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Persons and phenomena exist only dependently, not independently. However, Om Mani Padme Hum can not really be translated into a simple phrase or even a few sentences. The basic beliefs of Buddhism also include "The Four Noble Truths", which explore human suffering. Followers attempt to enlist Buddhism on behalf of various causes and address social and ecological ills. Buddhists often pay respect to the image of the Buddha. And from the Buddhist point of view, it’s definitely wrong.

Pages: 112

Publisher: Shambhala Publications; Reprint edition (March 18, 2014)

ISBN: B00J3A605W

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