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Flashcards in Buddhism Deck (12):
1

Tathagata

- One who has come or gone thus
- A person who has achieved enlightenment

2

Sutta Pitaka

- Discourse Basket
- 2nd basket of the Pali Canon
- Features the basic teachings of Buddhism

3

Sutta

A writing

4

Jatakas

- Lives
- The book of tales of Gotama Buddha's previous lives

5

Dhamma

- Teaching
- Path
- Way

6

Buddhavacana

- Words of the Buddha
- close term to "scriptures"

7

Buddha

- Person who has reached enlightenment
- Term applies to all individuals who attain this state

8

Bodhisattva

- Person who comes very close to achieving enlightenment, but postpones it in order to help others achieve it

9

Arhat

- Worthy one
- Tittle given to a person who achieves enlightenment

10

Abhidhamma Pitaka

- Special teaching basket
- 3rd basket of the Theravadin canon
- Contains 7 treatises based on teaching of Buddha

11

Vinaya Pitaka

- Discipline basket
- 1st basket of the Theravadin canon
- Deals with the rules of monastic life

12

Tipitaka

- Three baskets
- Main internal divisions of the Theravadin canon