Inscription: The inscription in Tibetan dbu.med script gives the traditional four verses of the "Buddhist credo" which is probably also found in the Lantsa script.
(line 1) bZod.pa bka thub bzod.pa dam.pa'ni/ mya.ngan. 'das.pa mchog Sangs.rgyas gsung/(line2) rab.tu.byung.ba gzhan la gnod.pa dang// gzhan la tshe.ba dge.sbyong ma.yin no//
Translation: "The ascetic practice of patience is holy patience. It is the excellent way to get beyond suffering. This is the word of the Buddha. For an ordained monk to do harm or to hurt others is not the virtuous practice."
The main figure has the mantra syllables Om A Hum in Lantsa, placed schematically on the back of his head, throat and heart.