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"Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Post by AnonOfIbid » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:07 am

Do the words (or their pali equivalents?) "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" appear/exist in the Pali Canon?

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Re: "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:51 am

Greetings,

The following come to mind...

Buddhasasana... the Buddha's dispensation
Dhammavinaya... the doctrine and the discipline
Sravaka... disciple (lit. 'hearer')

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Re: "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Post by plwk » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:23 am

Sravaka... disciple (lit. 'hearer')
Ahem... Sāvaka....
pssst..we're on Dhamma Wheel :lol:

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Re: "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:29 am

Oh yeah, I thought I did enough by leaving out the 'h'.

:rofl:

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Post by acinteyyo » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:36 am

AnonOfIbid wrote:Do the words (or their pali equivalents?) "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" appear/exist in the Pali Canon?
upāsaka: lit. 'sitting close by', i.e. a 'lay adherent', is any lay follower who is filled with faith and has taken refuge in the Buddha, his doctrine and his community of noble disciples (A. VIII, 25). His virtue is regarded as pure if he observes the 5 Precepts (pañca-sīla; s. sikkhāpada). He should avoid the following wrong ways of livelihood: trading in arms, in living beings, meat, alcohol and poison (A. V, 177). See also A. VIII, 75.

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Re: "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Post by piotr » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:17 pm

Hi AnonOfIbid,
AnonOfIbid wrote:Do the words (or their pali equivalents?) "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" appear/exist in the Pali Canon?
No, they were coined by European scholars at the begining of 19th century. At first it was ‘Boudhism’ (Oxford English Dictionary, 1801), later it transformed to ‘Buddhism’ (1816).
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Re: "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Post by DNS » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:46 pm

It was pretty much mostly called "Dhamma-Vinaya" the doctrine and discipline, i.e., the teachings and monastic code.

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Re: "Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Post by AnonOfIbid » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:13 am

Dave Snyder and piotr: Thanks. You're replies are the BEST.

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