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This can be titled or translated a lot of different ways: sacred ground, the Holy Land, Holy city, sacred place, Holy ground, or shrine. I have actually seen all of these English translations used when coming from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| shèng dì / sheng4 di4
seichi / sechi せいち
| holy land (of a religion); sacred place; shrine; holy city (such as Jerusalem, Mecca etc); center of historic interest
sacred place; holy ground; the Holy Land; (place-name) Seichi
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| sān shèng / san1 sheng4
| (1) any of a number of lists of three enlightened men, including (but not limited to): Buddha, Confucius and Christ; (2) Lao-tzu, Confucius and Buddha; (3) Fu Xi, King Wen and Confucius; (4) Yao, Shun and Yu; (5) Yu, the Duke of Zhou, Confucius; (female given name) Misato; (female given name) Mikiyo
The three sages, or holy ones, of whom there are several groups. The 華嚴Huayan have Vairocana in the center with Mañjuśrī on his left and Samantabhadra on his right. The 彌陀 Mituo or Pure-land sect, have Amitābha in the center, with Avalokiteśvara on his left and Mahāsthāmaprāpta on his right. The Tiantai use the term for the 藏, 別, and 圓教v. 三教.
| shèng fāng / sheng4 fang1
| Āryadeśa, the holy land, India; the land of the sage, Buddha.
| shǎn běi / shan3 bei3
| Shanbei, northern Shaanxi province, including Yulin 榆林 and Yan'an 延安, a Holy Land of Mao's revolution 革命聖地|革命圣地
| mó jié tuó / mo2 jie2 tuo2
mo chieh t`o / mo chieh to
| Magadha, also 摩竭提; 摩揭陀; 摩伽陀; 摩訶陀 'A kingdom in Central India, the headquarters of ancient Buddhism up to A.D. 400; the holy land of all Buddhists, covered with vihāras and therefore called Bahar, the southern portion of which corresponds to ancient Magadha.' Eitel. A ṛṣi after whom the country of Southern Behar is said to be called. Name of a previous incarnation of Indra; and of the asterism Maghā 摩伽.
| higyounosanko / higyonosanko ひぎょうのさんこ
|| (Buddhist term) three-pronged vajra flung by Kukai on his return from China to determine the Holy Land of Esoteric Buddism
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|seichi||shèng dì / sheng4 di4 / sheng di / shengdi||sheng ti / shengti|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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