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Unformatted text preview: any ruler that promotes Buddhas teaching o Buddha pledges that anyone who promotes his teachings will be blessed and protected-Sutra of the Humane King o Through promoting Buddhism, king passifies the state-Deterioration of Taika Land Reforms o Shoen: tax free estates Taika Reforms supposed to redistribute the land (so power is not consolidated in families) Monastery Shoen: tax free b/c its technically church property Donate land to monastery to avoid taxation by central govt More & more land under tax free status & central govt loses power/authority...
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- Spring '08