Buddhist Iconography and Ritual in Paintings and Line

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The most common ritual is to Bow to everyone and to images of the Buddha. She then decided to become a Buddhist after discovering the profound teachings of Buddha. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW INDIA without understanding its religious beliefs and practices, which have a large impact on the personal lives of most Indians and influence public life on a daily basis. In order to reach the state of true blissfulness and liberation, you must experience the subtle states in meditation, including the state of bliss stemming from the renunciation of senses-desires, the state of bliss stemming from the act of subsiding from thinking and pondering, the state of bliss stemming from dwelling with equanimity and awareness, and the state of bliss stemming from pure equanimity and full awareness.

Pages: 228

Publisher: Dr Ludwig Reichert (April 2010)

ISBN: 3895002879

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