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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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'Conceit', pride, is one of the ten fetters binding one to existence.


Religion; Buddhism

The discriminative and deliberative faculty of mind.


Religion; Buddhism

Literally means friendly and benevolent. The buddha who is expected to come in the future, known to all schools of Buddhism. He is worshipped as a being who guides those who ...


Religion; Buddhism

(Japanese) Fantasies, hallucinations, and seemingly real mental or physical experiences that arise during zazen; they are said to be an obstacle to practice.


Religion; Buddhism

(Pali) 'Middle Path', is the whole noble eight-fold path which, by avoiding the two extemes of senual lust and self-torment leads to enlightenment and deliverence from suffering.

Mahayana Buddhism

Religion; Buddhism

Mahayana means "The Great Raft" or "The Great Vehicle. " It is the largest and most influential of the three main forms of Buddhism (the other two being Theravada and Vajrayana ). ...


Religion; Buddhism

The highest principle in man; a great sage.