buddhism

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Indian religious leader and founder of the Yogacara school of Buddhism in India (4th century) Asanga
terrorist organization whose goal is to take over Japan and then the world; based on a religion founded in 1987 that combines elements of Buddhism with Christianity Aum , Aum Shinrikyo , Supreme Truth
founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC) Buddha , Gautama , Gautama Buddha , Gautama Siddhartha , Siddhartha
moral conduct, Buddhism dharma
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness enlightenment , Nirvana
major school of Buddhism teaching personal salvation through one's own efforts Hinayana
offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia Hinayana , Hinayana Buddhism
religious doctrine of Hinayana Buddhism Hinayanism
adherent of Hinayana Buddhism Hinayanist
fate (in Buddhism) karma
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation karma
paradoxical anecdote or a riddle that has no solution; used in Zen Buddhism to show the inadequacy of logical reasoning koan
(Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon Kuan Yin , Kwan-yin
(Buddhism) an adherent of Lamaism Lamaist
major school of Buddhism teaching social concern and universal salvation; China; Japan; Tibet; Nepal; Korea; Mongolia Mahayana
religious doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism Mahayanism
adherent of Mahayana Buddhism Mahayanist
any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation mandala
spiritual perfection in Buddhism nirvana
ancient Prakrit language (derived from Sanskrit) that is the scriptural and liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism Pali
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