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Siddhartha
name of buddha; wish fulfiller
bhikshu
a monk who devoted his life to the poor teachings
Who became a bhikshu?
buddha's son
sangha
buddha's followers who were from all different backrounds
Bhikshunis
the order of nuns buddha founded
Who were Bhikshunis?
his step mother and wife
nirvana
the ultimate state of bliss
Name the four noble truths that buddha taught
Life inevitably involves suffering, suffering originates in our desires, suffering will cease if desires cease, there is a way to realize this state: the noble eightfold
dukha
the first noble truth which means suffering and frustrations
Theravada
the way of the Elders
Mahayana
the greater vehicle
Tipitaka
the three baskets; scriptures of Buddha written on palm leaves
Triple Gem
one who is buddhist will study the triple gem : buddha, dharma, sangha
Vipassana
meditating by gaining insight
Bodhisattavas
dedicated a life to attaining enlightenment
Name the three bodies of buddha
wisdom bliss and transformation
What is the main branch of mahayana?
Vajrayana
Bon
the religion in tibet before buddhism
lamas
teachers of vajrayanas
Deity Yoga
the practice of meditating on a certain deity
Thangka
an elaborate image of a spiritual leader to meditate towards
Mandalas
a symmetrical center with images coming from the center to meditate towards
zen
a chinese and japanese buddhist school that emphasizes that all things have a Buddha Nature
Buddha Nature
a fully awakened conscienceness
kensho
sudden enlightenment in zen buddhism
koan
a paradoxical puzzle to be solved without ordinary thinking
Satori
realization of ultimate truth
Pure Land
a buddhist sect in china and japan that centers on faith in Amida buddha who promised to welcome believers to the paradise of the pure land
Amida
the buddha of infaninte light the personification of compassion whom the pure land buddhists revere as the intermediary between humanity and supreame reality