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They've been doing sky burial since at least the 12th century, according to the Tibetan Book Of The Dead (yes, it's a real book and no, it you can't use it to raise zombies. Therefore, I must achieve enlightenment as quickly as possible. The Shudras thus remain once born, and traditionally were not allowed to learn Sanskrit or study the Vedas -- on pain of death. He caused restoration to numerous Buddha statues in other temples.

Pages: 377

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 2 edition (September 26, 2001)

ISBN: 0534541755

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