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When he was twentynine years old, he left the comforts of his home to seek the meaning of the suffering he saw around him. Shinto essentially integrates the various religious practices consequent of the diverse regional and local prehistoric traditions that were practiced in ancient Japan. This contemplative attitude and practice would later link him, at the root level, with Buddhism and Buddhists that he met. The thigh bones are also removed and scraped.

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Publisher: Christopher Wilkinson; 1 edition (August 26, 2014)


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