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Definition 1: the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth - [noun denoting cognition]

(buddhism is a kind of ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

(... is a kind of buddhism ) a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight

(... is a kind of buddhism ) one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone; the dominant religion of China and Tibet and Japan

(... is a kind of buddhism ) one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts; a conservative form of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the non-theistic ideal of self purification to nirvana; the dominant religion of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand and Laos and Cambodia

(... is a kind of buddhism ) a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism

(... is a kind of buddhism ) a form of Buddhism emphasizing mystical symbolism of mantras and mudras and the Buddha's ideal which is inexpressible

(... is a kind of buddhism ) doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) (Buddhism) an adherent of Lamaism

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe; used chiefly in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) (Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns

(buddhism is the domain which ... is member of) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness

Definition 2: a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha - [noun denoting group]

(buddhism is a kind of ...) an institution to express belief in a divine power

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

(... is a kind of buddhism ) school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan

(... is a kind of buddhism ) a major school of Buddhism teaching social concern and universal salvation; China; Japan; Tibet; Nepal; Korea; Mongolia

(... is a kind of buddhism ) a major school of Buddhism teaching personal salvation through one's own efforts

(... is a kind of buddhism ) movement within Buddhism combining elements of Hinduism and paganism

(buddhism is a member of ...) one who follows the teachings of Buddha

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