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Buddhism

The sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded - known as 'the Buddha' Click to show or hide the answer
Meaning of the Sanskrit word 'Buddha' Click to show or hide the answer
Century that Buddha lived in (approximately) Click to show or hide the answer
Buddha's birthplace, Lumbini, is (now) in Click to show or hide the answer
Age at which Buddha left his wife and son and a life of luxury Click to show or hide the answer
Tree that Buddha was sitting under when he achieved enlightenment Click to show or hide the answer
Order of monks founded by Buddha Click to show or hide the answer
Buddha died at Kusinagara, in the Indian state of Click to show or hide the answer

Leader of the Yellow Hat sect of Buddhism, and the spiritual and temporal head of Tibet: Gendun Drup (1391) was the first; Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th (Dalai is Mongolian for "ocean"; Gyatso is the Tibetan equivalent. All Dalai Lamas since the second - Gendun Gyatso, 1475–1571 - have used this name) Click to show or hide the answer
Form of Mahayana Buddhism prevalent in Tibet Click to show or hide the answer
The Greater Vehicle, arising simultaneously with Christianity Click to show or hide the answer
The state to which a Buddhist aspires: the extinction of all desires and release from the cycle of rebirth Click to show or hide the answer
The 14th Dalai Lama: fled from Tibet to India in 1959, after the suppression of a rebellion against Chinese rule, and won the Nobel Peace Prize thirty years later Click to show or hide the answer
School of the Elders or Lesser Vehicle, prevailing in South East Asia Click to show or hide the answer
Dominant sect of Tibetan Buddhism, headed by the Dalai Lama: Dge–lugs–pa, literally "Model of Virtue"; but commonly known in English (to distinguish it from the older Red Hat sect) as Click to show or hide the answer
School of Buddhism, founded in China in the 12th century: teaches that contemplation of one's essential nature to the exclusion of all else is the only way of achieving pure enlightenment; name comes from the Japanese word (zenna) meaning 'quiet mind concentration' Click to show or hide the answer

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism:

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The Noble Eightfold Path, by following which suffering can be ended:

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All phenomena (and beings, including Gods) are:

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The three pitakas (baskets) of Buddhist scriptures (the Tripitaka):

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