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three baskets
teachings in Pali canon. Comprised of Monastic Rules, Discourse, and Higher teachings
Arhants
"saints" goal of the monks
sangha
Theravada Buddhist community, made of monks and lay people. Laity provide material, monks provide spiritual
Two wheels of Dhamma (law, order)
describes role of laity and monks. Monks provide laity w/ guidance and laity provide monks food and shelter to gain merits (punna)
partidana
"merit making" or "merit transfer"; not tuaght by Buddha, laity ppl want their merits to get dead ancestors out of peta world
Sraddha
similar concept to merit transfer in Theravada Buddhism, and suffrages in Catholocism, and chinese death rites(Hindu)
Pretas
Sanskrit word, pali form is petas. similar to purgatory and chinese huai soul (hindu)
suffrages
currency for transaction between living and souls in purgatory, similar to punna and sraddha
punna
currency for transaction between living and invisible petas, similar to suffrages and sraddha
peta
"hungry ghost" in Theravada Buddhism. They are trapped in the peta world and rescued through merit transfer, they can't eat food in this world, usually look emaciated, people who are greedy in their lifetime go to the peta world
Bhava Cakra
wheel of existance, 8 worlds, center is the three poisons
devata
"divinity" peta transferred into one if merits are recieved
peta-vatthu
"tales of the hungry dead" belongs to the basket of discourse
p'o soul
similar to petas of theravada and pretas of hinduism
virabhadras
unhappy dead children, called pretas or bhuta
bhutanatha
"lord of spirits" hindus worship it
smearing
technique for controlling the unhappy dead, also includes nailing, binding, and feeding
nailing
hindus nail hair onto banyon tree to keep bad spirits away. it is was petas like to eat
Banyon Tree of Bhairava
place images here, images fed by devotees w/ sesame oil, red pste, and coatings of foil (malipana)
mail
drippings that are collected and then smeared onto a rope
Merit fields
Theravada, consists of arhants(advanced monks who attained nibanna) they serve the merit field. Arhants are the merit field
Ashfruit
represent dead children (virabhadras)