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Since the 1980s, however, it is still possible to observe a jhator with the permission of the family. Honen decided that the worship of the Amida Buddha was the best hope for Enlightenment for everyone. Buddhism teaches that the solutions to our problems are within ourselves not outside. Practically, in the actual conditions of modern life, it must often happen that the priest can only know of this need for his services through information furnished by the relatives or friends of the sick person.

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Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (July 1, 2016)


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