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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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The personification of evil and temptation.


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Death. Maranussati: 'Recollection of Death'.

marks of existence

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There are three marks of existence: suffering (dukka), impermanence (anitya), and "no-soul" (anatman). For a fuller discussion of these in Theravada Buddhism, go here.


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The Bodhisattva of Wisdom (prajna. ) One of the principal Bodhisattvas of the Zen Buddhist tradition. Personifies wisdom and is often represented riding a lion and holding the ...


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(Tibet 1012-96) Founder of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was a renowned tantric master and translator, and a disciple of Naropa and the guru of Milarepa.


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'Mind', is in the Abhidhamma used as a synonym of vinnana (consciousness) and citta (state of consciousness, mind).


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In general, an art form based on the closed circle, which is the symbol on eternal continuity. In Tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana), it is a painting or tapestry based on concentric ...