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Human enlightenment

Sangharakshita Bikshu, Sthavira

Human enlightenment

an encounter with the ideals and methods of Buddhism

by Sangharakshita Bikshu, Sthavira

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Published by Windhorse in Glasgow .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism.

  • Edition Notes

    Previous ed., 1980.

    StatementSangharakshita.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ4012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination84p. ;
    Number of Pages84
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20201135M
    ISBN 100904766306
    OCLC/WorldCa17227595


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