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Can anyone spot an initial capital letter?

In a Burmese square script called Magyi-zi, or ‘tamarind seed script’, blocks such as this in the Pali language, used in the earliest Buddhist texts, were commissioned by a Sri Lankan family when a son entered a Buddhist monastery, for use in the ordination ceremony.

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The heart of the dhamma

For me, the [necessarily secular] heart of the Buddha Dhamma, is that it is utterly empirical and pragmatic*. There is no absolute truth in the Buddha’s ideas because it is central to these non-absolute ideas is that there cannot be an absolute idea in words: ‘Buddhas only point the way’.

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