Key Words in Buddhism / Edition 2

Key Words in Buddhism / Edition 2

by Ron Geaves
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589011295

ISBN-13: 9781589011298

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Daily political events and the steady inevitability of globalism require that informed students and citizens learn something about religious traditions foreign to their own. Designed for both classroom and general use, these handy Key Words guidebooks are essential resources for those who want clear and concise explanations of common terms and unfamiliar

Overview

Daily political events and the steady inevitability of globalism require that informed students and citizens learn something about religious traditions foreign to their own. Designed for both classroom and general use, these handy Key Words guidebooks are essential resources for those who want clear and concise explanations of common terms and unfamiliar concepts of major world religions.

Each pocket-sized volume contains definitions for over 400 terms from religious principles and significant periods to noteworthy figures.

A quick sampling of terms from this volume:

BodhisattvaBhavanaJaramaranaKalachakraMalaMantraNirvanaSamadhiZen

Sample Definitions:

Brahma Viharas: The four sublime states of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and evenness of mind achieved by the practice of bhavana (see bhavana, metta, karuna, mudita, upekkha).

Jaramarana: Old age and death. The final link in the causal chain of existence which arises from jati or birth. The Buddha left his palace to search for enlightenment after experiencing the shock of seeing old age, sickness and death (see jati, Siddharta Gotma,. nidanas, samsara).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589011298
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

A-Z entries for key terms in Buddhism, including essential terms like:
Theravada

Mahayana

Bodhisattva

Bodhi

Nirvana

Dhamma

Sangha

Abhidhamma

Zen

Satori

Samyajana

Preta

Pranidhana

Pitaka

Prajna

Vipassana

Vihara

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