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refer to: acariya.
not having a religion.
decision, resolution, self determination, will.
refer to: acariya.
unwholesome, demerit, wrong, bad, evil.
Amitabha Buddha -
The merciful and wisdom-full Buddha.
a Non-returner, the third stage in the realization of Nibbana .
mindfulness of in and out breathing.
Anathapindika's Grove -
Jeta grove, site of a monastery built for the history Buddha my Anathapindika.
not self, Egolessness.
annuttara samyak sambodhi -
perfection of complete enlightment .
The worthy one.
refer to: Arahant.
sense objects, and object of consciousness (in Thai: ood, temper, emotion).
noble: 1. The Sublime Path of the Hole life
2. Ariya atthaangika magga, The Noble Eightfold Path.
ariya dana -
the sublime or noble treasure.
ariya phala -
fruition: 1. Sota patti phala, fruition of stream entry
2. Sakadagamiphala, fruition of once returning
3. Anagami phala, fruition of non returning
4 Arahatta phala, fruition of the worthy one or perfected one.
Ariya Sacca -
mental intoxication, defilement.
demon, evil spirit.
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva -
great limitless compassionate one.
ignorance, nescience, not knowing better, delusion.
mental culture, development, the control and evolution of the mind, meditation
Religious mendicant or friar of the order founded by Gotama Buddha.
28th Indian ancestor, 1st Chinese ancestor.
Bodhipakkhiya Dhamma -
the 37 qualities contributing to Enlightenment.
a Buddha to be, one who has resolved to attain Enlightenment for the helping of all sentient beings..
refer to: Bodhisatta.
(in Hinduism, The Creator, The Universal Self); in Buddhism, a divine being of the Form Sphere or the Formless Sphere, Happy and blameless celestial beings, inhabitants of the higher heavens.
The Awakened One, The Enlightened one.
the field of consciousness created by the ideation of an enlightened being .
a recitation of the Buddha, an example of a mantra.
refer to: Buddha.
Korean Zen master .
largest Korean Zen Buddhist sect.
thought, thoughtfulness, active thoughts, mind, a state of consciousness .
giving, gift, alms-giving, alms, generosity, charity, benevolence, liberality, donation
a shining one, god, deity.
refer to: deva.
refer to: Dharma.
short sutras of symbolic syllables .
element of existence; ultimate nature, reality, truth, existence; sacred law; duty; righteousness; the moral law.
the true nature of Buddha, transcendental reality, essence of the universe..
Suffering, misery, woe, pain, ill, sorrow, trouble, discomfort, unsatisfactoriness.
one-pointedness (of mind) concentration.
A form of four-line verse sutra .
refer to: Buddha.
success, psychic power.
The Four Paths of Accomplishment.
meditation, trance, ecstasy, absorption, a state of serene contemplation attained by meditation .
an aeon, world cycle.
A volitional action.
the act of meditation or contemplation, subjects of meditation exercises.
Pancakkhandha, The five Aggregates, The five causally conditioned elements of existence forming a being or entity, corporeality, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness
refer to: kalpa.
universal law of cause and effect..
patience, forebearance, tolerance, endurance.
"Public case", a pure presentation of the nature of ultimate reality..
Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva -
savoir from the torments of hell..
wholesome, meritorious, good action, virtue.
an abode of a Buddhist monk or novice.
power-laden syllable or series of syllables that manifest certain cosmic forces or aspects of a buddha.
practice that concentrates and clarifies the mind .
the earthly body of a buddha..
complete absorption into the undifferentiated ground of being; spiritual bliss .
"perfection", virtues perfected by a bodhisattva:
the Ten Powers
full knowledge of the true dharmas
wisdom of true mind .
lit, "old teacher", Japanese, a Zen master
collectedness of the mind through gradual calming of mental activity..
body of buddha-paradise buddha.
the buddhist community - monks, nuns, novices, and lay followers .
one of the ten great disciples of Buddha, renowned for his wisdom. .
days of especially intense, strict practice .
"Sage of Shayka", epithet of the historical Buddha.
the five aggregates, constituting what is generally known as the personality:
a student of the Buddha, who was known for his loving kindness. .
discourses of the Buddha.
nature of a buddha; one who has followed in the steps of his predecessors .
canon of Buddhist scriptures .
Vajrachchedika-Prajnaparamita Sutra -
the Diamond-Cutter sutra
sitting meditation, taught in Zen as the most direct way to awakening..
meditative absorption in which all dualistic distinctions are eliminated. .
The glossary of zen and buddhism terms are gathered from the following authorized sources:
1. The Venerable Ajahn Sanong Katapunyo of Wat Sanghathan and the translation/editing of the Thai by Fuengsin Trafford and Simon Romer.
2. Steven Newton - Portland Zen Community (source "Glossary of Japanese Zen Terms" - Stan Rosenthal)
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