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Glossary to the Diamond Sutra
The text of The Diamond
Cutter (Vajrachchedika) Revision 1.2 is in a separate document, diamond.html
- irreligion; lack of dutifulness; confusion
- literally, wisdom-being, one on the way to enlightenment; an enlightened
being (Buddha) who renounces Nirvana to aid all human beings to achieve enlightenment
- the field of consciousness created by the ideation of an enlightened being
- element of existence; ultimate nature, reality, truth, existence; sacred
law; duty; righteousness; the moral law
- complete absorption into the undifferentiated ground of being; spiritual
- nature of a buddha; one who has followed in the steps of his predecessors
Steven E. Newton /
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