By Christmas Humphreys
A dictionary and a thesaurus of phrases plus short biographies of eminent Buddhists and students from either East and West.
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See Humphreys, Sixty Years of Buddhism in England (1968). A popular dictionary of buddhism 37 Buddhist Society of Great Britain and Ireland See England, Buddhism in. ) in London. The founding Hon. Rant. See Humphreys, Sixty Years of Buddhism in England (1968). ) In Chinese Wu-shih. ‘No thing (special)’. A term of Zen Bsm. A natural, unaffected attitude to life, seeing all things as they are and accepting them as such, without fixing the mind on any of them. ) A library. Thus, the Matsugaoka Bunko, the Pine Hill Library opened by Dr.
Lit. Tea and hot water. ). A form of Japanese culture which springs from Zen Buddhism. See Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea. A popular dictionary of buddhism 43 Chela (Hindi) The disciple or follower of a Guru, a spiritual teacher. ). The supreme Protector and patron Deity of Tibet. ). D. 67 by two Indian Bhikkhus, Kasyapa Matango and Dharmarak sha; the White Horse Monastery built to accommodate them exists today. It made rapid progress, eventually becoming one of the ‘tripod’ of religions with Taoism and Confucianism.
The Buddha is regarded by many Indians as his ninth and latest Avatar, thus keeping the most famous of all Indian Teachers within the Hindu pantheon. ’ Stagnation, therefore death. The lowest of the Bst. hells. Or ‘no intermission’, of suffering. ) Lit. unwitting. Hence ignorance; lack of enlightenment. The fundamental root of evil, and the ultimate cause of the desire which creates the dukkha of existence. It is the nearest approach to ‘original sin’ known to Bsm. Its total elimination, resulting in perfect enlightenment, is Goal of Buddhist Path.
A Popular Dictionary of Buddhism (Popular Dictionaries of Religion) by Christmas Humphreys