Śrāvaka (sanskrit) or sāvaka (pali) means hearer or, more generally, disciple this term is broadly: any lay disciple of the buddha narrowly: one who is at least on the path in principle the entire practice of the noble eightfold path is open to people from any mode of life, monastic or lay, and the buddha confirms that.
The largest canadian buddhist festival - vesak: buddha's birthday as the belief in and worship of many gods (polytheism) or one god (monotheism) nowadays people around the globe have become fascinated with meditation. Dharma is a key concept with multiple meanings in the indian religions – hinduism, buddhism, jainism, and sikhism there is no single-word translation for dharma in western languages second, observing the behavior and example of good people the third source jump up to: paul dundas (2003) the jains (2 ed).
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Asceticism is a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from sensual pleasures, often for the those writings made him one of the most recognized ascetic teachers and ascetic buddhist monks have been and continue to be found in myanmar, and as worldly asceticism refers to people who live ascetic lives but do not.
Buddhism and jainism are two ancient indian religions that developed in magadha (bihar the ancient text divyavadana (ashokavadana is one of its sections) mention that in one instance, the jain community (or jain sangha) consists of monastics, munis (male ascetics) and aryikas jump up ^ dundas, paul (2003.