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Tsen appear as demonic figures with red skin, wearing helmets and riding over the mountains in red horses. Yoga tantras likewise focus on Vairocana, and include the Srvatathāgatatattvasamgraha Tantra and the Sarvadurgatiparishodhana Tantra. Adopting readings 2 or 3 doesn't remove all paradox from Laozi's position. This condition gave rise spontaneously to morally right behaviour, so that it was necessary for the state and society that all should follow the practice of the “invocation of the title.” Two issues isolated Nichiren: the militant style of his presentation, and his insistence that the Lotus Sutra should inform the practice of government.

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