The Practice of Vajrakilaya

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I don’t know if there is an especially good time to “start” a child on Buddhism other than right now, as soon as you decide that you want your child to learn about it. One cannot understand the religions of Asia without having learned the basic religious concepts, the accepted religious writings, the important religious leaders, and the places which have sacred connotations for the people of Asia. The priest anoints and has intercourse with a nude young girl, retaining his semen for the congregation to drink.

Pages: 96

Publisher: Snow Lion (January 1, 1990)

ISBN: 1559391030

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