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Glossary of Buddhist Terms -- A

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These are just the briefest of definitions of Buddhist terms starting with A. Click on the term for more explanation of its meaning. Scroll down past the Sponsored Links for more terms.

Akusala
Akusala is a Pali word often translated as "evil." It refers to anything that creates harmful karma.

Anapanasati
Anapanasati (Pali) is a meditation practice of observing or counting the breath to develop concentration and mindfulness.

Anatman
No-self; the teaching that individual identity is ephemeral.

Anicca
Anicca, impermanence, is one of the Three Marks of Existence in Buddhism.

Arhat
In Theravada Buddhism, an Arhat is an individual who has realized enlightenment and may enter Nirvana.

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