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The discarded statue, it is said, was later fished out of the river following the victory (temporary) of the Soga clan, and is currently installed at Asuka Dera (Nara). Sangha, the community of monks, has great significance. The ailment common to all is suffering which is caused by craving for ill in an ignorant condition of the nature of oneself and what is truly good. After this, the monk who was appointed to write the message begins to write it while the other monks retire.

Pages: 396

Publisher: Yale University Press (October 28, 2015)

ISBN: B0155072XM

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