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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