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Eastern Philosophy

Vinaya Monastic rules for life in the Buddhist community
Vedas The oldest texts of Indian tradition from 2000 BCE
Upanishads Sanskrit texts considered a later development of the Vedic tradition
Svadharma Performing the duties appropriate to one's station in life
svabahava idea that explains continuity even though everything is influx
sutra an account of a sermon supposudly spoken by the historical Buddha
sunyata inability of words or concepts to express the precise nature of reality
soteriology a religion's explanation of the praxis needed to reach the u.s.g.
5 skandhas matter, sensation, perception, samskara, conciousness
sautrantika Early school of Buddhist philosphy emphasizes closness to sutras
samskara habituation mental formations through which we filter raw data
sastra a commentary on the ideas drawn from the sutras
sarvastivada School stating there is know atman, just a temporary essence
sabda-pramana knowing by means of word
thirst (trishna) the desire for permananence
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