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Noun buddhism has 2 senses
  1. Buddhism - a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
    --1 is a kind of
    religion, faith
    --1 has member: Buddhist
    --1 has particulars: Zen, Zen Buddhism; Mahayana; Hinayana; Tantrism
  2. Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
    --2 is a kind of
    religion, faith, religious belief
    --2 has particulars:
     Mahayana, Mahayana Buddhism; Theravada, Theravada Buddhism; Lamaism, Tibetan Buddhism; Zen, Zen Buddhism; Shingon; Tantra, Tantrism
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