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14th Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama[a] (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Thondup,[b] 6 July 1935) is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug
Gelug
school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism[1] which was formally headed by the Ganden Tripas
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Tilopa
Tilopa (Prakrit; Sanskrit: Talika or Tilopada) (988–1069) was born in either Chativavo (Chittagong), Bengal
Bengal
or Jagora, Bengal
Bengal
in India. He was a tantric practitioner and mahasiddha. He practiced Anuttarayoga Tantra, a set of spiritual practices intended to accelerate the process of attaining Buddhahood. Naropa
Naropa
is considered his main student
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Dharma (Buddhism)
Dharma
Dharma
(/ˈdɑːrmə/;[8] Sanskrit: धर्म, translit. dharma, pronounced [dʱəɾmə] ( listen); Pali: धम्म, translit. dhamma, translit
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Rebirth (Buddhism)
Rebirth in Buddhism
Buddhism
refers to its teaching that the actions of a person lead to a new existence after death, in endless cycles called saṃsāra.[1][2] This cycle is considered to be dukkha, unsatisfactory and painful
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Saṃsāra (Buddhism)
ᠣᠷᠴᠢᠯᠠᠩ, орчлон (orchilang, orchlon)Sinhalese සංසාරය (sansāra)Tibetan འཁོར་བ་ (khor ba)Thai วัฏสงสารVietnamese Luân hồiGlossary of BuddhismPart of a series onBuddhismHistoryTimeline Gautama BuddhaCouncils Later BuddhistsDharma ConceptsFour Noble TruthsFive Aggregates ImpermanenceSuffering Non-selfDependent OriginationMiddle Way Emptiness KarmaRebirth Saṃsāra CosmologyBuddhist textsBuddhavacana Tripiṭaka Mahayana
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Buddhist Cosmology
Buddhist
Buddhist
cosmology is the description of the shape and evolution of the Universe
Universe
according to the Buddhist
Buddhist
scriptures and commentaries. It consists of temporal and spatial cosmology, the temporal cosmology being the division of the existence of a 'world' into four discrete moments (the creation, duration, dissolution, and state of being dissolved, this does not seem to be a canonical division however). The spatial cosmology consists of a vertical cosmology, the various planes of beings, their bodies, characteristics, food, lifespan, beauty and a horizontal cosmology, the distribution of these world-systems into an "apparently" infinite sheet of universes
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Skandha
Skandhas (Sanskrit) or khandhas (Pāḷi) means "heaps, aggregates, collections, groupings".[1] In Buddhism, it refers to the five aggregates concept that asserts five factors constitute and completely explain a sentient being’s mental and physical existence[2][3][4]. The five aggregates or heaps are: form (or matter or body) (rupa), sensations (or feelings, received from form) (vedana), perceptions (samjna), mental activity or formations (sankhara), and consciousness (vijnana).[5][6][7] The skandhas refute the idea of a "being or individual", and complements the anatta doctrine of Buddhism
Buddhism
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Three Marks Of Existence
In Buddhism, the three marks of existence are three characteristics (Pali: tilakkhaṇa; Sanskrit: trilakṣaṇa) of all existence and beings, namely impermanence (anicca), unsatisfactoriness or suffering (dukkha),[1] and non-self (anattā).[2][3][4] These three characteristics are mentioned in verses 277, 278 and 279 of the Dhammapada.[5] That humans are subject to delusion about the three marks, that this delusion results in suffering, and that removal of that delusion results in the end of suffering, is a central theme in the Buddhist Four Noble Truths
Four Noble Truths
and Noble Eig
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Glossary Of Buddhism
Some Buddhist
Buddhist
terms and concepts lack direct translations into English that cover the breadth of the original term. Below are given a number of important Buddhist
Buddhist
terms, short definitions, and the languages in which they appear
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Pratītyasamutpāda
Pratītyasamutpāda
Pratītyasamutpāda
(Sanskrit: प्रतीत्यसमुत्पाद pratītyasamutpāda; Pali: पटिच्चसमुप्पाद paṭiccasamuppāda), commonly translated as dependent origination, or dependent arising, is the principle that all dharmas ("phenomena") arise in dependence upon other dharmas: "if this exists, that exists; if this ceases to exist, that also ceases to exist". The principle is applied in the twelve links of dependent origination doctrine in Buddhism, which describes the chain of causes which result in rebirth and dukkha (suffering). By breaking the chain, liberation from suffering can be attained. Additionally, one could be seen to reach a level of consciousness associated with ascendance.[1] Everything except nirvana (nibbana) is conditioned by Pratītyasamutpāda, asserts Buddhism
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Gorampa
Gorampa
Gorampa
Sonam Senge (Wylie: go rams pa bsod nams seng ge, 1429-1489[1]) was an important philosopher in the Sakya
Sakya
school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was the author of a vast collection of commentaries on sutra and tantra whose work was influential throughout Tibetan Buddhism. He established one of the definitive Tibetan understandings of the Prasaṅgika
Prasaṅgika
model of the Madhyamaka
Madhyamaka
school of philosophy
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Karma In Buddhism
Karma
Karma
(Sanskrit, also karman, Pāli: kamma) is a Sanskrit
Sanskrit
term that literally means "action" or "doing". In the Buddhist
Buddhist
tradition, karma refers to action driven by intention (cetanā) which leads to future consequences
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Bodhisattva
In Buddhism, Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva
(/ˌboʊdiːˈsʌtvə/ BOH-dee-SUT-və)[1] is the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
term for anyone who has generated Bodhicitta, a spontaneous wish and compass
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Schools Of Buddhism
Schools of Buddhism
Buddhism
are the various institutional and doctrinal divisions of Buddhism
Buddhism
that have existed from ancient times up to the present. The classification and nature of various doctrinal, philosophical or cultural facets or schools of Buddhism
Buddhism
is vague and has been interpreted in many different ways, often due to the sheer number (perhaps thousands) of different sects, subsects, movements, etc. that have made up or currently make up the whole of Buddhist traditions
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Tenzin Tethong
Tenzin Namgyal Tethong (Tibetan: བཀྲས་མཐོང་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་ born 1947) is a Tibetan politician and a former Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of Central Tibetan Administration.Contents1 Naming practice 2 Early life 3 Public Service career 4 Social entrepreneurial and political initiatives 5 Current roles 6 ReferencesNaming practice[edit] Traditionally, ordinary Tibetan people carry a first personal name and may or may not carry a second personal name, but does have a family name which is known as Tethong. Tenzin Namgyal Tethong is a special case where he is of aristocratic descent from the area called Tashi Thongmon, which is abbreviated as Te-Thong. When a person carries a family name, it should come in the very beginning
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Svatantrika-Prasaṅgika Distinction
Distinction, distinct or distinctive may refer to: Distinction (philosophy), the recognition of difference Distinction (law), a principle in international law governing the legal use of force in an armed conflict Distinction (sociology), a social force that places different values on different individuals Distinct (mathematics) Distinctive feature, a concept in linguistics Distinción, in Spanish, separating consonantal sounds, see Phonological history of Spanis
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