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14 definitions by buddhabing

 
1.
Originally referred to the Indian prince Siddhartha Gautama who was supposed to have lived in India near the modern border with Nepal and to have become enlighted at the age of 35, but later applied to other people who are supposed to have become enlightened. Gautama's enlightenment was the realisation that the main source of dissatisfaction ('dukkha') was clinging to self, things and desires, which are all empty of independent existence ('sunyata'). Confusion about the nature of things, for example the belief in a separate self is described as 'samsara' and freedom from it as 'nirvana'.

Contrary to common Western belief, Gautama Buddha did not invent the idea of reincarnation (this was the dominant belief at the time) and his philosophy taught liberation from both reincarnation and dependence on worshipping gods. Belief in reincarnation or other metaphysical ideas is unnecessary.
Boy, people have a lot of wrong ideas about Buddha, they even think he was fat, when in fact that was a Chinese monk who later became known as the Laughing Buddha.
by Buddhabing April 11, 2004
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2.
The reason why one sock disappears when you do your laundry.
Although reliable intelligence sources indicate that Iraq has been developing weapons of mass destruction, they may never be found due to quantum physics.
by Buddhabing April 23, 2004
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3.
zen
Form is emptiness, emptiness is form
Q: Does a cow have Buddha Nature?
A: Moo
by Buddhabing February 14, 2004
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4.
An offshoot of Brahminism/Vedism taught by the Indian Prince Gautama Siddhartha, which declared that there was no permanent self (Atman) and that liberation from suffering was to be found not by worshipping gods but by escaping from the cycle of birth and death. According to Gautama Buddha, suffering and rebirth are caused by attachment to things which are devoid of independent existence and thus impermanent.

While generally classified as a religion, Buddhism is probably more accurately described as a spiritual path. However, many Buddhist sects contain strong religious elements.

Buddha himself told his disciples that understanding in Buddhism should be established through personal insight rather than faith or revelation.

Some modern Buddhists, especially in the West, do not accept the ideas of karma and rebirth (after death) at face value.
Sokka Gakkai believers who chant for personal gain and belief-free Western Zen practitioners are Buddhists.
by Buddhabing August 10, 2005
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5.
A feeling of being trapped inside the bubble-like world of a campus university.
After five months in Hawthorns Hall of residence Becky began to suffer from a profound keele.
by Buddhabing April 23, 2004
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6.
A common email scam in which it is claimed that a wealthy foreigner needs your help moving millions of dollars from his homeland to yours and will reward you with a hefty percentage of this fortune if you agree to assist him.
Dear Sir,

I am Barrister philip Adama, a solicitor at law. I am
the personal attorney to Mr. Ralf Rutherford, who used
to work with Shell Development Company in Nigeria.

On the 21st of April 2000, my client, his wife and
their only daughter were involved in a car accident
along sagbama express road. All occupants of the
vehicle unfortunately lost there lives. Since then I
have made several enquiries to your embassy here
to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this
has also proved unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided
to look for any body who will be willing to assist me
in recovering the fund valued at US$10.5 million left
behind by my client before it gets confisicated or
declared unserviceable by the Bank where this huge
amount were deposited.

The said Bank has issued me a notice to provide the
next of kin or have the account confisicated within
the next twenty one official working days.Since I have

been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over
2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the

next of kin to the deceased hence I have all the
legal document to back you up for the claim, so that
the proceeds of this account can be paid to you.

Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we
shall then discuss on how we can sharing the funds
when it get into your account. I have all necessary
information and legal documents needed to back you up
for claim. All I require from you is your honest
cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

I guarantee that this will be executed under
legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any
breach of the law.

IF YOU ARE VERY MUCH READY TO PROCEED with me, THEN
CONTACT ME 0N THIS E-Mail


Best Regards

Barrister philip Adama
by Buddhabing April 23, 2004
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7.
Zen
'A special transmission outside the teachings; not depending on words or letters; directly pointing to Mind; realizing one's True Nature and becoming Buddha.' (Bodhidharma)
A monk asked Baso, "What is the Buddha?" Baso replied, "Not mind, not Buddha."
by Buddhabing November 02, 2004
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