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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,172 words

The term “Buddhism” is derived from the title of the founder of the tradition, the Buddha, meaning “the Enlightened One.” ...

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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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2002

For some, Buddhism is a religion. For others it is a philosophy or a culture. There are so many kinds ...

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
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4,131 words

How is communication explained by Buddhism? What are the characteristics of signs? What are their statuses and functions? In what ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
Subject:
Religion
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692 words

This began historically (although, of course, in its own account it has always been the truth, with a long pre-history) ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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5,937 words
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[This entry includes three subentries, on Buddhism in East Asia, in South Asia, and in Southeast Asia.] ...

Buddhism and the body

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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1,006 words

The Buddha and his enlightenment ...

Guatama Buddha was born between 563 and c.450 bce in present-day Nepal. Named Siddhartha

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
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56 words

Western term which became established in popular usage in the 1830s to refer to the teachings of the Buddha. ...

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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Current Version:
2009
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Religion
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373 words

A Western term coined in the 19th century to refer to the teachings, or dharma, of the Buddha, ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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153 words

Religion and philosophy founded (c.528 bc) in India by Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha. Buddhism is ...

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
4,205 words

The Buddha and Early Buddhism ...

The most elaborate source for our knowledge of the early Buddhist attitude toward nature are

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Donald K. Swearer

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,182 words

The term “Buddhism” is derived from the title of the founder of the tradition, the Buddha, meaning “the Enlightened One.” ...

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Joel J. Kupperman

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
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3,383 words
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Buddhism is unique among major religions in that it originates from a philosophical argument: that belief in a substantial self is at the root of desire, and that we will suffer if and ... More

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