BUDDHIST DICTIONARY NYANATILOKA PDF

The author, Nyanatiloka Thera, was qualified as few others have ever been to serve as a reliable guide through the field of Theravada Buddhist terminology and doctrine. In this book he offers authentic and lucid explanations of Pali Buddhist terms, with cross-references in English and source references as well. Amidst the welter of modern works on Buddhism, and translations differing one from the other, this book will help in identifying the doctrinal terms and in correcting misleading renderings. Not a mere word dictionary but an aid to the terminology of Theravada Buddhism. Buddhist Dictionary will be as helpful to the serious lay student as to the professional scholar.

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It is the understanding of suffering, of the origin of suffering, of the extinction of suffering, and of the path leading to the extinction of suffering.

It is a mind free from sensual lust, ill-will and cruelty. Abstaining from lying, tale-bearing, harsh words, and foolish babble cf. Abstaining from injuring living beings, from stealing and from unlawful sexual intercourse s. If the noble disciple rejects a wrong living, and gains his living by means of right livelihood s. If the disciple rouses his will to avoid the arising of evil, demeritorious things that have not yet arisen; If the disciple dwells in contemplation of corporeality If the disciple is detached from sensual objects, detached from unwholesome things, and enters into the first absorption M XVI.

In the ultimate sense, all these 4 truths are to be considered as empty of a self, since there is no feeling agent, no doer, no liberated one. The deed is, but no doer of the deed is there.

The path is, but no traveller on it is seen. M XVI It must be pointed out that the first truth does not merely refer to actual suffering, i.

Guide , p. Regarding the true nature of the path, s. M XVI, See visuddhi end of article.

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It is the understanding of suffering, of the origin of suffering, of the extinction of suffering, and of the path leading to the extinction of suffering. It is a mind free from sensual lust, ill-will and cruelty. Abstaining from lying, tale-bearing, harsh words, and foolish babble cf. Abstaining from injuring living beings, from stealing and from unlawful sexual intercourse s. If the noble disciple rejects a wrong living, and gains his living by means of right livelihood s.

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