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What is Ahimsa?

Not killing. Respect for life, not being violent.

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What is Anatta?

No self, no soul; the Universal Truth that the soul is insubstantial; that people change over their lives; denial of a real or permanent self.

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What is Annica?

Impermanence, instability, not permanent, etc.

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What is Dharma

Universal law; ultimate truth; the teachings of Buddha.

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What is Dukkha?

Suffering; ill; everything leads to suffering; un-satisfactoriness.

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What is Karma?

Literally ‘action’. Deliberate actions that affect the believer’s circumstances in this and future lives; cause and effect.

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What is Nirvana?

To reach a state of perfect peace where the individual experiences liberation from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.

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What are the Three Marks of Existence?

Annica, Anatta and Dukkha.

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Who is a Buddha?

The Buddha is someone who is has reached enlightenment or has “awakened”

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What is enlightenment?

Enlightenment is when a person has been freed from the circle of rebirth and has obtained wisdom of enabling clarity of perception

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What is rebirth / reincarnation

When someone dies they are reborn into the form of another being. The being that they tie into depends on their actions in past lives

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What is the eightfold path?

The eightfold path is a pathway taken to make an individual enlightened

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What is Buddha-hood?

Buddha-hood is once an individual has been enlightened