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Mandarin rén / ren2
Taiwan jen
Japanese jin(p);nin / じん(P);にん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese humane; kernel
Japanese (1) (じん only) benevolence (esp. as a virtue of Confucianism); consideration; compassion; humanity; charity; (2) (じん only) human; (3) kernel; (4) (じん only) (See 核小体) nucleolus; (given name) Yasushi; (female given name) Megumi; (given name) Masushi; (given name) Masashi; (personal name) Masa; (given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hitomi; (male given name) Hitoshi; (given name) Hisashi; (personal name) Nin; (personal name) Tadashi; (personal name) Jinji; (given name) Jinkou; (surname, female given name) Jin; (female given name) Shinobu; (personal name) Shitoshi; (male given name) Satoshi; (given name) Atsushi
Kindness, benevolence, virtue; altruism

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin / しん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
Japanese (1) honesty; sincerity; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; confidence; (3) (religious) faith; devotion; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Makoto; (personal name) Noburu; (personal name) Nobutsugu; (surname) Nobutaka; (personal name) Nobuji; (surname) Nobusaki; (personal name) Nobukatsu; (female given name) Nobu; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shino; (female given name) Akira
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.

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Mandarin shàn / shan4
Taiwan shan
Japanese zen / ぜん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese good (virtuous); benevolent; well-disposed; good at something; to improve or perfect
Japanese (ant: 悪・あく) good; goodness; right; virtue; (personal name) Yoshikatsu; (given name) Yoshiaki; (given name) Yoshi; (personal name) Tadashi; (given name) Zen'you; (personal name) Zenji; (surname, given name) Zen
su; sādhu; bhadra; kuśala. Good, virtuous, well; good at; skilful.

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Mandarin/ de2
Taiwan te
Japanese toku / とく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Japanese variant of 德
Japanese (1) virtue; (2) benevolence; (3) (See 得・とく・1) profit; benefit; advantage; (given name) Megumu; (female given name) Megumi; (given name) Minoru; (given name) Makoto; (surname, given name) Noboru; (personal name) Tomi; (surname) Tokumura; (personal name) Tokusue; (personal name) Tokuji; (surname, female given name) Toku; (personal name) Chikara; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Isao; (given name) Atsushi; (surname, given name) Akira

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Mandarin/ de2
Taiwan te
Japanese toku
Chinese virtue; goodness; morality; ethics; kindness; favor; character; kind; Germany; German; abbr. for 德國|德国[De2 guo2]
Virtue, moral excellence, moral power, power; also translates guṇa; translit. ta; attribute, merit

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Mandarin xián / xian2
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (male given name) Masaru; (male given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hyongoru; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguru; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Sato; (given name) Sakashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (male given name) Ken; (female given name) Kata; (given name) Kashiko
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent


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Mandarin shàn xīn / shan4 xin1
Taiwan shan hsin
Japanese zenshin / ぜんしん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese kindness; benevolence; philanthropy; virtuous intentions
Japanese virtue; moral sense; conscience; (given name) Yoshinaka
A good heart, or mind; good mind


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Mandarin shàn liáng / shan4 liang2
Taiwan shan liang
Japanese zenryou / zenryo / ぜんりょう
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Chinese good and honest; kindhearted
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) goodness; excellence; virtue; (given name) Yoshinaga; (female given name) Sara


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Mandarin wēi dé / wei1 de2
Taiwan wei te
Japanese itoku
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese powerful benevolent rule
Of respect-inspiring virtue; dignified; authoritative power


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Mandarin xiào dao / xiao4 dao5
Taiwan hsiao tao
Japanese koudou / kodo / こうどう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese filial piety (Confucian virtue); to be a good son or daughter
Japanese filial piety; (given name) Takamichi; (given name) Koudou; (given name) Kouji


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Mandarin měi dé / mei3 de2
Taiwan mei te
Chinese virtue; USA and Germany


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Mandarin xíng dé / xing2 de2
Taiwan hsing te
Japanese gyō toku
 Vertical Wall Scroll
The virtue of performance, or discipline; to perform virtuous deeds; merits of practice



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Mandarin zhēn jié / zhen1 jie2
Taiwan chen chieh
Japanese teisetsu / tesetsu / ていせつ
Chinese chastity; virginity (of women); moral integrity (of men); loyalty; constancy
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) chastity; fidelity; faithfulness; virtue


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Mandarin dào dé / dao4 de2
Taiwan tao te
Japanese dōtoku
Chinese virtue; morality; ethics; CL:種|种[zhong3]
the virtues of the (Buddha-)Path; the virtues of the (Buddha-)Path



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Mandarin guān yǔ / guan1 yu3
Taiwan kuan yü
Chinese Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty; posomethingumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama



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Mandarin wǔ fú lín mén / wu3 fu2 lin2 men2
Taiwan wu fu lin men
Chinese lit. (may the) five blessings descend upon this home (namely: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death); (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)



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Mandarin ān pín lè dào / an1 pin2 le4 dao4
Taiwan an p`in le tao / an pin le tao
Chinese to be content with poverty and strive for virtue (idiom)



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Mandarin zhāng shàn dàn è / zhang1 shan4 dan4 e4
Taiwan chang shan tan o
Chinese to distinguish good and evil (idiom); to uphold virtue and condemn evil; to praise good and expose vice



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Mandarin zhēn cāo / zhen1 cao1
Taiwan chen ts`ao / chen tsao
Japanese teisou / teso / ていそう
Chinese (usually of women) chastity; virginity; virtue; honor; loyalty; moral integrity
Japanese chastity; virtue; fidelity


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Japanese ittoku / いっとく Japanese virtue; (given name) Motonori; (given name) Kuniyasu; (given name) Kazunori; (personal name) Kazunaru; (given name) Kazutoku; (given name) Ittoku; (surname) Ichitoku


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Mandarin qī màn / qi1 man4
Taiwan ch`i man / chi man
Japanese shichiman
The seven pretensions or arrogances 慢 asserting superiority over inferiors and equality with equals, 過慢 superiority over equals and equality with superiors, 慢過慢 superiority over manifest superiors, 我慢 egotism or overweening pride, 增上慢 vaunting assertion of possessing the Truth, 卑慢 vaunting one's inferiority (or false humility), and 邪慢 vaunting lack of virtue for virtue; seven kinds of pride



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Mandarin qī xián / qi1 xian2
Taiwan ch`i hsien / chi hsien
Japanese shichiken / しちけん
Japanese (1) (See 七賢人) the Seven Wise Men (of Confucius's Analects); (2) (See 竹林の七賢) Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove
(七賢位) Also七方便位, 七加行位 The seven grades or steps in virtue preceding the entry into見道faultless wisdom, or faultlessness in its first realization. These seven are preliminary to the七聖 (七聖位). Both are grades of the倶舍 Kośa school of Hīnayāna.


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Mandarin sān dé / san1 de2
Taiwan san te
Japanese santoku
The three virtues or powers, of which three groups are given below. (1) (a) 法身德 The virtue or potency of the Buddha's eternal, spiritual body, the dharmakāya; (b) 般若德 of his prājñā, or wisdom, knowing all things in their reality; (c) 解脫德 of his freedom from all bonds and his sovereign Iiberty. Each of these has the four qualities of 常, 樂我, 淨eternity, joy, personality, and purity; v. 漫涅槃經 (2) (a) 智德 The potency of his perfect knowledge; (b) 斷德 of his cutting off all illusion and perfecting of supreme nirvāṇa; the above two are 自利 for his own advantage; (c) 恩德 of his universal grace and salvation, which 利他 bestows the benefits he has acquired on others. (3) (a) 因圓德 The perfection of his causative or karmic works during his three great kalpas of preparation; (b) 果圓德 the perfection of the fruit, or results in his own character and wisdom; (c) 恩圓德 the perfection of his grace in the salvation of others.


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Mandarin shàng rén / shang4 ren2
Taiwan shang jen
Japanese shounin / shonin / しょうにん
Japanese holy priest; saint; (place-name) Shounin; (surname) Uehito
A man of superior wisdom, virtue, and conduct, a term applied to monks during the Tang dynasty; excellent personage


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Japanese futoku / ふとく Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) lack of virtue; immorality; vice; depravity; unworthiness


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Mandarin shì fú / shi4 fu2
Taiwan shih fu
Japanese sefuku
Earthly happiness, arising from the ordinary good living of those unenlightened by Buddhism, one of the 三福; also, the blessings of this world; mundane virtue


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Japanese kentoku / けんとく Japanese emperor's virtue; (place-name) Kentoku


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Mandarin èr jiā / er4 jia1
Taiwan erh chia
Japanese nika
The dual aid bestowed by the Buddha, 顯加 manifest or external aid bestowed by the Buddha, in the blessings and powers of this life; 冥加 invisible aid bestowed by the Buddha, in getting rid of sins, increasing virtue, etc; two kinds of aid


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Mandarin èr dé / er4 de2
Taiwan erh te
Japanese nitoku
The two kinds of power or virtue are 智德 and 斷德; also 悲德 and 智德; also 性德 and 修德; q.v. and v. 德; two virtues


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Japanese jintoku;nintoku / じんとく;にんとく Japanese natural virtue; personal virtue


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Japanese jinjin / じんじん Japanese man of virtue; humanitarian; (given name) Yoshihito; (given name) Yoshito; (personal name) Masato; (given name) Hirohito; (personal name) Jinto; (personal name) Kimihito; (given name) Akihito



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Mandarin rén yi // rén yì / ren2 yi5 // ren2 yi4
Taiwan jen i // jen
Japanese jingi / じんぎ
Chinese affable and even-tempered; benevolence and righteousness
Japanese (1) humanity and justice (esp. in Confucianism); virtue; (2) duty; (3) (perhaps derived from 辞儀) (See 辞儀・じんぎ・1,仁義を切る) formal greeting (between gamblers); (4) (gang's) moral code; (male given name) Miyoshi; (male given name) Hitoyoshi; (surname, given name) Jingi
humaneness and rightness


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Mandarin rén zhě / ren2 zhe3
Taiwan jen che
Japanese jinsha / じんしゃ
Japanese man of virtue; humanitarian
Kind sir!; you



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Mandarin shēn zhāng / shen1 zhang1
Taiwan shen chang
Japanese shinchou / shincho / しんちょう
Chinese to uphold (e.g. justice or virtue); to promote
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) expansion; extension; elongation; stretching; uncompression


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Japanese yotoku / よとく Japanese influence of great virtue; influence of ancestors


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Japanese yokei / yoke / よけい Japanese (ant: 余殃) fortunate heredity; blessings; the rewards of virtue; something bequeathed to posterity; (surname) Yokei


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Mandarin fú dé / fu2 de2
Taiwan fu te
Japanese buttoku
Buddha-virtue, his perfect life, perfect fruit, and perfect mercy in releasing all beings from misery.


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Japanese shuntoku / しゅんとく Japanese great virtue; (given name) Toshinori; (given name) Shuntoku


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Japanese shungou / shungo / しゅんごう Japanese talent; man of outstanding learning and virtue; (given name) Toshitake


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Mandarin xìn dé / xin4 de2
Taiwan hsin te
Japanese shintoku
The merit of the believing heart; the power of faith; virtue of faith


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Mandarin xìn hǎi / xin4 hai3
Taiwan hsin hai
Japanese shinkai / しんかい
Japanese (given name) Shinkai
The ocean of faith: the true virtue of the believing hear is vast and boundless as the ocean.


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Mandarin xiū jí / xiu1 ji2
Taiwan hsiu chi
Japanese shushū
cultivate and gather (virtue); cultivate and gather (virtue)


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Japanese itoku / いとく Japanese (obscure) outstanding virtue


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Mandarin yuán zǔ / yuan2 zu3
Taiwan yüan tsu
Japanese ganso / がんそ
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) originator; founder; pioneer; inventor
The original patriarch, or founder of a sect or school; sometimes applied to the Buddha as the founder of virtue.



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Mandarin nèi dé / nei4 de2
Taiwan nei te
Japanese naitoku
internal virtue; internal virtue



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Mandarin bā zhǒng / ba1 zhong3
Taiwan pa chung
Japanese yagusa / やぐさ
Japanese (place-name) Yagusa
(布) 施 Eight causes of giving―convenience; fear; gratitude; reward-seeking; traditional (or customary); hoping for heaven; name and fame; personal virtue; eight kinds


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Mandarin gòng fǎ / gong4 fa3
Taiwan kung fa
Japanese gū hō
共功德 The totality of truth, or virtue, common to all sages, is found in the Buddha; shared dharma


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Japanese kikime / ききめ Japanese effect; virtue; efficacy; impression


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Japanese zentetsu / ぜんてつ Japanese former men of wisdom and virtue


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Mandarin gōng dé / gong1 de2
Taiwan kung te
Japanese kudoku
Chinese achievements and virtue
Virtue achieved; achievement; power to do meritorious works; merit; meritorious virtue; the reward of virtue; a name for 弗若多羅 Puṇyatara, one of the twenty-four 天尊 deva aryas, worshipped in China; merit(s)


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Mandarin gōng néng / gong1 neng2
Taiwan kung neng
Japanese kounou / kono / こうのう    kunou / kuno / くのう
Chinese function; capability
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) effect; efficacy; virtue; benefit; (surname) Kouno
Achieving power; ability, power; function


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Mandarin zhù dào / zhu4 dao4
Taiwan chu tao
Japanese sukemichi / すけみち
Japanese (surname) Sukemichi
Auxiliary means, e.g. of meditation; auxiliary discipline; any aid to faith or virtue; auxiliary way


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Japanese kikime / ききめ Japanese effect; virtue; efficacy; impression


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Japanese kounou / kono / こうのう Japanese effect; efficacy; virtue; benefit


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Mandarin shí zhù / shi2 zhu4
Taiwan shih chu
Japanese jū jū
The ten stages, or periods, in bodhisattva-wisdom, prajñā 般若, are the 十住; the merits or character attained are the 十地 q.v. Two interpretations may be given. In the first of these, the first four stages are likened to entry into the holy womb, the next four to the period of gestation, the ninth to birth, and the tenth to the washing or baptism with the water of wisdom, e.g. the baptism of a Kṣatriya prince. The ten stages are (1) 發心住 the purposive stage, the mind set upon Buddhahood; (2) 治地住 clear understanding and mental control; (3) 修行住 unhampered liberty in every direction; (4) 生貴住 acquiring the Tathāgata nature or seed; (5) 方便具足住 perfect adaptability and resemblance in self-development and development of others; (6) 正心住 the whole mind becoming Buddha-like; (7) 不退住 no retrogression, perfect unity and constant progress; (8) 童眞住 as a Buddha-son now complete; (9) 法王子住 as prince of the law; (10) 灌頂住 baptism as such, e.g. the consecration of kings. Another interpretation of the above is: (1) spiritual resolve, stage of śrota-āpanna; (2) submission to rule, preparation for Sakṛdāgāmin stage; (3) cultivation of virtue, attainment of Sakṛdāgāmin stage; (4) noble birth, preparation for the anāgāmin stage; (5) perfect means, attainment of anāgāmin stage; (6) right mind, preparation for arhatship; (7) no-retrogradation, the attainment of arhatship; (8) immortal youth, pratyekabuddhahood; (9) son of the law-king, the conception of bodhisattvahood; (10) baptism as the summit of attainment, the conception of Buddhahood.


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Mandarin shí xíng / shi2 xing2
Taiwan shih hsing
Japanese jūgyō
The ten necessary activities in the fifty-two stages of a bodhisattva, following on the 十信and 十住; the two latter indicate personal development 自利. These ten lines of action are for the universal welfare of others 利他. They are: joyful service; beneficial service; never resenting; without limit; never out of order; appearing in any form at will; unimpeded; exalting the pāramitās amongst all beings; perfecting the Buddha-law by complete virtue; manifesting in all things the pure, final, true reality; ten practices


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Mandarin míng dé / ming2 de2
Taiwan ming te
Japanese myōtoku
Of notable virtue; known for virtue


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Mandarin jun zǐ / jun1 zi3
Taiwan chün tzu
Japanese kunshi / くんし
Chinese nobleman; person of noble character
Japanese (1) man of virtue; wise man; (true) gentleman; (2) person of high rank; (3) (See 四君子) the four gentlemen (plum, chrysanthemum, orchid, and bamboo); (female given name) Kunshi; (female given name) Kimiko
superior man


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Mandarin pǐn dé / pin3 de2
Taiwan p`in te / pin te
Japanese hontoku
Chinese moral character


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Mandarin shàn yǒu / shan4 you3
Taiwan shan yu
Japanese zenyuu / zenyu / ぜんゆう
Japanese (obscure) good friend; (personal name) Yoshitomo; (given name) Zen'yuu
kalyāṇamitra, 'a friend of virtue, a religious counsellor,' M. W.; a friend in the good life, or one who stimulates to goodness; reliable friends


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Mandarin shàn píng / shan4 ping2
Taiwan shan p`ing / shan ping
Japanese zenbyō
vase of virtue; vase of virtue


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Mandarin shàn dào / shan4 dao4
Taiwan shan tao
Japanese zendou / zendo / ぜんどう
Japanese path of virtue; righteousness; (given name) Yoshimichi; (personal name) Yoshinori; (surname) Zendou
good guidance



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Mandarin tàn dé / tan4 de2
Taiwan t`an te / tan te
Japanese tandoku
To praise the virtue of others.


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Mandarin sì fǎ / si4 fa3
Taiwan ssu fa
Japanese shihō
There are several groups of four dharma: (1) 教法 the teaching of the Buddha); 理法 its principles, or meaning; 行法 its practice; 果法 its fruits or rewards. (2) Another group relates to bodhisattvas, their never losing the bodhi-mind, or the wisdom attained, or perseverance in progress, or the monastic forest life (āraṇyaka). (3) Also 信解行證 faith, discernment, performance, and assurance. (4) The Pure-land 'True' sect of Japan has a division: 教法, i. e. the 大無量壽經; 行法 the practice of the seventeenth of Amitābha's vows; 信法 faith in the eighteenth; and 證法 proof of the eleventh. The most important work of Shinran, the founder of the sect, is these four, i. e. 教行信證. (5) A 'Lotus ' division of 四法 is the answer to a question of Puxian (Samantabhadra) how the Lotus is to be possessed after the Buddha's demise, i. e. by thought (or protection) of the Buddhas; the cultivation of virtue; entry into correct dhyāna; and having a mind to save all creatures.



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Mandarin yuán jì / yuan2 ji4
Taiwan yüan chi
Japanese enjaku
Chinese death; to pass away (of Buddhist monks, nuns etc)
Perfect rest, i.e. parinirvāṇa; the perfection of all virtue and the elimination of all evil, release from the miseries of transmigration and entrance into the fullest joy; perfect extinction


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Mandarin dà ren / da4 ren5
Taiwan ta jen
Japanese taijin / たいじん    otona(p);dainin / おとな(P);だいにん
Chinese adult; grownup; title of respect toward superiors
Japanese (1) man of substance or virtue; gentleman; (2) giant; (3) (See 大人) adult; (noun - becomes adjective with の) adult; (given name) Yamato; (personal name) Hiroto; (personal name) Taijin; (surname) Oohito
a great man


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Mandarin dà dé / da4 de2
Taiwan ta te
Japanese daitoku
bhadanta. 婆檀陀 Most virtuous, a title of honor of a Buddha; in the Vinaya applied to monks; great virtue


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Mandarin nǚ dé / nv3 de2
Taiwan nü te
Japanese nyotoku
A woman of virtue, i.e. a nun, or bhikṣuṇī. The emperor Hui Zong of the Song dynasty (A.D. 1101-1126) changed the term 尼 to 女德.


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Mandarin hǎo dé / hao3 de2
Taiwan hao te
Japanese kōtoku
to love virtue; to love virtue


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Mandarin miào dé / miao4 de2
Taiwan miao te
Japanese myōtoku
Wonderful virtue, title of Mañjuśrī; also an intp. of the meaning of Kapilavastu, v. 劫比, etc; marvelous virtue(s)


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Japanese itoku / いとく Japanese virtue and influence; virtue and authority; (given name) Takenori; (surname) Itoku


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Japanese gakutoku / がくとく Japanese learning and virtue; (personal name) Takanori


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Mandarin dìng gēn / ding4 gen1
Taiwan ting ken
Japanese jōkon
samādhīndriya. Meditation as the root of all virtue, being the fourth of the five indriya 五根; faculty of meditation



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Mandarin shī qì / shi1 qi4
Taiwan shih ch`i / shih chi
Japanese Shiki
Śikhin, 式棄; 式詰; 尸棄那 (or 尸棄佛); 罽那尸棄; crested, or a fame; explained by 火 fire; 刺那尸棄 Ratnaśikhin occurs in the Abhidharma. In the 本行經 it is 螺髻 a shell like tuft of hair. (1) The 999th Buddha of the last kalpa, whom Śākyamuni is said to have met. (2) The second of the seven Buddhas of antiquity, born in Prabhadvaja 光相城 as a Kṣatriya. (3) A Maha-brahma, whose name Śikhin is defined as 頂髻 or 火災頂 having a flaming tuft on his head; connected with the world-destruction by fire. The Fanyimingyi 翻譯名義 describes Śikhin as 火 or 火首 fame, or a flaming head and as the god of fire, styled also 樹提 Suddha, pure; he observed the 火定 Fire Dhyāna, broke the lures of the realm of desire, and followed virtue.


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Mandarin chóng dé / chong2 de2
Taiwan ch`ung te / chung te
Japanese sūtoku
revere virtue; revere virtue


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Mandarin jǐ dé / ji3 de2
Taiwan chi te
Japanese kotoku
one's own virtue; one's own virtue


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Japanese teitoku / tetoku / ていとく Japanese emperor's virtue



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Mandarin shī biǎo / shi1 biao3
Taiwan shih piao
Japanese shihyou / shihyo / しひょう
Chinese paragon of virtue and learning; exemplary character
Japanese model; pattern; paragon; leader; teacher


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Japanese tokki / とっき Japanese one's talent and virtue; noble character; (given name) Tokuki


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Japanese tokusou / tokuso / とくそう Japanese strong, immovable sense of morality; high moral character; chastity; virtue


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Japanese tokumoku / とくもく Japanese (types of) virtue


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Mandarin dé běn / de2 ben3
Taiwan te pen
Japanese tokuhon
The root of the moral life, or of religious power; also a name for Amitābha as the root of all virtue; roots of virtue


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Mandarin dé mǔ / de2 mu3
Taiwan te mu
Japanese tokumo
The mother of virtue. i.e. faith which is the root of the religious life.


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Mandarin dé zhì / de2 zhi4
Taiwan te chih
Chinese rule by virtue; rule by setting virtuous example (Confucian ideal)


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Mandarin dé hǎi / de2 hai3
Taiwan te hai
Japanese tokkai
The ocean-like character and influence of virtue; ocean of virtue


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Mandarin dé píng / de2 ping2
Taiwan te p`ing / te ping
Japanese tokubyō
The vase or talisman of power, cf. 賢德; vase of virtue


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Mandarin dé tián / de2 tian2
Taiwan te t`ien / te tien
Japanese tokuden
Field of virtue, or of religious power, i.e. the cult of arhats and Buddhas.


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Mandarin dé bó / de2 bo2
Taiwan te po
Japanese tokuhaku
meager in virtue; meager in virtue



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Mandarin dé fēng / de2 feng1
Taiwan te feng
Japanese tokufū
The wind of virtue, or of religious power.


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Mandarin dé xiāng / de2 xiang1
Taiwan te hsiang
Japanese tokukō
The fragrance of virtue.


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Japanese haitoku / はいとく Japanese corruption; immorality; lapse from virtue; fall from virtue


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Japanese shitau / したう Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to yearn for; to long for; to pine for; to miss; to love dearly; to adore; (2) to follow (someone); (3) to idolize (for virtue, learning, status, etc.)


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Mandarin wǒ dé / wo3 de2
Taiwan wo te
Japanese gatoku
Power or virtue of the ego, the ego being defined as 自在 sovereign, master, free; v. 我波羅蜜; attribute of self


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Mandarin jiè dé / jie4 de2
Taiwan chieh te
Japanese kaitoku
The power of the discipline; virtue of the precepts


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Japanese saitoku / さいとく Japanese intelligence and virtue


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Mandarin cái dé / cai2 de2
Taiwan ts`ai te / tsai te
Chinese talent and virtue


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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.



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Mandarin duàn dé / duan4 de2
Taiwan tuan te
Japanese dantoku
The power or virtue of bringing to an end all passion and illusion—one of the three powers of a buddha; power to eliminate


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Japanese meitoku / metoku / めいとく Japanese (1) virtue; (2) Meitoku era (of the Northern Court) (1390.3.26-1392.10.5); Meitoku era (of reunified Japan) (1392.10.5-1394.7.5); (g,p) Meitoku; (place-name, surname) Myoutoku; (given name) Harunori; (male given name) Akenori; (given name) Akinori; (given name) Akitoku


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Mandarin míng dé / ming2 de2
Taiwan ming te
Chinese highest virtue; illustrious virtue

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