Here are some Buddhist terms used in this web site. some of them, such as Nirvana, are in common use, but are usually used incorrectly.
An enlightened being that selflessly works to help others. Guanyin (Chenrezig in Tibetan, Kanon in Japanese) is a Bodhisattva.
A fully enlightened being.
Kannon in Japanese,
Chinese for Zen
Pali for Zen
Many meanings, but the most common in Buddhism is: the Buddhist teachings
Suffering, including the very subtle but powerful suffering for awareness that the commonly perceived reality is bogus.
Mental imprints created by the volitional thoughts and acts of a deluded mind.
Kungan in Chinese. Sometimes referred to as Zen riddles. A short "problem" assigned by a Zen master to a student. The student meditates on it to break thorough their reliance on logic. More here
Literally, Great Wheel Buddhism also known as the Northern School. Zen is part of the Mahayana school
Enlightenment. The extinction of the flame of desire and therefore the extinction of suffering.
The repetitive cycle of birth, death and rebirth to which all unenlightened beings are condemned.
A momentary flash of enlightenment/insight
Seated meditation. A core practice of Zen
zen () See, what is Zen?
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