Lists classifying the variety of terms found in early Mainstream sutras into orderly categories.
Not-self; Term applied to all phenomena to which one may develop a sense of self-identification. In the Sutra Pitaka, the term is used as a strategy to release one from all craving and attachment to the five skandhas; Around common era, it was a doctrine denying the existence of self or soul.
Gesture of respect, palm-to-palm; at heart, in front of face, over head.
Binding influence; pollutant; effluent; fermentation, ending equivalent to attaining the goal of Buddhist practice; sensual passion, becoming, and ignorance.
Awakening; Comprehension of the nature of conditioned reality and direct experience of the Unconditioned.
Wings to Awakening
Grouping of the Sutras in the sutra pitaka sections of the Chinese canon.
Impermanent / inconstant; Attribute of all conditioned phenomena.
"One who is deserving (of reverence), worthy"; person who has attained nirvana, destroyed asravas, and destined for no further rebirth; Mainstream term applied to Buddha / highest level of noble disciples (sravaka).