Posted on 11 November 2013 by Buddhism Now
Sutra on expelling evils and begging fortunes.
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Date: acclaimed 1745.
Language: Yuanyang dialect, Yi language.
Photographs from the British Library #endangeredarchives project.
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Posted on 1 May 2012 by Buddhism Now
Now, there are about forty thousand Chinese characters in the total Chinese language. Nobody, of course, can possibly know them all, but they exist. The ordinary educated person knows, or used to know, some four thousand, and then the specialists know one or two thousand in addition in their own field by which they recognize each other like magic passwords. Of course, the Bodhisattvas in China know them all; and the Devil knows them all too! He’s been around, and he’s got these forty thousand off — or he thinks he has! (more…)
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