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It is similar with a statue or painting of the Buddha. Rama and Krishna are the heroes of the classic Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharat respectively. This is especially marked in traditions such as Pure Land Buddhism, which stresses prayer to the Buddha. A collection known in English as The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa is also popular. At hearing that it made the whole thing possible since I was looking for inner guidance and had not really given in to the outer (nor was I really inclined to since I had reserves from the very start).

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Publisher: Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2014)

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