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Meaning of BUDDHISM

Pronunciation:  'bûdizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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