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It is important to remember this fact and to avoid imposing Western values and opinions upon other cultures. This resulted in the institution of a hereditary “monastic” elite, which undermined and finally destroyed the secular monarchy itself. Traditionally, the first step in most Buddhist schools requires taking refuge in the Three Jewels ( Sanskrit: tri-ratna, Pāli: ti-ratana) as the foundation of one's religious practice.

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Publisher: Shambhala; 1st edition (August 26, 1989)

ISBN: 0877734666

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