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According to most, the first Buddha statues to arrive in Japan are today found at Zenkoji (Zenkōji) Temple 善光寺 in Nagano Prefecture, which houses three statues known as the Amida Triad 善光寺の阿弥陀三尊. Many communities of monks ensure that each member has daily chores, which remind him of this step on the Eightfold Path. Almost all the rituals... ...11SOR Multimodal Presentation From its creation in the late 20th century the internet has become a part of our everyday lives.

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