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By Christmas Humphreys

A dictionary and a word list of phrases plus short biographies of eminent Buddhists and students from either East and West.

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See Humphreys, Sixty Years of Buddhism in England (1968). Buddhist Society, The The oldest Buddhist organization in Europe. ), it seceded from the Theosophical Society in 1926, when its journal, Buddhism in England. now The Middle Way, was founded. Renamed ‘The Buddhist Society, London’, in 1943, and ‘The Buddhist Society’ in 1952 in deference to the request of provincial affiliated societies. 1, include a lecture hall, a library of 3,000–4,000 volumes, a shrine room, a bookstall, an art collection, archives and offices.

Always consistently Theravāda in doctrine. Present sects Siamese, Ramanya (rigid in A popular dictionary of buddhism 42 doctrine and discipline), Amarapura (more liberal in views). ) Now known as Sri Lanka. ) From the Sk. Dhyāna. , Zen. The Zen Bsm. of Japan derives from the Ch’an Bsm. of China, founded in the sixth century by Bodhidharma and formed into a School by Hung-jen, Hui-neng and their followers in the eighth century. Ch’an Bsm. has been described as the Chinese reaction to the intellectual Bsm.

In Chin. Hua-yen. In Jap. Kegon. ); all these terms mean flower decoration, or garland. Many Chinese scholars regard it as the highest development of Bst. philosophy in China. This enormous work of M. Bsm. has never been translated in full. For partial trans. see Vol. I The Eastern Buddhist. ) A Manifestation or incarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu. The Buddha is regarded by many Indians as his ninth and latest Avatar, thus keeping the most famous of all Indian Teachers within the Hindu pantheon.

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