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Hinduism has a basic trinity of three gods-Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer. It is known as Self Realisation because strips away spiritual fantasy with an austere single focus. The Skull Cup, known as kapala in Sanskrit. We continued to study the high-brow stuff that had interested us before, reconstructing Buddhism as containing only an "essential element" which happens to be just the most rational-seeming parts 11. "Within the vast array of textual material, some texts resonate more easily with western ideas of rationality than others.

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Publisher: Snow Lion (July 19, 2006)


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