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He does not leave a person's failures on their shoulders, with a dim hope of becoming a better person tomorrow. The tradition entered China during the Han dynasty (206 BCE to 220 CE ). The future Buddha perfected the methods taught in this group, learning how to live on but a grain of rice a day, until he became skeletal and weak—but not enlightened. Hecker, Hellmuth, Chronik des Buddhismus in Deutschland, 3rd extended edition, Plochingen: Deutsche Buddhistische Union 1985 134 p. [very detailed historical survey; mine of information] Hecker, Hellmuth, "Der erste deutsche Buddhist - Leben und Werk Karl Eugen Neumanns", in: Bodhi Baum, 10, 5, 1985, pp. 195-216. [detailed study of Neumann; best informed author on the topic] Hecker, Hellmuth, Karl Eugen Neumann, Erstuebersetzer der Reden des Buddha, Anreger zu abendlaendischer Spiritualitaet, Wien: Octopus 1986. [very detailed and well informed study of Neumann; his life and writings] Hecker, Hellmuth, Lebensbilder deutscher Buddhisten: Ein bio-bibliographisches Handbuch, 2 Vols., No. 1 and No. 5 of the series of the research project "Buddhist Modernism", Konstanz: University of Konstanz 1990 und 1992, 179 p. and 311 p.; reprint of No. 1 as No. 13 in 1996, 214 p. [most interesting and detailed biographies of 128 German Buddhists plus their publications; absolute mine of information!] Hecker, Hellmuth, "40 Jahre Deutsche Buddhistische Union.

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