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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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 chou(p); choo / cho(p); choo
    ちょう(P); チョー
to exceed; to overtake; to surpass; to transcend; to pass; to cross; ultra-; super-
(prefix) (1) (ちょう only) super-; ultra-; hyper-; extreme; (prefix) (2) (colloquialism) extremely; really; totally; absolutely; (suffix noun) (3) (ちょう only) (after a number or counter) over; more than; (given name) Wataru
vikrama. Leap over, surpass; exempt from; to save.; Two ways of passing over (to bliss): 豎 the lengthwise, or long way (of Hīnayāna); and 橫 the crosswise, or short way of Mahāyāna; leap over



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jìng tǔ
    jing4 tu3
ching t`u
    ching tu
(Buddhism) Pure Land, usually refers to Amitabha Buddha's Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss (Sukhavati in Sanskrit)
Sukhāvatī. The Pure Land, or Paradise of the West, presided over by Amitābha. Other Buddhas have their Pure Lands; seventeen other kinds of pure land are also described, all of them of moral or spiritual conditions of development, e.g. the pure land of patience, zeal, wisdom, etc.



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chán yuè
    chan2 yue4
ch`an yüeh
    chan yüeh
Joy of the mystic trance. 禪悅食 Its mystic nourishing powers; meditative bliss


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(personal name) Bliss


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feelings of bliss



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tiān lún zhī lè
    tian1 lun2 zhi1 le4
t`ien lun chih le
    tien lun chih le
family love and joy; domestic bliss



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bái tóu xié lǎo
    bai2 tou2 xie2 lao3
pai t`ou hsieh lao
    pai tou hsieh lao
(to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss; until death do us part


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sān shēn
    san1 shen1
san shen
 sanjin; sanshin
    さんじん; さんしん
{Buddh} trikaya (three bodies of the Buddha); (surname) Sanmi
trikāya. 三寶身 The threefold body or nature of a Buddha, i.e. the 法, 報, and 化身, or dharmakāya, sambhogakāya, and nirmāṇakāya. The three are defined as 自性, 受用, and 變化, the Buddha-body per se, or in its essential nature; his body of bliss, which he "receives" for his own "use" and enjoyment; and his body of transformation, by which he can appear in any form; i.e. spiritual, or essential; glorified; revealed. While the doctrine of the trikāya is a Mahāyāna concept, it partly results from the Hīnayāna idealization of the earthly Buddha with his thirty-two signs, eighty physical marks, clairvoyance, clairaudience, holiness, purity, wisdom, pity, etc. Mahāyāna, however, proceeded to conceive of Buddha as the Universal, the All, with infinity of forms, yet above all our concepts of unity or diversity. To every Buddha Mahāyāna attributed a three-fold body: that of essential Buddha; that of joy or enjoyment of the fruits of his past saving labours; that of power to transform himself at will to any shape for omnipresent salvation of those who need him. The trinity finds different methods of expression, e.g. Vairocana is entitled 法身, the embodiment of the Law, shining everywhere, enlightening all; Locana is 報身; c.f. 三賓, the embodiment of purity and bliss; Śākyamuni is 化身 or Buddha revealed. In the esoteric sect they are 法 Vairocana, 報 Amitābha, and 化 Śākyamuni. The 三賓 are also 法 dharma, 報 saṅgha, 化 buddha. Nevertheless, the three are considered as a trinity, the three being essentially one, each in the other. (1) 法身 Dharmakāya in its earliest conception was that of the body of the dharma, or truth, as preached by Śākyamuni; later it became his mind or soul in contrast with his material body. In Mādhyamika, the dharmakāya was the only reality, i.e. the void, or the immateria1, the ground of all phenomena; in other words, the 眞如 the tathāgatagarbha, the bhūtatathatā. According to the Huayan (Kegon) School it is the 理or noumenon, while the other two are氣or phenomenal aspects. "For the Vijñānavāda... the body of the law as highest reality is the void intelligence, whose infection (saṃkleҫa) results in the process of birth and death, whilst its purification brings about Nirvāṇa, or its restoration to its primitive transparence" (Keith). The "body of the law is the true reality of everything". Nevertheless, in Mahāyāna every Buddha has his own 法身; e.g. in the dharmakāya aspect we have the designation Amitābha, who in his saṃbhogakāya aspect is styled Amitāyus. (2) 報身Sambhogakāya, a Buddha's reward body, or body of enjoyment of the merits he attained as a bodhisattva; in other words, a Buddha in glory in his heaven. This is the form of Buddha as an object of worship. It is defined in two aspects, (a) 自受用身 for his own bliss, and (b) 他受用身 for the sake of others, revealing himself in his glory to bodhisattvas, enlightening and inspiring them. By wisdom a Buddha's dharmakāya is attained, by bodhisattva-merits his saṃbhogakāya. Not only has every Buddha all the three bodies or aspects, but as all men are of the same essence, or nature, as Buddhas, they are therefore potential Buddhas and are in and of the trikāya. Moreover, trikāya is not divided, for a Buddha in his 化身 is still one with his 法身 and 報身, all three bodies being co-existent. (3) 化身; 應身; 應化身 nirmāṇakāya, a Buddha's transformation, or miraculous body, in which he appears at will and in any form outside his heaven, e.g. as Śākyamuni among men; three bodies [of the Buddha]


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èr fú
    er4 fu2
erh fu
The bliss of the gods, and the bliss of the saints 聖; v. also 福; two kinds of fortune


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èr shí
    er4 shi2
erh shih
 nishoku; nijiki(ok)
    にしょく; にじき(ok)
two meals; (eating) two meals a day
The two kinds of food: (1) (a) The joy of the Law; (b) the bliss of meditation. (2) (a)The right kind of monk's livelihood - by mendicancy; (b) the wrong kind - by any other means.


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 shouraku / shoraku
Cakrasamvara; Samvara; Supreme Bliss (tantric Buddhist deity); (surname) Katsuraku



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shòu lè
    shou4 le4
shou le
long life and bliss; long life and bliss


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dà shèng
    da4 sheng4
ta sheng
Mahayana, the Great Vehicle; Buddhism based on the Mayahana sutras, as spread to Central Asia, China and beyond; also pr. [Da4 cheng2]
(surname) Oonori
Mahāyāna; also called 上乘; 妙乘; 勝乘; 無上乘; 無上上乘; 不惡乘; 無等乘, 無等等乘; 摩訶衍 The great yāna, wain, or conveyance, or the greater vehicle in comparison with the 小乘 Hīnayāna. It indicates universalism, or Salvation for all, for all are Buddha and will attain bodhi. It is the form of Buddhism prevalent in Tibet, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, and in other places in the Far East. It is also called Northern Buddhism. It is interpreted as 大教 the greater teaching as compared with 小教 the smaller, or inferior. Hīnayāna, which is undoubtedly nearer to the original teaching of the Buddha, is unfairly described as an endeavour to seek nirvana through an ash-covered body, an extinguished intellect, and solitariness; its followers are sravakas and pratyekabuddhas (i.e. those who are striving for their own deliverance through ascetic works). Mahāyāna, on the other hand, is described as seeking to find and extend all knowledge, and, in certain schools, to lead all to Buddhahood. It has a conception of an Eternal Buddha, or Buddhahood as Eternal (Adi-Buddha), but its especial doctrines are, inter alia, (a) the bodhisattvas 菩薩 , i.e. beings who deny themselves final Nirvana until, according to their vows, they have first saved all the living; (b) salvation by faith in, or invocation of the Buddhas or bodhisattvas; (c) Paradise as a nirvana of bliss in the company of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, saints, and believers. Hīnayāna is sometimes described as 自利 self-benefiting, and Mahāyāna as 自利利他 self-benefit for the benefit of others, unlimited altruism and pity being the theory of Mahāyāna. There is a further division into one-yana and three-yanas: the trīyāna may be śrāvaka, pratyeka-buddha, and bodhisattva, represented by a goat, deer, or bullock cart; the one-yāna is that represented by the Lotus School as the one doctrine of the Buddha, which had been variously taught by him according to the capacity of his hearers, v. 方便. Though Mahāyāna tendencies are seen in later forms of the older Buddhism, the foundation of Mahāyāna has been attributed to Nāgārjuna 龍樹. "The characteristics of this system are an excess of transcendental speculation tending to abstract nihilism, and the substitution of fanciful degrees of meditation and contemplation (v. Samādhi and Dhyāna) in place of the practical asceticism of the Hīnayāna school."[Eitel 68-9.] Two of its foundation books are the 起信論and the 妙法蓮華經 but a larnge numberof Mahāyāna sutras are ascribed to the Buddha。; great vehicle



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dà lè
    da4 le4
ta le
(surname) Dairaku
great bliss; great bliss



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miào lè
    miao4 le4
miao le
Wonderful music (in the Pure Land). Miao-yo, the sixth Tiantai patriarch; sublime bliss


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fàn dé
    fan4 de2
fan te
The power, or bliss, of Brahmā; Brahmā's virtue



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fàn lè
    fan4 le4
fan le
bliss of the Brahma heaven; bliss of the Brahma heaven



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jí lè
    ji2 le4
chi le
bliss; extreme happiness
Sukhāvatī, highest joy, name of the Pure Land of Amitābha in the West, also called 極樂世界 the world of utmost joy; ultimate bliss


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fǎ xǐ
    fa3 xi3
fa hsi
(surname) Houki
Joy in the Law, the joy of hearing or tasting dharma. Name of Dharmanandi, v. 曇; bliss of the dharma


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niè pán
    nie4 pan2
nieh p`an
    nieh pan
nirvana (Buddhism)
(1) {Buddh} nirvana; supreme enlightenment; (2) {Buddh} death; death of Buddha
nirvāṇa, 'blown out, gone out, put out, extinguished'; 'liberated-from existence'; 'dead, deceased, defunct.' 'Liberation, eternal bliss'; '(with Buddhists and Jainas) absolute extinction or annihilation, complete extinction of individual existence.' M.W. Other forms are 涅槃那; 泥日; 泥洹; 泥畔 Originally translated 滅 to extinguish, extinction, put out (as a lamp or fire), it was also described as 解脫 release, 寂滅 tranquil extinction; 無爲 inaction, without effort, passiveness; 不生 no (re)birth; 安樂 calm joy; 滅度transmigration to 'extinction'. The meaning given to 'extinction' varies, e.g. individual extinction; cessation of rebirth; annihilation of passion; extinction of all misery and entry into bliss. While the meaning of individual extinction is not without advocates, the general acceptation is the extinction or end of all return to reincarnation with its concomitant suffering, and the entry into bliss. Nirvāṇa may be enjoyed in the present life as an attainable state, with entry into parinirvāṇa, or perfect bliss to follow. It may be (a) with a 'remainder', i.e. the cause but not all the effect (karma), of reincarnation having been destroyed; (b) without 'remainder', both cause and effect having been extinguished. The answer of the Buddha as to the continued personal existence of the Tathāgata in nirvāṇa is, in the Hīnayāna canon, relegated 'to the sphere of the indeterminates' (Keith), as one of the questions which are not essential to salvation. One argument is that flame when blown out does not perish but returns to the totality of Fire. The Nirvāṇa Sutra claims for nirvāṇa the ancient ideas of 常樂我淨 permanence, bliss, personality purity in the transcendental realm. Mahāyāna declares that Hīnayāna by denying personality in the transcendental realm denies the existence of the Buddha. In Mahāyāna final nirvāṇa is transcendental, and is also used as a term for the absolute. The place where the Buddha entered his earthly nirvāṇa is given as Kuśinagara, cf. 拘; (Skt. nirvāṇa)


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shēng xǐ
    sheng1 xi3
sheng hsi
(female given name) Miki
[gives rise to] joy, bliss, happiness; [gives rise to] joy, bliss, happiness



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zhēn lè
    zhen1 le4
chen le
authentic bliss; authentic bliss



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chán lè
    chan2 le4
ch`an le
    chan le
The joy of abstract meditation; meditative bliss


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zuì zhàng
    zui4 zhang4
tsui chang
 zaishou / zaisho
{Buddh} sins (which prevent entry into bliss)
The veil, or barrier of sin, which hinders the obtaining of good karma, and the obedient hearing of the truth; hindrance of harmful behavior


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(noun - becomes adjective with の) beatitude; supreme bliss



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huā tāi
    hua1 tai1
hua t`ai
    hua tai
The lotus womb in which doubters and those of little virtue are detained in semi-bliss for 500 years before they can be born into the Pure Land by the opening of the lotus.



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zhāo lè
    zhao1 le4
chao le
Attachment to bliss, or pleasure regarded as real and permanent; attachment to bliss



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jiàn fó
    jian4 fo2
chien fo
Beholding Buddha; to see Buddha. Hīnayāna sees only the nirmāṇakāya or body of incarnation, Mahāyāna sees the spiritual body, or body in bliss, the saṃbhogakāya; to see the buddha



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dào lè
    dao4 le4
tao le
The joy of religion; bliss of the path



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sān mèi lè
    san1 mei4 le4
san mei le
 zanmai raku
bliss of samādhi; bliss of samādhi


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wǔ zhèng xíng
    wu3 zheng4 xing2
wu cheng hsing
 go shōgyō
五種正行 The five proper courses to ensure the bliss of the Pure Land: (1) Intone the three sutras 無量壽經, 觀無量壽經, and 阿彌陀經; (2) meditate on the Pure Land; (3) worship solely Amitābha; (4) invoke his name; (5 ) extol and make offerings to him. Service of other Buddhas, etc., is styled 五 (種) 雜行; five correct practices



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rén tiān lè
    ren2 tian1 le4
jen t`ien le
    jen tien le
 ninten raku
bliss of humans and gods; bliss of humans and gods



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shòu jí lè
    shou4 ji2 le4
shou chi le
 ju gokuraku
experiences extreme bliss; experiences extreme bliss


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shòu yòng shēn
    shou4 yong4 shen1
shou yung shen
 juyū shin
The saṃbhogakāya 報身 v. 三身 trikāya, i. e. the functioning glorious body, 自受用 for a Buddha's own use, or bliss; 他受用 for the spiritual benefit of others; enjoyment body


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xǐ zī zī
    xi3 zi1 zi1
hsi tzu tzu
euphoria; transport; bliss



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dà fǎ lè
    da4 fa3 le4
ta fa le
 dai hōraku
the great bliss of the Dharma; the great bliss of the Dharma


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xī tiān shī
    xi1 tian1 shi1
hsi t`ien shih
    hsi tien shih
 keten se
Giving in hope of heaven, or bliss; one of the 八種布施; giving in hope of heaven


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xī qiú shī
    xi1 qiu2 shi1
hsi ch`iu shih
    hsi chiu shih
 kegu se
Giving in hope of heaven, or bliss; one of the 八種布施; giving for heavenly rewards



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jí xǐ zhù
    ji2 xi3 zhu4
chi hsi chu
 gokuki jū
stage of ultimate bliss; stage of ultimate bliss



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jí huān xǐ
    ji2 huan1 xi3
chi huan hsi
 goku kanki
ultimate bliss; ultimate bliss


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liú shèn à
    liu2 shen4 a4
liu shen a
locana. Cf. 毘. Often regarded as the body of bliss of Vairocana.



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niè pán lè
    nie4 pan2 le4
nieh p`an le
    nieh pan le
 nehan raku
Nirvāṇa-joy or bliss; nirvāṇa-bliss


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niè pán jiè
    nie4 pan2 jie4
nieh p`an chieh
    nieh pan chieh
 nehan kai
nirvāṇa-dhātu; the realm of nirvāṇa, or bliss, where all virtues are stored and whence all good comes; one of the 三無爲法; nirvāṇa-realm


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shuǎng wāi wāi
    shuang3 wai1 wai1
shuang wai wai
to feel great; blissful; to be in bliss



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shēng huān xǐ
    sheng1 huan1 xi3
sheng huan hsi
 shō kanki
experiences bliss; experiences bliss


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fú dé shēn
    fu2 de2 shen1
fu te shen
 fukudoku shin
The buddhakāya, or body of Buddha, in the enjoyment of the highest samādhi bliss; body of blessedness and merit



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chán yuè shí
    chan2 yue4 shi2
ch`an yüeh shih
    chan yüeh shih
 zennetsu jiki
nourishment from meditative bliss; nourishment from meditative bliss



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jiù jìng lè
    jiu4 jing4 le4
chiu ching le
The supreme joy, i. e. nirvāṇa; perfect bliss



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dì yī lè
    di4 yi1 le4
ti i le
first rank of bliss; first rank of bliss


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wǔ fó wǔ shēn
    wu3 fo2 wu3 shen1
wu fo wu shen
 gobutsu goshin
A Shingon term for the five Buddhas in their five manifestations: Vairocana as eternal and pure dharmakāya; Akṣobhya as immutable and sovereign; Ratnasaṃbhava as bliss and glory; Amitābha as wisdom in action; Śākyamuni as incarnation and nirmāṇakāya; five buddhas in five bodies



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wǔ shí zhǎn zhuǎn
    wu3 shi2 zhan3 zhuan3
wu shih chan chuan
 gojū tenden
The fiftieth turn, i. e. the great-ness of the bliss of one who hears the Lotus Sutra even at fiftieth hand: how much greater that of him who hears at first hamd ! 五十功德 idem 五十展轉 and 五十轉五十惡 The fifty evils produced by the five skandhas, i. e. 色 seventeen, 受 eight, 想 eight, 行 nine, 識 eight; fiftieth time around



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sì dé lè bāng
    si4 de2 le4 bang1
ssu te le pang
 shitoku rakuhō
四德波羅蜜 The joyful realm, or acme of the above four virtues, the nirvana realm, the abode or dharmakāya of the Tathāgata; realm of the bliss of the four virtues


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{Buddh} Vairocana; Mahavairocana (Bliss Body of the historical Gautama Buddha); Dainichi Buddha; Nyorai Buddha; (place-name) Dainichinyorai



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ān lè guó tǔ
    an1 le4 guo2 tu3
an le kuo t`u
    an le kuo tu
 anraku kokudo
Land of Peace and Bliss; Land of Peace and Bliss


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(expression) (yoji) freedom from one's desires (entry into Nirvana) is true bliss



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cháng lè wǒ jìng
    chang2 le4 wo3 jing4
ch`ang le wo ching
    chang le wo ching
 jōraku gajō
The four pāramitās of knowledge: eternity, bliss, personality, purity, the four transcendental realities in nirvāṇa, v. Nirvāṇa Sutra; permanence, bliss, self, and purity



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yuè yì fā xǐ
    yue4 yi4 fa1 xi3
yüeh i fa hsi
 etsui hokki
agreeable to the mind and giving rise to bliss; agreeable to the mind and giving rise to bliss


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(expression) (yoji) It's absolute heaven; It's sheer bliss



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jí lè shì jiè
    ji2 le4 shi4 jie4
chi le shih chieh
 gokuraku sekai
paradise (mainly Buddhist); Elysium; (Budd.) Sukhavati
realm of ultimate bliss; realm of ultimate bliss



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jí lè guó tǔ
    ji2 le4 guo2 tu3
chi le kuo t`u
    chi le kuo tu
 gokuraku kokudo
land of ultimate bliss; land of ultimate bliss



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jí lè jìng tǔ
    ji2 le4 jing4 tu3
chi le ching t`u
    chi le ching tu
 gokuraku jōdo
pure land of ultimate bliss; pure land of ultimate bliss



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jí huān xǐ zhù
    ji2 huan1 xi3 zhu4
chi huan hsi chu
 goku kanki jū
stage [or abode] of extreme bliss; stage [or abode] of extreme bliss



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jí huān xǐ dì
    ji2 huan1 xi3 di4
chi huan hsi ti
 gokukanki chi
ground of ultimate bliss; ground of ultimate bliss



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fǎ xìng cháng lè
    fa3 xing4 chang2 le4
fa hsing ch`ang le
    fa hsing chang le
 hosshō jōraku
The eternity and bliss of the dharma-nature, v. 常樂我淨; eternity and bliss of the dharma-nature



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jìng wǒ lè cháng
    jing4 wo3 le4 chang2
ching wo le ch`ang
    ching wo le chang
 jō ga raku jō
[authentic] purity, self, bliss, and permanence; [authentic] purity, self, bliss, and permanence



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shēn shēng huān xǐ
    shen1 sheng1 huan1 xi3
shen sheng huan hsi
 shinshō kanki
profound bliss; profound bliss



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bái tóu dào lǎo
    bai2 tou2 dao4 lao3
pai t`ou tao lao
    pai tou tao lao
(to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss; until death do us part



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dì yī yì lè
    di4 yi1 yi4 le4
ti i i le
 daiichigi raku
The highest bliss, i.e. nirvāṇa; supreme bliss



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zì shòu fǎ lè
    zi4 shou4 fa3 le4
tzu shou fa le
 jiju hōraku
The dharma-delights a Buddha enjoys in the自受用身 state; the bliss of enlightenment that the buddha enjoys himself



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huā hǎo yuè yuán
    hua1 hao3 yue4 yuan2
hua hao yüeh yüan
lit. lovely flowers, round moon (idiom); fig. everything is wonderful; perfect happiness; conjugal bliss



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jiǔ pǐn wǎng shēng tú
    jiu3 pin3 wang3 sheng1 tu2
chiu p`in wang sheng t`u
    chiu pin wang sheng tu
 kuhon ōjō zu
diagram of the nine levels of going to be born in the heaven of total bliss; diagram of the nine levels of going to be born in the heaven of total bliss



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wǔ miào jìng jiè lè
    wu3 miao4 jing4 jie4 le4
wu miao ching chieh le
 gomyō kyōkai raku
The joys in the Pure land; bliss in the Pure Land



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sì dé bō luó mì
    si4 de2 bo1 luo2 mi4
ssu te po lo mi
 shitoku haramitsu
realm of the bliss of the four virtues; realm of the bliss of the four virtues



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fǎ bào huà sān shēn
    fa3 bao4 hua4 san1 shen1
fa pao hua san shen
 hoppōke sanjin
The trikāya: 法 dharmakāya, the absolute or spiritual body; 報 saṃbhogakāya, the body of bliss; 化 nirmāṇakāya, the body of incarnation. In Hīnayāna 法身 is described as the commandments, meditations, wisdom, nirvāṇa, and nirvāṇa-enlightenment; 報身 is the reward-body of bliss; 化 or 應 (化) is the body in its various incarnations. In Mahāyāna, the three bodies are regarded as distinct, but also as aspects of one body which pervades all beings. Cf. 三身; three bodies: dharma, reward, and transformation


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 muchihakoufuku / muchihakofuku
(expression) (proverb) (See 知らぬが仏・しらぬがほとけ) ignorance is bliss


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(expression) (proverb) ignorance is bliss



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lí xǐ miào lè dì
    li2 xi3 miao4 le4 di4
li hsi miao le ti
 riki myōraku chi
realm of separation from ordinary enjoyment in favor of sublime bliss; realm of separation from ordinary enjoyment in favor of sublime bliss



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xī fāng jí lè shì jiè
    xi1 fang1 ji2 le4 shi4 jie4
hsi fang chi le shih chieh
 saihō gokuraku sekai
Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss or Sukhavati (Sanskrit)
western paradise



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dà lè jīn gāng sà duǒ xiū xíng chéng jiù yí guǐ
    da4 le4 jin1 gang1 sa4 duo3 xiu1 xing2 cheng2 jiu4 yi2 gui3
ta le chin kang sa to hsiu hsing ch`eng chiu i kuei
    ta le chin kang sa to hsiu hsing cheng chiu i kuei
 Dairaku Kongōsatta shugyō jōju giki
Ritual Procedure for the Successful Cultivation of the Vajrasattva of Great Bliss; Ritual Procedure for the Successful Cultivation of the Vajrasattva of Great Bliss



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zài tiān yuàn zuò bǐ yì niǎo , zài dì yuàn zuò lián lǐ zhī
    zai4 tian1 yuan4 zuo4 bi3 yi4 niao3 , zai4 di4 yuan4 zuo4 lian2 li3 zhi1
tsai t`ien yüan tso pi i niao , tsai ti yüan tso lien li chih
    tsai tien yüan tso pi i niao , tsai ti yüan tso lien li chih
In the sky to be two birds flying wing to wing, on earth to be two trees with branches intertwined; wishing for conjugal bliss

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

This page contains 80 results for "Bliss" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

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

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 1,007,753 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, names, placenames, and short phrases.

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