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Old 01-11-2017, 07:26 AM
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Buddhist territory

Are there any Tibetan healers out there? About 1000 years ago , Sumatra Indonesia was a Buddhist centre for Chinese students before travelling to Tibet.
"The phurba appear in different rituals concerning divination and healing. In the middle of these rituals the jhankri takes hold of his ritual dagger and starts to dance furiously directing the phurba towards all the places where an evil presence could be lodged. To heal his patient he vigorously touches the part of the body where he is suffering with the triangular blade of his wooden knife. This is adorned with snakes - symbols of fecundity and powerful telluric forces - being fought by an eagle, ally of the divine forces of heaven."_ Kovacs. 2nd article in :
The phurba and a hypothesis on its origins - Le Toit du monde.
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Do you think this ceremony was Tantric Buddhism ?:
Smallpox disease from British invaders was killing many Aboriginal people.

Smallpox and the Baiame waganna of Wellington Valley ...by HM Carey - ‎2002 -
1835 Wellington Valley ( NSW Australia)
Rev. W. Watson's Journal from Apl 1st to June 30th 1835
" .. to celebrate Waganna (a dance) to Baiami .. when Baiami gave the "Gudthi" (song) which they now chant to him, after the first celebration of the "Waganna" . He also commanded them to use small Twigs about 9 inches in length which they were to beat against each other in the "Waganna' ..These Twigs are named "Mudthir' from Mudthirra which signifies repeated beating or, thrashing. . The natives say Baiami is not to be lightly spoke of, nor his song taken in vain."
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Wacana is a Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia, published by Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia.
Skr. vacana "injunction of a teacher, advice , causing to recite".
Old Java: wacana (Skt) "speech, words; sound, voice; teaching."
Malay wacana "discourse"

gudthi < Skr *gud "play"?
Old Java : guḍuh
aguḍuhan " making a confused noise, tumultuous, in an uproar".
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"... Known as gatha, these traditional verses were not only attributed to the Buddha but also to many of his direct disciples. ...

Possibly mudthir < mudra
Skr. mudraṇa n. "the act of sealing up or closing or printing ".

mudraya "to seal, stamp, print, mark"
मुद्रा mudrA f. "seal or any instrument used for sealing or stamping".

Old Java mudra (Skt mudrā) "particular position of the fingers with supernatural efficacy";
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"For taming all enemies, use the Vajra Pestle Mudra. The Mantra: "Om Vajra Zini Pra Nipadoye Svaha" ."praise fulfil fall down power vajra wind-spirits"
Zini : Sumerian Babylonian "spirit of wind".
"The serpentine Kris knives of Bali are a related magical weapon. In legend each knife carries a spirit which must be dealt with and which can be used as a protector."
"Phurba Gar'cham the dancers grip the phurbas in the mudra called Butadamara mudra, demon-dispelling mudra."

Malay mudarat " harm injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune".

Gamilaroi muntharr "death adder snake" (in the country next to the place of the waganna).
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