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Those who have not yet entered any of these stages or paths are "the ignorant and unwise ones." Strickmann, Michel. “A Survey of Tibetan Buddhist Studies.” The Eastern Buddhist n.s., 10/1 (May 1977): 128–49. He has been Visiting Professor of History and Comparative Religion at the University of Peradeniya three times (1984, 1989 and 1999), a Visiting Reader at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1994), and the Visiting Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Calgary twice (2000 & 2006).

Pages: 256

Publisher: Penguin Books (February 1, 1992)

ISBN: 0140193502

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