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Gautaʹma (g hard)


The chief deity of Burmah, whose favourite offering is a paper umbrella.

The four sublime verities of Gautaʹma are as follows:

(1) Pain exists.

(2) The cause of pain is “birth sin.” The Buddhist supposes that man has passed through many previous existences, and all the heaped-up sins accumulated in these previous states constitute man’s “birth sin.”

(3) Pain is ended only by Nirvaʹna.

(4) The way that leads to Nirvana is—right faith, right judgment, right language, right purpose, right practice, right obedience, right memory, and right mediation (eight in all).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Gathers (g hard)
Gauche (French, the left hand)
Gaudifer (g hard)
Gaudy-day (A)
Gaul (g hard)
Gaunt (g hard)
Gauntgrim (g hard)
Gauntlet (g hard)
Gautama (g hard)
Gautier and Garguille (French)
Gauvaine or Gawain
Gavelkind (g hard)
Gawain (g hard)
Gawrey (g hard)
Gay (g hard)
Gay Deceiver (A)
Gay Girl

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