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Travel Asian people Monk with buddhist text at Gyantse Monastery, Tibet. Photo by Steve McCurry.

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Cosmological Scroll, Rubin Museum: Geographic Origin Tibet Medium Pigments on cloth. This eight-panel, double-sided scroll presents diagrams exploring various aspects of the cosmos as described in the Buddhist text called the Wheel of Time (Kalachakra) Tantra. This tantra emphasizes the correlations between the outward appearances of the universe and the human body.

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Kharoshthi script was in use in Indic areas by the 3rd C. BCE to write Gandhari and Sanskrit. Based on the Aramaic alphabet, read right to left, modified for Indic sounds. Used extensively along the Silk Road by Sogdians, Indo-Sythians and others. King Ashoka, emperor in the Mauryan dynasty of India, used it in edicts and to write parts of some of the earliest Buddhist texts known. Shown: paper strip with writing in Kharoshthi script. 2-5th C. CE, Yingpan, Tarim Basin, Xinjiang Museum.

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The world's oldest book is a Buddhist text called the Diamond Sutra, printed in 868 A.D. This copy of the Diamond Sutra had been hidden for a millennia in a sacred cave, discovered by a Chinese monk in 1900 in one of the Caves of Thousand Buddhas in western China.

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Haeinsa Temple, Hapcheon, South Korea (해인사 (합천)) - housing the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts in existence. Carved on more than 80,000 woodblocks during the 13th century - http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/

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from Yogi Surprise

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Yoga For Emotional Trauma - Mary and Rick NurrieStearns' Yoga for Emotional Trauma is the first book to combine yoga and mindfulness exercises to free the mind, body, and spirit from the impact of past trauma.The authors provide a yogic approach to healin

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There is a non-mainstream theory that during the "lost years" of Jesus' life (there is no mention in the Bible of what he was doing between the ages of 12-30) that he traveled to India and spent time learning from spiritual masters there. There are some interesting parallels between Buddhism and Christianity, so it might not be that far-fetched.

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Illuminated pages from a dispersed Dharani manuscript, 14th–15th century Tibet (Zhalu monastery)

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Vajrasattva 100 syllable mantra, Siddham script. Related to Devanagari script, but only used for Buddhist texts.

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