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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  • universal king

    A universal king (cakkavatti rāja)is a person who has become the leader of the entire world only by the power of their previously done good karma. It is a similar good karma as someone who can become a Supreme Buddha.
  • unshakable confidence

    When someone has unshakable confidence or faith, their faith cannot be damaged, but it can continue to grow.
  • Uruvelā

    Uruvelā is the ancient name of the place we now call Bodh Gaya. It is where the Buddha attained enlightenment.