Monday, September 14, 2015

Terms of the Day for Septemeber 14

  • Buddhism –a religion strongly connected with Hinduism that is largely based on teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help people end suffering through eliminating ignorance and desire to reach nirvana.
  • Buddah – meaning, “the awakened one”, a being which has reached the perfect state of enlightenment or nirvana.  THE Buddha typically refers to Siddhartha Gautama.
  • Bodhisattva – (bode-hee-SAHT-vah) in Buddhism, one who has delayed the attainment of buddhahood and nirvana in order to teach others.
  • Stupa – (STOO-pah) a bell- or mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, typically the remains of Buddha, used by Buddhists as a place of worship.  Originally, these were earthen domes, but were later constructed.

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