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After coming into India and escaping Tibet, some of the Tibetan individuals and monasteries tried to take out some of the most rare and important old texts and give them over to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness the Dalai Lama opened this institute saying the text and the other important artifacts must be preserved and should be available for visitors and the public to see because they appreciate those things. They have a lot of old scriptures, also. Many are written by hand, you know, and some of them are written in gold and silver. Just from that you can see just how much respect and importance that has been given to this holy text and scriptures.
Ven. Geshe Lhakdor, Director of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, interview with Russell Hooks.