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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The disciple of the Buddha whose simple declaration of the doctrine of causation converted Sariputta and Moggallana. See No. 25 in W. of Bsm. Asura (Sk. ) The Sura were benevolent gods, the Asura those who fought against the former. Elemental forces. projections of the forces in man’s mind. D. Author of the Buddha-Carita Kāvya, famous Life of Buddha in verse. There is a trans. from the Chin. version. E. Vol. 19. and from the Sk. E. Vol. 49. The famous Shastra trans. by Suzuki as The Awakening of Faith was attributed by the Chinese to Asvaghosa, but it is now considered a fifth century Chinese work.

49. The famous Shastra trans. by Suzuki as The Awakening of Faith was attributed by the Chinese to Asvaghosa, but it is now considered a fifth century Chinese work. Atheism Bsm. is atheistic in that it does not recognize an absolute Personal Deity, but it is not philosophically atheistic as it does not deny Ultimate Reality. ) Famous Indian scholar of profound learning (982–1054). Arrived in Tibet in 1038 and stayed till his death. Entirely reformed the prevailing Buddhism, enforcing celibacy in the existing Order and raised the level of morality.

Founded the Kahdam-pa School, ‘those bound by ordinance’. ). See Snellgrove, Buddhist Himālaya, pp. 193–8 (1957). ) The Supreme SELF; Universal Consciousness; Ultimate Reality. The Divine element in man, degraded into idea of an entity dwelling in the heart of each man, the thinker of his thoughts, and doer of his deeds, and after death dwelling in bliss or misery according to deeds done in the body. For Buddhist attitude to Ātman conception see Anattā. ) Atonement Vicarious. Primitive Bsm. knows nothing of vicarious atonement; each must work out his own salvation.

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