Bodhisattva /ˌbɒdɪˈsɑːtvə/ (n.) a person who is able to reach nirvana (= a state of peace and happiness) but who delays doing this because of the suffering of other humans Example: A Bodhisattva is a person who's not yet become a Buddha but is on the way.
Buddha /ˈbʊdə/ (n.) a title given to Siddhartha Gautama, the person on whose teachings the Buddhist religion is based Example: The world continues to wait for more and more Buddhas, for Buddha is not a person but is a state of being.
Buddhism /ˈbʊdɪz(ə)m/ (n.) an Asian religion based on the teaching of Siddhartha Gautama (or Buddha) Example: Buddhism is the dominant religion in Thailand.
Buddhist /ˈbʊdɪst/ (adj.) following or connected with the religion of Buddhism Example: There is a Buddhist temple at the centre of the city.
dharma /ˈdɑːmə/ (n.) truth or law that affects the whole universe Example: When we study the Buddhist dharma, we are not supposed to blindly accept what we are told.
ego /ˈiːɡəʊ/ (n.) your sense of your own value and importance Example: Being outsmarted by a girl can really hurt a guy's ego.’
emptiness /ˈɛm(p)tɪnəs/ (n.) a feeling of being sad because nothing seems to have any value Example: I felt an emptiness inside me.
karma /ˈkɑːmə/ (n.) the sum of somebody’s good and bad actions in one of their lives, believed to decide what will happen to them in the next life Example: Most people would say that one of the key teachings in Buddhism is karma.
Nirvana /nɪəˈvɑːnə/ (n.) the state of peace and happiness that a person achieves after giving up all personal desires Example: The answer to the problem of suffering does not lie in a better rebirth in the cycle of reincarnation - only nirvana offers a final solution.
rebirth /riːˈbəːθ/ (n.) a period of new life, growth or activity Example: the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth
vegetarian /ˌvedʒəˈteəriən/ (n.) a person who does not eat meat or fish Example: Vegetarians don’t eat meat.