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SUBJECT Buddhism
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300073738
NOTES Refers to the philosophy and religion based on the enlightenment and teachings of the Buddha Gautama in the early sixth century BCE in the northeastern region of modern India. Playing dominant roles in the art and culture of Southeast Asia and East Asia, this religion is based on the transcendence of human suffering and pain through the acceptance of the limitations of individuality, the surrender of worldly desires and cravings that cause disappointment and sorrow, and the deliverance from the impermanence of living and individual ego based on wealth, social position, or family through the process of enlightenment (nirvana).
HIERARCHY Associated Concepts Facet>Associated Concepts>religions (concept)>Buddhism
CHILDREN Ch'an; Mahayana; Shingon; Tendai; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen

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