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There are four jhanas, which together essentially are enlightenment. Actually, I think being a spiritual person means becoming a real human being. Tenisons; information given in Estonian and Russian; instructive pictures of these two early Buddhist monks and their work] Russian Buddhism on the Internet Association [in English; with a history on Buddhism in Russian states, esp. those of Kalmykia, Buryatia and Tuva (map is provided); a list of addresses of Buddhist groups and monasteries as well as Russian Buddhist magazines; professionally done and splendidly set-up websites] Basic Buddhist texts in Estonian, at

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