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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin huā / hua1
Taiwan hua
Japanese hana / はな
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese flower; blossom; CL:朵[duo3],支[zhi1],束[shu4],把[ba3],盆[pen2],簇[cu4]; fancy pattern; florid; to spend (money, time); surname Hua
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Manaka; (female given name) Peko; (female given name) Heren; (female given name) Furawa; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haru; (p,s,f) Hana; (female given name) Kanna; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Aya
華 puṣpa, a flower, flowers; especially the lotus, and celestial flowers. 花座 The lotus throne on which buddhas and bodhisattvas sit.

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Mandarin huā // huà // huá / hua1 // hua4 // hua2
Taiwan hua
Japanese hana / はな
Chinese magnificent; splendid; flowery; old variant of 花[hua1]; flower; Mt Hua 華山|华山 in Shaanxi; surname Hua; abbr. for China
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Ran; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Furo-ria; (personal name) Fua; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Haru; (surname, female given name) Hana; (female given name) Teru; (female given name) Kemeko; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kana; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Kazashi; (m,f) Kaoru; (surname, given name) Ka; (female given name) Aki
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.



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Mandarin guān shì yīn / guan1 shi4 yin1
Taiwan kuan shih yin
Japanese kanzeon / かんぜおん
Chinese Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion
Regarder of the world's sounds, or cries, the so-called Goddess of Mercy; also known as 觀音; 觀世音善薩; 觀自在 (觀世自在); 觀尹; 光世音 (the last being the older form). Avalokiteśvara, v. 阿 8. Originally represented as a male, the images are now generally those of a female figure. The meaning of the term is in doubt; it is intp. as above, but the term 觀自在 (觀世自在) accords with the idea of Sovereign Regarder and is not associated with sounds or cries. Guanyin is one of the triad of Amida, is represented on his left, and is also represented as crowned with Amida; but there are as many as thirty-three different forms of Guanyin, sometimes with a bird, a vase, a willow wand, a pearl, a 'thousand' eyes and hands, etc., and, when as bestower of children, carrying a child. The island of Putuo (Potala) is the chief centre of Guanyin worship, where she is the protector of all in distress, especially of those who go to sea. There are many sūtras, etc., devoted to the cult, but its provenance and the date of its introduction to China are still in doubt. Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sūtra is devoted to Guanyin, and is the principal scripture of the cult; its date is uncertain. Guanyin is sometimes confounded with Amitābha and Maitreya. She is said to be the daughter of king Śubhavyūha 妙莊王, who had her killed by 'stifling because the sword of the executioner broke without hurting her. Her spirit went to hell; but hell changed into paradise. Yama sent her back to life to save his hell, when she was miraculously transported on a Lotus flower to the island of Poo-too'. Eitel.



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Mandarin yī lián / yi1 lian2
Taiwan i lien
Japanese ichiren / いちれん
Japanese (given name) Ichiren
The Lotus-flower of the Pure-land of Amitābha, idem 蓮臺; one lotus


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Mandarin xià pǐn / xia4 pin3
Taiwan hsia p`in / hsia pin
Japanese gehin / げひん
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) vulgar; indecent; coarse; crude; (place-name) Shimoshina
The three lowest of the nine classes born in the Amitābha Pure Land, v. 無量壽經. These three lowest grades are (1) 下品上生 The highest of the three lowest classes who enter the Pure Land of Amitābha, i.e. those who have committed all sins except dishonouring the sūtras. If at the end of life the sinner clasps hands and says "Namo Amitābha", such a one will be born in His precious lake. (2) 下品中生 The middle class consists of those who have broken all the commandments, even stolen from monks and abused the law. If at death such a one hears of the great power of Amitābha, and assents with but a thought, he will be received into paradise. (3) 下品下生 The lowest class, because of their sins, should have fallen into the lowest gati, but by invoking the name of Amitābha, they can escape countless ages of reincarnation and suffering and on dying will behold a lotus flower like the sun, and, by the response of a single thought, will enter the Pure Land of Amitābha.


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Mandarin shí zōng / shi2 zong1
Taiwan shih tsung
Japanese jūshū
The ten schools of Chinese Buddhism: I. The (1) 律宗 Vinaya-discipline, or 南山|; (2) 倶舍 Kośa, Abhidharma, or Reality (Sarvāstivādin) 有宗; (3) 成實宗 Satyasiddhi sect founded on this śāstra by Harivarman; (4) 三論宗 Mādhyamika or 性空宗; (5) 法華宗 Lotus, "Law-flower" or Tiantai 天台宗; (6) 華嚴Huayan or法性 or賢首宗; ( 7) 法相宗 Dharmalakṣana or 慈恩宗 founded on the唯識論 (8) 心宗 Ch'an or Zen, mind-only or intuitive, v. 禪宗 ; (9) 眞言宗 (Jap. Shingon) or esoteric 密宗 ; (10) 蓮宗 Amitābha-lotus or Pure Land (Jap. Jōdo) 淨士宗. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 9th are found in Japan rather than in China, where they have ceased to be of importance. II. The Hua-yen has also ten divisions into ten schools of thought: (1) 我法倶有 the reality of self (or soul) and things, e.g. mind and matter; (2) 法有我無 the reality of things but not of soul; (3) 法無去來 things have neither creation nor destruction; (4) 現通假實 present things are both apparent and real; (5) 俗妄眞實 common or phenomenal ideas are wrong, fundamental reality is the only truth; (6) things are merely names; (7) all things are unreal 空; (8) the bhūtatathatā is not unreal; (9) phenomena and their perception are to be got rid of; (10) the perfect, all-inclusive, and complete teaching of the One Vehicle. III. There are two old Japanese divisions: 大乘律宗, 倶舎宗 , 成實 宗 , 法和宗 , 三論宗 , 天台宗 , 華嚴宗 , 眞言宗 , 小乘律宗 , and 淨土宗 ; the second list adds 禪宗 and omits 大乘律宗. They are the Ritsu, Kusha, Jōjitsu, Hossō, Sanron, Tendai, Kegon, Shingon, (Hīnayāna) Ritsu, and Jōdo; the addition being Zen.



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Mandarin hán huá / han2 hua2
Taiwan han hua
Japanese gange
In the closed lotus flower, i.e. those who await the opening of the flower for rebirth in Paradise; closed flower


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Mandarin sì guǒ / si4 guo3
Taiwan ssu kuo
Japanese shika
The four phala, i. e. fruitions, or rewards — srota-āpanna-phala, sakradāgāmi-phala, anāgāmiphala, arhat-phala, i. e. four grades of saintship; see 須陀洹; 斯陀含, 阿那含, and 阿離漢. The four titles are also applied to four grades of śramaṇas— yellow and blue flower śramaṇas, lotus śramaṇas, meek śramaṇas, and ultra-meek śramaṇas; four realizations



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Mandarin tiān huá / tian1 hua2
Taiwan t`ien hua / tien hua
Japanese tenge / てんげ    tenke / てんけ    tenka / てんか
Japanese (Buddhist term) flowers that bloom in the heavens; paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image; snow; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Tenka
Deva, or divine, flowers, stated in the Lotus Sutra as of four kinds, mandāras, mahāmandāras, mañjūṣakas, and mahāmañjūṣakas, the first two white, the last two red; divine flower



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Mandarin fǎ huá / fa3 hua2
Taiwan fa hua
Japanese hokke;hoke / ほっけ;ほけ
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (See 法華宗) Nichiren sect; Tendai sect; (2) (abbreviation) (See 法華経) Lotus Sutra; (female given name) Myouka; (place-name) Hokke; (surname) Hokka; (female given name) Houka; (female given name) Norika
The Dharma-flower, i.e. the Lotus Sutra, the法華經 or 妙法蓮華經 q.v. Saddharmapuṇḍarīka Sutra; also the法華宗 Lotus sect, i.e. that of Tiantai, which had this sutra for its basis. There are many treatises with this as part of the title. 法華法, 法華會, 法華講 ceremonials, meetings, or explications connected with this sutra.



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Mandarin bái lián / bai2 lian2
Taiwan pai lien
Japanese byakuren / びゃくれん
Chinese white lotus (flower); White Lotus society; same as 白蓮教|白莲教
Japanese (1) white lotus; (2) purity; pure heart; (given name) Byakuren; (female given name) Hakuren
(白蓮華); 分陀利 puṇḍarīka, the white lotus.



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Mandarin hóng lián / hong2 lian2
Taiwan hung lien
Japanese guren / ぐれん
Chinese red lotus
Japanese (1) bright red; (2) crimson lotus flower; (female given name) Koren; (female given name) Kouren; (female given name) Guren


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Mandarin fēn tuó / fen1 tuo2
Taiwan fen t`o / fen to
Japanese funda
white lotus flower; white lotus flower


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Mandarin huā jǔ / hua1 ju3
Taiwan hua chü
Japanese keko
花籠; 花皿 Flower baskets for scattering lotus flowers, or leaves and flowers in general.



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Mandarin lián huā / lian2 hua1
Taiwan lien hua
Japanese renge / れんげ
Chinese lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, among others); water-lily
Japanese (1) (kana only) lotus flower; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) Chinese milk vetch (Astragalus sinicus); (3) (abbreviation) china spoon; (4) lotus-shaped pedestal for a gravestone; (female given name) Renfa; (p,s,f) Renge; (surname) Renga; (female given name) Renka; (female given name) Hakka; (female given name) Hasuka
lotus flower



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Mandarin lián huá / lian2 hua2
Taiwan lien hua
Japanese renge / れんげ
Japanese (1) (kana only) lotus flower; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) Chinese milk vetch (Astragalus sinicus); (3) (abbreviation) china spoon; (4) lotus-shaped pedestal for a gravestone; (f,p) Renge; (female given name) Renka; (female given name) Ren; (female given name) Hasuka
or 蓮花 The lotus flower.


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Japanese renge / レンゲ Japanese (1) (kana only) lotus flower; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) Chinese milk vetch (Astragalus sinicus); (3) (abbreviation) china spoon; (4) lotus-shaped pedestal for a gravestone; (place-name) Lengeh



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Mandarin yōu bō luō / you1 bo1 luo1
Taiwan yu po lo
Japanese uhatsura
utpala, the blue lotus, to the shape of whose leaves the Buddha's eyes are likened; also applied to other water lilies. Name of a dragon king; also of one of the cold hells, and one of the hot hells. Also 優鉢剌; 鄔鉢羅; 漚鉢羅; blue lotus flower


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Mandarin fēn tuó lì / fen1 tuo2 li4
Taiwan fen t`o li / fen to li
Japanese fundari
lotus flower



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Mandarin hé lián huá / he2 lian2 hua2
Taiwan ho lien hua
Japanese gō renge
A closed lotus-flower.



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Mandarin dà bǎo huá / da4 bao3 hua2
Taiwan ta pao hua
Japanese daihō ke
The great precious flower, a lotus made of pearls.


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Japanese mizunohana / みずのはな Japanese (1) algal bloom; water bloom; (2) lotus flower; (3) (archaism) (feminine speech) Japanese sea perch; Japanese sea bass


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Japanese mizunohana / みずのはな Japanese (1) algal bloom; water bloom; (2) lotus flower; (3) (archaism) (feminine speech) Japanese sea perch; Japanese sea bass



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Mandarin jìng huá zhòng / jing4 hua2 zhong4
Taiwan ching hua chung
Japanese jōke shu
The pure flower multitude, i.e. those who are born into the Pure Land by means of a lotus flower. '



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Mandarin bái lián huā / bai2 lian2 hua1
Taiwan pai lien hua
Japanese byaku renge
white lotus flower; white lotus flower



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Mandarin chì lián huá / chi4 lian2 hua2
Taiwan ch`ih lien hua / chih lien hua
Japanese shaku renge
a red lotus flower; a red lotus flower



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Mandarin bā hán dì yù / ba1 han2 di4 yu4
Taiwan pa han ti yü
Japanese hakkan jigoku
Also written 八寒冰地獄. The eight cold narakas, or hells: (1) 頞浮陀 arbuda, tumours, blains; (2) 泥羅浮陀 nirarbuda, enlarged tumors; 疱裂bursting blains; (3) 阿叱叱 aṭaṭa, chattering (teeth); (4) 阿波波 hahava, or ababa, the only sound possible to frozen tongues; (5) 嘔侯侯ahaha, or hahava, ditto to frozen throats; (6) 優鉢羅 utpala, blue lotus flower, the flesh being covered with sores resembling it; (7) 波頭摩padma, red lotus flower, ditto; (8) 分陀利puṇḍarīka, the great lotus, ditto. v. 地獄 and大地獄; eight cold hells


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Mandarin chū shuǐ fú róng / chu1 shui3 fu2 rong2
Taiwan ch`u shui fu jung / chu shui fu jung
Chinese as a lotus flower breaking the surface (idiom); surpassingly beautiful (of young lady's face or old gentleman's calligraphy)



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Mandarin fēn tú lì huā / fen1 tu2 li4 hua1
Taiwan fen t`u li hua / fen tu li hua
Japanese fundarika
white lotus flower; white lotus flower


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Mandarin fēn tú lì jiā / fen1 tu2 li4 jia1
Taiwan fen t`u li chia / fen tu li chia
Japanese fundarika
white lotus flower; white lotus flower


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Mandarin fēn tuó lì jiā / fen1 tuo2 li4 jia1
Taiwan fen t`o li chia / fen to li chia
Japanese fundarika
(also see 分陀利) puṇḍarīka, 芬陀; 分荼利迦, 分荼利華, 奔荼利迦, 奔荼利華; 本拏哩迦; the 白蓮花 white lotus (in full bloom). It is also termed 百葉華 (or 八葉華) hundred (or eight) leaf flower. For Saddharma-puṇḍarīka, the Lotus Sutra, v. 妙法蓮華經. The eighth and coldest hell is called after this flower, because the cold lays bare the bones of the wicked, so that they resemble the whiteness of this lotus. It is also called 隨色花; when a bud, it is known as 屈摩羅; and when fading, as 迦摩羅.


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Mandarin bēn tú lì jiā / ben1 tu2 li4 jia1
Taiwan pen t`u li chia / pen tu li chia
Japanese hondarika
white lotus flower; white lotus flower



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Mandarin běn ná lī jiā / ben3 na2 li1 jia1
Taiwan pen na li chia
Japanese hondarika
idem puṇḍarīka, v. 奔; white lotus flower



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Mandarin běn mén běn zūn / ben3 men2 ben3 zun1
Taiwan pen men pen tsun
Japanese honmon honzon
The especial honoured one of the Nichiren sect, Svādi-devatā, the Supreme Being, whose maṇḍala is considered as the symbol of the Buddha as infinite, eternal, universal. The Nichiren sect has a meditation 本門事觀 on the universality of the Buddha and the unity in the diversity of all his phenomena, the whole truth being embodied in the Lotus Sutra, and in its title of five words, 妙法蓮華經 Wonderful-Law Lotus-Flower Sutra, which are considered to be the embodiment of the eternal, universal Buddha. Their repetition preceded by 南無 Namah ! is equivalent to the 歸命 of other Buddhists; originally venerated one



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Mandarin jīn bō luó huā / jin1 bo1 luo2 hua1
Taiwan chin po lo hua
Japanese konparage
golden lotus flower; golden lotus flower



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Mandarin fǎ huā niè pán shí / fa3 hua1 nie4 pan2 shi2
Taiwan fa hua nieh p`an shih / fa hua nieh pan shih
Japanese hōke nehan ji
period of [the teaching of] the Dharma Flower [Lotus] and Nirvāṇa Sūtras; period of [the teaching of] the Dharma Flower [Lotus] and Nirvāṇa Sūtras


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Japanese renge;renge / れんげ;レンゲ Japanese (1) (kana only) (See 蓮・1) lotus flower; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See 蓮華草) Chinese milk vetch (Astragalus sinicus); (3) (abbreviation) (See 散り蓮華・1) china spoon; (4) lotus-shaped pedestal for a gravestone



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Mandarin lián huá shǒu pú sà / lian2 hua2 shou3 pu2 sa4
Taiwan lien hua shou p`u sa / lien hua shou pu sa
Japanese Rengeshu Bosatsu
Padmapāṇi , Guanyin holding a lotus flower.



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Mandarin sān mèi yé màn tú luō / san1 mei4 ye2 man4 tu2 luo1
Taiwan san mei yeh man t`u lo / san mei yeh man tu lo
Japanese sanmayamandara / さんまやまんだら
Japanese {Buddh} (See 四種曼荼羅・ししゅまんだら) samya mandala (in Shingon); mandala where each deity is represented by an object (lotus flower, gem, sword, etc.)
samaya-maṇḍala. One of the four kinds of magic circles in which the saints are represented by the symbols of their power, e.g. pagoda, jewel, lotus, sword; (Skt. samaya-maṇḍala)


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Japanese mizunohana / みずのはな Japanese (1) (See 青粉・あおこ・3) algal bloom; water bloom; (2) lotus flower; (3) (archaism) (feminine speech) (See 鱸) Japanese sea perch; Japanese sea bass
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