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individuals who, despite being one step away from Nirvana, vow not to enter it until they ensure that others can reach Nirvana as well
the cooling of the mind, a state beyond pleasure and pain; only achieved after extinguishing all desires
a form of Mahayana Buddhism which offers supplications and petitions to the saving Buddhas
the virtue of compassion emphasized by the Mahayana Buddhists; it extends to all sentient beings
the Buddha holds this up and simply by looking at it, the founder of Tao becomes enlightened
enlightened Buddhas that are like savior figures; they possess infinite compassion for mankind
a form of Mahayana Buddhism which arrives from its meeting with Taoism; big emphasis on silence and meditation
stories, statements, or questions designed to break down the natural logic about reality; disciples meditate on these until they attain the proper kensho into its meaning
Yin and Yang
two harmonious principles which are harmonious rather than contradictory and explain the duality of the world
the collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been written by Confucius' followers
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