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Wangchen spends fair portions of the book addressing Buddhist history and stories, and students of Buddhism will appreciate his lucid expositions and tales.. .. In time, however, he becomes accustomed to the absence of light." Prior to that, in Japan, Buddhism was largely reserved for the highly-educated elite. Watts, Alan Wilson (1957). “The Philosophy of the Tao,” in The Way of Zen, New York: Pantheon Books, New York. Every Saturday, FREE shuttle service is available. Today as much as possible I am going to try be of service and benefit to others.

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