jkirk jkirk at SPRO.NET
Thu Nov 30 16:10:21 EST 2006

Amazing........where did these mss. come from?

>I haven't any comments directly on this text, but may have an interesting 
>parallel phenomenon.  I have in my collection of small mss of mantras and 
>yantras, a number of yantras which seem to mean nothing in any script I am 
>aware of, but upon further examination turned out to be derived from the 
>Bismillah ("In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful") by 
>successive copying and distortion by people whose sole or primary script 
>was Nagari.
> Allen
> Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D., Senior Reference Librarian
> South Asia Team, Asian Division
> Library of Congress, Jefferson Building 150
> 101 Independence Ave., S.E.
> Washington, DC 20540-4810
> tel. 202-707-3732; fax 202-707-1724; athr at
> The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Library of 
> Congress.


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