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An American company called LifeGem now offers people a chance to turn their dead loved ones into synthetic diamonds. Scholars are hesitant to make unqualified claims about the historical facts of the Buddha's life. The trend is catching up in the west also and many wear tilak as a matter of fashion not knowing its true spiritual significance! The term pāramitā, which I have been translating as “perfection,” could also be rendered as “transcendence.” In order to awaken fully, a bodhisattva must train in these qualities so deeply as to transcend how they are ordinarily understood.

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