Definitions of buddhism

  1. the religion venerating Buddha represented by many groups especially in Asia
  2. the ethical philosophy of Buddha; emphasizes physical and spiritual discipline as a means of liberation from the physical world
  3. a religion represented by the many groups ( especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  4. The religion based upon the doctrine originally taught by the Hindoo sage Gautama Siddartha, surnamed Buddha, " the awakened or enlightened," in the sixth century b. c., and adopted as a religion by the greater part of the inhabitants of Central and Eastern Asia and the Indian Islands. Buddha's teaching is believed to have been atheistic; yet it was characterized by elevated humanity and morality. It presents release from existence ( a beatific enfranchisement, Nirvana) as the greatest good. Buddhists believe in transmigration of souls through all phases and forms of life. Their number was estimated in 1881 at 470, 000, 000.
  5. The teaching ascribed to Gautama Buddha ( ca. 483 B. C.) holding that suffering is inherent in life and that one can escape it into nirvana by mental and moral self- purification. ( Webster, 3d ed)
  6. A religion of Eastern Asia, named for its founder, Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, which teaches self- denial, virtue, and wisdom.
  7. The reformed religion of the greater part of Central and E. Asia, so called from the title of its founder, “ the Buddha," " the wise." It has well- nigh supplanted the cruel codes and rites of Brahminism.
  8. A religious cult, widely prevalent in Asia.
  9. The religion founded by Sakyamuni in the 9th century B. C., which, eschewing all speculation about God and the universe, set itself solely to the work of salvation, the end of which was the merging of the individual in the unity of being, and the " way" to which was the mortification of all private passion and desire.
  10. The religion of some Eastern nations who worship.
  11. See Boodhism.

Usage examples for buddhism

  1. The great stream of Buddhism has recognized that man by himself is helpless. – Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodus
  2. This is the same point of view as we meet in Buddhism viz. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  3. Buddhism was the fittest and became the predominant religion. – The Constitutional Development of Japan 1863-1881 by Toyokichi Iyenaga
  4. Buddhism in wide areas of its life is doing precisely what the individualists recommend. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  5. Meanwhile Buddhism is said to have penetrated into the Chinese empire by the first century of the Christian era. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  6. Buddhism This seems to be a jumble of Christianity and Life and Habit. – The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler
  7. Black art, 168- 170. Buddhism see that title. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  8. Why, why shall I not be in the first ranks of the warriors of Buddhism – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  9. But Buddhism did not turn the Chinese into Indians, and Western science will not turn them into Europeans. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  10. Certain it is, that Buddhism was introduced into China about that time, and that this ruler felt the need of a holy man, as if by inspiration! – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  11. I spent all the month of June in studying Buddhism on which I already had many notes. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  12. Buddhism is not unique in resembling theosophy. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  13. In India he became interested in Buddhism and remained for over a year questioning the priests of that religion and studying its tenets and history. – Real Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  14. " Today is a great day," the Living Buddha once said to me, " the day of the victory of Buddhism over all other religions. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  15. " The teachings of Buddhism resemble those of Christianity considerably," said Piotr. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  16. This is called Shamanism, and is said to have been the religion of the Tartar race before the introduction of Buddhism and is still the creed of the Siberians; a memory of solitary canoes on moonlit seas and of spicy pine odors mingled with the tonic of moist kelp and salt- sea air. – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  17. Buddhism is practically extinct in India. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  18. There's nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  19. And that is why Buddhism has never existed in its pure form as a popular religion. – Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru by Albert Réville
  20. Nor is it without significance that India rejected Buddhism a movement which challenged caste and whose missionary enthusiasm embodied a broader sentiment of humanity than has yet been woven into Indian civilization. – The Unity of Civilization by Various