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A non-conformist youth movement of the 1950s. The movement was notable for it's interest in religion and Eastern philosophy.
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Issues relevant to the newcomer to Buddhism such as basic meditation techniques, beginner texts or issues in practice.
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true, especially one without proof. It can also be trust, faith or confidence in (someone or something).
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the most fundamental aspect of mind in Theravada Buddhism. It is an exclusively Theravada doctrine that differs from Sarvastivadin and Sautrantika theories of …
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Ordained male Buddhist monk. The literal meaning is 'beggar' or 'one who lives by alms', but Buddhist tradition often defines it as one who sees (ikkhati) the danger (bhaya) in samsara. The female equ…
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A bhikkhunī (Pali) or bhikṣuṇī (Sanskrit) is a fully ordained female monastic in Buddhism. Male monastics are called bhikkhus. Both bhikkhunis and bhikkhus live by the Vinaya, a set of rules.
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a voluminous body of literature native to India concerning the previous births of Gautama Buddha. These are the stories that tell about the previous lives of the Buddha, in both h…
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A being on the spiritual quest (Theravada) or an awakened being who vowed to indefinitely stay in Samsara for the sake of others (Mahayana).
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related to books either a question about a particular book or taking it's inspiration from the book. The tag is different to the texts tag as it does not necessary relate to canonic…
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Questions about the nature or characteristics of Buddhas in general, rather than a specific individual.
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the description of the 31 planes of existence in samsara according to the Sutta Pitaka of the Theravada Pali Canon and commentaries.
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Is defined to ask about chants in Buddhist tradition. In Buddhism, chanting is the traditional means of preparing the mind for meditation, especially as part of formal practice (in either a lay or …
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a form of musical verse or incantation, in some ways analogous to Hindu, Christian or Jewish religious recitations. They exist in just about every part of the Buddhist world, from …