Someone who holds rigid, literal, exclusive belief in the doctrines of their religion.
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ta ve dan
ta) Non-dualistic Hindu philosophy, in which the goal is
the realization that the self is Brahman.
nee) The god of fire in Hinduism.
ti siz eùm) The belief that if there is anything beyond this life, it is
impossible for humans to know it.
saù) Non-violence, a central Jain principle.
laù) The one God, in Islam.
daù) (Sanskrit: Amitabha) The Buddha of infinite light, the personification of
compassion whom the Pure Land Buddhists revere as the intermediary between humanity and
Supreme Reality; esoterically, the Higher Self.
m ret) The water, sweetened with sugar, used in Sikh baptismal ceremonies.
aù) In Buddhism, the doctrine that nothing in this transient existence has a
(aù nay kant
waùd) The Jain principle of relativity or open-mindedness.
In the Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions, an invisible servant of God.
chaù) In Buddhism, the impermanence of all existence.
see ay shun) In Christianity, the appearance of an angel to the Virgin
Mary to tell her that she would bear Jesus, conceived by the Holy Spirit.
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triz eùm) The assumption that the whole universe revolves
around the human species.
ree graù haù) The Jain principle of non-acquisitiveness.
kaù lips) In Judaism and Christianity, the dramatic end of the present age.
haùnt) (Pali: arhat or arahat) A ÒWorthy OneÓ who has followed the BuddhaÕs
Eightfold Path to liberation, broken the fetters that bind us to the suffering of the Wheel of Birth
and Death, and arrived at nirvana; the Theravadan ideal.
Ark of the Covenant.
In Judaism, the shrine containing GodÕs commandments to Moses.
Aryan Invasion Theory.
Speculation originally advanced by Western scholars that the Vedas
were written by people invading India rather than by people already there.
ee aùns) The Indo-European pastoral invaders of many European and Middle
Eastern agricultural cultures during the second millennium BCE.
saù naù) A yogic posture.
ram) In Indian tradition, a usually ascetic spiritual community of those who have
gathered around a guru.
thee is em) Belief that there is no deity.
man) In Hinduism, the soul.
In Hinduism, the earthly incarnation of a deity.