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March 22, 2014

In ancient times, Shaolin monks practiced different kinds of staff weapons. At first glance it is apparent that weapons contradicte the tenets of Buddhism which advocates non-violence, however the symbolic context of the wrathful deities arises from war. In other words their wrath is explicitly the wrath of war, with many related to specific attributes of particular deities. Here is a list of weapons still practice in our lingeage of Shaolin.

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