One of six handwritten manuscript pages from Qamdo, Tibet, made from black ink and written directly onto parchment. Two red lines demark each side of the text.

The mantra on this folio is written in Tibetan, it roughly translates as follows (This refers to the side of the folio not marked with the object number in pencil): Line 1: and; all those that consume meat for food; all those that consume fat for food; all those that eat marrow for food; all those that consume btsas pa ( faeces or newly born?) , Line 2: all those who snatch life; all those who eat left-over food; all those who eat Gtor-ma Line 3: all those who consume rosaries; all those who consume smell; all those who consumer frankincense; all those who consume flowers; Line 4: all those who consume fruits; all those who consume crops; all those who consume ritual offerings burnt in fire; Line 5: all those who consumer pus; all those who consume excrement; all those who drink urine; all those who drink spit; Line 6: all those who consume vomit; all those who consume snot; all those who consume nasal mucus

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