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The endless knot sometimes appears on greeting cards. Most important for a devout Tibetan Buddhist is attainment of nirvana. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. Then they'd drink a special tea (and by "special" we mean "incredibly poisonous") made from the sap of an urushi tree. The first collection of Indian philosophy that was written down was the Vedas. Indian Society and beliefs were influenced by exposure to these foreign cultures.

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