Buddhism Terms

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  1. Abhidharma
    Lists classifying the variety of terms found in early Mainstream sutras into orderly categories.
  2. An(a)tman
    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.
  3. A(n)jali
    Gesture of respect, palm-to-palm; at heart, in front of face, over head.
  4. (A)srava
    Binding influence; pollutant; effluent; fermentation, ending equivalent to attaining the goal of Buddhist practice; sensual passion, becoming, and ignorance. 
  5. Bhiksu
    Buddhist monk.
  6.  Bodhi
    Awakening; Comprehension of the nature of conditioned reality and direct experience of the Unconditioned.
  7. Budda-field
  8. Deva
  9. Dharma-kaya
  10. Duhka
  11. Maitreya
  12. Nikaya
  13. Parinirvana
  14. Pratimoska
  15. Samadhi
  16. Samsara
  17. Sila
  18. Sramana
  19. Stupa
  20. Sutra-pitaka
  21. Tathagata
  22. Tripitaka
  23. Vihara
  24. Vipasyana
  25. Wings to Awakening
  26. (A)gama
    Grouping of the Sutras in the sutra pitaka sections of the Chinese canon.
  27. Anitya
    Impermanent / inconstant; Attribute of all conditioned phenomena.
  28. Arhat
    "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).
  29. Avidya
  30. Bhiksuni
  31. Buddha
  32. Caitya
  33. Dharma
  34. Dhyana
  35. Karma (Karman)
  36. Mara
  37. Nirvana
  38. Prajna
  39. Pratitya-samutpada
  40. Sakyamuni
  41. Sangha
  42. Skandha
  43. Srotapanna
  44. Superknowledge
  45. Svabhava
  46. Theravada
  47. Trsna
  48. Vinaya-pitaka
  49. Samvega & Prasaada
  50. Madhya & Anta
  51. Aksobhya
  52. Amitabha
  53. Bodhicitta
  54. Hinayana
  55. Madhyamaka
  56. Manjusri
  57. Paramita
  58. Samantabhadra
  59. Sravaka
  60. Sunyata
  61. Vairocana
  62. Yogacara
  63. Upaya
  64. Alaya-vijnana
  65. Avalokitesvara
  66. Bodhisattva
  67. Prapancha
  68. Mahayana
  69. Nirmana-kaya
  70. Prajna-paramita
  71. Sambhoga-kaya
  72. Sukhavati
  73. Tathagata-garbha
  74. Vajra
  75. Yogin
  76. Prajnapti-sat
  77. Dakini
  78. Guru
  79. Mantra
  80. Sadhana
  81. Tantra
  82. Vajrayana
  83. Dharani
  84. Mandala
  85. Mudra
  86. Siddha
  87. Tara

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