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Five groups of sutra
1. Digha Nikaya(long) 2.Majjhima Nikaya(middle-length) 3.Samyutta Nikaya(connected) 4.Anguttara Nikaya(graduated) 5. Khuddaka Nikaya(small-back)
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sutra
a sacred text
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Tripitaka
the three "baskets" or collections of Buddhist texts
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vajra
the "diamond" scepter symbolizing compassion in Tibetan ritual
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Amitabha
a bliss-body of western paradise in Mayahana
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karuna
compassion or empathy
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koan
a question that cannot be answered logically
"why did the monk come from the west?"
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nirvana
the release of suffering and rebirth that brings inner peace
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bodhi
enlightenment
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anichcha
constant change
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anatta
there is no soul or permanent essence in anything
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Guanyin
a popular bodhisattva of compassion in Mayahana
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shunyata
Mahayana meaning that nothing has permanent reality
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lama
Tibetan Buddhist teacher
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stupa
a shrine
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mudra
a symbolic hand gesture
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samadhi
result of intense meditation
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satori
in Zen it means the enlightenment awareness
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Sangha
commmunity of monks and nuns
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samsara
the everyday world of change
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Maitreya
a Buddha expected to appear on Earth in the future
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trikaya
3 bodies of Buddha 1. Dharmakaya(cosmic) 2.Nirmanakaya(historical) 3. Sambhogakaya(celestial)
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dhyana
meditation
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tathata
the uniqueness of each changing moment of reality
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arhat
a person that has practiced Theravada disciplines and achieved nirvana
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dukkha
sorrow or misery
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Dharma
the totality of Buddhist teaching
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mandala
a circular design containing symbols the represent totality and self
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bodhisattva
an enlightened being in Mahayada that is constanly reborn to help others
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gurdwaras
a Sikh temple
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Sikh
a disciple that follows the Sikh religion
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Japji
a poem by Guru Nanak the Adi Granth that is recited daily by Sikhs
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Adi Granth
the original collection or primary scripture of the Sikhs
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hylozoism
the belief that everything has life and feeling
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puja
ritual in honor of a tirthakara or deity
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Digambara
Jain sect where the monks do not wear clothing or "clothing of the sky"
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Sthanakavasi
Jain sect that rejects the use of temples or statues
"building person"
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Shvetambara
Jain sect in which the monks and nuns wear only white or "clothed in white"
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jiva
spirit or soul which enlivens matter
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Terapanthi
a member of the newest Jain sect
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jina
Jain term for an enlightened person that will not be reborn or "conquerer"
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ajiva
matter without soul or life
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tirthankara
one of the 24 ideal human beings of the past
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sallekhana
death by self-starvation that is practiced in Jainism as a noble end to a life of virtue