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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin yǒng / yong3
Taiwan yung
Japanese naga / なが    tokoshie / とこしえ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese forever; always; perpetual
Japanese (pref,suf) long; (adj-na,n,adj-no) eternity; perpetuity; immortality; (given name) Hisashi; (female given name) Haruka; (given name) Nori; (surname) Nagai; (place-name, surname) Naga; (female given name) Towa; (surname, female given name) Ei
Perpetual, eternal, everlasting (like the unceasing flow of water); forever


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Mandarin bù xiǔ / bu4 xiu3
Taiwan pu hsiu
Japanese fukyuu / fukyu / ふきゅう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese immortal; immortality
Japanese (adj-no,n) everlasting; immortal; eternal; enduring; undying; imperishable; (given name) Fukyuu


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Mandarin yǒng shēng / yong3 sheng1
Taiwan yung sheng
Japanese eisei / ese / えいせい
Chinese to live forever; eternal life; all one's life
Japanese eternal life; immortality; (personal name) Hisaki; (given name) Hisao; (surname) Nagasu; (given name) Nagao; (personal name) Eisei
Eternal life; immortality; nirvana is defined as 不生 not being born, i. e. not reborn, and therefore 不滅 not dying; 永生 is also perpetual life; the Amitābha cult says in the Pure Land.



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Mandarin yǒng yuǎn / yong3 yuan3
Taiwan yung yüan
Japanese eien / een / えいえん
Chinese forever; eternal
Japanese (n,adj-no,adj-na) eternity; perpetuity; permanence; immortality; (female given name) Mirai; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Towani; (female given name) Towa; (female given name) Tokiwa; (female given name) Toa; (female given name) Eien



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Mandarin wú qióng / wu2 qiong2
Taiwan wu ch`iung / wu chiung
Japanese mukyuu / mukyu / むきゅう
Chinese endless; boundless; inexhaustible
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) eternity; infinitude; immortality


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Mandarin bù sǐ / bu4 si3
Taiwan pu ssu
Japanese fushi / ふし
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) immortality; eternal life; (2) (usu. in RPGs, etc.) undeath; undead
Undying, immortal.


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Japanese fuma / ふま Japanese permanence; immortality



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Mandarin jiǔ yè / jiu3 ye4
Taiwan chiu yeh
Japanese kugō
The nine kinds of karma, i.e. the desire realm and the form realm each has conduct that causes karma, does not cause karma, or is neutral, making 6; in the formless realm there are non-causative deeds, neutrality, and immortality, making 9; 成實論 8.


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Mandarin èr rěn / er4 ren3
Taiwan erh jen
Japanese ninin
The two patiences or endurances: 衆生忍 patience towards all under all circumstances; 無生(法)忍 calm rest, as a bodhisattva、in the assurance of no (re-) birth, i.e. in immortality. Also 安受苦忍 patience under suffering, and 觀察法忍 imperturbable examination of or meditation in the law or of all things. Also, physical and mental patience, or endurance; two endurances


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Mandarin èr jiào / er4 jiao4
Taiwan erh chiao
Japanese nikyō
Dual division of the Buddha's teaching. There are various definitions: (1) Tiantai has (a) 顯教 exoteric or public teaching to the visible audience, and (b) 密教 at the same time esoteric teaching to an audience invisible to the other assembly. (2) The 眞言 Shingon School by "exoteric" means all the Buddha's preaching, save that of the 大日經 which it counts esoteric. (3) (a) 漸教 and (b) 頓教 graduated and immediate teaching, terms with various uses, e.g. salvation by works Hīnayāna, and by faith, Mahāyāna, etc.; they are applied to the Buddha's method, to the receptivity of hearers and to the teaching itself. (4) Tiantai has (a) 界内教 and (b) 界外教 teachings relating to the 三界 or realms of mortality and teachings relating to immortal realms. (5) (a) 半字教 and (b) 滿字教 Terms used in the Nirvāṇa sūtra, meaning incomplete word, or letter, teaching and complete word teaching, i.e. partial and complete, likened to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. (6) (a) 捃收教 and (b) 扶律談常教 of the Nirvāṇa sūtra, (a) completing those who failed to hear the Lotus; (b) "supporting the law, while discoursing on immortality," i.e. that the keeping of the law is also necessary to salvation. (7) Tiantai's division of (a) 偏教 and (b) 圓教 the partial teaching of the 藏, 通, and schools as contrasted with the perfect teaching of the 圓 school. (8) Tiantai's division of (a) 構教 and (6) 實教 temporary and permanent, similar to the last two. (9) (a) 世間教 The ordinary teaching of a moral life here; (b) 出世間教 the teaching of Buddha-truth of other-worldly happiness in escape from mortality. (10) (a) 了義教 the Mahāyāna perfect or complete teaching, and (b) 不了義教 Hīnayāna incompleteness. (11) The Huayan division of (a) 屈曲教 indirect or uneven teaching as in the Lotus and Nirvāṇa sūtras, and (b) 平道教 direct or levelled up teaching as in the Huayan sūtra. (12) The Huayan division of (a) 化教 all the Buddha's teaching for conversion and general instruction, and (b) 制教 his rules and commandments for the control and development of his order; two kinds of teaching



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Mandarin èr jiàn / er4 jian4
Taiwan erh chien
Japanese futami / ふたみ
Japanese (can be adjective with の) forked (road, river); (place-name, surname) Futami; (surname) Nimi; (surname) Nitami
Two (wrong) views: (1) Looking on people grudgingly with regard to almsgiving and preaching the Buddha-truth. (2) (a) 有見 Holding to the real existence of (material) things; (b) 無見 holding to their entire unreality. (3) (a) 斷見 Holding to the view of total annihilation; (b) 常見 to that of permanence or immortality; two views



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Mandarin èr biān / er4 bian1
Taiwan erh pien
Japanese nihen
(a) 有邊 That things exist; (6) 無邊 that since nothing is self-existent, things cannot be said to exist. (2) (a) 增益邊 The plus side, the common belief in a soul and permanence; (b) 損減邊 the minus side, that nothing exists even of karma. (3) (a) 斷邊見 and (b) 常邊見 annihilation and immortality; v. 見; two extremes


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Mandarin xiān fāng / xian1 fang1
Taiwan hsien fang
Chinese prescription of elixir; potion of immortality; potion prescribed by an immortal


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Mandarin xiān táo / xian1 tao2
Taiwan hsien t`ao / hsien tao
Chinese the peaches of immortality of Goddess Xi Wangmu 西王母; Xiantao sub-prefecture level city in Hubei



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Mandarin xiān jīng / xian1 jing1
Taiwan hsien ching
Japanese senkyō
Daoist treatises on alchemy and immortality; Daoist classics


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Japanese senjutsu / せんじゅつ Japanese wizardry; secret of immortality


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Mandarin bā wèi / ba1 wei4
Taiwan pa wei
Japanese hachimi
The eight savours (or pleasures) of the Buddha's nirvāṇa: 常住 perpetual abode, 寂滅extinction (of distress, etc.), 不老 eternal youth, 不死 immortality, 淸淨 purity, 虛通 absolute freedom (as space), 不動 imperturbility, and 快樂 joy; eight flavors



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Mandarin shòu táo / shou4 tao2
Taiwan shou t`ao / shou tao
Chinese (myth.) peaches of immortality, kept by Xi Wangmu; fresh or confectionery peaches offered as a birthday gift


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Mandarin suō ā / suo1 a1
Taiwan so a
Japanese shaka
sahā, a herb in the Himālayas imparting immortality to the finder, v. 娑婆.



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Mandarin duàn cháng / duan4 chang2
Taiwan tuan ch`ang / tuan chang
Japanese danjō
End or continuance, annihilation or permanence, death or immortality; nihilism and eternalism



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Mandarin shí zōng / shi2 zong1
Taiwan shih tsung
Japanese jishuu / jishu / じしゅう
Japanese Jishu sect (of Buddhism); (surname, given name) Tokimune; (given name) Jishuu
六時往生宗 A Japanese sect, whose members by dividing day and night into six periods of worship seek immortality; Time School


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Japanese tokoshie / とこしえ Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) eternity; perpetuity; immortality


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Mandarin yǒng shì / yong3 shi4
Taiwan yung shih
Japanese eisei / ese / えいせい
Chinese eternal; forever
Japanese eternity; perpetuity; immortality; permanence; (surname) Nagayo; (personal name) Nagase; (given name) Eisei


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Mandarin yǒng jiǔ / yong3 jiu3
Taiwan yung chiu
Japanese towa / とわ    tokoshie / とこしえ    eikyuu / ekyu / えいきゅう
Chinese everlasting; perpetual; lasting; forever; permanent
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) eternity; perpetuity; immortality; (adj-na,n,adj-no) (1) eternity; perpetuity; immortality; (2) Eikyuu era (1113.7.13-1118.4.3); (female given name) Haruku; (female given name) Haruka; (p,s,g) Nagahisa; (surname) Nagaku; (female given name) Towa; (female given name) Toa; (given name) Eiji; (place-name, surname) Eikyuu


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Mandarin yíng zhōu / ying2 zhou1
Taiwan ying chou
Chinese Yingzhou, easternmost of three fabled islands in Eastern sea, home of immortals and source of elixir of immortality



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Mandarin wú sǐ / wu2 si3
Taiwan wu ssu
Japanese mushi / むし
Japanese {baseb} (See ノーアウト,死・し・3) no outs



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Mandarin liàn dān / lian4 dan1
Taiwan lien tan
Japanese rentan / れんたん
Chinese to concoct pills of immortality
Japanese elixir of life (prepared from cinnabar in ancient China)


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Mandarin gān lù / gan1 lu4
Taiwan kan lu
Japanese kanro / かんろ
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) nectar; sweetness; (surname, female given name) Kanro
阿密哩多 (or 啞密哩多) (or 啞密哩達) amṛta, sweet dew, ambrosia, the nectar of immortality; tr. by 天酒 deva-wine, the nectar of the gods. Four kinds of ambrosia are mentioned— green, yellow, red, and white, all coming from 'edible trees' and known as 蘇陀 sudhā, or 蘇摩 soma.


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Japanese shinshou / shinsho / しんしょう Japanese (1) ambrosia (drink conferring immortality); (2) drink used as an offering (to the gods)


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Mandarin pán táo / pan2 tao2
Taiwan p`an t`ao / pan tao
Japanese bantou;bantou / banto;banto / ばんとう;バントウ
Chinese flat peach (aka Saturn peach or donut peach); the peaches of immortality kept by Xi Wangmu 西王母
Japanese (kana only) donut peach (Amygdalus persica var. compressa); UFO peach; flat peach; pan tao peach; Saturn peach; saucer peach; (personal name) Bantou



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Mandarin biān jiàn / bian1 jian4
Taiwan pien chien
Japanese henmi / へんみ
Japanese (surname) Henmi
邊執見 The two extreme views of annihilation and personal immortality.



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Mandarin cháng shēng / chang2 sheng1
Taiwan ch`ang sheng / chang sheng
Japanese chousei / chose / ちょうせい
Chinese long life
Japanese (noun/participle) longevity; (given name) Yoshio; (given name) Hisao; (given name) Naganari; (surname) Nagasu; (place-name) Nagaoi; (given name) Nagao; (place-name) Nagaike; (place-name) Chousei; (given name) Takeo; (personal name) Osamu; (given name) Osami; (personal name) Osao
Long or eternal life (in Paradise), 長生不死, 長生不老 long life without death, or growing old, immortality.



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Mandarin bù sǐ yào / bu4 si3 yao4
Taiwan pu ssu yao
Japanese fushi yaku
Medicine of immortality, called shāhē 裟訶, which grows on 雪山 the Himālayas and bestows on anyone seeing it endless and painless life.



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Mandarin bù sǐ chù / bu4 si3 chu4
Taiwan pu ssu ch`u / pu ssu chu
Japanese fushi sho
place of immortality; place of immortality


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Japanese fujimi / ふじみ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) invulnerability; immortality; insensibility to pain



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Mandarin bù sǐ mén / bu4 si3 men2
Taiwan pu ssu men
Japanese fushi mon
The gate of immortality or nirvana, i. e. Mahāyāna.


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Japanese tokoshie / とこしえ Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) eternity; perpetuity; immortality



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Mandarin bào pǔ zǐ / bao4 pu3 zi3
Taiwan pao p`u tzu / pao pu tzu
Chinese Baopuzi, collection of essays by Ge Hong 葛洪[Ge3 Hong2] on alchemy, immortality, legalism, society etc



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Mandarin wú mò xiǎng / wu2 mo4 xiang3
Taiwan wu mo hsiang
Japanese mumossō
conceptions of immortality; conceptions of immortality



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Mandarin wú shēng rěn / wu2 sheng1 ren3
Taiwan wu sheng jen
Japanese mushounin / mushonin / むしょうにん
Japanese (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 無生法忍) anutpattika-dharma-ksanti (recognition that nothing really arises or perishes)
The patient rest in belief in immortality, or no rebirth; patient acceptance based on awareness of the non-arising of phenomena



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Mandarin wú shēng zhì / wu2 sheng1 zhi4
Taiwan wu sheng chih
Japanese mushō chi
The final knowledge attained by the arhat, his release from the chain of transmigration; cf. 十智. Also, the knowledge of the bodhisattva of the assurance of immortality, or no rebirth; cognition of non-arising



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Mandarin wú shēng mén / wu2 sheng1 men2
Taiwan wu sheng men
Japanese mushō mon
The doctrine of reality as beyond birth, or creation, i.e. that of the bhūtatathatā; the gate or school of immortality; approach of non-production



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Mandarin liàn dān shù / lian4 dan1 shu4
Taiwan lien tan shu
Japanese rentanjutsu / れんたんじゅつ
Chinese maker of immortality pill; concocting magic pills
Japanese alchemy; art of making elixirs


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Mandarin gān lù wáng / gan1 lu4 wang2
Taiwan kan lu wang
Japanese kanro ō
amṛta, intp. in its implication of immortality is a name of Amitābha, and connected with him are the 甘露咒, 甘露陀羅尼咒, 十甘露咒 (or 十甘露明), 甘露經, etc; king of immortality


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Mandarin xī wáng mǔ / xi1 wang2 mu3
Taiwan hsi wang mu
Japanese seioubo / seobo / せいおうぼ
Chinese Xi Wangmu, Queen Mother of the West, keeper of the peaches of immortality; popularly known as 王母娘娘
Japanese Queen Mother of the West (an ancient Chinese goddess)


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Japanese tokoshie / とこしえ Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) eternity; perpetuity; immortality



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Mandarin cháng shēng fú / chang2 sheng1 fu2
Taiwan ch`ang sheng fu / chang sheng fu
Japanese chōshō fu
The charm for immortality, i.e. Buddhism; talisman for long life



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Mandarin bù dòng shēng sǐ / bu4 dong4 sheng1 si3
Taiwan pu tung sheng ssu
Japanese fudō shōshi
Immortality, nirvana; the unmoving is life and death


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Mandarin bù sǐ gān lù / bu4 si3 gan1 lu4
Taiwan pu ssu kan lu
Japanese fushi kanro
Sweet dew of immortality, a baptismal water of 眞言 Shingon; nectar of immortality


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Japanese furoufushi / furofushi / ふろうふし Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (yoji) perpetual youth and longevity; immortality



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Mandarin bā bù zhèng guān / ba1 bu4 zheng4 guan1
Taiwan pa pu cheng kuan
Japanese happu shōkan
Meditation on the eight negations 八不. These eight, birth, death, etc., are the 八迷 eight misleading ideas, or 八計 eight wrong calculations. No objection is made to the terms in the apparent, or relative, sense 俗諦, but in the real or absolute sense 眞諦 these eight ideas are incorrect, and the truth lies between them ; in the relative, mortality need not be denied, but in the absolute we cannot speak of mortality or immortality. In regard to the relative view, beings have apparent birth and apparent death from various causes, but are not really born and do not really die, i.e. there is the difference of appearance and reality. In the absolute there is no apparent birth and apparent death. The other three pairs are similarly studied; correct meditation on the eight negations



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Mandarin shí liù zhī jiàn / shi2 liu4 zhi1 jian4
Taiwan shih liu chih chien
Japanese jūroku chiken
十六神我 The sixteen heretical views on me and mine, i.e. the ego in self and others, determinism or fate, immortality, etc.; v. 智度論 25; sixteen views of the self and its roles


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Japanese senkofuma / せんこふま Japanese (yoji) permanence; immortality; eternity



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Mandarin pán táo shèng huì / pan2 tao2 sheng4 hui4
Taiwan p`an t`ao sheng hui / pan tao sheng hui
Chinese a victory banquet to taste the peaches of immortality of Goddess Xi Wangmu 西王母



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Mandarin cháng shēng bù sǐ / chang2 sheng1 bu4 si3
Taiwan ch`ang sheng pu ssu / chang sheng pu ssu
Chinese immortality



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Mandarin cháng shēng bù lǎo / chang2 sheng1 bu4 lao3
Taiwan ch`ang sheng pu lao / chang sheng pu lao
Chinese immortality


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Japanese reikonfumetsu / rekonfumetsu / れいこんふめつ Japanese (yoji) immortality of the soul


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Japanese tamashiifushisetsu / tamashifushisetsu / たましいふしせつ Japanese (obscure) (theory of) the immortality of the soul



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Mandarin liàn dān bā guà lú / lian4 dan1 ba1 gua4 lu2
Taiwan lien tan pa kua lu
Chinese eight trigrams furnace to cook pills of immortality; symbol of the alchemist's art; Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble

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