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Buddhism is an offshoot of Hinduism and is a Dharmic religion. For how can true happiness ever be found while our mothers, Who have cared for us throughout the ages, endure such pain? Cords braided from the hair of a hare are said to be effective against livestock epidemics and are hung around the necks of animals. According to these texts, the Disciples wish to attain Nirvana for themselves alone, so that they disregard the needs of others. The understandings of this matter reflect widely differing interpretations of basic terms, such as "world realm", between the various schools of Buddhism.

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