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There are 9 total results for your 三諦 search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

三諦


三谛

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sān dì / san1 di4
san ti
 santai;sandai / さんたい;さんだい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
{Buddh} threefold truth (all things are void; all things are temporary; all things are in the middle state between these two) (in Tendai)
The three dogmas. The "middle" school of Tiantai says 卽空, 卽假. 卽中 i.e. 就是空, 假, 中; (a) by 空śūnya is meant that things causally produced are intheir essential nature unreal (or immaterial) 實空無; (b) 假, though thingsare unreal in their essential nature their derived forms are real; (c) 中;but both are one, being of the one 如 reality. These three dogmas arefounded on a verse of Nāgārjuna's— 因緣所生法, 我說卽是空 亦爲是假名, 亦是中道義 "All causally produced phenomena, I say, areunreal, Are but a passing name, and indicate the 'mean'." There are otherexplanations— the 圓教 interprets the 空 and 假 as 中; the 別教 makes 中 independent. 空 is the all, i.e. the totality of all things, and is spokenof as the 眞 or 實 true, or real; 假 is the differentiation of all thingsand is spoken of as 俗 common, i.e. things as commonly named; 中 is theconnecting idea which makes a unity of both, e.g. "all are but parts of onestupendous whole." The 中 makes all and the all into one whole, unifying thewhole and its parts. 空 may be taken as the immaterial, the undifferentiatedall, the sum of existences, by some as the tathāgatagarbha 如來藏; 假as theunreal, or impermanent, the material or transient form, the temporal thatcan be named, the relative or discrete; 中 as the unifier, which places eachin the other and all in all. The "shallower" 山外 school associated 空 and 中 with the noumenal universe as opposed to the phenomenal and illusoryexistence represented by 假. The "profounder" 山内 school teaches that allthree are aspects of the same; threefold truth

三諦圓融


三谛圆融

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sān dì yuán róng / san1 di4 yuan2 rong2
san ti yüan jung
 sandai enyū
perfect interfusion of the three truths

三諦相卽


三谛相卽

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sān dì xiāng jí / san1 di4 xiang1 ji2
san ti hsiang chi
 sandai sōsoku
The unity of 空, 假, 中, three aspects of the same reality, taught by the 圓教as distinguished from the 別教which separates them; unity of the three truths

一境三諦


一境三谛

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yī jìng sān dì / yi1 jing4 san1 di4
i ching san ti
 ikkyō santai
The three axioms in the one category; the three are 空, 假, and 中, which exist in every universe; v. 三諦. It is a principle of the Tiantai 圓教; three truths seen in one object

圓融三諦


圆融三谛

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yuán róng sān dì / yuan2 rong2 san1 di4
yüan jung san ti
 enyū sandai
The three dogmas of 空假中 as combined, as one and the same, as a unity, according to the Tiantai inclusive or perfect school. The universal 空 apart from the particular 假 is an abstraction. The particular apart from the universal is unreal. The universal realizes its true nature in the particular, and the particular derives its meaning from the universal. The middle path 中 unites these two aspects of one reality; the perfect interpenetration of the three truths

圓覺三諦


圆觉三谛

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yuán jué sān dì / yuan2 jue2 san1 di4
yüan chüeh san ti
 engaku santai
perfect awareness of the threefold truth

隔歷三諦


隔历三谛

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gé lì sān dì / ge2 li4 san1 di4
ko li san ti
 kyakureki santai
To differentiate and apprehend the three distinctive principles 空假中 noumenon, phenomenon, and the mean; to distinguish three approaches to reality

三諦圓融觀


三谛圆融观

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sān dì yuán róng guān / san1 di4 yuan2 rong2 guan1
san ti yüan jung kuan
 sandai enyū kan
contemplation on the interfusion of the three truths

一念心中具足三諦


一念心中具足三谛

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yī niàn xīn zhōng jù zú sān dì / yi1 nian4 xin1 zhong1 ju4 zu2 san1 di4
i nien hsin chung chü tsu san ti
 ichinen shinchū gusoku santai
threefold truth is fully included in a single moment of thought

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 9 results for "三諦" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



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A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

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