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There are 12 total results for your transcendence search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin zhuó yuè / zhuo2 yue4
Taiwan cho yüeh
Japanese takuetsu / たくえつ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese outstanding; surpassing; distinguished; splendid
Japanese (noun/participle) preeminence; excellence; superiority; transcendence


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Mandarin chāo yuè / chao1 yue4
Taiwan ch`ao yüeh / chao yüeh
Japanese chouetsu / choetsu / ちょうえつ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to surpass; to exceed; to transcend
Japanese (1) transcendence; transcendency; (can act as adjective) (2) transcendental; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (3) to transcend; to rise above
Surpassing, supreme; to pass over, be exempt from; the past



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Mandarin níng jìng zhì yuǎn / ning2 jing4 zhi4 yuan3
Taiwan ning ching chih yüan
Chinese tranquility yields transcendence (idiom); quiet life of profound study; cf Still waters run deep.


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Japanese chouzetsu / chozetsu / ちょうぜつ Japanese (noun/participle) transcendence; excellence; superiority



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Mandarin lí wēi / li2 wei1
Taiwan li wei
Japanese rimi
Apart from all the phenomenal; li is intp. as spirit, wei as its subtle, mysterious functioning; li is also intp. as nirvana in character, wei as prajñā , or intelligence, knowledge, discrimination; transcendence and subtlety



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Mandarin jué guān lùn / jue2 guan1 lun4
Taiwan chüeh kuan lun
Japanese Zekkan ron
Treatise on the Transcendence of Cognition; Treatise on the Transcendence of Cognition



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Mandarin nèi zài chāo yuè / nei4 zai4 chao1 yue4
Taiwan nei tsai ch`ao yüeh / nei tsai chao yüeh
Chinese inner transcendence (perfection through one's own inner moral cultivation, as in Confucianism, for example)


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Mandarin wài zài chāo yuè / wai4 zai4 chao1 yue4
Taiwan wai tsai ch`ao yüeh / wai tsai chao yüeh
Chinese outer transcendence (perfection through the agency of God)



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Mandarin fǎ huá sān mèi / fa3 hua2 san1 mei4
Taiwan fa hua san mei
Japanese hokke zanmai
The samādhi which sees into the three 諦 dogmas of 空假中 unreality, dependent reality and transcendence, or the noumenal, phenomenal, and the absolute which unites them; it is derived from the "sixteen" samādhis in chapter 24 of the Lotus Sutra. There is a法華三昧經 independent of this samādhi.


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Mandarin niè pán bā wèi / nie4 pan2 ba1 wei4
Taiwan nieh p`an pa wei / nieh pan pa wei
Japanese nehan no hachimi
The eight rasa, i.e. flavours, or characteristics of nirvāṇa-permanence, peace, no growing old, no death, purity, transcendence, unperturbedness, joy; eight flavors of nirvāṇa


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Japanese jikochouetsu / jikochoetsu / じこちょうえつ Japanese self-transcendence


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Mandarin chū shì gōng dé yīn / chu1 shi4 gong1 de2 yin1
Taiwan ch`u shih kung te yin / chu shih kung te yin
Japanese shusse kudoku in
meritorious causes for world-transcendence; meritorious causes for world-transcendence
This page contains 12 results for "transcendence" 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).

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