Buddhist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Buddhist of or relating to or supporting Buddhism "Buddhist sculpture"
    • n Buddhist one who follows the teachings of Buddha
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The swastika was origionaly a symbol of peace and honor and is still used by Buddhists today.
    • a Buddhist Of or pertaining to Buddha, Buddhism, or the Buddhists.
    • n Buddhist One who accepts the teachings of Buddhism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Before the Chinese take-over of Tibet in 1952, 25 percent of the males in the country were Buddhist monks.
    • n buddhist One who professes Buddhism; a follower of the religious system founded by Buddha.
    • buddhist Of or pertaining to Buddha or Buddhism.
    • buddhist Stupas or topes, large towers, some built in the form of a hemisphere, others partly cylindrical and finished at the top with either a flat circle or a pointed dome-like terminal. The topes were erected in honor of some sacred event or place, and are sometimes employed to contain relics of Buddha or of a saint. In the latter case the tope is called a dagoba.
    • buddhist Rails, formed of elaborately sculptured pillars, built around topes, temples, and other sacred objects.
    • buddhist Chaitya halls, cut out of the living rock, and corresponding closely in plan with Christian churches. The positions of the altar or relic-casket, aisles, and apse are frequently the same in both.
    • buddhist Viharas, or monasteries, originally built of red sandal-wood, but in exceptional circumstances excavated from the solid rock, with halls having their ceilings supported by elaborately sculptured pillars cut from the natural rock, and surrounded by a number of small sleeping-cells. A characteristic of the Buddhist style is the pseudo-arch, formed by courses of stones each overlapping that below it, till the two sides approach so closely that the opening at the top can be covered by a single stone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.
    • Buddhist a believer in Buddhism
    • adjs Buddhist pertaining to Buddhism
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. buddha, wise, from budh, to know.

Usage

In literature:

Buddhist Sceptre, symbolism of, 157.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
No sect has such entire confidence in the power of prayer as the Buddhists.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Among them, however, are occasional "kyoungs," or Buddhist monasteries, which are much more ornamental and striking.
"Burma" by R.Talbot Kelly
DEVA (Sanskrit "heavenly"), in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, spirits of the light and air, and minor deities generally beneficent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
The two principal religions are the Shinto and the Buddhist.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
Buddhist pictures of hell teach the eye the same lesson that is taught the ear by Christian sermons.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Further, he stuck to the Buddhist stories as he found them.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Not one in this present world-period: this is why Buddhists so love him, and why good Buddhists try to be like him.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
I could not help reflecting that Madame Blavatsky in her lifetime had professed the Buddhist faith, which is that of the majority in Japan.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
It is what the Buddhist priests wear over the left arm in procession.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
Everything in the way of religious creed which is not native and pagan is Indian and Buddhist.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Early classifications rank Buddhist and Taoist subjects together as one class.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The Buddhist has no religion, but only a ceremonial.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
Buddhism is all-powerful, and the larger half of the male population are lamas or Buddhist priests.
"James Gilmour of Mongolia" by James Gilmour
Buddhistic atheism had resulted but in the production of an earlier New Testament.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
The Kotahena temple is the chief Buddhist temple in Colombo.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The Buddhists have "ten prohibitory laws," sometimes called the "Buddhist Decalogue.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
Fusang: or the Discovery of America by Buddhist Priests in the 5th Century, by Chas.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Why is it funnier than to be a heretic, or a Jew, or a Buddhist?
"The Furnace" by Rose Macaulay
A definite amount is required to be spent in hiring Buddhist or Taoist priests, or both, to read masses at the funeral.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
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In poetry:

Hence by the Buddhists, in counting the corses
Heaping with horror the death-trampled plain,
Not unremembered are thousands of horses,
Left unattended to die with the slain.
"The Unforgotten Heroes" by John Lawson Stoddard
One dome overarches the star-bannered shore;
You may enter the Pope's or the Puritan's door,
Or pass with the Buddhist his gateway of bronze,
For a priest is but Man, be he bishop or bonze.
"At The Banquet To the Japanese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Obama gets taste of Thailand at Buddhist temple.
Case in point, Pema Wangdak, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, who the other day could be found sitting in traffic that crept along the Cross Bronx Expressway at 10 miles an hour.
Atsushi Chiba used Buddhist rituals in caring for nearly 1,000 bodies in Kamaishi.
This isn't one of those unanswerable Zen Buddhist questions.
Unitarian Universalists are theologically diverse, ranging from Buddhists, to nature loving, Thoreauvian Transcendentalists, to liberal Christians and Jews, to Humanists, to atheists.
The UUBF is a point of connection and conversation between Unitarian Universalism and the wider Buddhist universe.
People who are Unitarian Universalists and have an interest in Buddhism or do some kind of Buddhist practice.
" Vajra Sky Over Tibet" is an illuminating meditation on that deepest of Buddhist philosophical concerns -- impermanence.
Myanmar's government has launched a major operation aimed at verifying the citizenship of Muslims in western Rakhine state, the coastal territory that has been torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim violence since June.
A rare white elephant has been captured in the jungles of northwestern Myanmar, a mostly Buddhist country where the animals are considered good omens, state media reported Tuesday.
The long-ago kings of Siam dealt with overmighty subjects by presenting them with rare white elephant s from the royal stables, animals sacred in Buddhist tradition.
The exiled Buddhist spiritual leader of Tibet is making a series of appearances at US college campuses this year, including the University of Virginia on Thursday.
Zen Buddhist priest to speak at church.
Zen Buddhist priest to speak at chapel.
A Zen Buddhist priest will visit Unity Chapel in Hemet on Wednesday, Sept 19, as part of the church's eight-week "Building Bridges of Understanding" series.
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In science:

This is Manjusri, in Buddhist teaching, the bodhisattva associated with wisdom triumphant over all obstacles.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
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