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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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(Japanese) Keisaku, cautionary device; the flat, narrow stick carried by the monitor during zazen.


Religion; Buddhism

An English word used to refer to the general members of a religion (in Buddhism, Christianity, etc. ) as opposed to religious specialists such as monks or priests. In Buddhism, ...


Religion; Buddhism

(Pali) Characteristics. Tri-lakkhana, the three characteristics of existence: change, unsatisfactoriness and not-self.

kung-an or koan

Religion; Buddhism

In Zen, it is a word, or a phrase, or a story couched in irrational language which cannot be solved by intellectual processes, but whose meaning must burst on the mind directly. ...


Religion; Buddhism

Kusinara in Pali, Kusinagara in Sanskrit. The village where Shakyamuni Buddha died, and was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Malla.


Religion; Buddhism

(Sanskrit) Blissful energy dormant within the physical body, aroused through tantric practice and used to generate penetrative insight into the true nature of reality.

kuan yin

Religion; Buddhism

The Chinese manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Although originally depicted as male, he gradually became represented as female. She appears to all ...