A Popular Dictionary of Buddhism (Popular Dictionaries of by Christmas Humphreys

By Christmas Humphreys

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

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Law, Life and Work of Buddhaghosa (Calcutta. 1923). ) The year 1956–7 was observed with great celebrations in the Bst. world as the 2,500th of the Bst. era, and the celebrations were named Buddha Jayantī, from jaya, a victory, hence a banner, hence celebration. Buddha Rūpa An image of the Buddha. For 500 years the person of the Buddha was considered too holy to be depicted in the form of an image. ) both symbolic and actual representation were used (see Gandhāra). Buddha rūpas represent the Blessed One as seated, standing, or recumbent (lying on the right side).

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. 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.

Co-founder with Col. ) of Theosophical Society; author of Isis Unveiled, The Secret Doctrine, The Key to Theosophy, The Voice of the Silence, etc. 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 R. were withdrawn.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).

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