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It is Sabda Brahman, the very Brahman itself in the form a word. Who knows if this is true so much tradition has been lost with time but the person that explained it to me seems to be really knowledgeable about the Culture.. Geshe Kelsang has worked tirelessly to spread Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world by giving extensive teachings, writing many books on Kadampa Buddhism, establishing the International Temples Project and founding the New Kadampa Tradition, the International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

Pages: 240

Publisher: Shanghai Press; Hardcover with Jacket edition (April 7, 2015)

ISBN: 1602201501

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