Synonyms
Etymology

1. Theravada

noun. one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts; a conservative form of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the non-theistic ideal of self purification to nirvana; the dominant religion of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand and Laos and Cambodia.

Synonyms

  • Hinayana
  • Hinayana Buddhism
  • Buddhism

Etymology

  • थेरवाद (Pali)
  • स्थविरवाद (Sanskrit)

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2. Buddhism

noun. a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha.

Synonyms

  • Mahayana
  • Tantrism
  • Hinayana
  • religion
  • organized religion
  • Buddhist
  • faith
  • Zen

3. Buddhism

noun. the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth.

Synonyms

  • Zen Buddhism
  • Mahayana
  • Tantrism
  • Shingon
  • religion
  • Mahayana Buddhism
  • Theravada
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Lamaism
  • religious belief
  • Tantra
  • faith
  • Zen

Antonyms

  • unbelief
  • apophatism
  • doctrine of analogy
  • cataphatism
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