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WR--Eastern Religion

DSST World Religions

feng-shui The Taoist practice of determining the most harmonious position for a building according to the natural flows of energy.
hatha yoga Body postures, diet, and breathing exercises to help build a suitable physical vehicle for spiritual development. .
jen Humanity, benevolence - the central Confucian virtue.
jnana yoga The use of intellectual effort as a yogic technique.
Juchiao The Chinese term for the teachings based on Confucius.
Kami The Shinto word for that invisible sacred quality that evokes wonder and awe in us, and also for the invisible spirits throughout nature that are born of this essence.
Kannagara Harmony with the way of the kami in Shinto.
Li Ceremonies, rituals, and rules of proper conduct, in the Confucian tradition.
Misogi The Shinto waterfall purification ritual.
Oharai Shinto purification ceremony.
Pranayama Yogic breathing exercises.
Samadhi In yogic practice, the blissful state of superconscious union with the Absolute.
Shang Ti In ancient China, a deity [or perhaps deities] with overarching powers.
Sutra Literally, a thread on which are strung jewels. the discourses of the teacher.
T'ai-chi chu'an An ancient Chinese system of physical exercises, which uses slow movements to help one become part of the universal flow of energy.
Tao (also Dao) The way or path, in Far Eastern traditions. The term is also used as a name for the Nameless.
Tsumi Impurity or misfortune, a quality that Shinto purification practices are designed to remove.
wu-wei In Taoism, "not doing," in the sense of taking no action contrary to the natural flow.
Yang In Chinese philosophy, the bright, assertive, "male" energy in the universe.
Yi Righteous conduct (as opposed to conduct motivated by desire for personal profit), a Confucian virtue stressed by Mencius.
Yin In Chinese philosophy, the dark, receptive, "female" energy in the universe.
Yoga Ancient techniques for spiritual realization, found in several Eastern religions.
Zen A Chinese and Japanese Buddhist school emphasizing that all things have Buddha-nature, which can only be grasped when one escapes from the intellectual mind.
Zendo A Zen meditation hall.
ch'i The vital energy in the universe and in our bodies, according to Far Eastern esoteric traditions.
ch'i-kung A Taoist system of harnessing inner energies for spiritual realization.
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