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Rivals and Benefactors: Encounters between Buddhists and Brahmins in the Nikāyas

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Rivals and Benefactors: Encounters between Buddhists and Brahmins in the Nikāyas. / Black, Brian.

In: Religions of South Asia, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009, p. 25-43.

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Black, Brian. / Rivals and Benefactors: Encounters between Buddhists and Brahmins in the Nikāyas. In: Religions of South Asia. 2009 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 25-43.

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