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Complete Mahakala Sutra

Eight double-sided handwritten and numbered pages

First page with a burning Torma Detail of first page Back of the first page with a numbering in Tibetan: 'tschig' - translation: 'One' Front of the second page with a numbering in Tibetan: 'nye' - translation: 'Two' Back of the second page Front of the third page with a numbering in Tibetan: 'sum' - translation: 'Three' Back of the third page Front of the fourth page with a numbering in Tibetan: 'shi' - translation: 'Four' Back of the fourth page Front of the fith page with a numbering in Tibetan: 'ngha' - translation: 'Five' Back of the fith page Front of the sixth page with a numbering in Tibetan: 'drugh' - translation: 'Six' Back of the sixth page Front of the seventh page with a numbering in Tibetan: 'dün' - translation: 'Seven' Back of the seventh page Front of the eighth page with a numbering in Tibetan: 'gyeh' - translation: 'Eight' Back of the eight page

These thirteen hanwritten pages [twelve of them described on both sides] shows the "Sutra for Life Prolongation" [tshe] and for "Acquiring Wisdom" [ye shes] - one of the most famous Dharani works. This sutra is probably one of the most widespread works of Mahayana Buddhism and is often published in splendid editions, which the owners recite daily.

The page numbers can be seen from the inscription on the side of each front page [see detail 2].

On the back of the first page, at the beginning of the first line is "rgya gar skad du" - translation: "in Indian" and at the end of the second line is "bod gar skad du" - translation: "in Tibetan"

This means that the Sutra text is in the Indian tradition. As is common practice in sutras, the title in Sanskrit, which is transliterated in Tibetan script, is followed by the Tibetan text after the above syllables.

Of course this does not mean that now the whole text is reproduced in Sanskrit and Tibetan. The reference to these two languages makes it particularly clear that the work was originally written in Sanskrit.

Detail 3 shows these two Tibetan texts.

Age: Unknown


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Measurements: 2.8 x 7.9 " | 7.0 x 20.0 cm
Price: 92 $ | 80 €
Shipment: Registered Letter from Germany
Material: Thick Tibetan Paper
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