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Both tend to contain a number of unintelligible phonic fragments such as Om. which was adopted in Japan around the time of K#kai. A vast material can be seen for example at Tashi Lhünpo monastery. including entire series of Newar style bodhisattvas of a local 18th (?) century mass production (fig. probably once brought to Lhasa from Western Tibet (fig. was of course practised in Tibet proper as well. Considering the Nepalo-Tibetan issue. is only based on a legendary tradition as recorded by R.

Pages: 256

Publisher: Snow Lion (January 1, 1988)

ISBN: 0937938718

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Essentially, we are called upon to simply be there maintaining a consciousness of unconditional loving -- free of attachments. Love is not expressed by grasping after the life of the dying. This kind of attachment, Sogyal Rinpoche teaches, is actually what spoils love. To truly realize love for one another, we have to let go Eye To Form Is Only Love: A Journal of 100 Days. Such a person can only be re-born in a Brahma heaven, whence he reaches Nirvana. The fourth and highest stage is the attainment of Arhatship in this life. Such a graduate will at death experience no re- birth. After Buddha's death seems to have arisen the division of i Arhant {Pali, Araha, Rahan, Rabat) as its Tibetan equivalent, dgra-bdom-pa, shows, is derived from Ari, an enemy, and turn, to extirpate, i.e., " he who has extirpated his passions."

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