Vladimir Boldyrev, A Legend About the Power of a Mantra

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Terbish, Baasanjav 
Churyumova, Elvira 

A Buddhist, an Orthodox Christian and a Muslim have an argument about whose religion is the strongest. To settle this issue, they decide to pray in front of a wooden stick. From whose prayers the stick blossoms, that religion is the strongest. The Christian and the Muslim pray, but the stick does not blossom. When the turn comes to the Buddhist, he takes an amulet (bu) in one of his hands and begins to pray, while counting a rosary in his other hand. The moment he utters, ‘O, gracious gods! Let that what should happen to happen! (O, khyarkhn! Kyutskh yumn kutstkhya!), the stick blossoms.

Story, mantra, Buddhism
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