“Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Law [Dharma]” from the Tripitaka
A set of ideas and practices that help explain the origins of life, what happens after people die, and how to live a good life (note: all religions are belief systems, but not all belief systems are religions)
It is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right belief, right aspiration, right speech, right conduct, right means of livelihood, right endeavor, right memory, right meditation. This, bhikkhus, is that middle way awakened to by the Tathagata, which gives rise to vision, which gives rise to knowledge, which leads to peace, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbāna.
The group of people that has power to make laws and important decisions for a community, state, or nation
A series of rulers from the same family or group
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