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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

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(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Gurzil Dispels the Darkness  

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(Libya)Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, and a dispeller of ...
parātmasamatā

parātmasamatā (T.)   Reference library

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...of his Bodhicaryāvatāra , Śāntideva , drawing apparently on the Tathāgataguhyasūtra , explains that there is no reason to cherish oneself over others, because both oneself and others equally wish for happiness and equally wish to avoid suffering. If suffering is to be dispelled, it should be done without distinguishing whether that suffering is experienced by oneself or by another sentient being. This equalizing of self and other is considered a prerequisite for the “exchange of self and other” ( parātmaparivartana...

Mahānidānasutta

Mahānidānasutta (C.)   Reference library

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...In Pāli, the “Great Discourse on Causality”; the fifteenth sutta of the Dīghanikāya (a separate Dharmaguptaka recension appears as the thirteenth sūtra in the Chinese translation of the Dīrghāgama ); preached by the Buddha to Ānanda in the market town of Kammāsadhamma to dispel his wrong view that the doctrine of dependent origination ( P. paṭiccasamuppāda ; S. pratītyasamutpāda ) only appears to be profound. He then gives an exposition of dependent origination as a tenfold causal chain (rather than the typical twelvefold chain, dropping the first...

upādhyāya

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...and, as necessary, to supply him with requisites, such as robes and an alms bowl. He should tend to his disciple if he is ill and discipline him if he commits some wrongdoing. If the disciple should begin to entertain doubts about the religion, the preceptor should try to dispel them. If the disciple should commit a grave offense against the monastic rules and regulations, the preceptor is to prevail upon him to go before the saṃgha to seek expiation. If the disciple misbehaves or becomes disobedient, the preceptor is enjoined to expel him. But if the...

Sammohavinodanī

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...Sammohavinodanī . In Pāli, “The Dispeller of Delusion,” a commentary by the influential Pāli scholar Buddhaghosa on the Vibhaṅga , the second book of the Pāli abhidhammapiṭaka . This work covers much of the same material found in Buddhaghosa’s Visuddhimagga , which is thought to be the earlier of the two works. In his introduction to Sammohavinodanī , Buddhaghosa claims to have drawn his analysis from more ancient commentaries. The work is divided into eighteen sections, beginning with an exposition on the five aggregates ( P. khandha , S. skandha )....

antevāsika

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...alms bowl, cleaning his residence, accompanying him on journeys, attending him when he is sick, and so forth. As part of his responsibilities toward the teacher, if the teacher should begin to entertain doubts about the doctrine or his ability to practice, the pupil is to try to dispel them. If the teacher should commit a grave offense against the rules of the saṃgha, the pupil is supposed to try to prevail upon his teacher to go before the saṃgha to receive its judgment. An antevāsika requires the permission of his ācariya to attend to others, to accompany...

ācariya

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...requisites, such as robes ( see tricīvara ) and alms bowl ( pātra ). He should tend to him if he is ill and discipline him if he commits wrongdoing. If the pupil should begin to entertain doubts about the dispensation or his abilities to practice, the teacher must try to dispel them. If the pupil should commit a grave offense against the rules of the saṃgha , the teacher is to prevail upon him to go before the saṃgha to seek expiation. If the pupil misbehaves or is disobedient, the teacher is enjoined to expel him. But if the pupil shows remorse and...

Kindī, Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-

Kindī, Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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...to illustrious Arab tribes. Among his important works are Fī al-falsafa al-ūlā (On First Philosophy), concerning his views on metaphysics; Fī hudūd al-ashāaʿ wa-rusūmihā (On the Definitions and Descriptions of Things); and Fī al-ḥīla li-Daf   ʿ al-aḥzān (On the Device for Dispelling Sorrows). The ninth century saw a phenomenal rise in abstract thought among the Arabs, where previously there had been only recitations of poetry and battle descriptions: in the science of history and theology ( kalām) , as well as the beginnings of philosophy. According to the...

Vajrakīlaya

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...concerning this deity were brought to China in the eighth century by Amoghavajra , but this identification is disputed. Vajrakīlaya is wrathful, with three faces with three eyes each, and six or more hands holding various instruments in addition to the kīla. He is said to dispel obstacles to progress on the path to enlightenment and to the swift attainment of both mundane and supramundane...

Shuiyue Guanyin

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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... that is frequently depicted in East Asian art. The name of this bodhisattva derives from this image’s most characteristic feature: a luminous disk that encircles the bodhisattva and evokes both a nimbus ( see kāyaprabhā ) and a full moon, effectively suggesting its power to dispel the darkness of the night. Another connotation is indicated in texts such as the Dazhidu lun (* Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra ), where the term “moon in the water” connotes that all phenomena are like reflections of the moon on the surface of the water, thereby signifying...

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