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These ancient traditions hold that Thunder Beings are the spiritual and physical manifestations of Spirit. So I wonder if this reluctance to move on to tantra is my own shallowness and laziness, or a wise way to practice? Each branch of the eightfold path works with the others mutually. This website is devoted to the dharma, the teachings or truths presented in Buddhism. Rituals have a cumulative affect of training one’s mind and systematizing one’s practice.

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