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Rather, time in the Bardo resembles time in the dream state where past and future come to be mixed up together. The avatara of Hinduism is not the prophet of Judaism nor the Christ of Christianity; karma is not easily equated with destiny or divine will; tantric yoga differs noticeably from Sunday School exercises. Ritual acts undertaken and performed by the Buddhists of Sri Lanka may be broadly classified under three heads: (i) Acts performed for the acquisition of merit (e.g., offerings made in the name of the Buddha) calculated to provide a basis for achieving Nibbana, release from the cycle of becoming (samsara); such acts of merit are, at the same time, expected to offer semi-temporal rewards of comfort and happiness here and in the heavenly worlds in future lives.

Pages: 226

Publisher: Shambhala Publications (July 5, 2011)


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