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gati

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(Skt.; Pāli, course or destination).

Name for the various destinies or realms of rebirth.of which there are generally held to be six: (1) the gods (deva); (2) humans; (3) demons...

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Glass Palace Chronicle of the Kings of Burma

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Burmese chronicle compiled in 1829 by a committee of scholars appointed by King Bagyiday. The name of the chronicle was taken from the Palace of Glass, the chamber of which the compilation...

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Wŏn Buddhism

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A modern branch of Korean Buddhism founded in 1924 by Pak Chungbin (1891–1943) as a reform movement outside of clerical supervision. Pak studied the tenets of Buddhism, Protestantism, and...

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Wŏnch'uk

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(631–96).

A Korean monk who studied consciousness-only (vijñapti-mātra) philosophy in China under the famous scholar-translator Hsüan-tsang (596–664). Wŏnch'uk's commentary on the...

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Wŏnhyo

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(618–86).

Korean Buddhist scholarmonk. Wŏnhyo founded the Punhwang (or Haedong) subsect of the Hwaŏm (Hua-yen) sect, integrated various Buddhist thoughts through his notion of the...

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Hōjō

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(Jap.; Chin, fang-sheng).

1 The practice of buying live animals at the market and then releasing them as an act of compassion. (karuṇā). Sometimes this is done in a...

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enlightenment

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Common English translation of the Sanskrit term bodhi.which strictly means ‘awakening’ rather than ‘enlightenment’. Some scholars have criticized the translation ‘enlightenment’ as possibly...

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yamabushi

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Japanese term meaning ‘those who lie down in the mountains’. It refers to practitioners of shugendō in Japanese Buddhism: these are mountain ascetics who practise severe austerities in...

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yamaka-pāṠihāriya

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(Pāli, twin miracle).

A miracle said to have been performed by the Buddha at Śrāvastī in the course of which he caused fire and water to issue from opposite sides of his body....

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Yamāntaka

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The ‘Destroyer of Yama’, the wrathful manifestation of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. He is depicted as a black or red, multi-armed, multi-legged, and nine-headed being with a central face of a...

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