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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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(Skt) Mahakassapa (Pali) The Dharma heir and most prominent disciple of Shakyamuni Buddha. The First Patriarch in the Zen Buddhist tradition, he was responsible for convening the ...


Religion; Buddhism

'World', denotes the three spheres of existence comprising the whole world in Buddhist cosmology.


Religion; Buddhism

(Pali) "Worldly Conditions", eight things are called Worldly Conditions, since they arise in connection with worldly life: Gain and loss, honour and dishonour, happiness and ...


Religion; Buddhism

(Pali) 'Supermundane', is a term for the four paths and the four fruits of the Sotapatti.


Religion; Buddhism

(Sanskrit) The middle way, a system of analysis founded by Nagarjuna, based on the prajnaparamita sutras of Shakyamuni Buddha, and considered to be the supreme presentation of the ...

Lumbini Park

Religion; Buddhism

The birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha, which lay between the state of the Shakyas and the Koliyas.

Lotus Sutra

Religion; Buddhism

The Lotus Sutra is probably the most important text of Mahayana Buddhism. It describes a lecture the Buddha gave and the ideas and thoughts. He discusses all the things that ...