Flashcards in important places, texts and unique language and their significance Deck (10):
Important places (sacred sites) include macro level places like
‘Lumbini’ – Birthplace of Buddha,
‘Kusinara’ – place of Buddha’s death,
‘Bodh Gaya’ – Place of Buddha’s enlightenment
Important places at the meso levels are
the temples for particular communities
important places at the micro level
are shrines/statues in people’s homes
what is most sacred text?
what does Pali Canon contain?
contains 3 parts of texts.
what are the 3 parts
1. The Sutra (for ordinary ppl)
2. The Vinaya (for ppl with knowledge of Buddhism)
3. The Abhidharma,
what is Sutra?
the sayings of the Buddha
some are scholastic and theological, whilst others are more like folk tales
what is Vinya?
concerns the rules/discipline of how monks and nuns should live
represents true authority of Buddhism
what is Abhidharma?
the set of beliefs based on the Buddhist teachings
scholarly elaboration of doctrine of Buddhism and is highly theological and philosophical in tone.