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The stanza itself seems to testify to the popularity of the offering of camphor (ghanasara) in early times. They focus heavily on Buddha nature (which is not taught in Theravada), and enlightenment via the Bodhisattva path. Devalayas dedicated to him are found in many places in the island, some of which are maintained by the Hindus. D., during the Japanese invasion by the armies of Hideyoshi, Buddhism came to the country’s rescue. This Guru Yoga contains all the principle teachings of the Buddha.

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