The Path To Bliss: A Practical Guide To Stages Of Meditation

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The history of American religions is dominated by the presence of Christianity brought to the New World by European settlers. Dharma means that which hold up, upholds, supports. After twenty years in India, Sangharakshita returned to the UK to teach the Dharma. Then it must insist that in the succeeding period of textual veneration and preservation, radical changes were introduced into the entire population of copies and versions of the text so that all those on which Wang Bi drew on after the Han were corrupted—and in similar ways—from the orthodox Mawang Dui version.

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Publisher: Snow Lion; 2nd edition (March 17, 2003)


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