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Someone found this mantra (?) inside a pendant (sadly, I don't have a photo of the pendant or access to it).
On the other side of this paper there are 5 stripes: violet, white, red, green and yellow
It seems to be sort-of Sanskrit (possibly another Indian language altogether?), but I found myself wondering whether it was actually code; maybe to get a message past Chinese censors, disguised as a mantra?
The less exciting alternative is that the non-Tibetan pendant seller simply wanted to sell the pendant and scribbled this out, lol, but it looks a little too competent in some ways for that.
Very curious - would love to hear what you think, and thank you!
I have for the first part (clumsily on my part no doubt):
Om thunk'a thhubba' bba' thbarth'a bbaha tha tṛṣā thha bbaod thurga thha bb[X] tsge med
Another person offered:
Om thunk'a thhubba' bba' thbarth'a bbaha tha ṭ.hya-śa thha gbo-ta thurga thha bb[X] tsge med.
We think possibly "bbaod" or "gbo-ta" could be crypto-spellings for "bod" (Tibet).
Very intrigued to see what you all think!