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By Christmas Humphreys

A dictionary and a word list of phrases plus short biographies of eminent Buddhists and students from either East and West.

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Here the raised right hand has at least two fingers closed, or the two hands may be touching in more complex form. In M. Schools a great variety of forms are used, especially in Tibetan Bsm. In iconography there are also Rūpas of Bodhisattvas and lesser members of the Bst. pantheon. ). The faculty of supreme understanding as distinct from the understanding itself. The sixth principle in the sevenfold constitution of man taught in the esoteric schools of Buddhism, and as such the link between the Ultimate Reality and the Mind (Manas).

In Ceylon, when a Fourth Great Council was held. D. 70 a Council was held in Kashmir under the patronage of King Kanishka, but as the doctrines promulgated were exclusively Mahayana it is not recognized by the Theravāda. The Fifth Council was held in 1871 at the instance of King Mindon of Burma, when the Tipitika was carved on 729 marble slabs and preserved at Mandalay. ) opened. ): 2,500 Bhikkhus took part in checking the entire Pali Canon. Craving See Desire. Cremation Cremation is the usual mode of treating the dead in hot countries, and the Buddha’s body was cremated.

Declared herself a Buddhist at Galle (Ceylon) in 1880 and inspired the Buddhist revival in Ceylon. d. 8 May, 1891, London. R. were withdrawn. Blavatsky. Blofeld, John English Buddhist. , having travelled widely in China. Translator for the Buddhist Society of works of Huang Po and Hui Hai. Author of The Zen Teaching of Huang Po (1958), The Jewel in the Lotus (1948), The Wheel of Life (1959), and Beyond the Gods (1974). Blue Cliff Records See Hekigan Roku. H. English Buddhist who has spent most of his life in the Far East.

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