Bodhi



supreme knowledge or enlightenment.
Historical Examples

Sacred Books of the East Various
The Buddha Paul Carus
The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity Arthur Lillie
The Buddha Paul Carus
Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
The Buddha Paul Carus
The Metaphysic of Christianity and Buddhism Dawsonne M. Strong
The Popular Religion and Folk-Lore of Northern India, Vol. II (of 2) W. Crooke
The Buddha Paul Carus
Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity Sir Monier Monier-Williams

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