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Some women but also men enter into the monkhood for a short period of time (บวชชีพราหมณ์). We are unaware of what is going on inside us. The monks our water to transfer merit to the laity; the laity pour water to share this merit with their ancestors. They wisely spell out the precariousness of the guru-disciple relationship and call on teachers and students to inspect one other for years before making this esoteric pact. D., I have been given carte blanche authority to bring in truckloads of Pagan doctrine, provided I never blow my Christian cover.

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Publisher: Sounds True; Unabridged edition (September 1, 2003)

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