Kuan Shih Yin Goddess Of Mercy Glossary page
Analysis of Dharma or Further Dharma,
one of the three pitakas of the Pali scriptures
The Buddha presiding over the Pure Land Buddhism
Enlightened person who has no defilements,
cravings and attained nirvana.
Mahayana bodhisattva of compassion, central to Tibetan dharma.
Also called Kuan Shih Yin(Kuan-Yin).
Usually recognise by the small Buddha adorning Her crown.
Sanskrit for Enlightenment
Bodhi Mind (Bodhicitta, Great Mind)
The spirit of Enlightenment. The aspiration to achieve it.
( achieve Buddhahhood and rescue all sentient)
in Hinayana a future Buddha; in Mahayana
an "enlightened being"
who strives to lead others to nirvana
Awakened, enlightened; the historical figure
Siddhartha Guatama (566-486BC),
the enlightened one of the present era
Buddhist teaching; "what is"; mental or material phenomenon
Siddhartha's clan name
The "Small Vehicle": a term given by Mahayanists
to those who were alleged
to seek enlightenment for themselves rather than for others.
A major Buddhist text and widely read.
Key concept in Buddhist teaching.
One comparison between the ordinary deluded mind
(thoughts with feeelings, concepts etc) to the True Mind (Self Nature)
is like looking at the water and the waves.
They are the same but also different.
Both cannot be separated.
The "Great Vehicle", school of Buddhism,
so called because it carries many to nirvana
Circle, meditative pattern, magical diagram representing
consciousness and the cosmos
Sacred syllable used in meditation
A blowing out, extinction of self, the condition of enlightenment
A universal mantra
Language of Southern Buddhism into which the Theravada scriptures
were translated in 5th century AD Sri lanka
"basket" or body of texts in the Pali scriptures;
the three pitakas are Suttas((Discourses),
Ritual offering; worship
Literary and sacred language of ancient India,
the language of many Mahayana texts
Sage of the Shakyas, a name for the Buddha
The Buddha's personal name
"female savior", a female deity in Mahayana
Esoteric Hindu or Buddhist text;
a late school of the Mahayana
that heavily influenced Tibetan Buddhism
Doctrine of the Elders,
major school of southern Hinayana
The "three baskets" of texts in the Pali scriptures:
Suttas, Vinaya, Abhidhamma