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10 terms

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anatta
"No self"; the doctrine that there is no soul or permanent essence in people and things.
anichcha
This term means impermanence, constant change.
bodhi
Enlightenment.
bodhisattva
"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.
dukkha
This term means sorrow, misery, suffering.
nirvana
The release from suffering and rebirth that brings inner peace.
Sangha
The community of monks and nuns; lowercased, this term refers to an individual monastic community.
sutra
A sacred text, especially one said to record the words of the Buddha.
Tripitaka
The three "baskets," or collections, of Buddhist texts.
stupa
A shrine, usually in the shape of a dome, used to mark Buddhist relics of sacred sites.