Bönism

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bonism

(ˈbəʊˌnɪzəm)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the doctrine that the world is good, although not the best of all possible worlds
[C19: from Latin bonus good + -ism]
ˈbonist n, adj
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Bönism

a pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, involving worship of nature spirits and the practice of sacrifice, magie, and divination. It was influential on the Tibetan form of Buddhism.
See also: Religion
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