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Shidai / Sida / Mahabhuta

China sì dà
Japan shi dai
Shidai / Sida / Mahabhuta

In Buddhism, this is mahābhūta, the four elements of which all things are made: earth, water, fire, and wind.

This can also represent the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters.

In some context, this can be a university or college offering four-year programs.

To others, this can represent the Tao, Heaven, Earth and King.

Going back to the Buddhist context, these four elements "earth, water, fire, and wind" represent 堅, 濕, 煖, 動, which is: solid, liquid, heat, and motion.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

四大

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Mandarin sì dà / si4 da4
Taiwan ssu ta
Japanese yondai / よんだい    shidai / しだい
Shidai / Sida / Mahabhuta
Chinese the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism); the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放[da4 ming2 da4 fang4], 大辯論|大辩论[da4 bian4 lun4], 大字報|大字报[da4 zi4 bao4] (PRC)
Japanese (See 短大) university or college offering four-year programs; (1) {Buddh} the four elements (earth, water, fire, wind); (2) the human body; (3) Tao, heaven, earth and king
mahābhūta, 四界; 四大界. The four elements of which all things are made; or the four realms; i. e. earth, water, fire, and wind (or air); they represent 堅, 濕, 煖, and 動 solid, liquid, heat, and motion; motion produces and maintains life. As 實 active or formative forces they are styled 四界 (四大界) ; as 假 passive or material objects they are 四大; but the 成實論 Satyasiddhi śāstra disputes the 實 and recognizes only the 假.

次第

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Mandarin cì dì / ci4 di4
Taiwan tz`u ti / tzu ti
Japanese shidai / しだい
Chinese order; sequence; one after another
Japanese (n-adv,n) (1) dependent upon; (2) (often after the -masu stem of a verb) as soon as; immediately (upon); (3) circumstances; (4) order; precedence; program; programme; agenda
In turn, one after another; order

私大

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Japanese shidai / しだい Japanese (abbreviation) private university or college

至大

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Japanese shidai / しだい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) immense; enormous; (personal name) Yukimasa; (personal name) Yukihiro; (given name) Michitomo; (personal name) Shitaka

誌代

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Japanese shidai / しだい Japanese magazine's price

次第乞

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Mandarin cì dì qǐ / ci4 di4 qi3
Taiwan tz`u ti ch`i / tzu ti chi
Japanese shidai kotsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第住

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Mandarin cì dì zhù / ci4 di4 zhu4
Taiwan tz`u ti chu / tzu ti chu
Japanese shidai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第修

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Mandarin cì dì xiū / ci4 di4 xiu1
Taiwan tz`u ti hsiu / tzu ti hsiu
Japanese shidai shu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第現


次第现

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Mandarin cì dì xiàn / ci4 di4 xian4
Taiwan tz`u ti hsien / tzu ti hsien
Japanese shidai gen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第緣


次第缘

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Mandarin cì dì yuán / ci4 di4 yuan2
Taiwan tz`u ti yüan / tzu ti yüan
Japanese shidai en
無間緣 Connected or consequent causes; continuous conditional or accessory cause; antecedent causality

次第而

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Mandarin cì dì ér / ci4 di4 er2
Taiwan tz`u ti erh / tzu ti erh
Japanese shidai ji
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第行

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Mandarin cì dì xíng / ci4 di4 xing2
Taiwan tz`u ti hsing / tzu ti hsing
Japanese shidai gyō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第證


次第证

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Mandarin cì dì zhèng / ci4 di4 zheng4
Taiwan tz`u ti cheng / tzu ti cheng
Japanese shidai shō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

一門次第


一门次第

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Mandarin yī mén cì dì / yi1 men2 ci4 di4
Taiwan i men tz`u ti / i men tzu ti
Japanese ichimon shidai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

九次第定

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Mandarin jiǔ cì dì dìng / jiu3 ci4 di4 ding4
Taiwan chiu tz`u ti ting / chiu tzu ti ting
Japanese kyū shidai
The samādhi of the nine degrees, i.e. the four dhyānas 四禪, the four realms beyond form 四無色, and the samādhi beyond sensation and thought 滅受想定; see 九有情居 and 九地; nine graduated concentrations

十力次第

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Mandarin shí lì cì dì / shi2 li4 ci4 di4
Taiwan shih li tz`u ti / shih li tzu ti
Japanese jūriki shidai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

四大名山

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Mandarin sì dà míng shān / si4 da4 ming2 shan1
Taiwan ssu ta ming shan
Japanese shidai myōsan
The four famous 'hills' or monasteries in China: 普陀 P'u-t'o, for Guanyin, element water; 五臺 Wu-tai, Wen-shu, wind; 峨眉 O-mei, P'uhsien, fire; and 九華 Chiu-hua, Tizang, earth; four famous mountains

四大聲聞


四大声闻

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Mandarin sì dà shēng wén / si4 da4 sheng1 wen2
Taiwan ssu ta sheng wen
Japanese shidai shōmon
The four great śrāvakas, idem 四大弟子; four principal disciples

四大部洲

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Mandarin sì dà bù zhōu / si4 da4 bu4 zhou1
Taiwan ssu ta pu chou
Japanese shidai bushū
The four great continents. See 四洲; four continents

圓滿次第


圆满次第

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Mandarin yuán mǎn cì dì / yuan2 man3 ci4 di4
Taiwan yüan man tz`u ti / yüan man tzu ti
Japanese enman shidai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

多子支提

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Mandarin duō zǐ zhī tí / duo1 zi3 zhi1 ti2
Taiwan to tzu chih t`i / to tzu chih ti
Japanese tashi shidai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

如其次第

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Mandarin rú qí cì dì / ru2 qi2 ci4 di4
Taiwan ju ch`i tz`u ti / ju chi tzu ti
Japanese nyoki shidai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

如是次第

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Mandarin rú shì cì dì / ru2 shi4 ci4 di4
Taiwan ju shih tz`u ti / ju shih tzu ti
Japanese nyoze shidai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

數之次第


数之次第

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Mandarin shǔ zhī cì dì / shu3 zhi1 ci4 di4
Taiwan shu chih tz`u ti / shu chih tzu ti
Japanese shu no shidai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第乞食

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Mandarin cì dì qǐ shí / ci4 di4 qi3 shi2
Taiwan tz`u ti ch`i shih / tzu ti chi shih
Japanese shidai kotsujiki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第加行

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Mandarin cì dì jiā xíng / ci4 di4 jia1 xing2
Taiwan tz`u ti chia hsing / tzu ti chia hsing
Japanese shidai kegyō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第安布

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Mandarin cì dì ān bù / ci4 di4 an1 bu4
Taiwan tz`u ti an pu / tzu ti an pu
Japanese shidai anfu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第建立

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Mandarin cì dì jiàn lì / ci4 di4 jian4 li4
Taiwan tz`u ti chien li / tzu ti chien li
Japanese shidai kenryū
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第應知


次第应知

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Mandarin cì dì yìng zhī / ci4 di4 ying4 zhi1
Taiwan tz`u ti ying chih / tzu ti ying chih
Japanese shidai ōchi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

次第斷除


次第断除

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Mandarin cì dì duàn chú / ci4 di4 duan4 chu2
Taiwan tz`u ti tuan ch`u / tzu ti tuan chu
Japanese shidai danjo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shidai
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