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Meaning of BUDDHISM

Pronunciation:  'bûdizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the ethical philosophy of Buddha; emphasizes physical and spiritual discipline as a means of liberation from the physical world
  2. [n]  the religion venerating Buddha represented by many groups especially in Asia

BUDDHISM is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: Buddhist, faith, faith, Hinayana, Hinayana, Lamaism, Mahayana, Mahayana, religion, religion, religious belief, Shingon, Tantra, Tantrism, Tantrism, Zen, Zen, Zen Buddhism, Zen Buddhism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bud"dhism\, n.
The religion based upon the doctrine originally taught by the
Hindoo sage Gautama Siddartha, surnamed Buddha, ``the
awakened or enlightened,'' in the sixth century b. c., and
adopted as a religion by the greater part of the inhabitants
of Central and Eastern Asia and the Indian Islands. Buddha's
teaching is believed to have been atheistic; yet it was
characterized by elevated humanity and morality. It presents
release from existence (a beatific enfranchisement,
Nirv[^a]na) as the greatest good. Buddhists believe in
transmigration of souls through all phases and forms of life.
Their number was estimated in 1881 at 470,000,000.