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It is still the most readily available short introduction to Islam. To lead or participate with hesitation or reluctance diminishes a ritual’s power. The Daode Jing (translated here by Stephen Mitchell) opens with the following lines: The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. According to this school, if the phrase “Namo Amida Butsu” is recited, upon death a person will be taken by Amida to the “Western Paradise” or “Pure Land” and from then on to Nirvana.

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Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 12, 2016)

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