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Easy Path of Practice: Also Pure Land Practice. It is called the “Easy Path” as it involves reliance on the power of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to attain enlightenment.
Eightfold Path (Noble Eightfold Path): The way to Enlightenment consists of right understanding, right motives, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation.
Endurance World: See Saha World.
Enlightenment: Translation of the Sanskrit term bodhi ("awakened"). Generally used by Mahayanists. It is an awakening to the true nature of reality, rather than the extinguishing of desire implied by the Theravada term nirvana.
Evil Paths: The paths of hells, hungry ghosts, and animality. Can be interpreted as states of mind.
Expedient Means: Or Skillful Means, skill-in-means, Upaya. Methods targetted to the capacities of individualso as to lift them to Enlightenment.
Externalists: Followers of non-Buddhist paths.