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Dharma / The Law

Japan hou
Dharma / The Law

法 is the simple way to write "law" or in a Buddhist context "Dharma."

This can also mean method, way or Buddhist teaching. It's also an abbreviation for the country of France.

The Buddhist context exists in Chinese and Korean Hanja but I have not yet confirmed that this means more than "law" when used alone in Japanese.

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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese hotoke / ほとけ    butsusaki / ぶつさき
Dharma / The Law
Chinese Buddha; Buddhism
Japanese (surname) Hotoke; (surname) Butsusaki
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.

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Mandarin fāng / fang1
Taiwan fang
Japanese hou / ho / ほう    gata / がた    kata / かた
Dharma / The Law
Chinese square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter; surname Fang
Japanese (1) direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction); (2) side (of an argument, etc.); one's part; (3) type; category; (4) field (of study, etc.); (5) indicates one side of a comparison; (6) way; method; manner; means; (7) length (of each side of a square); (suffix) (1) honorific pluralizing suffix (used only for people); (2) (also かた) around (the time that, etc.); about; (1) (also ほう) direction; way; (2) (honorific or respectful language) person; lady; gentleman; (n,n-suf) (3) method of; manner of; way of; (suffix noun) (4) care of ..; (5) (also がた) person in charge of ..; (6) (also がた) side (e.g. "on my mother's side"); (given name) Michi; (female given name) Masani; (given name) Masashi; (surname) Hon; (surname, female given name) Hou; (surname) Fuon; (surname) Pan; (surname) Ban; (surname) Tokukata; (given name) Tamotsu; (given name) Tadashi; (surname) Kata; (personal name) Ataru
Square; place; correct; a means, plan, prescription; then, now, just; to make even

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Mandarin/ fa3
Taiwan fa
Japanese hou / ho / ほう
Dharma / The Law
Chinese law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France; French; abbr. for 法國|法国[Fa3 guo2]; Taiwan pr. [Fa4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) law; act; principle; (2) method; (3) {ling} mood; (4) {Buddh} dharma; (female given name) Minori; (given name) Houshou; (surname) Housaki; (given name) Hakaru; (surname) Nori; (given name) Sadamu
Dharma, 達磨; 曇無 (or 曇摩); 達摩 (or 達謨) Law, truth, religion, thing, anything Buddhist. Dharma is 'that which is held fast or kept, ordinance, statute, law, usage, practice, custom'; 'duty'; 'right'; 'proper'; 'morality'; 'character'. M. W. It is used in the sense of 一切 all things, or anything small or great, visible or invisible, real or unreal, affairs, truth, principle, method, concrete things, abstract ideas, etc. Dharma is described as that which has entity and bears its own attributes. It connotes Buddhism as the perfect religion; it also has the second place in the triratna 佛法僧, and in the sense of 法身 dharmakāya it approaches the Western idea of 'spiritual'. It is also one of the six media of sensation, i. e. the thing or object in relation to mind, v. 六塵.

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Mandarin dào / dao4
Taiwan tao
Japanese dou / do / どう
Dharma / The Law
Chinese road; path; CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3]; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) administrative division (similar to province in Tang times)
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) road; (2) way; (3) Buddhist teachings; (4) Taoism; (5) modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido); (6) historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.); (7) province (Tang-era administrative region of China); (8) province (modern administrative region of Korea); (personal name) Wataru; (given name) Motoi; (personal name) Michihiro; (surname) Michizaki; (surname, female given name) Michi; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Fumi; (given name) Naoshi; (surname) Douzaki; (surname) Dou; (female given name) Tooru; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (female given name) Tao; (personal name) Susumu; (given name) Osamu
mārga. A way, road; the right path; principle, Truth, Reason, Logos, Cosmic energy; to lead; to say. The way of transmigration by which one arrives at a good or bad existence; any of the six gati, or paths of destiny. The way of bodhi, or enlightenment leading to nirvāṇa through spiritual stages. Essential nirvāṇa, in which absolute freedom reigns. For the eightfold noble path v. 八聖道.; The two Ways: (1) (a) 無礙道 or 無間道 The open or unhindered way, or the way of removing all obstacles or intervention, i. e. all delusion; (b) 解脫道 the way of release, by realization of truth. (2) (a) 難行道 The hard way of "works", i. e. by the six pāramitā and the disciplines. (b) 易行道 the easy way salvation, by the invocation of Amitābha. (3) (a) 有漏道 The way of reincarnation or mortality; (b) 無漏 the enlightened way of escape from the miseries of transmigration. (4) (a) 教道 The way of instruction; (b) 證道 the way of realization. (5) The two lower excretory organs.

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Mandarin fēng / feng1
Taiwan feng
Japanese fuu / fu / ふう    kaze / かぜ
Chinese wind; news; style; custom; manner; CL:陣|阵[zhen4],絲|丝[si1]
Japanese (adj-na,n,n-suf) (1) method; manner; way; style; (2) appearance; air; (3) tendency; (4) (See 六義・1) folk song (genre of the Shi Jing); (5) (See 五大・1) wind (one of the five elements); (1) wind; breeze; draught; draft; (n,n-pref) (2) (See 風・ふう・1) manner; behaviour; behavior; (3) (irreg. kanji form) (See 風邪・かぜ) cold; influenza; (female given name) Fuwari; (female given name) Fuuka; (female given name) Fuu; (personal name) Hayashi; (given name) Gaifuu; (surname, female given name) Kaze; (place-name) Kaza
vāyu. Wind, air; rumour, repute; custom; temper, lust.


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Mandarin xīn yìn / xin1 yin4
Taiwan hsin yin
Japanese shinnin
Dharma / The Law
Mental impression, intuitive certainty; the mind is the Buddha-mind in all, which can seal or assure the truth; the term indicates the intuitive method of the 禪 Ch' an (Zen) school, which was independent of the spoken or written word; mind-seal


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Mandarin rěn fǎ / ren3 fa3
Taiwan jen fa
Japanese ninpou / ninpo / にんぽう
Dharma / The Law
Japanese ninja arts
(忍法位) The method or stage of patience, the sixth of the seven stages of the Hīnayāna in the attainment of arhatship, or sainthood: also the third of the four roots of goodness.


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Mandarin yú jiā / yu2 jia1
Taiwan yü chia
Japanese yuga / ゆが
Dharma / The Law
Chinese yoga (loanword)
Japanese {Buddh} (See ヨーガ) yoga; (surname) Yuka
yoga; also 瑜誐; 遊迦; a yoke, yoking, union, especially an ecstatic union of the individual soul with a divine being, or spirit, also of the individual soul with the universal soul. The method requires the mutual response or relation of 境, 行, 理, 果 and 機; i.e. (1) state, or environment, referred to mind; (2) action, or mode of practice; (3) right principle; (4) results in enlightenment; (5) motivity, i.e. practical application in saving others. Also the mutual relation of hand, mouth, and mind referring to manifestation, incantation, and mental operation; these are known as 瑜伽三密, the three esoteric (means) of Yoga. The older practice of meditation as a means of obtaining spiritual or magical power was distorted in Tantrism to exorcism, sorcery, and juggling in general.



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Mandarin chán zōng / chan2 zong1
Taiwan ch`an tsung / chan tsung
Japanese Zenshū
Chinese Zen Buddhism
The Chan, meditative or intuitional, sect usually said to have been established in China by Bodhidharma, v. 達, the twenty-eighth patriarch, who brought the tradition of the Buddha-mind from India. Cf. 楞 13 Laṅkāvatāra sūtra. This sect, believing in direct enlightenment, disregarded ritual and sūtras and depended upon the inner light and personal influence for the propagation of its tenets, founding itself on the esoteric tradition supposed to have been imparted to Kāśyapa by the Buddha, who indicated his meaning by plucking a flower without further explanation. Kāśyapa smiled in apprehension and is supposed to have passed on this mystic method to the patriarchs. The successor of Bodhidharma was 慧可 Huike, and he was succeeded by 僧璨 Sengcan; 道信 Daoxin; 弘忍 Hongren; 慧能 Huineng, and 神秀 Shenxiu, the sect dividing under the two latter into the southern and northern schools: the southern school became prominent, producing 南嶽 Nanyue and 靑原 Qingyuan, the former succeeded by 馬祖 Mazu, the latter by 石頭 Shitou. From Mazu's school arose the five later schools, v. 禪門; meditation school



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Mandarin dào chǎng / dao4 chang3
Taiwan tao ch`ang / tao chang
Japanese doujou / dojo / どうじょう
Chinese Taoist or Buddhist rite; abbr. for 菩提道場|菩提道场[Pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3]
Japanese (1) dojo (hall used for martial arts training); (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 菩提道場) manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment); (surname) Michiba; (place-name, surname) Douba; (place-name, surname) Doujou; (surname) Touba
Truth-plot. bodhimaṇḍala, circle, or place of enlightenment. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment. A place, or method, for attaining to Buddha-truth. An object of or place for religious offerings. A place for teaching, learning, or practising religion; site of enlightenment


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Mandarin líng qì / ling2 qi4
Taiwan ling ch`i / ling chi
Japanese reiki / reki / れいき
Chinese spiritual influence (of mountains etc); cleverness; ingeniousness
Japanese Reiki (healing method)

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Mandarin yún // chuán / yun2 // chuan2
Taiwan yün // ch`uan / yün // chuan
Japanese den / でん
Chinese to summon; to propagate; to transmit; Japanese variant of 傳|传
Japanese (1) legend; tradition; (2) biography; life; (3) method; way; (4) horseback transportation and communication relay system used in ancient Japan; (surname) Fu; (surname) Den; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tsutoo; (surname, given name) Tsutou; (surname, given name) Tsutae; (surname, given name) Tsutau; (personal name) Tsutai; (given name) Tadashi

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Mandarin kuí / kui2
Taiwan k`uei / kuei
Japanese ki / き
Chinese consider; estimate
Japanese (obscure) way; method; (given name) Haruka; (given name) Hakaru
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ ge2
Taiwan ko
Japanese kyaku / きゃく    kaku / かく
Chinese square; frame; rule; (legal) case; style; character; standard; pattern; (grammar) case; (classical) to obstruct; to hinder; (classical) to arrive; to come; (classical) to investigate; to study exhaustively
Japanese (archaism) (See 律令) amendment (of the ritsuryo); (n,n-suf) (1) status; position; rank; (2) method; way; style; (3) rule; regulation; law; (4) {ling} grammatical case; (5) figure (syllogism); (given name) Wataru; (given name) Noboru; (given name) Tooru; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (personal name) Kiwame; (personal name) Kiwamu; (given name) Kaku; (personal name) Kaihei; (female given name) Itaru
A rule, line, pattern; reach, research, science; to ascertain

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Mandarin yàng / yang4
Taiwan yang
Japanese you / yo / よう    chama / ちゃま
Chinese Japanese variant of 樣|样
Japanese (n-suf,n) (1) (kana only) (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb) (See 様だ・1) appearing ...; looking ...; (2) (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb) way to ...; method of; (3) (usu. after a noun) form; style; design; (4) (usu. after a noun) (See 様だ・2) like; similar to; (5) thing (thought or spoken); (suffix) (honorific or respectful language) (familiar language) (child. language) (kana only) (after a person's name (or position, etc.)) Mr.; Mrs.; Ms.; (female given name) You

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Mandarin pēng / peng1
Taiwan p`eng / peng
Chinese cooking method; to boil sb alive (capital punishment in imperial China)

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Mandarin fàn / fan4
Taiwan fan
Japanese han / はん
Chinese pattern; model; example
Japanese example; model; (surname, given name) Han; (given name) Noriho; (given name) Nori; (given name) Susumu; (given name) Satoshi
Pattern, rule, method.

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Mandarin shù / shu4
Taiwan shu
Japanese sube / すべ    jutsu / じゅつ
Chinese various genera of flowers of Asteracea family (daisies and chrysanthemums), including Atractylis lancea; method; technique
Japanese (kana only) way; method; means; (n,n-suf) (1) art; technique; (2) means; way; (3) trick; trap; plot; stratagem; (4) magic; (personal name) Yasushi; (given name) Tedate
Way or method; art; trick, plan; technique

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Mandarin dài / dai4
Taiwan tai
Japanese kashi / かし
Chinese to lend on interest; to borrow; a loan; leniency; to make excuses; to pardon; to forgive
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (1) loan; lending; (2) favor; favour; debt; obligation; (3) (abbreviation) creditor; method of lending; credit side

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Mandarin zhé // chè / zhe2 // che4
Taiwan che // ch`e / che // che
Japanese wadachi;tetsu / わだち;てつ
Chinese rut; track; rhyme; (dialect) way; method; to remove; to withdraw
Japanese rut; wheel track; furrow; (surname, female given name) Wadachi; (given name) Tetsu

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Mandarin/ tu2
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese to / と
Chinese way; route; road
Japanese way; (female given name) Michi
A road, way, method.

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Mandarin niàng / niang4
Taiwan niang
Chinese to ferment; to brew; to make honey (of bees); to lead to; to form gradually; wine; stuffed vegetables (cooking method)


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Mandarin yī shǒu / yi1 shou3
Taiwan i shou
Japanese hitote;isshu / ひとて;いっしゅ    itte / いって
Chinese a skill; mastery of a trade; by oneself; without outside help
Japanese (1) one hand; (2) one's own effort; move (in game); method; single-handed; monopoly
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin yī zā / yi1 za1
Taiwan i tsa
Japanese issatsu
A sudden remark, or question, by a monk or master to test a disciple, a Chan (Zen) method; one question to check


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Mandarin èr jiào / er4 jiao4
Taiwan erh chiao
Japanese nikyō
Dual division of the Buddha's teaching. There are various definitions: (1) Tiantai has (a) 顯教 exoteric or public teaching to the visible audience, and (b) 密教 at the same time esoteric teaching to an audience invisible to the other assembly. (2) The 眞言 Shingon School by "exoteric" means all the Buddha's preaching, save that of the 大日經 which it counts esoteric. (3) (a) 漸教 and (b) 頓教 graduated and immediate teaching, terms with various uses, e.g. salvation by works Hīnayāna, and by faith, Mahāyāna, etc.; they are applied to the Buddha's method, to the receptivity of hearers and to the teaching itself. (4) Tiantai has (a) 界内教 and (b) 界外教 teachings relating to the 三界 or realms of mortality and teachings relating to immortal realms. (5) (a) 半字教 and (b) 滿字教 Terms used in the Nirvāṇa sūtra, meaning incomplete word, or letter, teaching and complete word teaching, i.e. partial and complete, likened to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. (6) (a) 捃收教 and (b) 扶律談常教 of the Nirvāṇa sūtra, (a) completing those who failed to hear the Lotus; (b) "supporting the law, while discoursing on immortality," i.e. that the keeping of the law is also necessary to salvation. (7) Tiantai's division of (a) 偏教 and (b) 圓教 the partial teaching of the 藏, 通, and schools as contrasted with the perfect teaching of the 圓 school. (8) Tiantai's division of (a) 構教 and (6) 實教 temporary and permanent, similar to the last two. (9) (a) 世間教 The ordinary teaching of a moral life here; (b) 出世間教 the teaching of Buddha-truth of other-worldly happiness in escape from mortality. (10) (a) 了義教 the Mahāyāna perfect or complete teaching, and (b) 不了義教 Hīnayāna incompleteness. (11) The Huayan division of (a) 屈曲教 indirect or uneven teaching as in the Lotus and Nirvāṇa sūtras, and (b) 平道教 direct or levelled up teaching as in the Huayan sūtra. (12) The Huayan division of (a) 化教 all the Buddha's teaching for conversion and general instruction, and (b) 制教 his rules and commandments for the control and development of his order; two kinds of teaching



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Mandarin èr yè / er4 ye4
Taiwan erh yeh
Japanese nigyou / nigyo / にぎょう
Japanese (archaism) restaurants and geisha establishments
Two classes of karma. (1) (a) 引業 leads to the 總報, i.e. the award as to the species into which one is to be born, e.g. men, gods, etc.; (6) 滿業 is the 別報 or fulfillment in detail, i.e. the kind or quality of being e.g. clever or stupid, happy or unhappy, etc. (2) (a) 善業 and (b) 惡業 Good and evil karma, resulting in happiness or misery. (3) (a) 助業 Aids to the karma of being reborn in Amitābha's Pure—land e. g. offerings, chantings, etc.; (b) 正業 thought and invocation of Amitābha with undivided mind, as the direct method; two kinds of karmic activity



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Mandarin wǔ bǐ / wu3 bi3
Taiwan wu pi
Chinese abbr. of 五筆字型|五笔字型, five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983


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Japanese shikuchi / しくち Japanese method; way


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Japanese shikata / しかた Japanese way; method; means; resource; course


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Japanese shikata / しかた Japanese way; method; means; resource; course

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