- a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that life is full of suffering caused by desire and that the way to end this suffering is through enlightenment that enables one to halt the endless sequence of births and deaths to which one is otherwise subject.
Origin of Buddhism
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It almost mirrors the Buddhist cycle of life, death, and rebirth.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma
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Buddhist "I feel like my body is borrowed, and this life is very temporary."The Beyoncé Manifesto: Quotes on Nihilism and Feminism
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Then, he decided to give it all up and become a Buddhist monk.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
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Buddhist and Hindu literature is rich with stories of disciples finally learning to surrender in this way.
And while guru literally means “teacher,” in Hindu and Buddhist contexts, it often means much more.
No one will deny that the Buddhist, the Mahometan, the Confucianist, have their grasp of truth.The Conquest of Fear
They passed by the tower which looks out to sea, a Buddhist temple in the hills.
His picture, with drawn sword, may be found at the entrance of every Buddhist temple.
For the Buddhist, doubtless, Gautama is permitted to do the same.The Golden Fountain
The Buddhist temples of China have a strong affinity to those of India.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
- a religious teaching propagated by the Buddha and his followers, which declares that by destroying greed, hatred, and delusion, which are the causes of all suffering, man can attain perfect enlightenmentSee nirvana
Word Origin and History for buddhist
A religion, founded by the Buddha, that emphasizes physical and spiritual discipline as a means of liberation from the physical world. The goal for the Buddhist is to attain nirvana, a state of complete peace in which one is free from the distractions of desire and self-consciousness. Buddhists are found in the greatest numbers in eastern Asia.