When we read the Buddha’s teachings, we may need to learn some new words. Here is the meaning of some of the words that may be new to you. If you are still unsure about a lot of words, you may want to install some dictionary software.

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  • kamma

    Kamma (or karma) is action that we do on purpose. Good actions give good results and bad actions give bad results.
  • Kapilavatthu

    This is the Supreme Buddha’s home town from where the Sākyas ruled.
  • Karavīka’s

    A Cuckoo.
  • kareri

  • Kāsi cloth

    The kingdom of Kāsi was famous for having the finest cloth and perfumes. Even today that area of India is still well known for this.
  • Kassapa Buddha

    Kassapa Buddha was the Supreme Buddha prior to our Gotama Supreme Buddha.
  • kumbhandas

    Kumbhandas are a type of non-human being. They are usually short.