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However, He did lay down three forms of reverence for bhikkhus; wearing the robe with the right shoulder bared, kneeling down, and holding the palms of the hands together in the gesture of reverence. Read alone in your room and lock your door so your parents can't find it. While there are differences of opinion as to which color might represent a particular virtue, the virtues themselves are ideals held before the adherents by the Sangha.

Pages: 320

Publisher: Shambhala (March 11, 2014)

ISBN: 1611800579

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