Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric

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It is clear, without being oversimplified. It encompasses the millions of lives spent on the path toward enlightenment and Buddhahood and the persistence of the buddha through his teachings and his relics after he has passed into nirvana. One section comprised of followers who abided by the basic principles and philosophies of the Buddha. It was believed that mankind is required to serve the Waken people who administered and controlled the forces that surrounded them.

Pages: 208

Publisher: Wisdom Publications; 2nd edition (August 2002)

ISBN: 0861713125

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