Yeshey-wo; (Ye-shes ‘od) ; believed that Atisha had refused because not enough gold had been sent, so he went to the Qarluq (Gar-log) king in order to obtain more.
Traditional Tibetan sources explain that Yeshey-wo was imprisoned during a war that the Qarluq/Qarakhanids were waging in Nepal.
Wanting to reverse the decline of Buddhism in Western Tibet, Yeshey-wo sent twenty-one young men to Kashmir in 971 to learn Sanskrit and study Buddhism.
Yeshey-wo told him to use it instead to convince Atisha to come, and ultimately Yeshey-wo died in prison.
Thus, one could infer that Yeshey-wo encountered the Qarluq and was imprisoned when he went to the defense of Khotan during the siege.
However, if Yeshey-wo went to the Qarluqs on a peaceful mission to request financial support, it is reasonable, considering that Atisha arrived in Toling in 1042, that this mission occurred after 1027.
Upon his return to western Tibet in 988, Yeshey-wo had already established several Buddhist translation centers with the Kashmiri and Indian monk scholars that Rinchen-zangpo had sent back to Tibet with numerous texts.
According to later Tibetan Buddhist histories, however, King Yeshey-wo of Ngari went to the aid of besieged Khotan around the turn of the eleventh century.
In 971, King Yeshey-wo (Ye-shes 'od) sent Rinchen-zangpo (Rin-chen bzang-po, 958 - 1055) and twenty-one youths to Kashmir for religious and language instruction.
The siege of Khotan ended in 1006, while Yeshey-wo issued a final edict from his court in 1027 to regulate the translation of Buddhist texts.