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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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Ksatriya in Sanskrit, Khattiya in Pali. The second of the four Indian Castes at the time of Shakyamuni, they were the royal caste, the noble landlord, the warriors and the ruling ...


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A Bodhisattva who seeks to save even those in hell. In Chinese, Ti Ts'ang.


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A disciple of Buddha, the earliest convert to his teachings.


Religion; Buddhism

Kosala in Pali, Kausala in Sanskrit. One of the four great states (i.e., Kosala, Magadha, Vansa and Avanti) in ancient India. The Shakya clan to which Shakyamuni belonged was ...


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(Japanese) Sky, sunyata, emptiness, the void.


Religion; Buddhism

(Japanese) A paradoxical anecdote or story; used to bring Zen students to realization and to help clarify their enlightenment.