Basic Buddhist Terminology
A-khati: Wrong cause of behavior; prejudice.
A-kusala-kamma: Unwholesome action; evil deed; bad deed.
A-lopha: Non-greed; generosity.
A-moha: Non-delusion; wisdom.
Aphyapata-witaka: Thought free from hatred.
A-riyasajja: The four noble truths.
A-tosa: Non-hatred; love.
Awihingsa-witaka: Thought of non-violence; thought free from cruelty.
Buddha: The Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism; the Enlightened One also known as Siddhartha Gautama.
Buddha-Owata: The three admonitions of exhortations of the Buddha.
Dhamma: the teaching of the Buddha; the doctrine.
Dhura: Burden; task; business; responsibility in the dispensation.
Hiri: Moral shame; conscience.
Itthibat: Path of accomplishment; basic of success.
Jhanta: Will; aspiration.
Jhantakhati: Prejudice caused by love or desire.
Jintamaya-panya: Wisdom resulting from reflection; knowledge that is thought out.
Jitta: Thoughtfulness; active thought.
Kamma: Action; deed.
Kamma-tanha: Craving for sensual pleasures; sensual craving.
Kaya-kamma: Bodily action.
Khanta-Dhura: Burden of study; task of learning.
Khanti: Patient; forbearance; tolerance.
Kusala-kamma: Wholesome action; good deed.
Kusala muula:Whole some roots; Roots of good action.
Kusala-witaka: Wholesome thoughts.
Kusalassupa-sampata: to do good; to cultivate good.
Makkha:The path leading to the cessation of suffering.
Manoa-kamma: Mental action.
Mohakhati: Prejudice caused by delusion or stupidity.
Nekkhamma-witaka: Thought of renunciation; thought free from selfish desire.
Nirotha: The cessation of suffering; extinction of suffering.
Oattappa: Moral dread.
Panya: Wisdom, knowledge, understanding.
Phawa-tanha: Craving for existence.
Sutamaya-panya: Wisdom resulting from study; knowledge that is learned from others.
Phawanamaya-panya: Wisdom resulting from mental development; knowledge that is gained from development or practice.
Phayakhati: Prejudice caused by fear.
Sajittapariyatanang: to purify the mind.
Sampachanya: Clear comprehension.
Samuthaya: The cause of suffering; origin of suffering.
Sangkha (Sangha): Disciple of the Buddha; monks; the order.
Sappa-papassa akaranang: not to do any evil.
Sila: the precept.
Sorajja: Modesty; meekness.
Sutta: the story.
Tosakhati: Prejudice caused by hatred or enmity.
Tukkha: Suffering; unsatisfactoriness.
Wajii-kamma: Verbal action.
Wimangsa: Investigation; examination; reasoning; testing.
Winaya: the discipline.
Wipassana-Dhura: Burden of insight development; task of meditation practice.
Wiphawa-tanha: Craving for non-existence; Craving for self-annihilation.
Wiriya: Energy; effort; exertion.