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Emptiness is neither existence, nor non-existence, nor both existence and non-existence, nor neither existence nor non-existence. These are beautiful offering Goddesses from the four Buddhist families, each of whom live in a different direction. Most commonly, offerings of thanks were made to local deities in rites that were only externally Buddhist. The image of Buddha, who was called The Greatest Yogin of all Times, expresses serene quiescence.

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Publisher: University of California Press (December 4, 2000)

ISBN: 0520211057

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