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This led to the creation of what is known as the “Culture of the Five Mountains” which constitutes the summit of Japanese Zen culture. The symbol and the name, however, both come from India. So many things related to the Culture had to be practiced in secret including hula, language and much more, so one has to dig deep to find the ones that remain. Kagyupa is sometimes called Karmapa because the Karmapa Lama heads this school of Tibetan Buddhism. The point of the story is that even though a teacher may be clever, famous and capable of speaking about the dharma, that does not determine authenticity.

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