After first acquaintance with the texts, the chief lama of Tuva (Kamba Lama) Apysh-ool Sat said the discovery was not an ordinary one. “These are the Perfect Wisdom Sutras, Essence of Wisdom Sutras,” Kamba Lama said.
According to Lama, such texts are usually kept only at major Buddhist monasteries in the world, so the fact that they were found in the territory of Tuva proves that there was also one of the spiritual centers.
Kamba Lama also expressed his intention to republish the texts and use them in his work, but the originals should be kept in the museum, he said.
On August 3, the Buddhist leader conveyed the Sutras to the Republic of Tuva National Museum Fund. According to the press office, the Sutras were found in a cave in Tere-Holsky district, where the fortress is situated, with a help of local residents.