Talk:Buddhism

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Right resolve or right intention[edit]

@Eu.stefan: I have seen both. See Tilmann Vetter's page 12, and Peter Harvey's page 81, for instances of "right resolve". Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 03:10, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

@Ms Sarah Welch: Thank you for the links. Both translations are okay. Right intention just seems to be the most popular. The second most popular is "right thought", and then there are a few others, all of them valid. I personally prefer sticking with the most popular renderings of Pāḷi terms. With metta, Stephen Karakashev (talk) 03:15, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
@Eu.stefan: I am fine if we stick to the reliable scholarly sources for sammā sankappa. May be, we should just append a note with alternate translations for NPOV, embed in the note a reliable source for each such translation. Just a thought, I have no strong preference either way on this. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 03:29, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
@Ms Sarah Welch: This is a good idea. I also have no strong preference regarding this. With metta, Stephen Karakashev (talk) 04:29, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

PageViews graph[edit]

{{PageViews graph}} - now that's a nice one! I'll copy it to my tools-list. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 06:42, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 January 2017[edit]

Two spelling errors under 3.5 Dhyana - meditation, section "Four rupa-jhana and four arupa-jhana" : 1) "Third dhyana: loose feeling of rapture" -- "loose" should be changed to "lose" 2) "Fourth dhyana: cease all affects" -- "affects" should be changed to "effects" Kellimalea (talk) 21:41, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks. Your feedback is welcome and appreciated, Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 22:48, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Origins of the word 'Buddhism'[edit]

Could you please consider adding the origins of the word 'Buddhism', which I've read is a 19th Century term coined by British writers? It would also be wonderful to have a brief review of what the native terms for Buddha's Dharma were in the major countries where Buddhism flourished. Thank you for your kind consideration. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scottahunt (talkcontribs) 17:37, 19 March 2017 (UTC) Scottahunt (talk) 17:42, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Number of adherents not supported by citations[edit]

In the first paragraph, it states "Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion, with over 500 million followers or 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists." But the link to the source Gallup states 488 million. Moreover, later in the article there is a range given, two of the three sources stating the number is below 500 million, not over 500 million. Could the sentence in the first paragraph give a range instead? It seems that would be more accurate. Thank you for your kind consideration. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scottahunt (talkcontribs) 17:40, 19 March 2017 (UTC) Scottahunt (talk) 17:43, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

There are two sources: Pew states 488 mio in 2010 (0.9% growth per year) and the other one states 520 mio in 2015. JimRenge (talk) 20:01, 19 March 2017 (UTC)