Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun buddhism

2 senses of buddhism

Sense 1
Buddhism -- (a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha)
       => religion, faith, organized religion -- (an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him")

Sense 2
Buddhism -- (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)
       => religion, faith, religious belief -- (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality")

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