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However, effective stabilization of the society did not take place until the Tokugawa period, and during the intervening four centuries Japan continued to be devastated by protracted warfare. He was known henceforth as the Buddha, or “Enlightened One.” His is the Middle Path, rejecting both luxury and asceticism. The effect of prayer is far more powerful when it is truly an expression of one's own faith and devotion in one's lama. Good or bad actions arise from the mental imprint.

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