E. Gene Smith giant of the Early Translation era of Tibetan Buddhism in the West

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As head of the New Delhi office of the Library of Congress E. Gene Smith brought the Early Translation era of Tibetan Buddhism in the West out of the dark ages and into the Twentieth Century for us.

He took us from relying upon the anecdotes of European adventurers to working with texts Tibetans had for generations worshiped as sacred without the skill set necessary to read and comprehend such manuscripts.

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