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The Buddha of the Western
Paradise, a bliss-body Buddha in Mahayana
Amitabha Buddha
"No self"; the doctrine that there is no sould or permanent essence in people and things
anatta
Impermancence, constant change
anichcha
In Teravada, a person who has practiced monastic disicplines and reached nirvana, the ideal
arhat
Enlightment
bodhi
"Enlightenment being"; in Mahayana, a person of deep ompassion, specially one who does not enter nirvana but is constantly reborn to help others; a heavenly being of compassion
bodhisattva
the totality of Buddhist teaching
Dharma
"Meditation"; focusing of the mind; sometimes, statges of trance
dhyana
Sorrow,misery
dukkha
A popular bodhisattva of compassion in Mahayana
Guanyin
Compassion, empathy
karuna
In Chan and Zen Buddhism, a question that cannot be answered logically; a technique used to test consciousness and bring awakening
koan
A tibetan Buddhist teacher; a title of honor often given to all Tibetan monks
lama
A Buddha (or bodhisattva) expected to appear on earth in the future
Maitreya
A circular design containing deities, geometrical forms, symbolds, and so n that represent toatlity, the self, or the universe
mandala
a symbolic hand gesture
mudra
the release from suffering and rebirth that brings inner peace
nirvana
A state of deep awareness, the result of intensive meditation
samadhi
Constat rebirth and the attendant suffering; the everyday world of change
samsara
The community of monks and nons; lowercased, sangha refers to an individual monastic community
Sangha
In Zen, the enlightened awareness
Satori
The Mahayana notion of emptiness, meaning that the universe is empty of permanent reality
shunyata
A shrine, usually in the sahpe of a dome, used to mark Buddhist relics or sacred sites
stupa
A sacred text, especially one said to record the words of the Buddha
sutra
"thatness" "thusness" "suchness"; the uniqueness of each changing moment of reality
tathata
The three "bodies" of the Buddha- the Dharmakaya, the Nirmanakaya, and the Sambhogakaya
trikaya
The three "baskets", or collections, of Buddhist texts
Tripitaka
The "diamond" scepter used in Tibetan and other types of Buddhist ritual, symbolizing compassion
vajra
What is Buddha's real name?
Siddhartha Gautma
What were the 4 passing sites?
Old Man
Sick Man
Corpse
Sannyasin (Wandering holy man)