Languages

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Tantrayana: See Vajrayana.
 
Tathagatha: “Thus Come One”. One of the highest titles for a Buddha.
 
Theravada: Sanskrit; literally, "the School of the Elders". One of the three major schools of Buddhism. It is widely practiced in Southeast Asia, and its teachings focus on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Theravada Buddhism emphasizes personal, rather than collective, liberation.
 
T'ien T'ai (Tendai): A major school that uses the Lotus Sutra as its main text.
 
Transference of Merit: Sharing one's merits and virtues with others.
 
Triple Jewel: The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
 
Tripitaka: Sanskrit; literally, "the three baskets". It refers to the Buddhist canon, which has three parts: the sutras, the Vinaya, or monastic code, and the Abhidharma – Buddhist philosophical treatise.