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Buddhism vocab words

Buddhism Religion based on the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha
The Buddha A title given to Siddhartha Gautama, which means “enlightened one”
Great Enlightenment The moment at which Buddhists believe the Buddha gained wisdom and became free from life’s suffering
Four Noble Truths Important teachings of the Buddha, which include ideas about suffering, its causes and how to end it
Noble Eightfold Path Important teachings of the Buddha, which tell his followers how to end suffering by following the Middle Path
Dharma The truth or law of Buddhism
Reincarnation The Buddhist belief in rebirth after death
Karma The Buddhist belief that a person’s actions affect what happens to him or her
Nirvana The Buddhist belief in a state of being where there is no more suffering and no more rebirth
Sangha A community of Buddhists, including monks and nuns
Sutras Buddhist sacred writings
Shrine Area of worship in a Buddhist home
Temple Buddhist sacred place
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