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The Shinto of the sects is the totality of the different movements born in the XIXth century. Again, that’s a choice, but it’s not a choice that most Buddhists make. Some of these meditations also work with the inner energies of the body, and have very strong effects. The universe is merely the expression of law. It offers an occasion for both discipline and insight. It was only as I was exposed to people from each culture through my concrete experiences with them, whether through work contacts or during leisure time, that I began to notice more subtle nuances that affirmed the complexity of each country, its people, and their variety of beliefs and practices.

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications (April 16, 2013)


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