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(DMS) Buddhism


Siddhartha Guatama The Indian prince who sat beneath a Bodhi tree for 49 days and became the "Enlightened One", or the Buddha.
The Buddha The "Enlightened One"
Four Noble Truths One of the first teachings of Buddha that described that life was full of suffering, that suffering was caused by desires, and that the only way to escape suffering was to follow the Eightfold Path.
The Eightfold Path Guidelines to living that described how a Buddhist can escape suffering in life.
Historical Origin The historical beginning of a religion.
Central Beliefs The main beliefs of a religion.
Diffusion The spread of a religion.
Buddhism The religion based on the teachings of the Buddha.
Enlightenment The elimination of the desire for worldly things.
nirvana Enlightenment; the elimination of the desire of worldly things.
dharma Teaching, ethical behavior, universal righteousness.
karma "What goes around comes around." The Buddhist belief that a person's actions effect their life.
reincarnation Rebirth; lives are like "passing of a flame from one candle to the next".
Nepal The place where Siddhartha Gautama was born and Buddhism originated.
meditation Focused religious thought.
Sanskrit A writing system and language originating in India after the migration of the Aryans into the region.
nontheism A religion that does not emphasize the worship of god/gods.
Created by: jhoward72