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Tell people about the right and wrong way they should their lives, and they, like the reaction of Israel towards God’s prophets in biblical times, will turn violently away. Thus, actual karma always comes from a volitional action or an intentional action. He was married and by the age of 29 disillusioned with his opulence and ventured out of his palace. As most Tibetans follow Buddhist traditions, the goal is to provide resources to the world, even after death, i.e. offering the “unneeded” body to vultures.

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Publisher: Shambhala; Revised edition (April 10, 2001)

ISBN: 1570627789

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