Hinduism have many sacred documents but no single sacred text such as the Bible. "The result," writes historian Daniel Boorstin, is "a wonderfully varied and constantly enriching Hindu jingle-jangle of truths, but no one path to The Truth." Hindu texts are so closely associated with Sanskrit that all translations are regarded as profanation. There are five primary sacred texts of Hinduism, each associated with a stage of Hinduism’s evolution. They are: 1) the Verdic Verses , written in Sanskrit between 1500 to 900 B.C.; 2) the Upanishads , written 800 and 600 B.C.; 3) the Laws of Manu , written around 250 B.C.; and 4) Ramayana and 5) the Mahabharata , written sometime between 200 B.C. and A.D. 200 when Hinduism was popularized for the masses.