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Flashcards in Buddhism Deck (14)
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Bodhi/bo

Bo tree, the tree of enlightenment

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Buddha

The enlightened or the awakened

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Theravada

Believed Buddha was a man. Devotees focus on the life of the monk Buddha.

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Mahayana

Emphasized the great or universal means of reaching enlightenment. Emphasis on multiple Buddhas; majorityof Buddhas were this.

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Tahna/trishna

Cause of suffering (2 noble truth). The desire that leads to suffering

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Dukkha

Suffering

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Bodhissatva/bodhisatta

People who have qualified to enter Nirvana, but out of compassion for others, do not until everyone has reached Nirvana.

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Nirvana/nibbana

The state of releasing oneself from suffering. Answers question "where are we going?"

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Samsara

"Wandering across, not necesarily reincarnation" Suffering will continue universally

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Kamma/karma

Importance of action, for ones action is followed by the deserved pain or pleasure. Os primarily psychological

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Sangha

Buddhist monastic order. Accepted both monks and nuns.

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Damma/dharma

Law taught by Buddha

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Anatma/anatta

"No soul" or in sanskrit "no atman"

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Skandhas

The five groups of experience: physical body, feelings, sensations, reactions/impulses, consciousness