(n.) The religion based upon the doctrine originally taught by the Hindoo sage Gautama Siddartha, surnamed Buddha, "the awakened or enlightened," in the sixth century b. c., and adopted as a religion by the greater part of the inhabitants of Central and Eastern Asia and the Indian Islands. Buddha's teaching is believed to have been atheistic; yet it was characterized by elevated humanity and morality. It presents release from existence (a beatific enfranchisement, Nirvana) as the greatest good. Buddhists believe in transmigration of souls through all phases and forms of life. Their number was estimated in 1881 at 470,000,000.
(1) The bi-annual Leonard Cohen Event was initially hosted during Cohen’s silent period when the singer embraced Buddhism and entered the Mount Baldy Zen Centre to live in seclusion as a Rinzai monk.
(2) The original omitted Buddhism from a list of religions with more followers in England and Wales than the number of people who described themselves as Jedi Knights in the 2011 census.
(3) His Glass family argued their way through issues of religion and compromise in a succession of stories published in the New Yorker, including Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters; Franny; Zooey; and Seymour: An Introduction, while rumours of their author's experiments with Buddhism, Hinduism, Christian Science, acupunture and diet continued to spread.
(4) A follower of Buddhism who had practised meditation for many years, he gathered his mental resources for what he described as "an experience to which no name can be given".
(5) He travelled to Japan to study Buddhism, then Calcutta to work with the poor.
(6) He was now reading Zen and Mahayana Buddhism, Taoism, and Advaita Vedanta, and putting in long hours of meditation.
(7) Last week it emerged that a team led by Coningham, a professor of archaeology and pro-vice-chancellor at Durham University, had made a startling discovery about the date of the Buddha's birth, one that could rewrite the history of Buddhism.
(8) He recalls discussing Cicero, the Alhambra, Aids, Buddhism and everything else under the sun with the nephew who loved Latin and basketball.
(9) He was a Buddhist: a Latino son of immigrants who practised Buddhism is the kind of hybrid San Francisco used to be good at.
(10) The Chinese government says it has to approve all reincarnations of living Buddhas, or senior religious figures in Tibetan Buddhism, including the choice of the next Dalai Lama.
(11) This speculation put him at the heart of a political game with the Chinese who are determined to wrest control of Tibetan Buddhism after the passing of the Dalai Lama.
(12) Her ideologies of choice are Buddhism and the Girl Scouts.
(13) I once did a series called painting from the nine religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and everything else ism.
(14) The Buddhas are a powerful symbol – of confessional tolerance, Buddhism in a Muslim country and the remains of the Silk Road – with scope for considerable political kudos, so academic quarrels have been diverted to serve strategic aims.
(15) One possible successor to the Dalai Lama is Ugyen Trinley who is seen by many as the 17th Karmapa, the spiritual head of one of the most popular of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism .
(16) We have to find a solution based on the philosophy of Buddhism."
(17) David Mathieson, a senior researcher on Burma for Human Rights Watch, said: “The Ma Ba Tha have become an unaccountable and arrogant political force based on extremist religious and social views, like a fifth column using Buddhism to serve shady political and economic interests.
(18) This could be a part of efforts against the penetration of western hostile forces.” While the Communist party considers itself an atheist organisation, authorities recognise five “official” religions: Buddhism , Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism, and Taoism.
(19) First, the martial arts are influenced by Oriental styles of thinking such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism that are difficult to grasp from a Western positivist point of view.
(20) Asian religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, are under-represented and funding is a major issue in preventing their equal access, it said.
(n.) Nothingness; nihility.
(n.) The doctrine that nothing can be known; scepticism as to all knowledge and all reality.
(n.) The theories and practices of the Nihilists.
(1) "Quod Nihil Scitur" (That's that nothing we know) is a philosophical open, "adogmatic" and liberal form of scepticism.
(2) The problem of a hermeneutic psychiatry would be to steer between the Scylla of naive realism ignoring the major participation of the psychotherapist on the one hand, and the Charybdis of relativism, nihilism, and hopeless skepticism on the other.
(3) Therefore the structure of a prenatal diagnostics centre must to a great extent observe the "Nihil nocere".
(4) Low CMAPs should not lead to therapeutic nihilism, because it may simply be caused by demyelination without exonal degeneration in CIDP.
(5) Farewell bleak nihilism; the cold assurances that all is meaningless.
(6) It's hard to see why any party around the world would emulate such nihilism."
(7) Therapeutic nihilism or deliberate acceptance of pseudoarthrotic healing, therefore, cannot be justified in treatment of avulsion fractures of the epicondylus medialis humeri.
(8) Though it may be true that, in the absence of a dependable cause, there is no single cure for inflammatory diseases of the locomotor system, nevertheless there is no reason for therapeutic nihilism.
(9) The psychiatric profession's therapeutic nihilism toward the elderly may reflect unresolved countertransference issues that result in a form of prejudice called "ageism."
(10) On the other hand therapeutic nihilism cannot be recommended.
(11) Even more disturbing, perhaps, is the threat of moral nihilism.
(12) There has been a sense of anomie in the CBC’s broadcasts during these playoffs, and on Wednesday it seemed to have finally morphed into full-blown nihilism.
(13) The overriding principle in surgery should always be "nihil nocere".
(14) Others confess through their mass rapes, choreographed murders and rational self-justifications a primary fealty to nihilism: that characteristically modern-day and insidiously common doctrine that makes it impossible for modern-day Raskolnikovs to deny themselves anything, and possible to justify anything.
(15) But while the scars of apartheid unquestionably run deep, other voices warn against nihilism.
(16) Anorectal surgery in HIV+ patients historically has been viewed with a great deal of nihilism.
(17) If the political mainstream parties cannot devise a viable response, and quickly, then Britain – like Italy – could find itself overshadowed by the nihilism of an insurgent anti-politics party.
(18) I don’t agree with someone like Russell Brand who advocates not voting – it’s pure nihilism, it’s not going to do any good.
(19) At the same time, the presence of a very low CD4 count alone should not be considered a reason for therapeutic nihilism.
(20) In his essay, however, he began with a confession of his complete ignorance as to the mechanism of secretion: 'Multa in physiologicis obscura sunt, obscurius hac ipsa functione nihil'.