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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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Law of Karma

Religion; Buddhism

The results of actions, which produce effects that may be either good or bad. It is derived from the Law of Causal Condition (Law of Cause and Effect).


Religion; Buddhism

(Sanskrit and Pali) Covetousness or greed.

Law of Dependent Origination

Religion; Buddhism

(Paticcasamuppada) It states that all phenomena arise depending upon a number of causal factors. In other words, it exists in condition that the others exist; it has in condition ...


Religion; Buddhism

The state of complete personal freedom from suffering and its causes (delusion and karma).

Law of Causal Condition

Religion; Buddhism

The fundamental doctrine of Buddhism that all phenomena in the universe are produced by causation. Since all phenomena result from the complicated causes and effects, all existing ...

Law of Cause and Effect

Religion; Buddhism

The Law of Cause and Effect treats of the Law of Causal Condition as it relates to an individual.


Religion; Buddhism

(Tibetan) Spiritual teacher or senior monk. In Vajrayana, the term for teacher or guru. He is usually the head of a monastery or perhaps several monasteries. Some important lamas ...