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–the leader of a monastery
–A Buddha to be –stays to teach others
–sitting with an abbot and discussing life, goals, progress
–Pain –As a living thing, you can’t avoid it
–“Lesser Vehicle.” –Because it takes fewer people at a time –Name for Theravada Buddhism by Vajrayana Buddhists
–Stories of the Buddha’s prior lives –Part of 2nd Basket
–“Greater Vehicle” –Because it carries more passengers. More successful sect in Japan&China –Beings who help you gain salvation: Amitabha, Avalokitesvara,...
–the Buddha to come at the end of the age prophesied in Mahayana Buddhism
–Circular symbol, part of rituals in Mahayana and Vajrayana sects.
–Chant used in meditation
–between self indulgence and extreme asceticism –Eightfold: •Study: –Attitude –View (4 Noble truths) •Conduct –Speech –Actions –Livelihood –Effort •Concentration –Mindfulness –Concentration
–Hand position for meditation –expressing the desire of the meditator
–the Buddhist order of monks
–Zen term for enlightenment
–concentrated period of meditiation –5-7 days – quiets mind –Mnemonic: It sounds like “session”
–Concept of reality –emptiness, space –undescribable
–The five constituent elements of being •Physical body •Feelings •Perceptions •Responses •Flow of consciousness –They separate at death and come...
–Remembering; particularly the mantras and the mudras
–A raised platform around the edge of the zendo upon which sitting cushions are placed and where Zazen is performed. –Mnemonic: the benches attached to the walls in the...
–“hidden treasures” –Often texts –in Vajrayana Buddhism
One who finds terma and brings it to light, translating it when necessary.
–means “way of the elders.” –called Hinayana –No deities provide assistance in gaining release from the wheel. Theravada spread chiefly but not exclusively...
Three baskets: Rules for monks; teachings of the Buddha; esoteric knowledge
–means “vehicle of the thunderbolt” or Tibetan Buddhism. Also found in Mongolia. –Mahayana plus indigenous Bon religion
–first section of tripitaka –Monastic rules
Rounds of rebirths
–large sitting cushion
–Small sitting cushion
– Sitting meditation
–the meditation hall of a Zen monastery
Four Noble Truths
•1) Life is painful (Duhkha) •2) Root of suffering is desire/grasping (upadana) •3) suffering will cease when desire ceases •4) desire will cease by following...
•Karma –Works •Individuals achieve release by working off their own mistakes •Knowledge –Jnana •Individuals come to enlightenment through learning •Devotion –Bhakti •Beings...
–(563-483 BCE) •Born into Kshatrya caste •Legend of the four sights –Old age, disease, death, asceticism •He sneaks out, leaves his wife and goes sequentially...
•1) Non-injury: discipline of not harming any sentient being (not to the degree of Jainism) •2) vow don’t take what is not offered –Lay: Don’t Steal –Ascetics:...