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  • 03:21, 5 October 2008 diff hist +636 N BurmaNew page: '''Burma''' is a large south-east Asian country between India and Thailand where about 87 % of the people call themselves Buddhists. Theravada Buddhism existed in the Mon country of so...
  • 03:19, 5 October 2008 diff hist +674 N BuddhaghosaNew page: '''Buddhaghosa''', whose name means ‘The Buddha’s Voice’ was a South-Indian scholar-monk living in the 5th century CE who was invited to Sri Lanka by the prelates of the Mahàvihà...
  • 03:18, 5 October 2008 diff hist +744 N BuddhadasaNew page: '''Buddhadasa''' (1906 - 1993) was one of Thailand’s most prominent modern Buddhist monks. From the 1960’s onward, he challenges the numerous superstitions that infest much of popular ...
  • 03:17, 5 October 2008 diff hist +772 N BuddhacaritaNew page: The '''Buddhacarita''', ‘Acts of the Buddha’, was the first realistic and complete biography of the Buddha and was written by the famous Indian poet Asvaghosa in about the 2nd cent...
  • 03:15, 5 October 2008 diff hist +1,258 N BrahmanNew page: '''Brahmans''' are the hereditary priests of Hinduism and occupy the highest position in the caste system. At the time of the Buddha they had a reputation for greed, arrogance and worl...
  • 03:13, 5 October 2008 diff hist -159 4 Brahma Viharas
  • 03:09, 5 October 2008 diff hist +5,414 N 4 Brahma ViharasNew page: The four '''Brahma Viharas''' are considered by Buddhism to be the four highest emotions. The word brahma literally means ‘highest’ or ‘superior.’ It is also the name given to the ...
  • 03:03, 5 October 2008 diff hist +990 N BorobudurNew page: '''Borobudur''' is the biggest Buddhist temple ever built and also one of the largest religious monuments in the world. The temple was begun in 750 CE by a king of the Sailahendra Dyna...
  • 03:02, 5 October 2008 diff hist +959 N BooksNew page: A '''book''' (potthaka) is an object made of numerous thin sheets attached to each other by some means and then written or printed on so that they can be read. The Jàtaka mentions a messa...
  • 03:01, 5 October 2008 diff hist +1,170 N Body piercingNew page: Different cultures or groups within specific cultures sometimes disfigure the human body in ways that are permanent. Some examples of this are foot binding, male and female circumcision, t...
  • 02:59, 5 October 2008 diff hist +1,477 N BodyNew page: The '''body''' (kàya) is the physical structure of the individual. According to the Buddha’s analysis, the body is one of the five constituents that make up the individual and is made u...
  • 02:57, 5 October 2008 diff hist +2 TheDhamma.com
  • 02:56, 5 October 2008 diff hist +422 N TheDhamma.comNew page: ''TheDhamma.com'' is the mother website of The Dhamma Encyclopedia. The TheDhamma.com domain name was chosen since it represents the totality of the Buddha's teachings. It covers [...
  • 02:53, 5 October 2008 diff hist -7,107 Buddhists in the WorldReplacing page with 'See: [http://www.thedhamma.com/buddhists_in_the_world.htm Buddhists in the World] - An article by David N. Snyder on The Dhamma Encyclopedia's ...'
  • 02:48, 5 October 2008 diff hist +1,012 N Bodhi TreeNew page: Bodhi, a Pali word meaning ‘awaken,’ is the name given to the individual tree growing at Bodh Gaya which the Buddha was sitting under when he became enlightened. This [[Bodhi Tree]...
  • 02:44, 5 October 2008 diff hist +24 N BodhisattvaRedirecting to Bodhisatta
  • 02:43, 5 October 2008 diff hist +1,243 N BodhisattaNew page: The word '''bodhisatta''' (Pali), bodhisattva (Sanskrit) is a compound made up of the Sanskrit words bodhi meaning ‘enlightenment’ and ÷akta meaning ‘attached to.’ Thus a bodhisat...
  • 02:35, 5 October 2008 diff hist +22 N BuddhistRedirecting to Buddhism current
  • 02:33, 5 October 2008 diff hist +20 N King ashokaRedirecting to Ashoka current
  • 02:32, 5 October 2008 diff hist +20 N AsokaRedirecting to Ashoka current
  • 23:26, 4 October 2008 diff hist +827 N Bodh GayaNew page: '''Bodh Gaya''' is a small town about 12 kilometres from the city of Gaya in the northern Indian state of Bihar where the Buddha attained enlightenment. The name itself is a contraction of...
  • 23:23, 4 October 2008 diff hist +978 N BlessingNew page: A '''blessing''' (maïgala) is a protective power usually imparted by repeating certain words, flicking special water, being touched with holy objects or by certain hand gestures. The [[Bu...
  • 16:30, 4 October 2008 diff hist +38 Main Page
  • 16:27, 4 October 2008 diff hist +270 Main Page
  • 16:19, 4 October 2008 diff hist +764 N Birth controlNew page: '''Birth control''' is the practice of preventing birth from taking place. There are two ways this can be done – by preventing conception from happening or by destroying the foetus at so...
  • 16:17, 4 October 2008 diff hist +597 N BhutanNew page: '''Bhutan''' is a small kingdom on the southern side of the Himalayas between India and Tibet. The country became Buddhist slowly from the 13th century onwards due to influence fro...
  • 16:16, 4 October 2008 diff hist +943 N BeautyNew page: '''Beauty''' (kalyàõa or subha) is the quality of being pleasing to the senses and the mind. An object, a sound or even a behaviour or an idea can be apprehended as beautiful. The [[Budd...
  • 16:12, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,540 N BalanceNew page: '''Balance''' (samatta or samatà) is a situation in which different things exist in equal and mutually beneficial amounts. Having one virtuous quality counterpoise another is an essential...
  • 16:10, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,105 N AstrologyNew page: '''Astrology''' (horà÷àstra) is the belief that the position of the planets and the stars in relation to each other has a significant influence on human character and destiny. This beli...
  • 16:09, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,121 N AsvaghosaNew page: '''Asvaghosa''', whose name means ‘whinny,’ was one of India’s greatest poets and was born in Sàketa in the 2nd century CE, converted to Buddhism in his youth and became court poet ...
  • 16:04, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,049 N Ajahn ChahNew page: '''Ajahn Chah''' (1918-1992) was perhaps the greatest Theravada meditation master of the 20th century. Born in Thailand in 1918 he became a monk as a young man but soon grew tired of ...
  • 16:01, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,510 N AmbedkarNew page: Bhimrao Ramji '''Ambedkar''', Ph.D., J.D., D.Sc. (1891-1956) was born in India into the untouchable caste in 1891. After managing to get a basic education he won scholarships to study in E...
  • 15:56, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,521 N AshokaNew page: King '''Ashoka''' (304 BC - 232 BC) reigned over all of South Asia and beyond due to many military invasions led by him. He controlled all of present day India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan...
  • 15:49, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1 m Art→‎=References
  • 15:49, 4 October 2008 diff hist +922 N ArtNew page: '''Art''' (kalà or sippa) is the use of imagination to beautify things or to represent ideas and feelings in painting, drawing and sculpture. The Buddha had little to say on the subje...
  • 15:47, 4 October 2008 diff hist +818 N ArahantNew page: '''Arahant''' comes from the Pali word arahati meaning ‘worthy’ or ‘noble’ and is a title given to someone who has attained enlightenment as a result of listening to and practi...
  • 15:43, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,430 N ApostasyNew page: The English term '''apostasy''' comes from the Latin apostata and means ‘to move away from,’ while the Arabic term riddah means ‘turning back.’ Apostasy is therefore to renounce on...
  • 15:41, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,403 N AnimalsNew page: '''Animals''' (satta or tiracchàna) are sentient beings other than humans. The Buddha classified animals as being either born from eggs, born from the womb, born from water or spontan...
  • 15:39, 4 October 2008 diff hist +632 N Anguttara NikayaNew page: The Anguttara Nikaya is the fourth book of the Sutta Pitaka, the first division of the Tipitaka, the sacred scriptures of Buddhism. The word anguttara means ‘up by one’ and is used be...
  • 15:35, 4 October 2008 diff hist +2,264 N AngerNew page: '''Anger''' (kodha) is the feeling of negativity experienced when one’s desires are frustrated. The Buddha said that because of anger’s ability to churn up the mind anger is one of the...
  • 15:31, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,404 Anatta
  • 15:30, 4 October 2008 diff hist +2 m Anatta→‎References
  • 15:29, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,346 N AnattaNew page: '''Anatta''' means ‘no self’ and the doctrine of anattà is the Buddha’s most unique and radical teaching. We usually assume that beyond our changing body, mind and experience is an ...
  • 15:26, 4 October 2008 diff hist +551 N Ananda MaitreyaNew page: '''Ananda Maitreya''' was the first modern Westerner to become a Buddhist monk. Born as Allen Bennett in 1872, he first became interested in Buddhism when he read Edwin Arnold’s famous p...
  • 15:24, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,285 N AnandaNew page: '''Ananda''' was the son of the Buddha’s uncle Amitodana, he was for many years the Buddha’s personal attendant and was also the most widely loved of all his disciples. If Sàriput...
  • 15:22, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,587 N AltruismNew page: '''Altruism''' is thinking and acting for the benefit of others before or more than oneself. Theologians and philosophers have long argued whether it is actually possible to be genuinely a...
  • 15:20, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1 Alcohol→‎References
  • 15:20, 4 October 2008 diff hist +1,713 N AlcoholNew page: '''Alcohol''' is a chemical produced by fermentation and which suppresses the central nervous system and causes intoxication when ingested. The word alcohol comes from the Arabic al meanin...
  • 15:17, 4 October 2008 diff hist +422 N Right ActionNew page: '''Right Action''' (sammà kammanta) is the fourth step on the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Middle Path. An action is an activity or task done with the body. Negatively, the [[Buddha...
  • 15:14, 4 October 2008 diff hist +868 N AbortionNew page: '''Abortion''' (gabbhapàtana) is a form of birth control where the foetus is killed to prevent it from developing fully and being born. Abortion was known in ancient India and was done ei...

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