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"Buddhism" & "Buddhist" in Pali Canon

Postby 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

Postby 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')

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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

Postby plwk » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:23 am

Sravaka... disciple (lit. 'hearer')

Ahem... Sāvaka....
pssst..we're on Dhamma Wheel :lol:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:29 am

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

:rofl:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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

Postby 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.

best wishes, acinteyyo
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Both formerly, monks, and now, it is just suffering that I make known and the ending of suffering.

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

Postby 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

Postby David N. Snyder » 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

Postby AnonOfIbid » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:13 am

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