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The penultimate transitional state of meditation in which matter begins to be transformed into pure light. It is said to be the highest state attainable in the realm of samsara before the "clear light" of Nirvana.
The ninth month in the Islamic calendar, for the duration of which Muslims fast during the daylight hours to commemorate the giving of the Qur'an.
Very popular Hindu epic, composed around 700 CE by Valmiki. It is as long as the Christian Bible and tells the story of the virtuous hero Rama who rescues his beloved Sita from the evil king.
(Japanese, "egg-shaped tower"). Tower on the tomb of a Zen monk.
(Sanskrit, "jewel" + "mountain"). Collection of Mahayana scriptures. Only four works survive in the original Sanskrit, but there were probably once 49 short sections.
(Sanskrit, "jewel-born one"). One of the five Dhyani Buddhas.
In Catholic and some Protestant churches, the physical and spiritual presence of the body and blood of Christ in the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
In Anglicanism, the elected pastor of a financially self-supported congregation. If there are several clergy in the congregation, the rector has primary responsibility for directing worship.
(Chinese) humaneness or benevolence; central principle of Confucianism
a vast collection (thousands of volumes) of answers to specific questions on Jewish law
(Japanese). Zen spiritual teacher.
Russian Orthodox cross
Cross with three bars, the lowest bar low and slanted.
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