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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  • Pacceka Buddha

    A Pacceka Buddha attains enlightenment on their own without a teacher, however they do not spread the teachings they have learned.
  • Palol

    (Pāli: pāṭaliyā) Trumpet flower tree.
  • pharusaka

  • plow

    A plow is a machine that helps dig up soil for planting.
  • plowshare

    A plowshare is the sharp metal part of the plow that digs in the soil like a shovel.
  • psychic powers

    Psychic powers are skills that a developed mind can have that allow the person to see or hear things far away, read minds, fly through the air, etc.