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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  • lay follower

    A lay follower (upāsaka/upāsīkā) is a disciple of the Supreme Buddha who is not a monk or nun. If they are very devoted, they may wear white clothes some or all of the time.
  • lay life

    When someone leads the lay life, it means that person is not a monk or a nun.
  • league

    A league (yojanā) is about 10 kilometers.
  • liberated ones

    The disciples of the Buddha who have gotten free from all defilements and stopped the cycle of rebirth. This is their final life and will have no more rebirth.
  • liberation

  • lotus root