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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  • yakkhas

    A yakkha is a type of non-human being. Some yakkhas are disciples of the Supreme Buddha, like Ālavaka. But most are not. Yakkhas are very powerful and cannot usually be seen by humans. Below is a statue of a yakkha
  • yoke

    A yoke helps connect an animal to a machine like a plow. It has a place for the animal to put its head through.