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There are 13 total results for your mother and son search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

哀子

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Mandarin āi zǐ / ai1 zi3
Taiwan ai tzu
Japanese aiko / あいこ
Chinese son orphaned of his mother
Japanese (female given name) Aiko

大權


大权

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Mandarin dà quán / da4 quan2
Taiwan ta ch`üan / ta chüan
Japanese daigon
Chinese power; authority
The great potentiality; or the great power of Buddhas and bodhisattvas to transform themselves into others, by which e.g. Māyā becomes the mother of 1,000 Buddhas, Rāhula the son of 1,000 Buddhas, and all beings are within the potency of the dharmakāya.

文殊

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Mandarin wén shū / wen2 shu1
Taiwan wen shu
Japanese monju / もんじゅ
Chinese Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of keen awareness
Japanese (Buddhist term) Manjushri; Manjusri; Bodhisattva that represents transcendent wisdom; (p,s,f) Monju
(文殊師利) Mañjuśrī 滿殊尸利 -later 曼殊室利. 文殊 is also used for Mañjunātha, Mañjudeva, Mañjughoṣa, Mañjuṣvara, et al. T., hjamdpal; J., Monju. Origin unknown; presumably, like most Buddhas and bodhisattvas, an idealization of a particular quality, in his case of Wisdom. Mañju is beautiful, Śrī; good fortune, virtue, majesty, lord, an epithet of a god. Six definitions are obtained from various scriptures: 妙首 (or 頭 ) wonderful or beautiful) head; 普首 universal head; 濡首 glossy head (probably a transliteration); 敬首 revered head; 妙德 wonderful virtue (or power); 妙吉祥 wonderfully auspicious; the last is a later translation in the 西域記. As guardian of wisdom 智慧 he is often placed on Śākyamuni's left, with 普顯 on the right as guardian of law 理, the latter holding the Law, the former the wisdom or exposition of it; formerly they held the reverse positions. He is often represented with five curls or waves to his hair indicating the 五智 q. v. or the five peaks; his hand holds the sword of wisdom and he sits on a lion emblematic of its stern majesty: but he has other forms. He is represented as a youth, i. e. eternal youth. His present abode is given as east of the universe, known as 淸涼山 clear and cool mountain, or a region 寶住 precious abode, or Abode of Treasures, or 寶氏 from which he derives one of his titles, 寶相如來. One of his dhāraṇīs prophesies China as his post-nirvāṇa realm. In past incarnations he is described as being the parent of many Buddhas and as having assisted the Buddha into existence; his title was 龍種上佛 the supreme Buddha of the nāgas, also 大身佛 or 神仙佛; now his title is 歡喜藏摩尼寶精佛 The spiritual Buddha who joyfully cares for the jewel: and his future title is to be 普現佛 Buddha universally revealed. In the 序品 Introductory Chapter of the Lotus Sutra he is also described as the ninth predecessor or Buddha-ancestor of Śākyamuni. He is looked on as the chief of the Bodhisattvas and represents them, as the chief disciple of the Buddha, or as his son 法王子. Hīnayāna counts Śāriputra as the wisest of the disciples, Mahāyāna gives Mañjuśrī the chief place, hence he is also styled 覺母 mother, or begetter of understanding. He is shown riding on either a lion or a peacock, or sitting on a white lotus; often he holds a book, emblem of wisdom, or a blue lotus; in certain rooms of a monastery he is shown as a monk; and he appears in military array as defender of the faith. His signs, magic words, and so on, are found in various sutras. His most famous centre in China is Wu-tai shan in Shansi. where he is the object of pilgrimages, especially of Mongols. The legends about him are many. He takes the place in Buddhism of Viśvakarman as Vulcan, or architect, of the universe. He is one of the eight Dhyāni-bodhisattvas, and sometimes has the image of Akṣobhya in his crown. He was mentioned in China as early as the fourth century and in the Lotus Sutra he frequently appears, especially as the converter of the daughter of the Dragon-king of the Ocean. He has five messengers 五使者 and eight youths 八童子 attending on him. His hall in the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala is the seventh, in which his group numbers twenty-five. His position is northeast. There are numerous sutras and other works with his name as title, e. g. 文殊師利問菩提經 Gayaśīrṣa sūtra, tr. by Kumārajīva 384-417: and its 論 or .Tīkā of Vasubandhu, tr. by Bodhiruci 535. see list in B. N.

鶖子

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Mandarin qiū zi / qiu1 zi
Taiwan ch`iu tzu / chiu tzu
(鶖鷺子) Śāriputra, also 秋露子 meaning son of Śārī, his mother; śārī is a kind of bird 'commonly called the Maina'. M.W. It is tr. as a stork. Cf. 舍.

佛眼尊

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Mandarin fó yǎn zūn / fo2 yan3 zun1
Taiwan fo yen tsun
Japanese Butsugen son
A term of the esoteric cult for the source or mother of all wisdom, also called佛眼部母; 佛眼佛母; 佛母身; 佛母尊; 虛空佛; goddess of the Buddha's eye

氷揭羅

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Mandarin bīng jiē luō / bing1 jie1 luo1
Taiwan ping chieh lo
(or 氷伽羅) ; 畢哩孕迦 Piṅgala, name of the son of Hariti, 阿利底 the mother of demons. She is now represented as a saint holding a child. Piṅgala, as a beloved son, in her left arm. The sutra of his name 氷揭羅天童子經 was tr. by 不空金剛 Amoghavajra, middle of the eighth century.

菴婆女


庵婆女

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Mandarin ān pó nǚ / an1 po2 nv3
Taiwan an p`o nü / an po nü
Japanese Anbanyo
(菴婆羅女) Āmradārika, Āmrapālī, Ambapālī; the guardian of the āmra tree; a female who presented to Śākyamuni the Āmravana garden; another legend says she was born of an āmra tree; mother of Jīvaka, son of Bimbisāra.

補羯娑


补羯娑

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Mandarin bǔ jié suō / bu3 jie2 suo1
Taiwan pu chieh so
Japanese fukasha
paulkasa, an aboriginal, or the son 'of a śūdra father and of a kshatryā mother' (M.W.); intp. as low caste, scavenger, also an unbeliever (in the Buddhist doctrine of 因果 or retribution); (Skt. pukkasa)

補羯婆

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Mandarin bǔ jié pó / bu3 jie2 po2
Taiwan pu chieh p`o / pu chieh po
[Note: 婆 should probably be 娑] paulkasa, an aboriginal, or the son 'of a śūdra father and of a kshatryā mother' (M.W.); intp. as low caste, scavenger, also an unbeliever (in the Buddhist doctrine of 因果 or retribution).

畫荻教子

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Mandarin huà dí jiào zǐ / hua4 di2 jiao4 zi3
Taiwan hua ti chiao tzu
Chinese to write on the sand with reeds while teaching one's son (idiom); mother's admirable dedication to her children's education

阿育伽樹


阿育伽树

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Mandarin ā yù jiā shù / a1 yu4 jia1 shu4
Taiwan a yü chia shu
Japanese aikuka ju
The name of a tree under which the mother of the Buddha was painlessly delivered of her son, for which Chinese texts give eight different dates; the jonesia aśoka; it is also called 畢利叉 vṛkṣa.

七倶胝佛母尊

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Mandarin qī jù zhī fú mǔ zūn / qi1 ju4 zhi1 fu2 mu3 zun1
Taiwan ch`i chü chih fu mu tsun / chi chü chih fu mu tsun
Japanese Shichikuchi butsumo son
Saptakotibuddha-mātṛ. The fabulous mother of seven koṭīs of Buddhas; i.e. Marīci 摩利支; also 準提 Cundī, or Cundā; or 準提觀音 Cundī-Guanyin, q.v., who is represented as of whitish color, with eighteen hands and three eyes.

兒不嫌母醜,狗不嫌家貧


儿不嫌母丑,狗不嫌家贫

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Mandarin ér bù xián mǔ chǒu , gǒu bù xián jiā pín / er2 bu4 xian2 mu3 chou3 , gou3 bu4 xian2 jia1 pin2
Taiwan erh pu hsien mu ch`ou , kou pu hsien chia p`in / erh pu hsien mu chou , kou pu hsien chia pin
Chinese a son won't abandon his mother for being ugly, just as a dog won't abandon its owner for being poor (proverb)
This page contains 13 results for "mother and son" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



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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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