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Before the communist takeover, Tibet was a Buddhist country, and Tibetan Buddhist culture still survives somewhat in some of the neighboring countries like Bhutan and Nepal, and in refugee communities in India and in the West. Furthermore, he must have been extremely well versed in the theory of anatta. His assistance was invaluable and much appreciated. All manner of unpleasant things about me, To speak only of their qualities in return, With a mind that’s filled with love—this is the practice of all the bodhisattvas.

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Publisher: Columbia University Press; Reprint edition (September 2, 2014)

ISBN: 0231147317

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