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D. thesis in progress in 2001, at the Department of History of Religions, University of Lund, Sweden. The incumbent monk administers the precepts to the entire group assembled for the purpose. In addition to practices of mindfulness, loving-kindness meditation (metta bhavana) is plays an important role in contemporary Theravadan practice. Even the mere mention of the Buddha's virtues is enough to frighten them. Count from one to ten and then simply start over again at one.

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