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In the temple, flowers symbolize the shortness of life and the constant change inherent in existence. Practiced predominantly in south Asia, including Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Gnosticism never completely abandoned the realm of Christianity. Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock. There are four main questions; the table lists, for each question, the traditional story, the range of theories, and the most plausible answer to the question.

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Publisher: Blitz Publishing (September 14, 2015)


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