The Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise

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When Buddhists speak of dependent arising, they do so in terms of afflictive phenomena that are causes of suffering, whose consequences are suffering. Since the Buddha lived in India and was originally a Hindu, it’s understandable that the two religions would have close correlations. When Buddhism emerged in India around 500 BC, it too stressed this Hindu belief in transmigration, one that still plays a major role in modern Buddhist philosophy. Side 794 m Your trust is our top concern, so businesses can't pay to alter or remove their reviews.

Pages: 544

Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (May 2, 2006)

ISBN: 0143036025

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