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)
The group of people that has power to make laws and important decisions for a community, state, or nation
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.
Mr. Christopher Patten
“Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Law [Dharma]” from the Tripitaka
A series of rulers from the same family or group