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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese hotoke / ほとけ    butsusaki / ぶつさき
Chinese Buddha; Buddhism
Japanese (surname) Hotoke; (surname) Butsusaki
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.

道場


道场

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Mandarin dào chǎng / dao4 chang3
Taiwan tao ch`ang / tao chang
Japanese doujou / dojo / どうじょう
Chinese Taoist or Buddhist rite; abbr. for 菩提道場|菩提道场[Pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3]
Japanese (1) dojo (hall used for martial arts training); (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 菩提道場) manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment); (surname) Michiba; (place-name, surname) Douba; (place-name, surname) Doujou; (surname) Touba
Truth-plot. bodhimaṇḍala, circle, or place of enlightenment. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment. A place, or method, for attaining to Buddha-truth. An object of or place for religious offerings. A place for teaching, learning, or practising religion; site of enlightenment

菩提樹


菩提树

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Mandarin pú tí shù / pu2 ti2 shu4
Taiwan p`u t`i shu / pu ti shu
Japanese bodaiju / ぼだいじゅ
Chinese pipal tree (Ficus religiosa); bo fig tree; Bodhi tree (sacred to Buddhism and Hinduism)
Japanese (1) lime tree; linden (Tilia); (2) bo tree; peepul (Ficus religiosa); (given name) Bodaiju
bodhidruma, bodhitaru, bodhivṛkṣa; the wisdom-tree, i.e. that under which Śākyamuni attained his enlightenment, and became Buddha. The Ficus religiosa is the pippala, or aśvattha, wrongly identified by Faxian as the palm-tree; it is described as an evergreen, to have been 400 feet high, been cut down several times, but in the Tang dynasty still to be 40 or 50 feet high. A branch of it is said to have been sent by Aśoka to Ceylon, from which sprang the celebrated Bo-tree still flourishing there; bodhi-tree

人樹


人树

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Mandarin rén shù / ren2 shu4
Taiwan jen shu
Japanese ninju
The Tree among men, giving shelter as the bodhi-tree, a Buddha.

佛樹


佛树

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Mandarin fú shù / fu2 shu4
Taiwan fu shu
Japanese butsuju
bodhidruma; 道樹 the Bodhi-tree under which Śākyamuni obtained enlightenment or became Buddha, Ficus religiosa.

成道

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Mandarin chéng dào / cheng2 dao4
Taiwan ch`eng tao / cheng tao
Japanese joudou / jodo / じょうどう
Chinese to reach illumination (Buddhism)
Japanese (noun/participle) completing the path to becoming a Buddha (by attaining enlightenment); (personal name) Narumichi; (surname) Narimichi; (given name) Seidou; (given name) Joudou; (given name) Shigemichi
To attain the Way, or become enlightened, e.g. the Buddha under the bodhi tree; enlightenment

提樹


提树

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Mandarin tí shù / ti2 shu4
Taiwan t`i shu / ti shu
Japanese teiju / teju / ていじゅ
Japanese (given name) Teiju
The bodhidruma tree, v. 菩; bodhi-tree

舍摩

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Mandarin shě mó / she3 mo2
Taiwan she mo
Japanese shama
śama, calm, quiet, a name for the bodhi tree. For舍摩陀 v. 奢.

藏教

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Mandarin cáng jiào / cang2 jiao4
Taiwan ts`ang chiao / tsang chiao
Japanese zōkyō
The Piṭaka, i.e. Tripiṭaka school, one of the four divisions 藏通別圓 as classified by Tiantai; it is the Hīnayāna school of the śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha type, based on the tripiṭaka and its four dogmas, with the bodhisattva doctrine as an unimportant side issue. It is also subdivided into four others, 有 the reality of things, 空 their unreality, both and neither. The bodhisattva of the Piṭaka school is defined as undergoing seven stages, beginning with the four dogmas and ending with complete enlightenment under the bodhi-tree; tripiṭaka teaching

覺樹


觉树

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Mandarin jué shù / jue2 shu4
Taiwan chüeh shu
Japanese kakuju
The tree of knowledge, or enlightenment, the pippala under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, also called bodhidruma and ficus religiosa. To plant virtue in order to attain enlightenment; bodhi tree

道樹


道树

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Mandarin dào shù / dao4 shu4
Taiwan tao shu
Japanese michiki / みちき    douju / doju / どうじゅ
Japanese (given name) Michiki; (given name) Douju
The bodhi-tree, under which Buddha attained enlightenment; also as a synonym of Buddhism with its powers of growth and fruitfulness.

人中樹


人中树

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Mandarin rén zhōng shù / ren2 zhong1 shu4
Taiwan jen chung shu
Japanese ninchūju
The Tree among men, giving shelter as the bodhi-tree, a Buddha.

元吉樹


元吉树

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Mandarin yuán jí shù / yuan2 ji2 shu4
Taiwan yüan chi shu
Japanese gankitsuju
The tree of the origin of felicity, i. e. the bodhi-tree or ficus religiosa, also styled 佛樹; 道樹, and 菩提樹; bodhi tree

活兒子


活儿子

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Mandarin huó ér zi / huo2 er2 zi
Taiwan huo erh tzu
Japanese katsu nishi
A name for the bodhi-tree; bodhi seed

菩提場


菩提场

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Mandarin pú tí chǎng / pu2 ti2 chang3
Taiwan p`u t`i ch`ang / pu ti chang
Japanese bodai jō
A place, plot, or site of enlightenment, especially Śākyamuni's under the bodhi-tree.

菩提子

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Mandarin pú tí zi / pu2 ti2 zi
Taiwan p`u t`i tzu / pu ti tzu
Japanese bodaishi / ぼだいし
Japanese (given name) Bodaishi
bodhi-seeds, or beads, the hard seeds of a kind of Himalayan grass, also of a tree at Tiantai, used for rosaries; bodhi seeds

阿說他


阿说罗部

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Mandarin ā shuō luō bù / a1 shuo1 luo1 bu4
Taiwan a shuo lo pu
Japanese asetsuta
aśvattha, a tree, the ficus religiosa, or bodhi-tree, called also the 無罪樹 no-sin tree, because whoever goes around it three times is rid of sin. Also 阿濕波他; 阿舍波陀; 阿輸他.

龍華樹

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Mandarin lóng huá shù / long2 hua2 shu4
Taiwan lung hua shu
nāga-puṣpa; 奔那伽 puṣpanāga, the dragon-flower tree, which will be the bodhi-tree of Maitreya, the Buddhist Messiah, when he comes to earth.

三佛菩提

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Mandarin sān fú pú tí / san1 fu2 pu2 ti2
Taiwan san fu p`u t`i / san fu pu ti
Japanese san butsu bodai
The bodhi, or wisdom, of each of the Trikāya, 三身, i.e. that under the bodhi tree, that of parinirvāṇa, that of tathāgatagarbha in its eternal nirvāṇa aspect; enlightenment of the three buddha-bodies

五類說法


五类说法

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Mandarin wǔ lèi shuō fǎ / wu3 lei4 shuo1 fa3
Taiwan wu lei shuo fa
Japanese gorui sepphō
The five preachers in the Huayan sutra: the Buddha; bodhisattvas; śrāvakas; the devas in their praise songs; and material things, e. g. the bodhi-tree; v. 五種說人; five kinds of preaching

千百億身


千百亿身

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Mandarin qiān bǎi yì shēn / qian1 bai3 yi4 shen1
Taiwan ch`ien pai i shen / chien pai i shen
Japanese senhyakuoku shin
The Buddha Locana seated on a lotus of a thousand petals, each containing myriads of worlds in each world is, Śākyamuni seated under a bodhi tree, all such worlds attaining bodhi at the same instant; trillion bodies

菩提樹下


菩提树下

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Mandarin pú tí shù xià / pu2 ti2 shu4 xia4
Taiwan p`u t`i shu hsia / pu ti shu hsia
Japanese bodai ju ge
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

菩提道場


菩提道场

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Mandarin pú tí dào chǎng / pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3
Taiwan p`u t`i tao ch`ang / pu ti tao chang
Japanese bodaidoujou / bodaidojo / ぼだいどうじょう
Chinese Bodhimanda (place of enlightenment associated with a Bodhisattva)
Japanese {Buddh} Bodhi-manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment)
bodhimaṇḍa, the bodhi-site, or plot or seat which raised itself where Śākyamuni attained Buddhahood. It is said to be diamond-like, the navel or centre of the earth; every bodhisattva sits down on such a seat before becoming Buddha; site of enlightenment

印度菩提樹

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Japanese indobodaiju;indobodaiju / いんどぼだいじゅ;インドボダイジュ Japanese (kana only) sacred fig (Ficus religiosa); peepul; bo-tree; bodhi tree; pippala tree; ashwattha tree

屈屈吒播陀


屈屈咤播陀

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Mandarin qū qū zhā bō tuó / qu1 qu1 zha1 bo1 tuo2
Taiwan ch`ü ch`ü cha po t`o / chü chü cha po to
Japanese Kukutahada
(or屈屈吒波陀) Kukkuṭapādagiri; Cock's foot, a mountain said to be 100 li east of the bodhi tree, and, by Eitel, 7 miles south-east of Gayā, where Kāśyapa entered into nirvāṇa; also known as 窶盧播陀山 tr. by 尊足 'honoured foot'. The legend is that these three sharply rising peaks, on Kāśyapa entering, closed together over him. Later, when Mañjuśrī ascended, he snapped his fingers, the peaks opened, Kāśyapa gave him his robe and entered nirvāṇa by fire. 屈叱阿濫摩 Kukkuṭa-ārāma, a monastery built on the above mountain by Aśoka, cf. 西域記 8.

インドボダイジュ

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Japanese indobodaiju / インドボダイジュ Japanese (kana only) sacred fig (Ficus religiosa); peepul; bo-tree; bodhi tree; pippala tree; ashwattha tree

釋迦牟尼佛成道在菩提樹降魔讚


释迦牟尼佛成道在菩提树降魔讚

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Mandarin shì jiā mù ní fó chéng dào zài pú tí shù jiàng mó zàn / shi4 jia1 mu4 ni2 fo2 cheng2 dao4 zai4 pu2 ti2 shu4 jiang4 mo2 zan4
Taiwan shih chia mu ni fo ch`eng tao tsai p`u t`i shu chiang mo tsan / shih chia mu ni fo cheng tao tsai pu ti shu chiang mo tsan
Japanese Shakamuni butsujōdō zai bodaiju gōma san
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
This page contains 27 results for "bodhi tree" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



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