Chapter 16 Vocabulary: Buddhism

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Buddhism

Widespread Religion with origins from India, created by Siddhartha Guatama.

Siddhartha Guatama

Founder of Buddhism

Nobleman/woman

man (or woman) of noble class.

Buddha

Title given to Sidddhartha Guatama.

Enlightenment

spiritual insight.

ascetic

practices self denial as spiritual discipline

self denial

denying oneself of pleasures

middle way

The way that rejects extreme comfort and extreme self denial

bodhi tree

tree under which the Buddha attained the enlightenment, the term bodhi means enlighten

nirvana

a state of true happiness, to be at peace with ones self.

alms

goods given to poor

selflessness

putting others before you

balance

proportionate amount

Queen Maya

Siddhartha Guatama's mother

meditation

state of thought

karma

sum of a persons actions for their next life

Brahmins

priests

worldly

concerned with material goods

spiritual

relating to sacred things

discontent

unhappiness

four noble truths

basic belief of buddhism

fast

abstaining from food

mara

a force or god of evil

King Suddhodana

Siddhartha Guatama's father

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