Champions of Buddhism: Weikza Cults in Contemporary Burma

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Two years after moving to Rosario, I decided to disarm my life in the city and go to tour South America, with no return date, to fulfill an old dream of traveling and writing. Litt.. thesis, University of Lancaster 1983. We can view the Laozi persona as combining Song Xing and Shen Dao. While weddings are often Shinto or Christian ceremonies, funerals (soshiki) are almost always Buddhist. This, extending from the seventh into the eighth century, was the time when the Dainichi-kyo and Kongocho-gyo were compiled.

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Publisher: NUS Press (October 15, 2014)

ISBN: 9971697807

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