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The realization of this emptiness was a kind of non-realization, a giving up, or an inexpressible, mystical, prajna-knowledge which contrasts with “ordinary” knowledge. Shinto priests do not follow any path toward self-realization or enlightenment. Those who lack the needed depth of spiritual training may not be able to die mindfully, and therefore may be better candidates for aggressive medical intervention to prolong life. Before the meal is eaten by the monks, they chant a prayer to bless the people who brought offerings. “The central daily rite of lay Buddhism is the offering of food.

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