Crumbling cigars of bark bring scholars 1 step closer to ancient words of Buddha Site-Wide Activity › Forums › Shrine Room › Buddhist Teachings › Crumbling cigars of bark bring scholars 1 step closer to ancient words of Buddha Tagged: Sutra This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Acharya Sujatin (temple host) 3 months, 2 weeks ago. Author Posts July 1, 2019 at 3:24 pm #3499 Acharya Sujatin (temple host)Moderator The oldest Buddhist texts in the world are crumbly, prone to flaking into pieces at any time. Even conservators can’t touch them with their bare hands. Before they were found, the oldest manuscripts that scholars could study — texts from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand — were only a few hundred years old and often damaged by the tropical climate. :: continue reading here This topic was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Acharya Sujatin (temple host). Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.