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1

What are the 3 Main lineages?

Therevada, Mahayana and Vajrayana or Tibetan Buddhism

2

What is the single sacred text?

Unlike many religions, Buddhism has no single central text that is universally referred to by all traditions.

3

Ascetic

someone who deprives themselves of comforts in the hope of gaining spiritual insight

4

Bodhisattva

one who can reach nirvana but delays it for the sake of others

5

Tripitaka

the three 'baskets' or three categories of Buddhist sacred texts
1st rules and regulations for monks and nuns
2nd verbal discourses and teaching of the Buddha
3rd Further Knowledge, Philosophical

6

Principal beliefs of Buddhism

Core to the teachings of the Buddha in the Tripitaka are the three Jewels, The three marks of existence, The four noble truths and the Noble Eightfold path

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The Dharma

The totality of Buddhist teachings about the world and how to live life

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The Sangha

The community of monks & nuns

9

The Buddha

Considered as the ideal that every Buddhist should follow, and as existing in a dimension beyond this world