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Title for someone who is awake, and has attained nirvana and Buddhahood. Wikipedia

  • Gautama Buddha

    Philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in Ancient India (c. 5th to 4th century BCE). Wikipedia

  • Bodhisattva

    Any person who is on the path towards Buddhahood. In the Early Buddhist schools as well as modern Theravada Buddhism, a bodhisattva (Pali: bodhisatta) refers to anyone who has made a resolution to become a Buddha and has also received a confirmation or prediction from a living Buddha that this will be so. Wikipedia

  • Nirvana (Buddhism)

    Goal of the Buddhist path. The literal meaning of the term is "blowing out" or "quenching". Wikipedia

  • Arhat

    Arhat or arahant (Pali) is one who has gained insight into the true nature of existence and has achieved nirvana. Mahayana Buddhist traditions have used the term for people far advanced along the path of Enlightenment, but who may not have reached full Buddhahood. Wikipedia

  • Parinirvana

    Commonly used to refer to nirvana-after-death, which occurs upon the death of someone who has attained nirvana during his or her lifetime. It implies a release from the samsara, karma and rebirth as well as the dissolution of the skandhas. Wikipedia

  • Concept in Theosophy that there are nine levels of spiritual development that beings who live on Earth can progress upward through. Within these levels, there are four basic levels of spiritual development that human beings on Earth progress through as they reincarnate, although evil acts may cause bad karma which may cause one to temporarily regress. Wikipedia

  • Trikaya

    Mahayana Buddhist teaching on both the nature of reality and the nature of Buddhahood. The doctrine says that Buddha has three kāyas or bodies, the Dharmakāya (ultimate reality), the Saṃbhogakāya (divine incarnation of Buddha), and the Nirmāṇakāya (physical incarnation of Buddha). Wikipedia

  • Buddhavaṃsa

    Hagiographical Buddhist text which describes the life of Gautama Buddha and of the twenty-four Buddhas who preceded him and prophesied his attainment of Buddhahood. Fourteenth book of the Khuddaka Nikāya, which in turn is the fifth and last division of the Sutta Piṭaka. Wikipedia

  • Buddhism has developed a complex psychology of personality types (Pali: Puggala-paññatti), personality traits and underlying tendencies (anusaya). Mostly developed in the Buddhist Abhidharma literature and its major concern was to identify differing types of persons for pedagogical and soteriological ends. Wikipedia

  • Mahāyāna Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra

    Tathāgatagarbha sūtra of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Uncertain, but its early form may have developed in or by the second century CE. Wikipedia

  • Śūnyatā

    Buddhist concept which has multiple meanings depending on its doctrinal context. In Theravāda Buddhism, Suññatā often refers to the non-self (Pāli: anattā, Sanskrit: anātman) nature of the five aggregates of experience and the six sense spheres. Wikipedia

  • Belief in the advent of a messiah who acts as the savior or liberator of a group of people. Abrahamic religious belief, but other religions have messianism-related concepts. Wikipedia

  • Noble Eightfold Path

    Early summary of the path of Buddhist practices leading to liberation from samsara, the painful cycle of rebirth, in the form of nirvana. The Eightfold Path consists of eight practices: right view, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right samadhi ('meditative absorption or union'). Wikipedia

  • Buddhist bhikkhuni, or nun, who was one of the top female disciples of the Buddha. Considered the first of the Buddha's two chief female disciples, along with Uppalavanna. Wikipedia

  • Filial piety in Buddhism

    Important aspect of Buddhist ethics since early Buddhism, and was essential in the apologetics and texts of Chinese Buddhism. Prescribed and practiced in three ways: to repay the gratitude toward one's parents; as a good karma or merit; and as a way to contribute to and sustain the social order. Wikipedia

  • Thích Quảng Đức

    Buddhist honorary title and Quảng Đức is descriptive of meritorious attributes: see dharma name. Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Wikipedia

  • Monk who is said to have lived in Sri Lanka during the 2nd century BCE and to have attained nirvana. The last well-known arhat who had high psychic powers in Sri Lanka and Buddhism in Sri Lanka declined after this period. Wikipedia

  • Mahabodhi Temple

    Ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. About 96 km from Patna, Bihar state, India. Wikipedia

  • Eighteen Arhats

    The Eighteen Arhats (or Luohan) are depicted in Mahayana Buddhism as the original followers of Gautama Buddha (arhat) who have followed the Noble Eightfold Path and attained the four stages of enlightenment. They have reached the state of Nirvana and are free of worldly cravings. Wikipedia

  • Budai

    Semi-historical Chinese monk who is venerated as Maitreya Buddha in Chan Buddhism. Also introduced into the Japanese Buddhist pantheon. Wikipedia

  • Buddharupa

    Sanskrit and Pali term used in Buddhism for statues or models of beings who have obtained Buddhahood, including the historical Buddha, Gautama Buddha. Despite cultural and regional differences in the interpretations of texts about the life of Gautama Buddha, there are some general guidelines to the attributes of a Buddharupa: Wikipedia

  • List of notable people who have claimed to have attained enlightenment and become buddhas, claimed to be manifestations of bodhisattvas, identified themselves as Gautama Buddha or Maitreya Buddha, or been honored as buddhas or bodhisattvas. Deified as early as the Sui Dynasty and is still worshipped by many Chinese people today, especially in southern China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and among many overseas Chinese communities. He is a figure in Chinese folk religion, popular Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese Buddhism, and small shrines to Guan are almost ubiquitous in traditional Chinese shops and restaurants. Many Buddhists accept him as a bodhisattva that guards the Buddhist faith and temples. Wikipedia

  • Thirteenth of the twenty-seven buddhas who preceded the historical Gotama Buddha. Described as: Wikipedia

  • Twenty-first of twenty-seven Buddhas who preceded the historical Gotama Buddha. Also the second Buddha of the Maṇḍa kalpa. Wikipedia

  • The Path to Nirvana

    To attain Nirvana. But, Dana, giving Alms and Shila, observing at least the basic five disciplines (Panchasheela, in Pali) are also vital for one's practice. Wikipedia

  • Architect's daughter and son who completed a Konark temple in one night, see Dharmapada . Collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures. Wikipedia

  • Avalokiteśvara

    Bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Variably depicted, described and portrayed in different cultures as either male or female. Wikipedia

  • Deluded being who can never attain enlightenment . Most base and spiritually deluded of all types of being. Wikipedia

  • Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE. A grandson of the dynasty's founder Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka promoted the spread of Buddhism across ancient Asia. Wikipedia

  • Bodhidharma

    Semi-legendary Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. Traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. Wikipedia


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  • The Sutrayana is the method of perfecting good qualities, where the Vajrayāna is the method of taking the intended outcome of Buddhahood as the path.Vajrayana-Wikipedia
  • Mahāyāna Buddhism meanwhile, has a vastly expanded cosmology, with various Buddhas and other holy beings (aryas) residing in different realms.Buddhism-Wikipedia
  • The Mahāyāna goal of spiritual development is to achieve the enlightenment of Buddhahood in order to most efficiently help all other sentient beings attain this state.Tibetan Buddhism-Wikipedia
  • In his analysis, sudden awakening points to seeing into one's true nature, but is to be followed by a gradual cultivation to attain Buddhahood.Chan Buddhism-Wikipedia
  • Douglas Duckworth notes that Vajrayana sees Buddhahood not as something outside or an event in the future, but as immanently present.Vajrayana-Wikipedia
  • In Theravāda Buddhism, a Buddha is a sentient being who has discovered the path out of samsara by themselves, has reached Nibbana and then makes the path available to others by teaching (known as "turning the wheel of the Dhamma").Theravada-Wikipedia
  • Vajrayana teaches that these techniques provide faster path to Buddhahood.Vajrayana-Wikipedia
  • As a fully enlightened Buddha, he attracted followers and founded a Sangha (monastic order).Buddhism-Wikipedia
  • Kondañña, the youngest, and later to be the first arhat other than the Buddha, was reputed to be the only one who unequivocally predicted that Siddhartha would become a Buddha.Gautama Buddha-Wikipedia
  • Yogācāra Buddhism received the name as it provided a "yoga," a systematic framework for engaging in the practices that lead through the path of the bodhisattva towards awakening and full Buddhahood.Yoga-Wikipedia
  • (A Gongen is believed to be a buddha who has appeared on Earth in the shape of a kami to save sentient beings).Tokugawa Ieyasu-Wikipedia
  • Mahāyāna has a vastly expanded cosmology, with various Buddhas and bodhisattvas residing in different worlds and buddha-fields (buddha ksetra).Mahayana-Wikipedia
  • A large Buddhist monastery normally has a front hall, housing the statues of the Four Heavenly Kings, followed by a great hall, housing the statues of the Buddhas.Chinese architecture-Wikipedia
  • Temples in Buddhism represent the pure land or pure environment of a Buddha.Buddhist temple-Wikipedia
  • Its main goal is Buddhahood.Tibetan Buddhism-Wikipedia
  • The goal of spiritual practice within the Mahayana and Vajrayāna traditions is to become a Sammāsambuddha (fully awakened Buddha), those on this path are termed Bodhisattvas.Vajrayana-Wikipedia
  • Amitābha, also known as Amida or Amitāyus, is a celestial buddha according to the scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism.Amitābha-Wikipedia
  • Mahāyāna also includes numerous Buddhas and bodhisattvas that are not found in Theravada (such as Amitabha).Mahayana-Wikipedia
  • Towards the end of the book, there is a scene where the Buddha commands the fulfillment of the last disaster, because Tang Sanzang is one short of the 81 tribulations required before attaining Buddhahood.Journey to the West-Wikipedia
  • In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is any person who is on the path towards Buddhahood.Bodhisattva-Wikipedia
  • Dīpankara then confirms that they will attain Buddhahood.Bodhisattva-Wikipedia
  • The Three Jewels of Buddhism are the Buddha, meaning the mind's perfection of enlightenment, the Dharma, meaning the teachings and the methods of the Buddha, and the Sangha, meaning the monastic community who provide guidance and support to followers of the Buddha.Dharma-Wikipedia
  • Avalokiteśvara or Padmapani ( English: ) is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.Avalokiteśvara-Wikipedia
  • There is also the idea of the Adi-Buddha, the "first Buddha" to attain Buddhahood.Buddhahood-Wikipedia
  • Wujing eventually becomes an arhat at the end of the journey, giving him a higher level of exaltation than Zhu Bajie, who is relegated to cleaning altars, but lower spiritually than Sun Wukong and Tang Sanzang, who are granted Buddhahood.Journey to the West-Wikipedia
  • Maitreya (Sanskrit) or Metteyya (Pali) is regarded as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology.Maitreya-Wikipedia
  • The texts and sutras associated with the Yogacara school developed a different theory of three separate gotras or lineages, that inherently predisposed a person to either the vehicle of the arhat, pratyekabuddha or samyak-saṃbuddha (fully self-awakened one).Bodhisattva-Wikipedia
  • Persons newly adhering to Buddhism traditionally "Taking Three Refuge" (express faith in the Three Jewels—Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha) before a monk, nun, or similar representative, with often the sangha, the community of practitioners, also in ritual attendance.Religious conversion-Wikipedia
  • Sun Wukong (Monkey) and Tang Sanzang (monk) achieve Buddhahood, Sha Wujing (Sandy) becomes an arhat, the dragon horse is made a nāga, and Zhu Bajie (Pig), whose good deeds have always been tempered by his greed, is promoted to an altar cleanser (i.e. eater of excess offerings at altars).Journey to the West-Wikipedia
  • Seagal's recognition aroused controversy in the American Buddhist community, with Helen Tworkov commenting in Tricycle impugning the extent of Seagal's "spiritual wisdom" and suggesting that Seagal bought his Buddhahood by donations to Penor's Kunzang Palyul Choling center.Steven Seagal-Wikipedia

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