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The 9th Century Indian Buddhist Shantideva produced two texts: the Bodhicaryāvatāra has been a strong influence in many schools of the Mahayana. In- as well as outside as response to what I experienced and understood, but also sad to see others helping and facilitating at there own cost what has beyond doubt became a cult around a highly disturbed personality. From there it entered China along the trade routes by the early 1st century.

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