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10.
Someone who believes that there is no god but will be reincarnated. Often philosophers and seekers of the meaning of life.
The Buddhist philosopher concluded that waffle doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about.
by Pyrus October 22, 2003
 
1.
One of the kindest people in the world. They will always help you 100% of the time. They dont talk shit about other religions. They dont fly planes into buildings. they don't come knocking at your door to try and convert you. I think They are the greatest people on earth!

-im catholic, and i have tremendous respect for this religion.
" Buddhist are one of the most peacefull loving people on earth, they dont even kill bugs "

guy1: man that's peacefull
by poopster August 24, 2005
 
2.
One who follows the teachings of Buddha, and does not believe but seeks out the truth and acquires knowledge instead of faith. One who is aware of reincarnation, samsara, dukkha, and nirvana.
The Buddhist quietly practiced vipassana meditation each day, and under the guidance of her guru she finally reached enlightenment.
by Diana February 17, 2004
 
3.
An individual who believes and follows the teachings of Siddhartha Guatama, a former prince who, they say, stepped out of his castle and had an epiphany,and saw the hate in the world, and set out to rid the world of evil needs. The basis of Budhism is to rid yourself of wants, and only focus on the essentials of life, meditation. When you had finally achieved these things, you would reach Nirvana, or true happiness. Budhists are often kind and loving souls, who believe there is potential in everything. Budhists tend to also follow the teachings of Confucius.
"Nirvana is the true goal of the Buddhist."
by lone-wolf December 20, 2005
 
4.
(Noun) A follower of the Buddha, a spiritual teacher born in India c 563 BCE, or (adjective) relating to Him or His teachings. A Buddhist is defined not by belief but by their commitment to and faith (confidence) in a path of spiritual development and liberation that includes

(1)The practice of meditation in order to achieve mental and emotional integration and insight;
(2) The observance of ethical guidelines to train oneself in simplicity, mindfulness and nonviolence; and cultivate an attitude of universal, unconditional loving kindness; and
(3) The development of wisdom based on testing for oneself the teachings of the Buddha. These include the teaching that everything (including ourselves) arises in dependence on other conditions and, in consequence, is changing and open to the rest of existence, rather than ultimately separately existing.

The path leads to a state of Enlightenment or Nirvana, a state of complete freedom from all limitation and suffering.

"Just as the great ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, so my teachings have but one taste, the taste of freedom." ( - the Buddha)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama often says, "I am just a simple Buddhist monk - no more, nor less."

In all of Buddhist history, there has never been a holy war.
by Assured February 24, 2006
 
5.
A follower of the philosophy (though it has elements of a religion in some of the practices) of the Indian Prince who is now known (more commmonly) as Buddha.

Lots of people think that Buddhism is a religion, but in fact some Christians, Catholics, Muslims, and Jews (just to name a few religions) follow the Buddhist philosophy.

I say this because everyone seems to think that Buddhism is purely a religion. It's more like a way of life, but you can find some mysticism in it.
I am a Buddhist, but I also believe in Christ.
I became a Buddhist recently, the path to enlightenment is a while off.
by Ian the Buddhist December 31, 2006
 
6.
A Buddhist is a person who follows the Dhamma-Vinaya (conduct and discipline) preached by the Mahabodhi, Siddhartha Gautama. A Buddhist believes the Four Noble Truths (Pali: cattāri ariyasaccāni), which are:
1. DUKKHA - Life is full of suffering
2. SAMUDHAYA - Suffering is caused by unrequited desire
3. NIRODHA - To eliminate suffering one must eliminate desire
4. MAGGA - The cessation of suffering is achieved by following Ariya-Atthangika-Magga, the Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path consists of the following eight categories of proper conduct, divided into three broad areas:
# Widsom--Panna

* Right Understanding--samma ditthi

* Right Thought--samma sankappa

# Morality--Sila

* Right Speech--samma vaca

* Right Action--samma kammanta

* Right Livelihood--samma ajiva

# Concentration--Samadhi

* Right Effort--samma vayama

* Right Mindfulness--samma sati

* Right Concentration--samma samadhi

Although there are different schools of Buddhism, the above are the core beliefs of the faith.
Buddhism in various forms is practiced across East Asia, although it has largely died out in its home country of India. Sri Lanka is the birthplace of Theravada Buddhism, practiced in Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, while Mahayana Buddhism is practiced in Tibet, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Siberia.

Many people in the West have taken a keen interest in Buddhism in recent decades, leading to a resurgence of this ancient faith.

In spite of doctrinal differences, all of the above groups are considered Buddhist because they all revere the Buddha and his teachings.
by Dharmavarman July 01, 2009
 
7.
a person who follows the religion of buddhism. remember that there are many different sects or types of buddhism and that you should't link them all together
jon: that guy is buddhist, that means his god is a cow. wat a loser

toby: naw man, he's a different type, he doesnt pray to any gods. and you shouldnt judge ppl like that
by jo<3 November 27, 2007