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A

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 215 words.

The first vowel and letter in the Sanskrit alphabet. The phoneme “a” is thought to be the source of all

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“A Dharma-Transmitter Who Traveled to Sung China”

Steven Heine.

in Did Dogen Go to China?

June 2006; p ublished online May 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 17030 words.

Dōgen was the second in a succession of Japanese monks who went to China in pursuit of true Buddhism, then returned to Japan to establish Zen temples. This chapter details the route...

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“A Mother’s Heart Is Tender”

Reiko Ohnuma.

in Ties That Bind

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 11220 words.

This chapter argues that mother-love is highly idealized in Indian Buddhist literature as the most intense, compassionate, and self-sacrificing type of love possible. As such, mother-love...

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“A Name but Not a Name Alone” (1960)

Paul B. Watt.

in Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism

January 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 14251 words.

This chapter discusses Yasuda's 1960 lecture, “A Name but Not a Name Alone.” The lecture deals with a subject at the heart of Shin Buddhism—the correct understanding of the name of Amida...

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abhabba-ṠṠhāna

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Pāli, impossibility). List of nine things of which an Arhat is said to be morally incapable. These are (1–4) breaking the first four of the Five Precepts (pañca-śīla), (5) storing up...

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abhabba-ṭṭhāna

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 47 words.

(Pāli, impossibility).

List of nine things of which an Arhat is said to be morally incapable. These are (1–4) breaking

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abhabbaṭṭhāna (S.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 117 words.

In Pāli, “condition of being incapable” or “impossibility”; referring to nine immoral acts or inadequacies of character that an arhat

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ābhassara

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 35 words.

(Pāli, radiant).

Name of a class of devas or heavenly beings who reside in the Form Realm (rūpa-dhātu).

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ābhassara

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(Pāli, radiant). Name of a class of devas or heavenly beings who reside in the Form Realm (rūpa-dhātu). Their ethereal natures are said to be suffused with joy (pīti) and love (maitrī).

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ābhāsvaracitta

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 9 words.

In Sanskrit, “mind of clear light.” See prabhāsvaracitta.

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