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Subject-object fixations — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. Come visit us by clicking on these video links. Rituals can be as ordinary as greeting people with a handshake and as extraordinary as an elaborate memorial ceremony that brings healing to grief. For the second time to the Way to Enlightenment I go for refuge. One day while he was setting under a tree as a young boy, he saw a snake suddenly appear and catch a frog. The Dharma offers a refuge by providing guidelines for the alleviation of suffering and the attainment of Nirvana.

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