Transforming the Heart: The Buddhist Way to Joy and Courage

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The reference here is to the experience of entering into union with a consort of the opposite sex, by means of which the elements at the crown are melted, and through the power of meditation the process is also reversed. It was admittedly a charm for the destruction of the enemy by cleaving them to pieces, a device for which there are western parallels. The Buddha's different presentations of selflessness should be viewed in order as providing background for the Buddhist view of dependent arising.

Pages: 228

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications; 1st USA Ed edition (January 19, 1999)

ISBN: 1559390999

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