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It credits the text to Laozi who was stopped at the pass while attempting to leave China (to go to India and come to be known as Buddha). He taught this “constant” feature of utilitarianism was evidence that it was tiannature's standard. Maya: Sanskrit: ma: not, ya: this, translated illusion. Another Buddha then exclaims, “He undertook the practice of giving by abandoning his body immeasurable hundreds of thousand of times…If there is anyone who sets forth and wishes to attain the highest enlightenment, he should pay homage…by burning either a finger or a toe.” [23] While this account is merely a story about self-immolation as a form of paying homage, there are historical accounts where monks acted with the same motivation.

Pages: 118

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 21, 2016)

ISBN: 1535428074

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