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Reading Guide: Buddhism and Popular Religion in Medieval Vietnam JC Cleary 1. What religious traditions were being combined and taught through the use of the Truyen Dang Tap Luc? 2. What are the "sutras?" What was "vinaya" and who followed it? 3. According to the readings, what are two ways you can improve your karmic prospects?
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Unformatted text preview: 4. What is does Pure Land teach about Buddhism? Who or what is the Amitabha Buddha? How can a person go to the "Pure Land?" 5. What types of unique powers were attributed to Zen Buddhist monks? What did such powers demonstrate about the monks? 6. According to Zen teachings, who could potentially obtain enlightenment?...
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