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Devotees of the school realize that they do not attain enlightenment by their own power, but by simply having faith in Amida's power of salvation. Nowadays school is available for all and is mandatory until 15 years old. Zen meditation quiets the mind of all conceptual thought so that the pure nature of the mind as compassionate and endowed with wisdom will shine forth. One particular religious order, the Gelukpa (Tib., Dge-lugs-pa, literally “Virtuous Ones”), began to rule in Tibet by the mid-seventeenth century.

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