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This is the strength, the ‘refuge’ that the Buddha promises. These are Triratna’s six distinctive emphases: Over the centuries, Buddhism has developed in many different cultures. Reprinted Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1962, pp. 23–48. One of these was a naga spirit, one was a mara spirit and the other was of a class known as the tsen spirits. The description given here focuses on the core beliefs of each religion.

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Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books (October 14, 2013)

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