Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The word BOOK means RELIGION in Tibet
I watched a documentary about archeological finds of Bon manuscripts in Tibet dating from 1000 years ago when Buddhism replaced Bon. In the Tibetan language apparently there is no distinct word for "religion" but rather they use the word "book." I am reminded of the Qur'an's phrase "people of the book." Anyway, any book is sacred, even the books of the "heretical" religion being replaced, so instead of destroying the books they place them in a cave. I was reminded of all this by your comment that the Wolof phrase "to pray with" is the same as "to be Muslim." I reposted the link to your newspaper article and received one "like" so far. The CNN news yesterday mentioned that one couple was so into Facebook that they named their baby girl "Like."