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This is not one of Thich Nhat Hanh's most famous books. These actions may not seem extremely important or particularly difficult, but they all require a certain amount of effort and awareness and a commitment to do what is necessary to act virtuously. When Emperor Hanazono heard of the arrival in Kyoto of the Bakufu agent. so we cannot conclude that the sokui kanjd was performed for the accession ceremony.5. These divinities are called " kamis " in Japanese and their Chinese equivalent is " shin ". "To" or "do" mean " way " or " method " in Sino-Japanese.

Pages: 96

Publisher: Shambhala (February 12, 2002)

ISBN: 1570624569

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