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yǎn / yan3
yen
 gen / まなこ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
eye; small hole; crux (of a matter); CL:隻|只[zhi1],雙|双[shuang1]; classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)
(1) eye; eyeball; (2) (archaism) pupil and (dark) iris of the eye; (3) (archaism) insight; perceptivity; power of observation; (4) (archaism) look; field of vision; (5) (archaism) core; center; centre; essence; (surname) Mesaki
cakṣuh, the eye.

參禪


参禅

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sān chán / san1 chan2
san ch`an / san chan
 noshi wo ri
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to practice Chan Buddhist meditation; to practice Zen meditation; to sit in meditation
To inquire, discuss, seek religious instruction; to thoroughly penetrate with meditative insight

明鏡


明镜

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míng jìng / ming2 jing4
ming ching
 myōkyō / めいきょう;みょうきょう;めいけい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
mirror (as a metaphor for something beautiful, bright and flat -- such as a lake -- or something that provides clarity and insight)
polished mirror; clear mirror; (personal name) Meikyou
a [clear] mirror

智恵

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 norie / のりえ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Norie

智慧

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zhì huì / zhi4 hui4
chih hui
 chie / ともえ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
wisdom; knowledge; intelligent; intelligence
(1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Tomoe
jñāna as 智 knowledge and prajñā as 慧 discernment, i.e. knowledge of things and realization of truth; in general knowledge and wisdom; but sometimes implying mental and moral wisdom.

知恵

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 tomoe / ともえ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Tomoe

靈感


灵感

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líng gǎn / ling2 gan3
ling kan
 reikan
 Vertical Wall Scroll
inspiration; insight; a burst of creativity in scientific or artistic endeavor
靈應 Spirit-response, efficacious as in response to prayer; spiritual response

釋迦牟尼


释迦牟尼

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shì jiā móu ní / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
shih chia mou ni
 Shakamuni
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism; Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya)
釋迦文 (釋迦文尼); 釋伽文 Śākyamuni, the saint of the Śākya tribe. muni is saint, holy man, sage, ascetic monk; it is: intp. as 仁 benevolent, charitable, kind, also as 寂默 one who dwells in seclusion. After '500 or 550' previous incarnations, Śākyamuni finally attained to the state of Bodhisattva, was born in the Tuṣita heaven, and descended as a white elephant, through her right side, into the womb of the immaculate Māyā, the purest woman on earth; this was on the 8th day of the 4th month; next year on the 8th day of the 2nd month he was born from her right side painlessly as she stood under a tree in the Lumbinī garden. For the subsequent miraculous events v. Eitel. also the 神通遊戲經 (Lalitavistara), the 釋迦如來成道記, etc. Simpler statements say that he was born the son of Śuddhodana, of the kṣatriya caste, ruler of Kapilavastu, and Māyā his wife; that Māyā died seven days later, leaving him to be brought up by her sister Prājapati; that in due course he was married to Yaśodharā who bore him a son, Rāhula; that in search of truth he left home, became an ascetic, severely disciplined himself, and finally at 35 years of age, under a tree, realized that the way of release from the chain of rebirth and death lay not in asceticism but in moral purity; this he explained first in his four dogmas, v. 四諦 and eightfold noble way 八正道, later amplified and developed in many sermons. He founded his community on the basis of poverty, chastity, and insight or meditation, ad it became known as Buddhism, as he became known as Buddha, the enlightened. His death was probably in or near 487 B.C., a few years before that of Confucius in 479. The sacerdotal name of his family is Gautama, said to be the original name of the whole clan, Śākya being that of his branch, v. 瞿, 喬.; his personal name was Siddhārtha, or Sarvārthasiddha, v. 悉.

慧眼

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huì yǎn / hui4 yan3
hui yen
 egen / けいがん
an all-seeing mind; mental perception; insight; acumen
(noun or adjectival noun) discerning (quick) eye; keen insight
The wisdom-eye that sees all things as unreal; wisdom eye

洞見


洞见

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dòng jiàn / dong4 jian4
tung chien
 douken / doken / どうけん
insight; to see clearly
(noun/participle) insight; discernment

洞察力

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dòng chá lì / dong4 cha2 li4
tung ch`a li / tung cha li
 dousatsuryoku / dosatsuryoku / どうさつりょく
insight
insight; discernment; perception; perspicacity; acumen


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guān / guan1
kuan
 kan
Taoist monastery; palace gate watchtower; platform
vipaśyanā; vidarśanā. To look into, study, examine, contemplate; contemplation, insight; a study, a Taoist monastery; to consider illusion and discern illusion, or discern the seeming from the real; to contemplate and mentally enter into truth. 覺 is defined as awakening, or awareness, 觀 as examination or study. It is also an old tr. of the word Yoga; and cf. 禪 17. Guan is especially a doctrine of the Tiantai school as shown in the 止觀 q.v; meditative insight

三明

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sān míng / san1 ming2
san ming
 sanmyō / さんみょう
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
{Buddh} (See 宿命通,天眼通,漏尽通) three kinds of awareness; (surname, given name) Mitsuaki
The three insights; also 三達. Applied to Buddhas they are called 三達, to arhats 三明. (a) 宿命明 Insight into the mortal conditions of self and others in previous lives; (b) 天眼明 supernatural insight into future mortal conditions; (c) 漏盡明 nirvāṇa insight, i.e. into present mortal sufferings so as to overcome aIl passions or temptations. In the 倶舍論 27 the three are termed 住智識證明; 死生識證明 and 漏盡識證明. For 三明經 v. 長阿含16; three kinds of awareness

三達


三达

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sān dá / san1 da2
san ta
 sandatsu / みたつ
(surname) Mitatsu
Three aspects of the omniscience of Buddha: knowledge of future karma, of past karma, of present illusion and liberation; v. 三明; three kinds of penetrating insight

不明

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bù míng / bu4 ming2
pu ming
 fumyō / ふめい
not clear; unknown; to fail to understand
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) unclear; obscure; indistinct; uncertain; ambiguous; (can be adjective with の) (2) unknown; unidentified; (3) ignorance; lack of wisdom; lack of insight; (female given name) Fumi
unclear

不覺


不觉

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bù jué / bu4 jue2
pu chüeh
 fukaku
unconsciously
Unenlightened, uncomprehending, without 'spiritual' insight, the condition of people in general, who mistake the phenomenal for the real, and by ignorance beget karma, reaping its results in the mortal round of transmigration; i. e. people generally; non-enlightenment

五智

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wǔ zhì / wu3 zhi4
wu chih
 gochi / ごち
(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; five kinds of cognition

五法

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wǔ fǎ / wu3 fa3
wu fa
 gohō
pañcadharma. The five laws or categories, of which four groups are as follows: I. 相名五法 The five categories of form and name: (1) 相 appearances, or phenomena; (2) 名 their names; (3) 分別 sometimes called 妄想 ordinary mental discrimination of them— (1) and (2) are objective, (3) subjective; (4) 正智 corrective wisdom, which corrects the deficiencies and errors of the last: (5) 如如 the 眞如 Bhutatathata or absolute wisdom, reached through the 如理智 understanding of the law of the absolute, or ultimate truth. II. 事理五法 The five categories into which things and their principles are divided: (1) 心法 mind; (2) 心所法 mental conditions or activities; (3) 色法 the actual states or categories as conceived; (4) 不相應法 hypothetic categories, 唯識 has twenty-four, the Abhidharma fourteen; (5) 無爲法 the state of rest, or the inactive principle pervading all things; the first four are the 事 and the last the 理. III. 理智五法 cf. 五智; the five categories of essential wisdom: (1) 眞如 the absolute; (2) 大圓鏡智 wisdom as the great perfect mirror reflecting all things; (3) 平等性智 wisdom of the equal Buddha nature of all beings; (4) 妙觀察智 wisdom of mystic insight into all things and removal of ignorance and doubt; (5) 成所作智 wisdom perfect in action and bringing blessing to self and others. IV. 提婆五法 The five obnoxious rules of Devadatta: not to take milk in any form, nor meat, nor salt; to wear unshaped garments, and to live apart. Another set is: to wear cast-off rags, beg food, have only one set meal a day, dwell in the open, and abstain from all kinds of flesh, milk, etc; five kinds of dharmas

史眼

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 shigan / しがん historical view; historical insight

吸取

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xī qǔ / xi1 qu3
hsi ch`ü / hsi chü
to absorb; to draw (a lesson, insight etc); to assimilate

心乘

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xīn shèng / xin1 sheng4
hsin sheng
 shinjō
The mind vehicle, i. e. 心觀 meditation, insight; mind-vehicle

心得

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xīn dé / xin1 de2
hsin te
 shintoku / こころえ
what one has learned (through experience, reading etc); knowledge; insight; understanding; tips; CL:項|项[xiang4],個|个[ge4]
(1) knowledge; understanding; (2) (See 執務心得・しつむこころえ) rules; regulations; guideline; directions; (suffix noun) (3) deputy; acting
mental attainment

慧勝


慧胜

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huì shèng / hui4 sheng4
hui sheng
 eshō
insight is superior; insight is superior

慧見


慧见

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huì jiàn / hui4 jian4
hui chien
 eken / えみ
(female given name) Emi
Wise views, or insight into wisdom, the views of wisdom.

才識


才识

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cái shí / cai2 shi2
ts`ai shih / tsai shih
ability and insight

明察

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míng chá / ming2 cha2
ming ch`a / ming cha
 meisatsu / mesatsu / めいさつ
to note clearly; to perceive
(noun/participle) discernment; penetration; insight; intellectual acumen

明徹


明彻

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míng chè / ming2 che4
ming ch`e / ming che
 myōtetsu
to have clear insight; to have clear insight

明達


明达

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míng dá / ming2 da2
ming ta
 myōtatsu / めいたつ
reasonable; of good judgment
(noun or adjectival noun) wisdom; (given name) Myoutatsu
Enlightenment 明in the case of the saint includes knowledge of future incarnations of self others, of the past incarnation of self and others, and that the present incarnation will end illusion. In the case of the Buddha such knowledge is called 達 thorough or perfect enlightenment; insight

止觀


止观

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zhǐ guān / zhi3 guan1
chih kuan
 shikan
奢摩他毗婆舍那 (or 奢摩他毗鉢舍那) śamatha-vipaśyanā, which Sanskrit words are intp. by 止觀; 定慧; 寂照; and 明靜; for their respective meanings see 止 and 觀. When the physical organism is at rest it is called 止 zhi, when the mind is seeing clearly it is called 觀 guan. The term and form of meditation is specially connected with its chief exponent, the founder of the Tiantai school, which school is styled 止觀宗 Zhiguan Zong, its chief object being concentration of the mind by special methods for the purpose of clear insight into truth, and to be rid of illusion. The Tiantai work gives ten fields of mediation, or concentration: (1) the 五陰, 十八界, and 十二入; (2) passion and delusion; (3) sickness; (4) karma forms; (5) māra-deeds; (6) dhyāna; (7) (wrong) theories; (8) arrogance; (9) the two Vehicles; (10) bodhisattvahood; cessation and observation

正慧

see styles
zhèng huì / zheng4 hui4
cheng hui
 shōe
correct insight; correct insight

洞察

see styles
dòng chá / dong4 cha2
tung ch`a / tung cha
 dousatsu / dosatsu / どうさつ
to see clearly
(noun/participle) discernment; insight

洞穿

see styles
dòng chuān / dong4 chuan1
tung ch`uan / tung chuan
to penetrate; to pierce; to see clearly; to have an insight into

灼見


灼见

see styles
zhuó jiàn / zhuo2 jian4
cho chien
to see clearly; deep insight; profound view

無減


无减

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wú jiǎn / wu2 jian3
wu chien
 mugen
The undiminished powers of a bodhisattva after attaining Buddhahood; i.e. undiminished power and zeal to save all beings, power of memory, wisdom, nirvāṇa, and insight attained through nirvāṇa; cf. 智度論 26; also for a list of twenty-two cf. 唯識論 10.

獨具


独具

see styles
dú jù / du2 ju4
tu chü
to have unique (talent, insight etc)

現觀


现观

see styles
xiàn guān / xian4 guan1
hsien kuan
 genkan
Insight into, or meditation on, immediate presentations; present insight into the deep truth of Buddhism; to clearly observe reality

現量


现量

see styles
xiàn liáng / xian4 liang2
hsien liang
 genryō
Reasoning, from the manifest, pratyakṣa. (1) Immediate, or direct reasoning, whereby the eye apprehends and distinguishes colour and form, the ear sound, etc. (2) Immediate insight into, or direct inference in a trance (定) of all the conditions of the ālayavijñāna; to be seen clearly

理善

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lǐ shàn / li3 shan4
li shan
 ri zen / りぜん
(given name) Rizen
good (insight into) reality; good (insight into) reality

痴定

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chī dìng / chi1 ding4
ch`ih ting / chih ting
The samādhi of ignorance, i.e. without mystic insight.

直感

see styles
zhí gǎn / zhi2 gan3
chih kan
 chokkan / ちょっかん
intuition; direct feeling or understanding
(n,vs,adj-no) intuition; instinct; insight; hunch; immediacy

直覚

see styles
 chokkaku / ちょっかく (n,vs,adj-no) intuition; insight

直観

see styles
 chokkan / ちょっかん (n,vs,adj-no) intuition; instinct; insight; hunch; immediacy

眞諦


眞谛

see styles
zhēn dì / zhen1 di4
chen ti
 Shindai / しんだい
(personal name) Shindai
The asseverations or categories of reality, in contrast with 俗諦 ordinary categories; they are those of the sage, or man of insight, in contrast with those of the common man, who knows only appearance and not reality; absolute truth

眼光

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yǎn guāng / yan3 guang1
yen kuang
 genkō / がんこう
gaze; insight; foresight; vision; way of looking at things
glint in eye; discernment
glint of the eye

眼力

see styles
yǎn lì / yan3 li4
yen li
 ganriki / がんりき;がんりょく
eyesight; strength of vision; the ability to make discerning judgments
insight; power of observation
insight

眼識


眼识

see styles
yǎn shì / yan3 shi4
yen shih
 genshiki / がんしき
discrimination; insight
Sight-perception, the first vijñāna; visual consciousness

眼鏡


眼镜

see styles
yǎn jìng / yan3 jing4
yen ching
 megane(p);gankyou;megane(p) / megane(p);gankyo;megane(p) / めがね(P);がんきょう;メガネ(P)
spectacles; eyeglasses; CL:副[fu4]
(1) (kana only) glasses; eyeglasses; spectacles; (2) (めがね, メガネ only) (kana only) judgment; judgement; discrimination; discernment; insight; (place-name) Megane

福觀


福观

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fú guān / fu2 guan1
fu kuan
 fukukan
Blessedness and insight, similar to福慧; 福智; blessedness and insight

種覺


种觉

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zhǒng jué / zhong3 jue2
chung chüeh
 shukaku
The insight into all seeds or causes, Buddha-knowledge, omniscience; awareness of potentialities

管窺


管窥

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guǎn kuī / guan3 kui1
kuan k`uei / kuan kuei
 kanki / かんき
to look at something through a bamboo tube; to have a restricted view
(See 管見・かんけん・1) narrow insight; narrow view
to peep through a tube

管見


管见

see styles
guǎn jiàn / guan3 jian4
kuan chien
 kanken / かんけん
my limited view (lit. view through a thin tube); my limited understanding; my opinion (humble)
(1) narrow insight; narrow view; (2) my humble opinion; (surname) Sugami
to look through a tube

能通

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néng tōng / neng2 tong1
neng t`ung / neng tung
 nōtsū / よしみち
(personal name) Yoshimichi
insight (into the dharma); insight (into the dharma)

膽識


胆识

see styles
dǎn shí / dan3 shi2
tan shih
courage and insight

自悟

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zì wù / zi4 wu4
tzu wu
 jigo
a new insight or understanding one reaches oneself; a new insight or understanding one reaches oneself

興會


兴会

see styles
xìng huì / xing4 hui4
hsing hui
sudden inspiration; flash of insight; brainwave

薄證


薄证

see styles
bó zhèng / bo2 zheng4
po cheng
 hakushō
Shallow insight, weak in mystic experience; shallow realization

融識


融识

see styles
róng shì / rong2 shi4
jung shih
 yūshiki
Perspicacity, insight into both the phenomenal and noumenal; perspicacity

見修


见修

see styles
jiàn xiū / jian4 xiu1
chien hsiu
 kenshu
Views and practice; heterodoxy; cf. 見思; insight and cultivation

見到


见到

see styles
jiàn dào / jian4 dao4
chien tao
 kentō
to see
attained through insight; attained through insight

見地


见地

see styles
jiàn dì / jian4 di4
chien ti
 kenji / けんち
opinion; view; insight
point of view; (place-name) Kenji
The stage of insight, or discernment of reality, the fourth of the ten stages of progress toward Buddhahood, agreeing with the 預流果 of Hīnayāna; stage of insight

見得


见得

see styles
jiàn dé / jian4 de2
chien te
 kentoku / みえ
to seem; to appear; (in a negative or interrogative sentence) to be sure
(See 見栄) pose; posture
attained through insight; attained through insight

見至


见至

see styles
jiàn zhì / jian4 zhi4
chien chih
 kenshi
attained through insight; attained through insight

見識


见识

see styles
jiàn shi / jian4 shi5
chien shih
 kenshiki / けんしき
to gain first-hand knowledge of something; to experience for oneself; knowledge; experience; insight
(1) views; opinion; discernment; (2) pride; self-respect

観入

see styles
 kannyuu / kannyu / かんにゅう (noun/participle) insight; penetration

觀智


观智

see styles
guān zhì / guan1 zhi4
kuan chih
 kanchi
Wisdom obtained from contemplation; insight

觀法


观法

see styles
guān fǎ / guan1 fa3
kuan fa
 kanbō
Methods of contemplation, or obtaining of insight into truth, cf. 六觀法 and 止觀; contemplating phenomena

觀照


观照

see styles
guān zhào / guan1 zhao4
kuan chao
 kanshō
To be enlightened (or enlighten) as the result of insight, or intelligent contemplation; careful consideration

觀道


观道

see styles
guān dào / guan1 dao4
kuan tao
 kandō
Contemplation, meditation, insight; path of contemplation

證悟


证悟

see styles
zhèng wù / zheng4 wu4
cheng wu
 shōgo
Mystic insight; conviction by thinking, realization, to prove and ponder.

識見


识见

see styles
shí jiàn / shi2 jian4
shih chien
 shikiken;shikken / しきけん;しっけん
knowledge and experience
views; opinion; discernment; pride; self-respect; insight

賢聖


贤圣

see styles
xián shèng / xian2 sheng4
hsien sheng
 kenshō / けんせい
(personal name) Kensei
Those who are noted for goodness, and those who are also noted for wisdom, or insight; the xian are still of ordinary human standard, the sheng transcend them in wisdom and character; the attainments from 見道 upwards are those of the sheng; the xian is on the moral plane, and has not eliminated illusion; the sheng has cut of illusion and has insight into absolute reality. The Mahāyāna has three stages for the xian and ten for the sheng; the Hīnayāna has seven for each; wise person

透察

see styles
 tousatsu / tosatsu / とうさつ (noun/participle) insight

道識


道识

see styles
dào shì / dao4 shi4
tao shih
 dōshiki
The knowledge of religion; the wisdom, or insight, attained through Buddhism; consciousness of the way

達見


达见

see styles
dá jiàn / da2 jian4
ta chien
 dakken / たっけん
farsightedness; insight; (surname, given name) Tatsumi
to see thoroughly and clearly

達識

see styles
 tasshiki / たっしき farsightedness; insight

閃き

see styles
 hirameki / ひらめき (1) (kana only) flair; flash; (2) (kana only) insight; flash (of inspiration, wit, etc.); (3) (kana only) waving (e.g. of a flag in the wind)

靜慧


静慧

see styles
jìng huì / jing4 hui4
ching hui
Calm wisdom, insight into the void, or immaterial, removed from the transient; wisdom based on tranquility

高察

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 kousatsu / kosatsu / こうさつ (honorific or respectful language) superior insight; your idea

一閃念


一闪念

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yī shǎn niàn / yi1 shan3 nian4
i shan nien
sudden idea; flash of insight

不定觀


不定观

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bù dìng guān / bu4 ding4 guan1
pu ting kuan
 fujō kan
(不定止觀) Direct insight without any gradual process of samādhi; one of three forms of Tiantai meditation; indeterminate meditation

五種性


五种性

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wǔ zhǒng xìng / wu3 zhong3 xing4
wu chung hsing
 goshu shō
The five germ-natures, or roots of bodhisattva development: (1) 習種性 the germ nature of study of the 空 void (or immaterial), which corrects all illusions of time and space; it corresponds to the 十住 stage; (2) 性種性 that of ability to discriminate all the 性 natures of phenomena and transform the living; the 十行 stage; (3) 道種性(the middle-) way germ-nature, which attains insight into Buddha-laws; the 十廻向; (4) 聖種性 the saint germ-nature which produces holiness by destroying ignorance; the 十廻向 which the bodhisattva leaves the ranks of the 賢 and becomes 聖; (5) 等覺種性 the bodhi-rank germ-nature which produces Buddhahood, i. e. 等覺; five kinds of natures

五種通


五种通

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wǔ zhǒng tōng / wu3 zhong3 tong1
wu chung t`ung / wu chung tung
 goshu tsū
Five kinds of supernatural power: (1) 道通 of bodhisattvas through their insight into truth; (2) 神通 of arhats through their mental concentration; (3) 依通 supernatural or magical powers dependent on drugs, charms, incantations, etc.; (4) 報通 or 業通 reward or karma powers of transformation possessed by devas, nāgas, etc.; (5) 妖通 magical power of goblins, satyrs, etc; five kinds of supernatural power

人空觀


人空观

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rén kōng guān / ren2 kong1 guan1
jen k`ung kuan / jen kung kuan
 ningū kan
The meditation on, or insight into the selflessness of person 人空; meditation on the lack of existence of a enduring, definitive self or personality of living beings

佛知見


佛知见

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fó zhī jiàn / fo2 zhi1 jian4
fo chih chien
 bucchiken
The penetrative power of Buddha's wisdom, or vision; Buddha's insight

修止觀


修止观

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xiū zhǐ guān / xiu1 zhi3 guan1
hsiu chih kuan
 shu shikan
cultivation of calm abiding and insight; cultivation of calm abiding and insight

境唯識


境唯识

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jìng wéi shì / jing4 wei2 shi4
ching wei shih
 kyō yuishiki
insight into objective conditions; insight into objective conditions

增上慧

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zēng shàng huì / zeng1 shang4 hui4
tseng shang hui
 zōjōe
superior insight; superior insight

實相觀


实相观

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shí xiàng guān / shi2 xiang4 guan1
shih hsiang kuan
 jissō kan
Insight into, or meditation on Reality; contemplation of reality

慧具足

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huì jù zú / hui4 ju4 zu2
hui chü tsu
 e gusoku
replete with insight; replete with insight

慧解脫


慧解脱

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huì jiě tuō / hui4 jie3 tuo1
hui chieh t`o / hui chieh to
 e gedatsu
The escape by, or into wisdom, i.e. of the arhat who overcomes the hindrances to wisdom, or insight, but not the practical side of abstraction, etc.; better able to understand than to do; liberated by wisdom

智慧力

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zhì huì lì / zhi4 hui4 li4
chih hui li
 chieryoku
Wisdom, insight; power of (the Buddha's) wisdom

智慧觀


智慧观

see styles
zhì huì guān / zhi4 hui4 guan1
chih hui kuan
 chie kan
One of the meditations of Guanyin, insight into reality; wisdom meditation

止觀宗


止观宗

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zhǐ guān zōng / zhi3 guan1 zong1
chih kuan tsung
 Shikan shū
Another name for the Tiantai school; school of calming and insight

止觀捨


止观舍

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zhǐ guān shě / zhi3 guan1 she3
chih kuan she
 shikan sha
The upekṣā, indifference to or abandonment of both 止 and 觀, i. e. to rise above both into the universal; indifference to calming and insight

決擇分


决择分

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jué zé fēn / jue2 ze2 fen1
chüeh tse fen
 kechaku bun
penetrating insight; penetrating insight

法念處


法念处

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fǎ niàn chù / fa3 nian4 chu4
fa nien ch`u / fa nien chu
 hō nenjo
The position of insight into the truth that nothing has reality in itself; v. 四念處; mindfulness of (the selflessness of) phenomena

法空觀


法空观

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fǎ kōng guān / fa3 kong1 guan1
fa k`ung kuan / fa kung kuan
 hōkū kan
Meditative insight into the unreality of all things; observing dharmas as empty

法身觀


法身观

see styles
fǎ shēn guān / fa3 shen1 guan1
fa shen kuan
 hosshin kan
Meditation on, or insight into, the dharmakāya, varying in definition in the various schools; contemplation of the dharma body

深智慧

see styles
shēn zhì huì / shen1 zhi4 hui4
shen chih hui
 shin chie
profound insight; profound insight

漏盡通


漏尽通

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lòu jìn tōng / lou4 jin4 tong1
lou chin t`ung / lou chin tung
 rojin tsū
The supernatural insight into the ending of the stream of transmigration; one of the six abhijñās; supernatural power of the complete extinction of afflictions

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

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