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That is the reason why prior preparation and practice during the course of one's lifetime is so important. This was finally blocked by opposing forces in the royal court, and at the close of the Nara and the beginning of the Heian period (794 to 1185) the Nara clergy was significantly discredited. The spiritual power of thunder and lightning is central to both Native and Buddhist traditions. Donations to others in such a manner result in attachment to the performance of giving—namely, giving in the bondage of the self and others.

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Publisher: Tharpa Publications; 3 edition (December 15, 2014)

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