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Other princes who aspired to the possession of the tooth attacked the king Guhaseeva. Devotional practices include bowing, offerings, pilgrimage, and chanting. Buddhism rejects all such ontological principles as mere creations of the mind itself. “Buddhist rituals usually consist of three main elements: recitation, chanting and the making of offerings. You must not "believe", otherwise it is just like being blind. Sikhs undertake the Amrit ceremony when they are ready to do so and understand the commitment that they are making to the religion.

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Publisher: Sounds True; PAP/COM edition (November 1, 2007)

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