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The Buddha's name comes from a Sanskrit word meaning

to wake up

The Buddha's first disciples were

his five former ascetic companion

According to the Buddha, his teachings must be

experienced in order to be worthwhile.

The Buddha was silent on questions about

topics that were unanswerable.

Once a person reaches nirvana,

rebirth is finished.

Which did the Buddha not oppose?


A sign of connection between Theravada monks and the wandering Hindu ascetics is

the orange robe.

Zen is derived from a word referring to one of the steps in the Eightfold Path, whose meaning is


Mahayana Buddhism generally does not advocate

devotion to deities.

Mahayana Buddhism

spread north to China and Japan.

Each Dalai Lama in Tibetan Buddhism is considered to be

an emanation of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.



A state of deep awareness, the result of intensive meditation.


"Enlightenment being"; in Mahayana, a person of deep compassion, especially one who does not enter nirvana but is constantly reborn to help others; a heavenly being of compassion.


The three "bodies" of the Buddha—the cosmic Buddha nature, the celestial Buddhas, and the historical Buddhas.


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