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Way of Life / Art of Life

China shēng huó fǎ
Japan seikatsuhou
Way of Life / Art of Life Vertical Wall Scroll

生活法 is a Japanese and Chinese title meaning, "art of living" or "way of life."

This can also be translated a few other ways, such as, "rule of life" and "the act of living."

The "art" title kind of comes from the fact that the last character is the same as the book, "The Art of War." So when you write your book, this is the title for, "The Art of Life," in Chinese and Japanese.


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Pronunciation
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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese hotoke / ほとけ    butsusaki / ぶつさき
Way of Life / Art of Life Vertical Wall Scroll
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.

四諦


四谛

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Mandarin sì dì / si4 di4
Taiwan ssu ti
Japanese shitai / したい
Chinese the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), covered by the acronym 苦集滅道: all life is suffering 苦, the cause of suffering is desire 集, emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅|灭, the way 道 to emancipation is the Eight-fold Noble Way 八正道
Japanese {Buddh} (See 苦集滅道) The Four Noble Truths (of Buddhism)
catvāri-ārya-satyāni; 四聖諦; 四眞諦. The four dogmas, or noble truths, the primary and fundamental doctrines of Śākyamuni, said to approximate to the form of medical diagnosis. They are pain or 'suffering, its cause, its ending, the way thereto; that existence is suffering, that human passion (taṇhā, 欲 desire) is the cause of continued suffering, that by the destruction of human passion existence may be brought to an end; that by a life of holiness the destruction of human passion may be attained'. Childers. The four are 苦, 聚 (or 集), 滅, and 道諦, i. e. duḥkha 豆佉, samudaya 三牟提耶, nirodha 尼棲陀, and mārga 末加. Eitel interprets them (1) 'that 'misery' is a necessary attribute of sentient existence'; (2) that 'the 'accumulation' of misery is caused by the passions'; (3) that 'the 'extinction' of passion is possible; (4) mārga is 'the doctrine of the 'path' that leads to the extinction of passion'. (1) 苦 suffering is the lot of the 六趣 six states of existence; (2) 集 is the aggregation (or exacerbation) of suffering by reason of the passions; (3) 滅 is nirvana, the extinction of desire and its consequences, and the leaving of the sufferings of mortality as void and extinct; (4) 道 is the way of such extinction, i. e. the 八正道 eightfold correct way. The first two are considered to be related to this life, the last two to 出世間 a life outside or apart from the world. The four are described as the fundamental doctrines first preached to his five former ascetic companions. Those who accepted these truths were in the stage of śrāvaka. There is much dispute as to the meaning of 滅 'extinction' as to whether it means extinction of suffering, of passion, or of existence. The Nirvana Sutra 18 says that whoever accepts the four dogmas will put an end to births and deaths 若能見四諦則得斷生死 which does not of necessity mean the termination of existence but that of continued transmigration. v. 滅.

生活法

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Japanese seikatsuhou / sekatsuho / せいかつほう
Way of Life / Art of Life Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese art of living; way of life

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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 tái / tai2
Taiwan t`ai / tai
Japanese dai / だい    tai / たい    utena / うてな
Chinese (classical) you (in letters); variant of 臺|台[tai2]; Taiwan (abbr.); surname Tai
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) stand; rack; table; bench; podium; pedestal; platform; stage; (2) support; holder; rack; (counter) (3) counter for machines, incl. vehicles; (4) setting (e.g. in jewellery); (n,n-suf,ctr) (5) (See 代・だい・2,代・だい・6) level (e.g. price level); range (e.g. after physical units); period (of time, e.g. a decade of one's life); (6) elevated area; (7) viewing platform; (8) (See 台盤・1) dish tray; (9) (archaism) meal; (10) (archaism) (See 高殿) tall building; tower; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (abbreviation) (See 台湾) Taiwan; (1) tower; (2) stand; pedestal; (3) (See 萼) calyx; (surname) Dai; (surname) Tai; (surname) Utena; (personal name) Utsu
A flat place, platform, plateau, terrace; an abbrev. for 臺 and for 天台 Tiantai, hence 台嶽 the Tiantai mountain; 台宗; 台家 its 'school'; 台徒 its disciples; 台教; 台道 its doctrine, or way.

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Mandarin/ qu2
Taiwan ch`ü / chü
Japanese ku / ちまた
Chinese thoroughfare
Japanese (1) (kana only) the public (esp. much-discussed, much-heard); the street (e.g. "word on the street"); (2) (kana only) street; district; quarters; (3) (kana only) location (of a battle, etc.); scene (e.g. of carnage); (4) (kana only) divide (e.g. between life and death); (5) fork (in a road); crossroads
A thoroughfare, a way, cf. 瞿 18.

二流

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Mandarin èr liú / er4 liu2
Taiwan erh liu
Japanese niryuu / niryu / にりゅう
Chinese second-rate; second-tier
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) second-rate; inferior
The two ways in the current of transmigration: 順流 to flow with it in continual re-incarnation; 逆流 resist it and seek a way of escape by getting rid of life's delusions, as in the case of the saints; two currents

十戒

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Mandarin shí jiè / shi2 jie4
Taiwan shih chieh
Japanese jukkai / じゅっかい
Chinese the ten commandments (religion)
Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) the 10 precepts; (2) Ten Commandments; Decalogue; Decalog; (surname) Jukkai
Śikṣāpada. The ten prohibitions (in Pāli form) consist of five commandments for the layman: (1) not to destroy life 不殺生 pāṇātipātāveramaṇi; (2) not to steal 不倫盜 adinnādānāver; (3) not to commit adultery 不婬慾 abrahmacaryaver.; (4) not to lie 不妄語musāvādāver.; (5) not to take intoxicating liquor 不飮酒 suramereyya-majjapamādaṭṭhānāver. Eight special commandments for laymen consist of the preceding five plus: (6) not to eat food out of regulated hours 不非時食 vikāla-bhojanāver.; (7) not to use garlands or perfumes 不著華鬘好香塗身 mālā- gandha-vilepana-dhāraṇa-maṇḍana-vibhūṣanaṭṭhānā; (8) not to sleep on high or broad beds (chastity) 不坐高廣大牀 uccāsayanā-mahāsayanā. The ten commandments for the monk are the preceding eight plus: (9) not to take part in singing, dancing, musical or theatrical performances, not to see or listen to such 不歌舞倡伎不往觀聽 nacca-gīta-vādita-visūkadassanāver.; (10) to refrain from acquiring uncoined or coined gold, or silver, or jewels 不得捉錢金銀寶物 jātarūpa-rajata-paṭīggahaṇāver. Under the Māhayāna these ten commands for the monk were changed, to accord with the new environment of the monk, to the following: not to kill, not to steal, to avoid all unchastity, not to lie, not to slander, not to insult, not to chatter, not to covet, not to give way to anger, to harbour no scepticism; ten precepts

如來


如来

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Mandarin rú lái / ru2 lai2
Taiwan ju lai
Japanese nyorai / にょらい
Chinese tathagata (Buddha's name for himself, having many layers of meaning - Sanskrit: thus gone, having been Brahman, gone to the absolute etc)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) Tathagata; perfected one (suffix of high-ranking Buddhist deities)
tathāgata, 多陀阿伽陀 q. v.; 怛他揭多 defined as he who comes as do all other Buddhas; or as he who took the 眞如 zhenru or absolute way of cause and effect, and attained to perfect wisdom; or as the absolute come; one of the highest titles of a Buddha. It is the Buddha in his nirmāṇakāya, i. e. his 'transformation' or corporeal manifestation descended on earth. The two kinds of Tathāgata are (1) 在纏 the Tathāgata in bonds, i. e. limited and subject to the delusions and sufferings of life, and (2) 出纏 unlimited and free from them. There are numerous sutras and śāstras bearing this title of 如來 rulai.

彼岸

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Mandarin bǐ àn / bi3 an4
Taiwan pi an
Japanese higan / ひがん
Chinese the other shore; (Buddhism) paramita
Japanese (1) equinoctial week (when Buddhist services are held); (2) (abbreviation) (See 彼岸会) Buddhist services during the equinoctial week; (3) {Buddh} (See 此岸) nirvana
波羅 parā, yonder shore i. e. nirvāṇa. The saṃsāra life of reincarnation is 此岸 this shore; the stream of karma is 中流 the stream between the one shore and the other. Metaphor for an end to any affair. pāramitā (an incorrect etymology, no doubt old) is the way to reach the other shore.; The other shore; nirvāṇa.

生涯

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Mandarin shēng yá / sheng1 ya2
Taiwan sheng ya
Japanese shougai / shogai / しょうがい
Chinese career; life (way in which sb lives); period of one's life
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) one's lifetime (i.e. one's existence until death); one's career

痴心

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Mandarin chī xīn / chi1 xin1
Taiwan ch`ih hsin / chih hsin
Chinese infatuation
An unenlightened mind, ignorance deluded, ignorant of the right way of seeing life and phenomena.

習い

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Japanese narai / ならい Japanese as is habit; the way life normally is

進路

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Mandarin jìn lù / jin4 lu4
Taiwan chin lu
Japanese shinro / しんろ
Chinese way of proceeding; approach (to a task etc)
Japanese (1) route; course; (2) career, university choices; course (of future life); (given name) Shinji

闖蕩

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Mandarin chuǎng dàng / chuang3 dang4
Taiwan ch`uang tang / chuang tang
Chinese to leave home to make one's way in the world; to leave the life one knows to seek success

徒食い

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Japanese mudagui / むだぐい Japanese (noun/participle) (1) eating between meals; wasteful eating habits; waste of resources; (2) living idly; loafing one's way through life

生き方

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Japanese ikikata / いきかた Japanese way of life; how to live

生き様

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Japanese ikizama / いきざま Japanese attitude to life; form of existence; way of life

阿彌陀


阿弥陀

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Mandarin ē mí tuó / e1 mi2 tuo2
Taiwan o mi t`o / o mi to
Japanese Amida / あみだ
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) (Buddhist term) Amitabha (Buddha); Amida; (2) (kana only) (abbreviation) ghostleg lottery; ladder lottery; lottery in which participants trace a line across a lattice pattern to determine the winner; (3) (kana only) (abbreviation) wearing a hat pushed back on one's head
(阿彌) amita, boundless, infinite; tr. by 無量 immeasurable. The Buddha of infinite qualities, known as 阿彌陀婆 (or 阿彌陀佛) Amitābha, tr. 無量光 boundless light; 阿彌陀廋斯Amitāyus, tr. 無量壽 boundless age, or life; and among the esoteric sects Amṛta 甘露 (甘露王) sweet-dew (king). An imaginary being unknown to ancient Buddhism, possibly of Persian or Iranian origin, who has eclipsed the historical Buddha in becoming the most popular divinity in the Mahāyāna pantheon. His name indicates an idealization rather than an historic personality, the idea of eternal light and life. The origin and date of the concept are unknown, but he has always been associated with the west, where in his Paradise, Suikhāvatī, the Western Pure Land, he receives to unbounded happiness all who call upon his name (cf. the Pure Lands 淨土 of Maitreya and Akṣobhya). This is consequent on his forty-eight vows, especially the eighteenth, in which he vows to refuse Buddhahood until he has saved all living beings to his Paradise, except those who had committed the five unpardonable sins, or were guilty of blasphemy against the Faith. While his Paradise is theoretically only a stage on the way to rebirth in the final joys of nirvana, it is popularly considered as the final resting-place of those who cry na-mo a-mi-to-fo, or blessed be, or adoration to, Amita Buddha. The 淨土 Pure-land (Jap. Jōdo) sect is especially devoted to this cult, which arises chiefly out of the Sukhāvatīvyūha, but Amita is referred to in many other texts and recognized, with differing interpretations and emphasis, by the other sects. Eitel attributes the first preaching of the dogma to 'a priest from Tokhara' in A. D.147, and says that Faxian and Xuanzang make no mention of the cult. But the Chinese pilgrim 慧日Huiri says he found it prevalent in India 702-719. The first translation of the Amitāyus Sutra, circa A.D. 223-253, had disappeared when the Kaiyuan catalogue was compiled A.D. 730. The eighteenth vow occurs in the tr. by Dharmarakṣa A.D. 308. With Amita is closely associated Avalokiteśvara, who is also considered as his incarnation, and appears crowned with, or bearing the image of Amita. In the trinity of Amita, Avalokiteśvara appears on his left and Mahāsthāmaprāpta on his right. Another group, of five, includes Kṣitigarbha and Nāgārjuna, the latter counted as the second patriarch of the Pure Land sect. One who calls on the name of Amitābha is styled 阿彌陀聖 a saint of Amitābha. Amitābha is one of the Five 'dhyāni buddhas' 五佛, q.v. He has many titles, amongst which are the following twelve relating to him as Buddha of light, also his title of eternal life: 無量光佛Buddha of boundless light; 無邊光佛 Buddha of unlimited light; 無礙光佛 Buddha of irresistible light; 無對光佛 Buddha of incomparable light; 燄王光佛 Buddha of yama or flame-king light; 淸淨光佛 Buddha of pure light; 歡喜光佛 Buddha of joyous light; 智慧光佛 Buddha of wisdom light; 不斷光佛 Buddha of unending light; 難思光佛 Buddha of inconceivable light; 無稱光佛Buddha of indescribable light; 超日月光佛 Buddha of light surpassing that of sun and moon; 無量壽 Buddha of boundless age. As buddha he has, of course, all the attributes of a buddha, including the trikāya, or 法報化身, about which in re Amita there are differences of opinion in the various schools. His esoteric germ-letter is hrīḥ, and he has specific manual-signs. Cf. 阿彌陀經, of which with commentaries there are numerous editions.

九種大禪


九种大禅

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Mandarin jiǔ zhǒng dà chán / jiu3 zhong3 da4 chan2
Taiwan chiu chung ta ch`an / chiu chung ta chan
Japanese kushu daizen
The nine kinds of Mahāyāna dhyāna for bodhisattvas, given in the 菩薩地持經 6 and in other works; they are associated with the patience 忍 pāramitā and with the dhyāna of the super-realms. The nine are meditations: (1) 自性禪 on the original nature of things, or mind as the real nature, from which all things derive; (2) 一切禪 on achieving the development of self and all others to the utmost; (3) 難禪 on the difficulties of certain dhyāna conditions; (4) 一切禪 on the entrance to all the (superior) dhyāna conditions; (5) 善人禪 on the good; (6) 一切行禪 on all Mahāyāna practices and actions; (7) 除煩惱禪 on ridding all sufferers from the miseries of passion and delusion; (8) 此世他世樂禪 on the way to bring joy to all people both in this life and hereafter; (9) 淸淨淨禪 on perfect purity in the termination of all delusion and distress and the obtaining of perfect enlightenment; nine kinds of Mahāyāna meditation

各奔前程

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Mandarin gè bèn qián chéng / ge4 ben4 qian2 cheng2
Taiwan ko pen ch`ien ch`eng / ko pen chien cheng
Chinese each goes his own way (idiom); each person has his own life to lead

棄暗投明

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Mandarin qì àn tóu míng / qi4 an4 tou2 ming2
Taiwan ch`i an t`ou ming / chi an tou ming
Chinese to renounce the dark and seek the light; to give up one's wrong way of life and turn to a better one

淳風美俗

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Japanese junpuubizoku / junpubizoku / じゅんぷうびぞく Japanese (yoji) good morals and manners; genial manners and laudable customs; pristine way of life

無駄食い

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Japanese mudagui / むだぐい Japanese (noun/participle) (1) eating between meals; wasteful eating habits; waste of resources; (2) living idly; loafing one's way through life

生きざま

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Japanese ikizama / いきざま Japanese attitude to life; form of existence; way of life

生きる道

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Japanese ikirumichi / いきるみち Japanese (exp,n) way of life

生活振り

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Japanese seikatsuburi / sekatsuburi / せいかつぶり Japanese way of life

生活方式

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Mandarin shēng huó fāng shì / sheng1 huo2 fang1 shi4
Taiwan sheng huo fang shih
Chinese way of life; lifestyle

異国趣味

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Japanese ikokushumi / いこくしゅみ Japanese (yoji) taste for the exotic; infatuation with a foreign way of life; exoticism

自主独往

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Japanese jishudokuou / jishudokuo / じしゅどくおう Japanese (yoji) independent way of life

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Art of Life
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