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In Theravada Buddhism, bodhi and nirvana carry the same meaning, that of being freed from greed, hate and delusion. During the prewar military take-over and the subsequent events leading to World War II it is difficult to find significant examples of systematic political criticism from Buddhist leaders. On balance, the existence of Zhuangzi is considerably more probable, though little is known of him that is not from the text bearing his name—many of whose stories are obviously fanciful.

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Publisher: Lotus Books (September 10, 2010)

ISBN: 8183822371

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