way (Ch dao, J dō) “The way,” also referred to as “the buddha way,” means awakening or enlightenment. Also the way to enlightenment. “Ways” is used when referring to different levels of enlightenment.
wheel-turning sage king (Skt cakravarti-rāja) An ideal ruler in Indian mythology. In Buddhism the wheel-turning kings are kings who rule by justice rather than force. They possess the thirty-two features and rule the four continents surrounding Mount Sumeru.
wisdom embracing all species Knowledge of the equality of and the differences in all things and phenomena. Buddha wisdom.
Wise Kalpa The present major kalpa in which we live. It is so called because it is said that a thousand buddhas of great wisdom will appear in the course of it to save living beings.
world-honored one (Skt bhagavat) One of the ten epithets for a buddha.