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The wheel of life which symbolises the cycle of life, death and rebirth. These were called the "Three Scriptures Protecting the State." This topic is expansive, so links for further study are embedded throughout the article. Only the Theravada school does not include the Mahayana scriptures in its canon. I had the good fortune to spend time with him on several occasions in the mid-2000s. Buddhism does not accept the validity of any God or Goddess in the Hindu religion as equal to the Buddha.

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