Eclectic Energies: Chakra test, I Ching, Mudras, Acupressure, Exercises,... Angel Names: Names of Angels A list of angel names and meanings, collected from history, lore and various experts of angels. The following comprehensive list of traditional angel names were collected from different angelic sources for reference. Some of them are Biblical, while others are found within religions, legends and myths. These angel names are of those angels considered to be of a friendly and helpful demeanor as opposed to our list of ill-intended, fallen angels. Abasdarhon - angel of the fifth hour of the night.Abraxos - ancient name attributed to an angel.Adnachiel - angel who rules November.Adonael - an archangel.Adonai - one of seven angels of the presence, or elohim; creator.Aeshma - Persian archangel.Af - angel of light.Agla - angel who saved Lot and his family.Akriel - angel who aids those with infertility.Amitiel - angel of truth.Amriel - angel of the month of May.Anael - angel influencing love, passion and sexuality.Anapiel - angel whose name means "branch of God."
Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) - StumbleUpon 1. The Meaning of the Term Zen The designation of this school of the Buddha-Way as Zen, which means sitting meditation, is derived from a transliteration of the Chinese word Chán. Because the Chinese term is in turn a transliteration of the Sanskrit term dhyāna, however, Zen owes its historical origin to early Indian Buddhism, where a deepened state of meditation, called samādhi, was singled out as one of the three components of study a Buddhist was required to master, the other two being an observation of ethical precepts (sīla) and an embodiment of nondiscriminatory wisdom (prajñā). The reason that meditation was singled out for the designation of this school is based on the fact that the historical Buddha achieved enlightenment (nirvāna) through the practice of meditation. 2. 3. When one engages in Zen meditation, Zen recommends that its practitioner follow a three-step procedure: adjusting body, breathing and mind. 3.1 The Adjustment of the Body 3.2 The Adjustment of Breathing 4. 5.