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Amid this diversity there are a few central elements, which may be taken as generally characteristic of Buddhism throughout the larger part of its history. Indeed, though much of Buddhist philosophy is esoteric, when it comes to aesthetics, Buddhist art is justly famous for giving a physical, easily recognizable representation to abstract philosophical truths. Various scriptures have thus been authoritative for different branches of Mahayana at various periods of history.

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