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Though less common, Buddhists also have traditions that involve practices of “vision,” where meditators seek spontaneous experiences of luminosity that are seen with the eyes rather than simply created in imagination. The sanctity of this place seems to go back to the time of King Gajabahu. [33] Sakka. The name "Ash Wednesday" comes from the blessed ashes that are applied to the forehead of the faithful who receive them as a sign of the beginning of the season of Lent, … Continue reading

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