A Popular Dictionary of Buddhism (Popular Dictionaries of by Christmas Humphreys

By Christmas Humphreys

A dictionary and a thesaurus of phrases plus short biographies of eminent Buddhists and students from either East and West.

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Erroneous ideas which intoxicate mind so that it cannot contemplate pure truth and attain enlightenment. ). A popular dictionary of buddhism 15 Asceticism As practised for gaining magical powers or propitiating gods is essentially selfish. In First Sermon Buddha condemned extreme asceticism as ignoble and useless, and taught Middle Way between self-mortification and allurements of senses. Only asceticism Bsm. , renunciation of temporary pleasure for permanent happiness. ) always, three additional for special occasions.

They are not necessarily competent to expound its spiritual meaning. ) Also called Padmapāni. ’ The SELF as perceived by Buddhi, the faculty of intuition. ). Personification of the self-generative creative cosmic force. For feminine aspect see Kwan-yin. ) Stories or a collection of such stories to illustrate the life of a hero. ) being tales of the Buddha and his former lives. Thomas, History of Buddhist Thought (1933). ) An obstacle. In his trans. of the Heart Sutra Conze gives ‘thought-covering’.

Thereafter he meditated for nine years in silence and departed. The twenty-eighth Indian and first Chinese Zen Patriarch. , although it was left to Masters of the eighth century, led by Hui-neng, to consolidate his teaching and technique into a school of Bsm. ) One whose ‘being’ or ‘essence’ (sattva) is bodhi, that is, the wisdom resulting from direct perception of Truth, with the compassion awakened thereby. ) In Theravāda, an aspirant for Buddha-hood: the Buddha is described in Jātaka accounts of his former lives as the Bodhisatta.

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