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At March 7, I lectured on the Consciousness-only doctrine of Buddhism at an extension lecture of Shukutoku University.
The purpose of Buddhism is awakening. Ascetic practices are the means to awaken. However, we can not awaken immediately. The Consciousness-only doctrine preaches that there are 5 stages to become buddhas. It is necessary following the steps to accomplish anything.