Anyone walking about Chinatowns in America with observe statues of a stout fellow carrying a linen sack. Chinese merchants call him Happy Chinaman or Laughing Buddha.
This Hotei lived in the T'ang dynasty. He had no desire to call himself...
S samadhi -
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:
mental formations .
a student of the Buddha, who was known for his loving kindness. .
discourses of the Buddha.
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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