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Idea / Thought / Meaning
idea; meaning; thought; to think; wish; desire; intention; to expect; to anticipate
(1) feelings; thoughts; (2) meaning; (personal name) Kokoro
Manas, the sixth of the ṣaḍāyatanas or six means of perception, i.e. sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and mind. Manas means "mind (in its widest sense as applied to all the mental powers), intellect, intelligence, understanding, perception, sense, conscience, will". M.W. It is "the intellectual function of consciousness", Keith. In Chinese it connotes thought, idea, intention, meaning, will; but in Buddhist terminology its distinctive meaning is mind, or the faculty of thought.



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yǒu yuán
    you3 yuan2
yu yüan

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Karma Connection
related; brought together by fate
Those who have the cause, link, or connection, i. e. are influenced by and responsive to the Buddha.



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zhī shi
    zhi1 shi5
chih shih

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Perception of Knowledge
knowledge; CL:門|门[men2]; intellectual
knowledge; information; (surname) Tomoshiki
(1) To know and perceive, perception, knowledge. (2) A friend, an intimate. (3) The false ideas produced in the mind by common, or unenlightened knowledge; one of the 五識 in 起信論.



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jiàn xìng
    jian4 xing4
chien hsing
 kenshou / kensho

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Kensho - Initial Enlightenment
self-awareness; consciousness of one's own character
To behold the Buddha-nature within oneself, a common saying of the Chan (Zen) or Intuitive School.


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shēn xīn
    shen1 xin1
shen hsin

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Body and Mind
body and mind; mental and physical
(noun - becomes adjective with の) mind and body
Body and mind, the direct fruit of the previous life. The body is rūpa, the first skandha; mind embraces the other four, consciousness, perception, action, and knowledge; v. 五蘊.


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 jiishiki / jishiki

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Self Consciousness



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yì shí
    yi4 shi2
i shih
consciousness; awareness; to be aware; to realize
(noun/participle) (1) consciousness; (noun/participle) (2) becoming aware (of); awareness; sense; (noun/participle) (3) {Buddh} mano-vijnana (mental consciousness, cognizer of sensory information)
manovijñāna; the faculty of mind, one of the six vijñānas.


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hūn mí
    hun1 mi2
hun mi
 konmei / konme
to lose consciousness; to be in a coma; stupor; coma; stunned; disoriented
(n,vs,adj-no) stupefaction; stupor; unconsciousness; confusion

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to faint; to lose consciousness; his; her; its; their
Third personal pronoun; demonstrative pronoun; also used instead of 倶.

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muddle-headed; twilight; to faint; to lose consciousness
Dusk, dull, confused.

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to accumulate; to hold in store; to contain; to gather together; to collect; depth; inner strength; profundity
(given name) Osamu
skandha, v. 塞; older tr. 陰, intp. as that which covers or conceals, implying that physical and mental forms obstruct realization of the truth; while the tr. 蘊, implying an accumulation or heap, is a nearer connotation to skandha, which, originally meaning the shoulder, becomes stem, branch, combination, the objects of sense, the elements of being or mundane consciousness. The term is intp. as the five physical and mental constituents, which combine to form the intelligent 性 or nature; rūpa, the first of the five, is considered as physical, the remaining four as mental; v. 五蘊. The skandhas refer only to the phenomenal, not to the 無爲 non-phenomenal.

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to record; to write a footnote
(1) acquaintanceship; (2) {Buddh} vijnana; consciousness; (3) (after a signature) written by...; (personal name) Tsuguhide
vijñāna, "the art of distinguishing, or perceiving, or recognizing, discerning, understanding, comprehending, distinction, intelligence, knowledge, science, learning . . . wisdom." M.W. parijñāna, "perception, thorough knowledge," etc. M.W. It is intp. by 心 the mind, mental discernment, perception, in contrast with the object discerned; also by 了別 understanding and discrimination. There are classifications of 一識 that all things are the one mind, or are metaphysical; 二識 q. v. discriminating the ālaya-vijñāna or primal undivided condition from the mano-vijñāna or that of discrimination; 三識 in the Laṅkāvatāra Sutra, fundamental, manifested and discriminate; 五識 q.v. in the 起信論, i.e. 業, 轉, 現, 知, and 相續識; 六識 the perceptions and discernings of the six organs of sense; also of 8, 9, 10, and 11 識. The most important is the eight of the 起信論, i.e. the perceptions of the six organs of sense, eye, ear, nose, tongue, body (or touch), and mind, together with manas, intp. as 意識 the consciousness of the previous moment, on which the other six depend; the eighth is the ālaya-vijñāna, v. 阿賴耶, in which is contained the seed or stock of all phenomena and which 無沒 loses none, or nothing, is indestructible; a substitute for the seventh is ādāna 'receiving' of the 唯識, which is intp. as 無解 undiscriminated, or indefinite perception; there is a difference of view between the 相 and the 性 schools in regard to the seventh and eight 識; and the latter school add a ninth called the amala, or pure vijñāna, i.e. the non-phenomenal 眞如識. The esoterics add that all phenomena are mental and all things are the one mind, hence the one mind is 無量識 unlimited mind or knowledge, every kind of knowledge, or omniscience. vijñāna is one of the twelve nidānas.; Ālaya-vijñāna and mano-vijñāna; i. e. 阿梨耶 | and 分別事 |; v. 識.



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yī shì
    yi1 shi4
i shih
One sense or perception; the one individual intelligence or soul which uses the various senses, likened to a monkey which climbs in and out of the various windows of a house— a Satyasiddhi and Sautrāntika doctrine. Also, a Vairocana maṇḍala.



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sān shì
    san1 shi4
san shih
The three states of mind or consciousness: 眞識 the original unsullied consciousness or Mind, the tathāgatagarbha, the eighth or ālaya 阿賴耶識 ; 現識 mind or consciousness diversified in contact with or producing phenomena, good and evil; 分別識 consciousness discriminating and evolving the objects of the five senses. Also 意識 manas, 心識 ālaya, and 無垢識 amala, v. 識.


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jiǔ dì
    jiu3 di4
chiu ti
very low land; (surname) Kuji
The nine lands, i.e. the 欲界 realm of desire or sensuous realm the four 色界 realms of form or material forms; and the four 無色界 formless realms, or realms beyond form; v. 九有, 九有情居, 禪 and 定. The nine realms are:—(1) 欲界五趣地; the desire realm with its five gati, i.e. hells, hungry ghosts, animals, men, and devas. In the four form-realms are:— (2) 離生喜樂地 Paradise after earthly life, this is also the first dhyāna, or subject of meditation, 初禪. (3) 定生喜樂地 Paradise of cessation of rebirth, 二禪. (4) 離喜妙樂地 Land of wondrous joy after the previous joys, 三禪. (5) 捨念淸淨地 The Pure Land of abandonment of thought, or recollection (of past delights), 四禪. The four formless, or infinite realms, catur arūpa dhātu, are:—(6) 空無邊處地 ākāśānantyā-yatanam, the land of infinite space; also the first samādhi, 第一定. (7) 識無邊處地 vijñānānamtyāyatanam, the land of omniscience, or infinite perception, 二定. (8) 無所有處地 ākiñcanyāyatana, the land of nothingness, 三定. (9) 非想非非想處地 naivasaṁjñānā-saṁjñāyatana, the land (of knowledge) without thinking or not thinking, or where there is neither consciousness nor unconsciousness, i.e. above either; this is the 四定. Eitel says that in the last four, "Life lasts 20,000 great kalpas in the 1st, 40,000 in the 2nd, 60,000 in the 3rd, and 80,000 great kalpas in the 4th of these heavens."



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jiǔ shì
    jiu3 shi4
chiu shih
(female given name) Kumi
The kinds of cognition or consciousness (vijñāna); those of sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, mind, mānas (or阿陁那識 ādāna), i.e. mental perception; 阿賴耶 ālāya, bodhi-consciousness, and 阿摩羅識 amala, purified or Buddha-consciousness. There is considerable difference as to the meaning of the last three.



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luàn shì
    luan4 shi4
luan shih
distracted consciousness



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shì shì
    shi4 shi4
shih shih
phenomenal consciousness



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èr shì
    er4 shi4
erh shih
(personal name) Nishiki
two kinds of consciousness


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wǔ zhì
    wu3 zhi4
wu chih
(place-name, surname) Gochi
The five kinds of wisdom of the 眞言宗 Shingon School. Of the six elements 六大 earth, water, fire, air (or wind), ether (or space) 曇空, and consciousness (or mind 識 ), the first five form the phenomenal world, or Garbhadhātu, the womb of all things 胎藏界, the sixth is the conscious, or perceptive, or wisdom world, the Vajradhātu 金剛界, sometimes called the Diamond realm. The two realms are not originally apart, but one, and there is no consciousness without the other five elements. The sixth element, vijñāna, is further subdivided into five called the 五智 Five Wisdoms: (1) 法界體性智 dharmadhātu-prakṛti-jñāna, derived from the amala-vijñāna, or pure 識; it is the wisdom of the embodied nature of the dharmadhātu, defined as the six elements, and is associated with Vairocana 大日, in the centre, who abides in this samādhi; it also corresponds to the ether 空 element. (2) 大圓鏡智 adarśana-jñāna, the great round mirror wisdom, derived from the ālaya-vijñāna, reflecting all things; corresponds to earth, and is associated with Akṣobhya and the east. (3) 平等性智 samatā-jñāna, derived from mano-vijñāna, wisdom in regard to all things equally and universally; corresponds to fire, and is associated with Ratnasaṃbhava and the south. (4) 妙觀察智 pratyavekṣaṇa-jñāna, derived from 意識, wisdom of profound insight, or discrimination, for exposition and doubt-destruction; corresponds to water, and is associated with Amitābha and the west. (5) 成所作智 kṛtyānuṣṭhāna-jñāna, derived from the five senses, the wisdom of perfecting the double work of self-welfare and the welfare of others; corresponds to air 風 and is associated with Amoghasiddhi and the north. These five Dhyāni-Buddhas are the 五智如來. The five kinds of wisdom are the four belonging to every Buddha, of the exoteric cult, to which the esoteric cult adds the first, pure, all-refecting, universal, all-discerning, and all-perfecting.


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wǔ guǒ
    wu3 guo3
wu kuo
(1) five fruits (peach, Japanese plum, apricot, jujube, Japanese chestnut); (2) (Buddhist term) five types of effect in cause-and-effect relationships; (3) (Buddhist term) five effects of ignorance and formations on one's current life
The five fruits, or effects; there are various groups, e. g. I. (1) 異熟果 fruit ripening divergently, e. g. pleasure and goodness are in different categories; present organs accord in pain or pleasure with their past good or evil deeds; (2) 等流果 fruit of the same order, e. g. goodness reborn from previous goodness; (3) 土用果 present position and function fruit, the rewards of moral merit in previous lives; (4) 增上果 superior fruit, or position arising from previous earnest endeavor and superior capacity: (5) 離繋果 fruit of freedom from all bonds, nirvana fruit. II. Fruit, or rebirth: (1) 識 conception (viewed psychologically); (2) 名色 formation mental and physical; (3) 六處 the six organs of perception complete; (4) 觸 their birth and contact with the world; (5) 受 consciousness. III. Five orders of fruit, with stones, pips, shells (as nuts), chaff-like (as pine seeds), and with pods.



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wǔ yùn
    wu3 yun4
wu yün
 goun / gon
the Five Aggregates (from Sanskrit "skandha") (Buddhism)
{Buddh} the five skandhas (matter, sensation, perception, mental formations and consciousness); the five aggregates
The five skandhas, pañca-skandha: also 五陰; 五衆; 五塞犍陀 The five cumulations, substances, or aggregates, i. e. the components of an intelligent being, specially a human being: (1) 色 rūpa, form, matter, the physical form related to the five organs of sense; (2) 受 vedana, reception, sensation, feeling, the functioning of the mind or senses in connection with affairs and things; (3) 想 saṃjñā, conception, or discerning; the functioning of mind in distinguishing; (4) 行 saṃskāra, the functioning of mind in its processes regarding like and dislike, good and evil, etc.; (5) 識 vijñāna, mental faculty in regard to perception and cognition, discriminative of affairs and things. The first is said to be physical, the other four mental qualities; (2), (3), and (4) are associated with mental functioning, and therefore with 心所; (5) is associated with the faculty or nature of the mind 心王 manas. Eitel gives— form, perception, consciousness, action, knowledge. See also Keith's Buddhist Philosophy, 85-91.



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wǔ yīn
    wu3 yin1
wu yin
(archaism) {Buddh} (See 五蘊) the five skandhas (matter, sensation, perception, mental formations and consciousness); the five aggregates
五衆 see 五蘊. 陰 is the older term.


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rén xīn
    ren2 xin1
jen hsin
popular feeling; the will of the people
(1) human nature; human heart; human spirit; kindness; sympathy; (2) (じんしん only) public feeling; people's sentiments; (3) (ひとごころ only) (See 人心地・ひとごこち・1) consciousness; awareness; (given name) Jinshin
minds of men



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yī shì
    yi1 shi4
i shih
based on consciousness


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sēng ruò
    seng1 ruo4
seng jo
sañjñā; saṃjñā, the third of the five skandhas, i.e. 想 thought, ideation, consciousness.



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nèi shì
    nei4 shi4
nei shih
Internal perception, idem 心識.



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bā shì
    ba1 shi4
pa shih
 hasshiki; hachishiki
    はっしき; はちしき
{Buddh} eight consciousnesses (one for each of the five senses, consciousness of the mind, self-consciousness and store consciousness)
The eight parijñāna, or kinds of cognition, perception, or consciousness. They are the five senses of cakṣur-vijñāna, śrotra-v., ghrāna-v., jihvā-v., and kāya-v., i.e. seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touch. The sixth is mano-vijñāna, the mental sense, or intellect, v. 末那. It is defined as 意 mentality, apprehension, or by some as will. The seventh is styled kliṣṭa-mano-vijñāna 末那識 discriminated from the last as 思量 pondering, calculating; it is the discriminating and constructive sense, more than the intellectually perceptive; as infected by the ālaya-vijñāna., or receiving "seeds" from it, it is considered as the cause of all egoism and individualizing, i.e. of men and things, therefore of all illusion arising from assuming the seeming as the real. The eighth is the ālaya-vijñāna, 阿頼耶識 which is the storehouse, or basis from which come all "seeds"of consciousness. The seventh is also defined as the ādāna 阿陀那識 or "laying hold of" or "holding on to" consciousness.


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liù dà
    liu4 da4
liu ta
{Buddh} the six elements (earth, water, fire, wind, void, and consciousness); (place-name) Rokudai
The six great or fundamental things, or elements — earth; water; fire; wind (or air); space (or ether); and 識 mind, or perception. These are universal and creative of all things, but the inanimate 非情 are made only of the first five, while the animate 有情 are of all six. The esoteric cult represents the six elements, somewhat differently interpreted in the garbhadhātu and vajradhātu. Also 六大界.


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liù tōng
    liu4 tong1
liu t`ung
    liu tung
abhijñā, or ṣaḍ abhijñā. The six supernatural or universal powers acquired by a Buddha, also by an arhat through the fourth degree of dhyāna. The 'southern' Buddhists only have the first five, which are also known in China; v. 五神通; the sixth is 漏盡通 (漏盡智證通) āsravakṣaya-jñāna, supernatural consciousness of the waning of vicious propensities.



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liù cū
    liu4 cu1
liu ts`u
    liu tsu
The six 'coarser' stages arising from the 三細 or three finer stages which in turn are produced by original 無明, the unenlightened condition of ignorance; v. Awakening of Faith 起信論. They are the states of (1) 智相 knowledge or consciousness of like and dislike arising from mental conditions; (2) 相續相 consciousness of pain and pleasure resulting from the first, causing continuous responsive memory; (3) 執取相 attachment or clinging, arising from the last; (4) 計名字相 assigning names according to the seeming and unreal with fixation of ideas); (5) 起業 the consequent activity with all the variety of deeds; (6) 業繋苦相 the suffering resulting from being tied to deeds and their karma consequences.



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fán shì
    fan2 shi4
fan shih
Ordinary knowledge, worldly knowledge, that of the unenlightened by Buddha.


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wéi xīn
    wei2 xin1
wei hsin
(1) {Buddh} doctrine that all phenomena are produced from consciousness (a central teaching of the Avatamska sutra); (2) (See 唯物) spiritualism (in philosophy); (personal name) Yuishin
Idealism, mind only, the theory that the only reality is mental, that of the mind. Similar to 唯識q. v. and v. Lankavatara sutra.



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wéi shì
    wei2 shi4
wei shih
{Buddh} vijnapti-matrata (theory that all existence is subjective and nothing exists outside of the mind)
vijñānamatra(vada) cittamatra. Idealism, the doctrine that nothing exists apart from mind, 識外無法.



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gòu shì
    gou4 shi4
kou shih
Defiling knowledge, the common worldly knowledge that does not discriminate the seeming from the real.



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zhí shì
    zhi2 shi4
chih shih
appropriating consciousness



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jìng shì
    jing4 shi4
ching shih
objects and consciousness; object-consciousnesses



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tiān shì
    tian1 shi4
t`ien shih
    tien shih
Natural perception, or wisdom; the primal endowment in man: the 眞如 or bhūtatathatā.



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wàng shì
    wang4 shi4
wang shih
deluded consciousness



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zhái shì
    zhai2 shi4
chai shih
to store consciousness



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xún sì
    xun2 si4
hsün ssu
vitarka and vicāra, two conditions in dhyāna discovery and analysis of principles; vitarka 毘擔迦 a dharma which tends to increase, and vicāra 毘遮羅one which tends to diminish, definiteness and clearness in the stream of consciousness; cf. 中間定.


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yǐng xiàng
    ying3 xiang4
ying hsiang
 eizou / ezo
pratibimba. Shadows, reflections, with no real existence or nature of their own.


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 tokusei / tokuse
moral character or consciousness



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xīn shì
    xin1 shi4
hsin shih
The mind and cognition; mind and its contents; the two are considered as identical in the Abhidharma-kośa, but different in Mahāyāna.


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qíng yǒu
    qing2 you3
ch`ing yu
    ching yu
The realm of feeling, i.e. any world of sentience or feeling, especially this world as empirically considered; 有情 is to have consciousness, the conscious, or sentient.



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qíng shì
    qing2 shi4
ch`ing shih
    ching shih
deluded consciousness


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yì dì
    yi4 di4
i ti
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) stubbornness; obstinacy; willpower; pride; (2) disposition; nature; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (3) appetite; desire; greed
The stage of intellectual consciousness, being the sixth vijñāna, the source of all concepts.


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yì fǎ
    yi4 fa3
i fa
 i hō
thinking consciousness and concept



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yì chù
    yi4 chu4
i ch`u
    i chu
 i sho
The, mind-sense, the mind, the sixth of the six senses, v. 六處.


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yì yán
    yi4 yan2
i yen
Mental words, words within the intellectual consciousness; thought and words.



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yì chē
    yi4 che1
i ch`e
    i che
The mind vehicle, the vehicle of intellectual consciousness, the imagination.


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xīn xūn
    xin1 xun1
hsin hsün
new perfuming of seeds in the store consciousness



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hūn shì
    hun1 shi4
hun shih
Dull, or confused, knowledge.


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yǒu qíng
    you3 qing2
yu ch`ing
    yu ching
 yuujun / yujun
to be in love; sentient beings (Buddhism)
(1) {Buddh} (See 非情・2) sentient beings; (2) (ant: 無情・1) humaneness; compassion; (personal name) Yuujun
sattva, 薩埵 in the sense of any sentient being; the term was formerly tr. 衆生 all the living, which includes the vegetable kingdom, while 有情 limits the meaning to those endowed with consciousness.



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yǒu shì
    you3 shi4
yu shih
well-informed; learned; (personal name) Arisato
Perceptive beings, similar to 有情 sentient beings.


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mò nà
    mo4 na4
mo na
{Buddh} (See 末那識) manas (defiled mental consciousness, which gives rise to the perception of self)
manāḥ; manas; intp. by 意 mind, the (active) mind. Eitel says: 'The sixth of the chadâyatana, the mental faculty which constitutes man as an intelligent and moral being. ' The 末那識 is defined by the 唯識論 4 as the seventh of the 八識, namely 意, which means 思量 thinking and measuring, or calculating. It is the active mind, or activity of mind, but is also used for the mind itself.



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běn shì
    ben3 shi4
pen shih
The fundamental vijñāna, one of the eighteen names of the ālaya-vijñāna, the root of all things.


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lí yé
    li2 ye2
li yeh
v. 阿 ārya.



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yè shì
    ye4 shi4
yeh shih
"Activity-consciousness in the sense that through the agency of ignorance an unenlightened mind begins to be disturbed (or awakened)." Suzuki's Awakening of Faith, 76.



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yù jué
    yu4 jue2
yü chüeh
Passion-consciousness; the consciousness of desire.


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 shoutai / shotai
(1) true character; true form; true colors (colours); identity; truth (of a mystery, phenomenon, etc.); origin; (2) consciousness; one's senses



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dān mèn
    dan1 men4
tan men
to faint; to swoon; to lose consciousness


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(n,vs,vi) faint; fainting; losing consciousness



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jìng shì
    jing4 shi4
ching shih
pure consciousness



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hùn zhuó
    hun4 zhuo2
hun cho
turbid; muddy; dirty
(n,vs,n-pref) (1) turbidity; cloudiness (of a liquid); opacity; muddiness (e.g. water, mind, consciousness); (noun/participle) (2) disorder; chaos
to be turbid



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hùn zhuó
    hun4 zhuo2
hun cho
variant of 混濁|混浊[hun4 zhuo2]
(n,vs,n-pref) (1) turbidity; cloudiness (of a liquid); opacity; muddiness (e.g. water, mind, consciousness); (noun/participle) (2) disorder; chaos



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wú shì
    wu2 shi4
wu shih
no consciousness


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reality; consciousness



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xiàn shì
    xian4 shi4
hsien shih
Direct knowledge, manifesting wisdom, another name of the ālayavijñāna, on which all things depend for realization, for it completes the knowledge of the other vijñānas. Also the 'representation-consciousness' or perception of an external world, one of the 五識 q.v. of the 起信論.



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sū xǐng
    su1 xing3
su hsing
to come to; to awaken; to regain consciousness



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yòng shì
    yong4 shi4
yung shih
functioning consciousness



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yì yuán
    yi4 yuan2
i yüan
ālambana-pratyaya, things distracting the attention, distracting thoughts; the action of external objects conditioning consciousness.


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 byoushiki / byoshiki
consciousness or awareness of being ill


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bǎi fǎ
    bai3 fa3
pai fa
The hundred divisions of all mental qualities and their agents, of the 唯識 School; also known as the 五位百法five groups of the 100 modes or 'things': (1) 心法 the eight 識 perceptions, or forms of consciousness; (2) 心所有法 the fifty-one mental ideas; (3) 色法 the five physical organs and their six modes of sense, e. g. ear and sound; (4) 不相應行 twenty-four indefinites, or unconditioned elements; (5) 無爲 six inactive or metaphysical concepts.



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zhēn shì
    zhen1 shi4
chen shih
Buddha-wisdom; the original unadulterated, or innocent mind in all, which is independent of birth and death; cf. 楞伽經 and 起信論. Real knowledge free from illusion, the sixth vijñāna.


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yǎn rù
    yan3 ru4
yen ju
The eye entrance one of the twelve entrances i.e. the basis of sight consciousness.



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yǎn chù
    yan3 chu4
yen ch`u
    yen chu
base of the visual consciousness



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yǎn shì
    yan3 shi4
yen shih
discrimination; insight
Sight-perception, the first vijñāna.



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zhī jué
    zhi1 jue2
chih chüeh
perception; consciousness


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shén zhì
    shen2 zhi4
shen chih
consciousness; state of mind; compos mentis


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shén zhì
    shen2 zhi4
shen chih
mind; wisdom; consciousness
Spiritual wisdom, divine wisdom which comprehends all things, material and immaterial.



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shén shì
    shen2 shi4
shen shih
The intelligent spirit, also called 靈魂 the soul; incomprehensible or divine wisdom.



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zhǒng shì
    zhong3 shi4
chung shih
The ālayavijñāna.



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xì shì
    xi4 shi4
hsi shih
subtle consciousness



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yuán shì
    yuan2 shi4
yüan shih
causal consciousness



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ěr shì
    er3 shi4
erh shih
śrotravijñāna. Ear-perception, ear-discernment.


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(noun, transitive verb) self-consciousness; self-awareness; (surname) Jigaku



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shé shì
    she2 shi4
she shih
tongue-perception; v. 六根; 六識.



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sà duǒ
    sa4 duo3
sa to
sattva, being, existence, essence, nature, life, sense, consciousness, substance, any living or sentient being, etc. M.W. Tr. by 情 sentient, 有情 possessing sentience, feeling, or consciousness; and by 衆生 all the living. Abbrev. for bodhisattva. Also 薩多婆; 薩怛嚩; 索埵, etc.



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xūn fā
    xun1 fa1
hsün fa
the action of permeation by defiled or pure dharmas into the consciousness



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zàng shì
    zang4 shi4
tsang shih
The ālayavijñāna, the storehouse of all knowledge, the eighth of the vijñānas, cf. 阿 and 八.



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yùn shì
    yun4 shi4
yün shih
The skandha of intelligence, or intellectuation; also intp. as 有情 consciousness, or emotion.



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xíng shì
    xing2 shi4
hsing shih
traveling consciousness



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jué wù
    jue2 wu4
chüeh wu
to come to understand; to realize; consciousness; awareness; Buddhist enlightenment (Sanskrit: cittotpāda)
To awake, become enlightened, comprehend spiritual reality.



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zhū shì
    zhu1 shi4
chu shih
various kinds of consciousness



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shì shàng
    shi4 shang4
shih shang
on the consciousness



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shì zhù
    shi4 zhu4
shih chu
That on which perception, or mind, is dependent; the four 識住are phenomenon, receptivity, cognition, and reaction; a further category of seven 識住 is divided into phenomenal and supra-phenomenal.



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shì tóng
    shi4 tong2
shih t`ung
    shih tung
consciousness alike (?)



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shì huàn
    shi4 huan4
shih huan
The illusion of perception, or mind.



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shì xìng
    shi4 xing4
shih hsing
nature of consciousness

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


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