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Coconut oil used as an illuminant is specially prepared for the purpose and taken separately from the coconut oil used for household purposes. One specific ritual that people often practice is a recitation of prayers in front of a Buddhist altar called a butsudan. A Buddha-image should be treated respectfully and it is a good way of training oneself to treat the Buddha-image as one would Gotama the Buddha himself.

Pages: 256

Publisher: Shambhala; First Edition edition (May 29, 2007)

ISBN: 1590304578

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