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A Dictionary of Buddhism

Damien Keown.

January 2004; published online January 2004.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 2117 pages.231393 words.

This dictionary features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues...

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Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience

Yaroslav Komarovski.

July 2015; published online June 2015.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism; East Asian Religions. 304 pages.

This book connects the Tibetan Buddhist polemics over realization of ultimate reality with contemporary debates regarding mystical experience. It argues that realization of ultimate reality...

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The Specter of Speciesism

Paul Waldau.

October 2003; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 320 pages.

This is a study of the ways in which animals have been viewed in the Buddhist and Christian religious traditions. The concept of speciesism is used to explore basic questions about which...

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Moonpaths

The Cowherds.

December 2015; published online September 2015.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 288 pages.

This book examines ethics, which in Buddhism is intimately connected with the metaphysics of non-self and impermanence. According to Buddhism, the misconception of the self as substantial,...

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Kaliṇga

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; published online January 2004.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 134 words.

An ancient Indian kingdom located in the region of present-day Odisha (Orissa) and northern Āndhra Pradesh. Its inhabitants

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ten good actions

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; published online January 2004.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 5 words.

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Ming-ti (r. 58–76 ce)

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; published online January 2004.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 134 words.

(r. 58–76 ce).

An emperor of the Later Han dynasty. According to one traditional account of Buddhism's

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Vinaya

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; published online January 2004.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 22 words.

General term referring to monastic discipline, law, custom, and practice, the regulations concerning which are set out in the Vinaya

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ārūpya-dhātu

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; published online January 2004.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 108 words.

(Skt.; Pāli, arūpa-dhātu).

The Formless Realm; the most subtle of the three levels of existence (triloka) according to

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Āḷāra Kālāma

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; published online January 2004.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 93 words.

One of the Buddha's first two teachers, the other being Udraka Rāmaputra. After renouncing the world the Buddha became

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