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And, 2) Islâm arrived in earnest in India with the Afghan prince Mah.mûd of Ghazna, who defeated a coalition of Hindu princes in 1008 and soon annexed the Punjâb. All participate in a common act of merit (pinkama). Buddhism had traveled a long way from its simple beginnings. As he would say: �This obsession with doctrinal formulas, juridical order and ritual exactitude has often made people forget that the heart of Catholicism, too, is a living experience of unity in Christ which far transcends all conceptual formulations." (Zen & Birds of Appetite, p. 39).

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Publisher: Kalavinka Press; Bilingual edition (February 15, 2009)

ISBN: 1935413058

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