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These scriptures were recited orally from the time of the Buddha and were put into writing in Sri Lanka around 30 BC. This aversion to exposition is compounded with the traditional view that Daoist philosophy defies rational clarification. Confucian teachers responded to the challenge of Buddhist metaphysics by developing their own account of the natural and human world. Master Rennyo wrote about the importance of understanding this attainment of faith as follows: From today, ... seriously start to inquire into the meaning of the Great Faith of the Other-Power and obtain the determination of rebirth into the Land of Recompense.

Pages: 272

Publisher: Snow Lion; 2 edition (September 7, 2004)

ISBN: 1559392193

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