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Buddhism itself professes to have no set form of traditions. Text selection for interpretive and theoretical purposes becomes a more normative issue—which text is best? He was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1989 and the U. Christianity gave Russians such great holidays as Easter and Christmas, and Paganism – Maslenitsa (Shrovetide) and Ivan Kupala. When protecting your own three karmas (body, speech, and thought), you also need to meditate on the non-self by telling yourself either aloud or silently that “This is not ‘I’; this is not ‘mine’, and this is not ‘my self.’” Just by practicing talking to yourself in such a way over the long term, the energy of self-attachment will gradually cool down.

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Publisher: Atria Books; Ex-Library edition (March 1, 2011)

ISBN: 1451623909

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