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So, the relatives of the deceased are given a reprieve. Schmiedel, Michael A., "Buddhismus in Bonn. Our hope is not in following laws or standards, but in knowing a Savior who fully accepts us because of our faith in him and his sacrifice for us. In Shinto the human being is simply a harmonious part of nature. Being in a sea of ways is being human. (This insight has inspired many writers to draw a parallel with Heidegger's Dasein.) We cannot get outside of dao to any more ultimate kind of authority.

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Publisher: Buddhas Light Pub (February 2002)

ISBN: 097156129X

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