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There are 4 total results for your forgiven search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin piān jù / pian1 ju4
Taiwan p`ien chü / pien chü
Japanese hen ju
Two divisions of wrong-doing, one called the 五篇 five pian, the other the six and seven ju. The five pian are: (1) pārājika, v. 波, sins demanding expulsion from the order; (2) saṅghāvaśeṣa, v. 僧, sins verging on expulsion, which demand confession before and absolution by the assembly; (3) ? prāyaścitta, v. 波逸, sins deserving hell which may be forgiven; (4) pratideśanīya, v. 波羅 and 提舍, sins which must be confessed; (5) duṣkṛta, v. 突, light sins, errors, or faults. The six ju are the five above with sthūlātyaya, v. 偸, associated with the third, implying thought not developed in action. The seven ju are the above with the division of the fifth into two, action and speech. There are further divisions of eight and nine; two kinds of classifications of precepts


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Mandarin chú zuì / chu2 zui4
Taiwan ch`u tsui / chu tsui
Japanese jozai
Chinese to pardon
to be forgiven; to be forgiven



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Mandarin yī bǐ gōu / yi1 bi3 gou1
Taiwan i pi kou
Japanese ippitsu ku
(一筆勾銷) "Crossed out' with a stroke of the pen; expunged; forgiven.



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Mandarin ní sà qí bō yì tí / ni2 sa4 qi2 bo1 yi4 ti2
Taiwan ni sa ch`i po i t`i / ni sa chi po i ti
Japanese nisatsugi haitsudai
Naiḥsargika-prāyaścittika, intp. by 捨 and 墮, the sin in the former case being forgiven on confession and restoration being made, in the latter being not forgiven because of refusal to confess and restore. Cf. 二百五十戒; rules of forfeiture of the things that a monk or nun possesses superfluously
This page contains 4 results for "forgiven" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

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