Buddhism

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Buddhism
a religion founded around 2500 years ago by Siddhartha Gautama
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Buddha
a title given to someone who has achieved enlightenment; usually used to refer to Siddhartha Gautama
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The Four Sights
old age, illness, death and a holy man; these four sights led the Buddha to leave his life of luxury in the palace
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Jataka
the Jataka Tales are popular stories about the lives of the Buddha
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Ascetic
living a simple and strict lifestyle with few pleasures or possessions; someone who follows ascetic practices
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Meditation
a practice of calming and focusing the mind, and reflecting deeply on specific teachings to penetrate their true meanings
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Enlightenment
the gaining of true knowledge about God, self or nature of reality, usually through meditation and self-discipline; in Buddhist traditions, it is gaining freedom from the cycle of rebirth
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Mara
a demon that represents spiritual obstacles, especially temptation
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The three watches of the night
the three realisations that the Buddha made in order to achieve enlightenment
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The five ascetics
the Buddha's first five students; five monks who followed ascetic practices
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Dhamma (Dharma)
the Buddha's teachings
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Pali
the language of earliest Buddhist scriptures
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Sanskrit
the language used in later Buddhist texts
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Dependent Arising
the idea that all things arise in dependence upon conditions
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The Tibetan Wheel of Life
an image that symbolises samara, often found in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples
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Nidanas
12 factord that illustrate the process of birth, death and rebirth
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Kamma (karma)
a person's actions; the idea that skilful ideas actions result in happiness and unskilful ones in suffering
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Nibbana (nirvana)
a state of complete enlightenment, happiness and peace
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Dukkha
the first noble truth: there is suffering
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Anicca
impermanence; the idea that everything changes
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