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D., that Buddhism gradually became recognized as the national religion of Shilla. Within the community the ritual divisions of caste and all ascriptive divisions are obliterated before the universal force of love and the knowledge of the common condition of all men. Students of the same teacher, school or lineage may consider themselves to be yoked together, too. Air: identified as blue or black and depicted to be semi-circular.

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 11, 1996)

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