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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

“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

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

ābhassara

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(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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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).

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.

ābhāsvarāloka (P.)

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

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 346 words.

In Sanskrit, the “heaven of radiant light” (in Chinese, the name is also parsed as the “heaven of radiant sound”),

abhayadāna (T.)

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 Sanskrit, the “gift of fearlessness”; said to be one of the expanded list of three (sometimes four) forms of

Abhayadattaśrī (T.)

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

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 51 words.

Indian author of the early twelfth century to whom the text of tantric hagiographies entitled *Caturaśītisiddhapravṛtti (“Lives of the Eighty-Four

Abhayagiri

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

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 168 words.

A Sri Lankan monastery built at the capital of Anurādhapura in first century bce. The monastery was constructed for

Abhayagiri

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

A major ancient monastic complex in Anurādhapura.Sri Lanka.also known as Uttaravihāra. Founded by King Vaṭṭagāmaṇi Abhaya in the 1st century bce it consisted of a monastery (vihāra) and a...

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Abhayagiri

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 380 words.

A major ancient monastic complex in Anurādhapura, Sri Lanka, also known as Uttaravihāra. Founded by King Vaṭṭagāmaṇi Abhaya

Abhayākaragupta (T.)

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.

Indian tantric Buddhist master who was born into a brāhmaṇa family in either Orissa or northeast India near Bengal. Sources

abhaya-mudrā

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt., ‘fearlessness’ + mudra).

The gesture of being without fear (only acquired in full in the condition of mokṣa).

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abhaya-mudrā

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 102 words.

(Skt., gesture of fearlessness).

Iconographic hand gesture (mudrā) whose purpose is to dispel fear and communicate protection, benevolence,

abhayamudrā (T.)

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

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 132 words.

In Sanskrit, “the gesture of fearlessness” or “gesture of protection”; also sometimes called the gesture of granting refuge. This gesture