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A few years ago I purchased a carved necklace fm Tibet with all these symbols and it called to me today to find out what they all mean since I am immersing myself in practical Buddhism, such a noble and radiant way of Life!!
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Thank you again for your contribution to the raising of human consciousness.
May you always walk aware of the serenity and love of the cosmos.
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Shine on, my friend.
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