(the enlightened one)
The founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama; teachers who fully understand the nature of mind and reality are also called Buddha’s
Someone who practices severe self-discipline, self denial ,or abstains from physical pleasures for religious purposes
a state of perfect happiness and understanding; unconditional compassion for all beings
the end of personal suffering and the experience of unchanging peace
a visual object, usually in the form of a circle, that can be used as an aid for focusing in meditation
A word or phrase that is chanted as an aid to meditation
the law of birth, death, and rebirth, or the process of reincarnationMerit
the idea in Buddhism that a person can be reborn in a form closer to enlightenment if he or she accumulates merit; wholesome deeds and intentions can add to a person’s merit
the law of cause and effect, of one’s actions having an impact on one’s future life
Buddhists believe that nothing is permanent. He taught that nothing remains the same for long and there is no rest except for nirvana.
- Clinging to the notion of permanency adds dissatisfaction and suffering in life.
there is suffering in all life.
- Including physical pain and illness, even being bored. Everyone will face physical pain and decay.
Anatta means that there is no permanent identity or existence. There is nothing more to a person that can be seen or experienced. Everybody is made up of 5 parts; the body, feeling, perception, mental actions, and awareness. Everything is an illusion