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He urged all to remember and adhere to their traditional values, but new Buddhist schools were established anyway. All occult beliefs and practices are evil and forbidden. The weekly Observance Day rituals at the Theravada monastery are opportunities for both laity and monks to quicken faith, discipline, and understanding, and make and share merit. Special light offerings are also made on auspicious occasions. Also, if there is no enduring self, then the rewards and punishments of karma are visited on different beings than those who merited them.

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Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (October 15, 2006)

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