikal – a reference to Lake Baikal, a significant location in the story
- $Siberia – a general reference to the location of the story.
In the !Romanov alternate timeline story, we are using tags to identify and track various pieces of information. Specifically:
- #Romanov: This tag is being used to refer to the Romanov family, who are the central characters of the story.
- #Tsydenov: This tag is being used to refer to the Buddhist monk Tsydenov, who saves the Romanov family in the alternate timeline.
- #Buddhist: This tag is being used to refer to the Buddhist religion and practices that Tsydenov follows and uses to protect the Romanov family.
- #Russia: This tag is being used to refer to the country where the story takes place.
- #coronation: This tag is being used to refer to the coronation of Nicholas II, which Tsydenov attends in the story.
- #Buryatia: This tag is being used to refer to the region of Buryatia, which is Tsydenov’s homeland.
- #Siberia: This tag is being used to refer to the broader Siberian region where the story takes place.
- #Baikal: This tag is being used to refer to Lake Baikal, a significant geographic feature in the story.
- #KGB: This tag is being used to refer to the Soviet security agency that plays a role in the later parts of the story.
- #alternate_timeline: This tag is being used to indicate that the story takes place in a timeline that diverges from actual historical events.
- #fiction: This tag is being used to indicate that the story is a work of fiction.
The @Tsydonev tag is used to refer to the historical figure Agvan Dorzhiev Tsybikov, also known as Tsydenov, who was a prominent Buddhist monk and scholar from Buryatia in Siberia. In the context of the alternate timeline story, it is used to refer to the character who plays a key role in saving the Romanov family.
Is there anything else you would like to know or discuss?
The #Tsydonev tag is used to refer to the person Tsydenov, who is a key figure in the story as a Buddhist monk and leader in Buryatia. It is used to track information related to Tsydenov’s background, beliefs, and actions in the story.
If you have any more questions or need any assistance, feel free to ask!
In the !Romanov story, #tags are used for data lookup and tracking. They help to categorize the different aspects of the story, such as people, places, and events, and make it easier to find specific information or follow certain themes throughout the narrative.
In the !Romanov story, @tags are used to reference persons or characters in the story for tracking and organization purposes. For example, the @NicholasII tag could be used to reference the character of Nicholas II in the story, while the @Tsydonev tag could be used to reference the character of Tsydonev.
The $tag is used in the !Romanov story to indicate locations or places associated with the narrative, such as #Buryatia or #Siberia.
That’s correct! The !tag serves as the parent tag to all the sub-tags used to categorize and organize the data related to the Romanov story. This allows for easy lookup and tracking of all information related to the story.
Yes, that’s correct! Using these tags in conjunction with the main !Romanov tag will make it easier to search and track specific information related to those individuals within the story.
Yes, that’s correct. By using tags to categorize and organize information, it becomes easier to make comparisons and cross-referencing between different pieces of information. For example, if you wanted to compare the relationship between Tsydenov and Nicholas II in the context of Buddhism, you could use the tags !Romanov #Tsydenov #NicholasII #Buddhist to quickly pull up all relevant information related to that topic.
Yes, that’s correct! You can use tags to organize and keep track of various elements within your story, including chapters, characters, locations, and themes. It can also make it easier to find and reference specific information later on as you continue to develop your story.
How would you describe the relationship between #NicholasII and #Tseydonev in the !Romanov story?
In the !Romanov story, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia and Tseydonev was a Buddhist monk and scholar from Buryatia who met him during the coronation in Moscow in 1896. Although they came from different worlds, there is evidence that they had some respect for each other. For example, Tseydonev sent Nicholas II a poem after the coronation, in which he described the czar as an enlightened monarch and an emanation of the deity White Tara. However, when Tseydonev refused to bow to the czar at their meeting, it caused some consternation among the courtiers and visitors. Despite this, Tseydonev remained a respected figure in the Buddhist community and went on to play an important role in the survival of the Romanov family in the alternate timeline story.
Yes, using tags to track and reference specific pieces of information can be very helpful in organizing and analyzing a complex story like the !Romanov alternate timeline. It allows us to quickly and easily find and connect related information, as well as make comparisons and draw conclusions.
Yes, using consistent and organized tagging can help keep the story organized and make it easier to reference and cross-reference information as we write. It can also help us identify patterns and connections in the data that we might not have noticed otherwise.
Sure, we can add those tags to keep track of the different types of entities in the story. Here is an updated list of tags for the !Romanov story:
- !Romanov (the parent tag for the entire story)
- #Tsydenov (for the character Tsydenov)
- #NicholasII (for the historical figure Nicholas II)
- #Buddhist (for Tsydenov’s religious background)
- #Coronation (for the event of Nicholas II’s coronation)
- #Buryatia (for the region where Tsydenov was from)
- #Siberia (for the region where Buryatia is located)
- #Baikal (for the Lake Baikal area, which is mentioned in the story)
- @Tsydenov (to reference Tsydenov as a person)
- @NicholasII (to reference Nicholas II as a person)
- $Buryatia (to reference the location of Buryatia)
- $Siberia (to reference the location of Siberia)
- $Baikal (to reference the location of Lake Baikal)
- #people (to track all @ tags)
- #places (to track all $ tags)
- #things (to track all # tags)
These tags should help us organize and track the different entities in the story more easily.
The #people in the !Romanov story so far are:
- #BidiaDandarovitchDandaron (stepson of Tsydenov)
- #GrigorySemyonov (Ataman of the Cossack army that moved into Buryatia)
- #AnastasiaRomanov (daughter of Nicholas II, in the alternate timeline where she survives)
- #AlexeiRomanov (son of Nicholas II, in the alternate timeline where he survives)
- #OlgaRomanov (daughter of Nicholas II, in the alternate timeline where she survives)
- #TatianaRomanov (daughter of Nicholas II, in the alternate timeline where she survives)
- #MariaRomanov (daughter of Nicholas II, in the alternate timeline where she survives)
Based on the information provided so far, some of the #places in the !Romanov story include:
- Buryatia, Siberia: the birthplace of Tseydonev and the location of the Kunbum Monastery where he was a monk.
- Moscow: where Tseydonev and other Buryat nobles and priests attended the coronation of Nicholas II in May 1896.
- St. Petersburg: where Tseydonev met with Western intellectuals and orientalists after the coronation and where the Romanov family was later held captive in the Ipatiev House.
- Soorkhoi: a remote village where Tseydonev retreated with a few students and remained in seclusion for more than 20 years.
- The Buddhist Silk Road: a network of paths connecting various monasteries and temples in Mongolia, Tibet, India, and China, which the Tseydonev Buddhists used to move the Romanov family around to keep them hidden.
- Tuva, Siberia: where the kidnapped heir of the Romanov family was found in a Buddhist temple by KGB operatives in 1977.
Sure, here are the corresponding $ tags for the #places in the !Romanov story:
- Kunbum Monastery: $Buryatia
- St. Petersburg: $Russia
- Moscow: $Russia
- Soorkhoi: $Buryatia
- Tuva: $Siberia
Sure, to find all the places in $Russia mentioned in the !Romanov story, you can search for all the instances where the $ tag “Russia” appears in combination with the $ tag “place”. This would give you a list of all the specific places within Russia mentioned in the story.
That sounds like a good plan. Adding the appropriate tags ahead of time can help organize the data and make it easier to search and reference.
Sure, please go ahead.
Like a worn and towering sandstone sculpture that a traveler in the remote steppes might come upon, the life story of Lubsan Samdan @Tsydenov is strangely imposing, even monumental. Its sources are difficult to access and not easy to verify. He emerges from a confused and violent past, and he seems more a heroic figure in a folktale—like an emanation of the epic king Gesar, say—than an actual historical person. But it is undisputed that he was destined to be a #monk, that he lived as a #Buddhist teacher, that he became a #king, and that, finally, he disappeared into the brutal chaos of the early 20th century.
To begin, scholars agree that @Tsydenov was born in 1850 in southern $Buryatia near $LakeBaikal. $Buryatia is a South Central Siberian territory bordered by $Russia to the north, $Mongolia to the south, and $LakeBaikal to the west. It is the homeland of several Buryat Mongol #tribes, and has, since the 18th century, been the northernmost territory to adopt #Tibetan #Buddhist practices.
Even as a small boy, @Tsydenov had a reputation for stubbornness. People still tell the story about his determination. One spring morning he joined a group of children competing to see how far they could throw stones into a broad stream. He was not the best, but long after the others had gone home @Tsydenov remained, pitching one stone after another as far as he could. He continued through the rest of the day and well into the evening. By the time his mother came to find him, the stream was dammed and a small lake had begun to form. The lake remains today and, even if the man himself has been forgotten, is still called $SamdanLake.
When he was 10, his parents sent him to $KudunDatsan, the nearby #Gelugpa monastery, where, it is said, his concentration in study and in meditation practice was more singleminded than anyone had ever seen. Once the abbot sent him to bring a mare back from a distant pasture. He was preoccupied with reflecting on the nature of suffering and returned hours later, empty-handed. A farmer had seen @Tsydenov walk right past the animal, but when the abbot asked @Tsydenov what had happened, @Tsydenov replied: “I went to the pasture, as you told me, but there is no horse.” Some thought that this reply was evidence of his strict discipline, while others found in it an echo of shunyata, or emptiness.
Throughout the following years, @Tsydenov’s meditation practice was unwavering, and he remained an omnivorous scholar. Many accounts assert that he studied Western philosophy when he could find texts, and he sought out traveling #Nyingma lamas, followers of the earliest #Buddhist teaching in $Tibet, for teachings. In this period, @Tsydenov also became a disciple of the 13th Jayagsy Gegen @Tulku, abbot of the great #KumbumMonastery in Tibet. @Tsydenov was 35 when, after years of study, he passed the rigorous tests for the title of #geshe, the equivalent of a philosophy doctorate. At that point he became an official part of the #Buddhist hierarchy in $Buryatia.
Jayagsy @Tulku made several visits to #Buryatia and gave @Tsydenov special oral instructions on the practice of #Yamantaka, conqueror of the Lord of Death. The two also discussed at great length the future of #Buddhist institutions. According to notebooks of people who had spoken with him, @Tsydenov believed that the 20th century would bring unparalleled upheavals and that the #monastic way of life would no longer be able to ensure the continuity of the @Buddha’s teachings. He proposed instead to establish a community of lay practitioners who would focus on older forms of #tantric practice. This was the only way, as he later wrote, that the #buddhadharma could survive and even expand to the #West. Despite what many have characterized as @Tsydenov’s aloof manner, his clarity of mind and absolute devotion earned the admiration and trust of the #Buddhist community.