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In each of these cases, one's attitude is that of one's own root lama being the very embodiment of one or another of these aspects of enlightened being. Before admission he is made to put away the yellow robes and wear the clothes of a householder and face an interview at which he would be thoroughly examined as to his fitness for admission. This gives to Buddhism itself a very different character, unlike the world-denying tendencies of India and more conformable to the sensibilities of both Confucianism and Taoism.

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Publisher: Windhorse Publications (March 1, 2006)

ISBN: 1899579710

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