Pilgrimage and Prayer and Buddhism

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Pilgrimage

 A journey with special religious 

significance. Some pilgrimages are 

compulsory (e.g. Hajj) others are 

voluntary.

__________Pilgrim___________

 Someone who undertakes a 

pilgrimage. In Islam, someone who 

completes Hajj is called a Haji.

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Ihram

 The state of ritual cleanliness 

required throughout Hajj. Pilgrims 

wash and wear simple white 

garments.

________Petition [prayer]_______

A type of prayer: 

Asking for something from God

e.g. Please God help me pass this 

exam

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Intercession

 Asking for something on behalf of 

others e.g. Please God help save 

my brother from his illness.

________Thanksgiving______

 Thanking God for something

e.g. Thankyou Lord for the food 

we are about to receive.

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Praise

 Worshipping God and telling Him 

how great you believe He is

E.g. our Father... hallowed be thy 

name.

_________Supplication________

 Showing that you are smaller 

than God 

e.g. I bow before you Lord

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Confession

 Telling God what you’ve done 

and asking for forgiveness

e.g. Please forgive me my 

trespasses.

______Buddha_______

 Means ‘the Enlightened one’

Title given to Siddharta Gautama 

after his Enlightenment.

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Enlightenment

 The experience of seeing the world 

clearly and truthfully. Buddha 

became enlightened and realised 

the cause of and cure for suffering.

________Eightfold Path_________

 The 8 steps Buddha taught would 

lead to Nirvana. Includes right 

mindfulness and right livelihood.

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Nirvana

Release from the cycle of life, 

death and rebirth. The aim of the 

Eightfold Path.

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