Textual and visual odds and ends from India, Tibet, and around.
- Name: PDSz
- Location: Kolozsvár/Cluj, Budapest, Oxford, ibi ubi
Monday, March 02, 2009
Turtles are the talk of town. Here is one more handbook from my collection which once helped the good people of Mongolia find their lost things with the help of the friendly local lama. Apparently Inner-Asians lost their things quite frequently and have been doing so at least since Tibetans came to Tunhuang. There are doubtless hundreds of such manuscripts in specialized libraries. And if you are a lama, it's good to know another lama with such a manuscript, since you never know when you might lose yours.