The Practice Of Mahamudra

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For your wishes, business, and credit it is a bad outlook. Less obvious is what has happened to Buddhism. In the case of the monastic way of life, although male and female practitioners are afforded equal opportunities in the Discipline texts to take the monastic vows, we find that fully ordained monks are treated as superior in terms of objects of respect and veneration. Two major branches of Buddhism are recognized: Theravada ("The School of the Elders") and Mahayana ("The Great Vehicle").

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Publisher: Snow Lion (April 16, 2009)


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