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While the monks use the monthly moonless day (called amavaka in Sinhala) and the full-moon day for their confessional ritual and communal recitation of the code of discipline (Patimokkha), the lay devotees observe the day by visiting temples for worship and also by taking upon themselves the observance of the Eight Precepts. Some people say that it is difficult to believe that any god created religion. Formal Introduction of Esoteric Practices. It is significant that this is a purely Buddhist ritual of considerable antiquity performed on lines similar to those in tovil.

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Publisher: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (June 27, 2015)


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