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gān
    gan1
kan
 ken
    けん
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dry; clean; in vain; dried food; foster; adoptive; to ignore
qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest); (surname) Nukui
Dry, dried up, clean; heaven, male, masculine, enduring, continual. Translit. gan and h; dry

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xiān
    xian1
hsien
 sen
    せん
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immortal
(1) (See 仙人・1) hermit; wizard; (2) (See 仙術) wizardry; (personal name) Hisa
僊 ṛṣi, 哩始 an immortal. 仙人; 人仙 the genī, of whom there is a famous group of eight 八仙; an ascetic, a man of the hills, a hermit; the Buddha. The 楞嚴經 gives ten kinds of immortals, walkers on the earth, fliers, wanderers at will, into space, into the deva heavens, transforming themselves into any form, etc. The names of ten ṛṣis, who preceded Śākyamuni, the first being 闍提首那? Jatisena; there is also a list of sixty-eight 大仙 given in the 大孔雀咒經下 A classification of five is 天仙 deva genī, 神仙 spirit genī, 人仙 human genī, 地仙 earth, or cavern genī, and 鬼仙 ghost genī; renunciant

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    fo2
fo
 hotoke
    ほとけ
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Buddha; Buddhism; abbr. for 佛陀[Fo2 tuo2]
(surname) Hotoke
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.

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sēng
    seng1
seng
 sou / so
    そう
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(bound form) Buddhist monk (abbr. for 僧伽[seng1 qie2])
(1) monk; priest; (2) (abbreviation) (See 僧伽・そうぎゃ) sangha (the Buddhist community); (surname) Sou
僧伽 saṅgha, an assembly, collection, company, society. The corporate assembly of at least three (formerly four) monks under a chairman, empowered to hear confession, grant absolution, and ordain. The church or monastic order, the third member of the triratna. The term 僧 used alone has come to mean a monk, or monks in general. Also僧佉, 僧加, 僧企耶.; A fully ordained monk, i.e. a bhikṣu as contrasted with the śramaņa; community of monks and nuns

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bīng
    bing1
ping
 hei / he
    へい
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soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike; CL:個|个[ge4]
(1) (common) soldier; rank and file; (2) army; troops; (3) warfare; strategy; (personal name) Minetoshi

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guàn
    guan4
kuan
 kanmuri(p); kan; kamuri; kanburi
    かんむり(P); かん; かむり; かんぶり
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to put on a hat; to be first; to dub
(1) (See 衣冠,束帯) traditional cap worn by Shinto clergy and courtiers; (2) crown; diadem; coronet; (3) (かんむり only) top kanji radical; (4) (かむり only) (See 俳諧・1) first verse of a haikai, etc.; (adj-t,adv-to) (5) (かん only) best; peerless; first; (6) (かんむり only) name; title; named sponsorship of a program, event, team, etc.; (given name) Masaru
crown

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li
 ryoku
    りょく
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power; force; strength; ability; strenuously
(suffix) strength; power; proficiency; ability; (given name) Riki
bala; power, strength, of which there are several categories: 二力 power of choice and of practice; 三力 the power of Buddha; of meditation (samādhi) and of practice. 五力 pañcabala, the five powers of faith, zeal, memory (or remembering), meditation, and wisdom. 六力 A child's power is in crying; a woman's in resentment; a king's in domineering; an arhat's in zeal (or progress); a Buddha's in mercy; and a bhikṣu's in endurance (of despite) . 十力 q.v. The ten powers of Buddhas and bodhisattvas.

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nán
    nan2
nan
 nan
    ナン
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south
(1) {mahj} south wind tile; (2) {mahj} winning hand with a pung (or kong) of south wind tiles; (personal name) Minnami
dakṣina, south; translit. nāṃ and as a suffix intp. as meaning plural, several, i.e. more than three.

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zán
    zan2
tsan
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I or me; we (including both the speaker and the person spoken to)

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ti
 chi
    ち
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earth; ground; field; place; land; CL:片[pian4]
(n,n-suf) (1) earth; ground; land; soil; (n,n-suf) (2) place; (n,n-suf) (3) territory; (n,n-suf) (4) (See 天地無用) bottom (of a package, book, etc.); (n,n-suf) (5) (See 五大・1,土・ど・2) earth (one of the five elements); (surname) Hamadzi
pṛthivī, 鉢里體尾 the earth, ground; bhūmi, 歩弭 the earth, place, situation; talima, 託史麽 (or 託吏麽) ground, site; explained by 土地 earth, ground; 能生 capable of producing; 所依 that on which things rely. It is also the spiritual rank, position, or character attained by a Bodhisattva as a result of 住 remaining and developing in a given state in order to attain this 地 rank; v. 十住; 住位 and 十地.

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tiān
    tian1
t`ien
    tien
 ten(p); ame; ama
    てん(P); あめ; あま
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day; sky; heaven
(1) sky; (2) (てん only) heaven; (3) (てん only) {Buddh} svarga (heaven-like realm visited as a stage of death and rebirth); (4) (てん only) {Buddh} deva (divine being of Buddhism); (5) (てん only) sole of a Japanese sandal; (given name) Hiroshi
Heaven; the sky; a day; cf. dyo, dyaus also as 提婆 a deva, or divine being, deity; and as 素羅 sura, shining, bright; heaven

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miào
    miao4
miao
 myou / myo
    みょう
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clever; wonderful
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) strange; weird; odd; curious; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) wonder; mystery; miracle; excellence; (noun or adjectival noun) (3) cleverness; adroitness; knack; skill; (surname) Myou
su, sat, mañju, sūkṣma. Wonderful, beautiful, mystic, supernatural, profound, subtle, mysterious. su means good, excellent, surpassing, beautiful, fine, easy. sat means existing, real, good. mañju means beautiful, lovely, charming. Intp. in Chinese as 不可思議 beyond thought or discussion; 絕待 special, outstanding; 無比 incomparable; 精微深遠 subtle and profound; marvelous

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nuó
    nuo2
no
 da
elegant; graceful
Translit. da and na.

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dìng
    ding4
ting
 jou / jo
    じょう
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to set; to fix; to determine; to decide; to order
(1) (See 案の定・あんのじょう) certainty; reality; actuality; (prefix noun) (2) (See 定宿) regular; permanent; (3) {Buddh} (See 三昧・さんまい・1,禅定・ぜんじょう・1) samadhi (state of intense concentration achieved through meditation); (given name) Yasushi
To fix, settle. samādhi. 'Composing the mind'; 'intent contemplation'; 'perfect absorption of thought into the one object of meditation.' M. W. Abstract meditation, the mind fixed in one direction, or field. (1) 散定 scattered or general meditation (in the world of desire). (2) 禪定 abstract meditation (in the realms of form and beyond form). It is also one of the five attributes of the dharmakāya 法身, i. e. an internal state of imperturbability or tranquility, exempt from all external sensations, 超受陰; cf. 三摩提; to establish

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    fu4
fu
 fu
    ゆたか
rich; abundant; wealthy
(1) riches; wealth; fortune; (2) resources; (3) (abbreviation) lottery; (surname, given name) Yutaka
Rich, wealthy, affluent, well supplied; translit. pu and ve sounds; cf. 不, 布, 補, 婆; rich

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 ritsu
    りつ
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law
(1) law (esp. ancient East Asian criminal code); regulation; (2) {Buddh} vinaya (rules for the monastic community); (3) (abbreviation) (See 律宗) Ritsu (school of Buddhism); (4) (abbreviation) (See 律詩) lushi (style of Chinese poem); (5) (also りち) (musical) pitch; (6) (See 十二律,呂・2) six odd-numbered notes of the ancient chromatic scale; (7) (abbreviation) (See 律旋) Japanese seven-tone gagaku scale, similar to Dorian mode (corresponding to: re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do); (n,n-suf,ctr) (8) (in traditional Eastern music) step (corresponding to a Western semitone); (personal name) Ritsuji
vinaya, from vi-ni, to 1ead, train: discipline: v. 毘奈耶; other names are Prātimokṣa, śīla, and upalakṣa. The discipline, or monastic rules; one of the three divisions of the Canon, or Tripiṭaka, and said to have been compiled by Upāli.

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xīn
    xin1
hsin
 shin
    しん
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heart; mind; intention; center; core; CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
(1) (See 心・こころ・1) heart; mind; spirit; vitality; inner strength; (2) bottom of one's heart; core (of one's character); nature; (3) (usu. written as 芯) (See 芯・2) centre; center; core; heart; (4) (See 心臓・1) heart (organ); (5) {astron} (See 二十八宿) Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (6) (archaism) (child. language) friend; (personal name) Moto
hṛd, hṛdaya 汗栗太 (or 汗栗馱); 紀哩馱 the heart, mind, soul; citta 質多 the heart as the seat of thought or intelligence. In both senses the heart is likened to a lotus. There are various definitions, of which the following are six instances: (1) 肉團心 hṛd, the physical heart of sentient or nonsentient living beings, e. g. men, trees, etc. (2) 集起心 citta, the ālayavijñāna, or totality of mind, and the source of all mental activity. (3) 思量心 manas, the thinking and calculating mind; (4) 緣慮心; 了別心; 慮知心; citta; the discriminating mind; (5) 堅實心 the bhūtatathatā mind, or the permanent mind; (6) 積聚精要心 the mind essence of the sutras.

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rěn
    ren3
jen
 nin
    にん
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to bear; to endure; to tolerate; to restrain oneself
(archaism) endurance; forbearance; patience; self-restraint; (given name) Nin
kṣānti, 羼提 (or 羼底); patience, endurance, (a) in adverse circumstances, (b) in the religious state. There are groups of two, three, four, five, six, ten, and fourteen, indicating various forms of patience, equanimity, repression, forbearance, endurance, constancy, or "perseverance of the saints," both in mundane and spiritual things; to endure

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zhōng
    zhong1
chung
 chuu / chu
    ちゅう
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loyal; devoted; honest
(1) loyalty; devotion; fidelity; faithfulness; (2) (See 判官・はんがん・2,弾正台・2) inspector of the Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (ritsuryo system); (given name) Makoto
Loyal; loyal

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i
 i
    い
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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; mentation


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ài
    ai4
ai
 ai
    あい
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to love; to be fond of; to like; affection; to be inclined (to do something); to tend to (happen)
(n,n-suf) (1) (See 愛する) love; affection; care; (2) {Buddh} attachment; craving; desire; (3) {Christn} (See アガペー・1) agape; (4) (abbreviation) (See 愛蘭・1) Ireland; (female given name) Rui
kāma; rāga. Love, affection, desire; also used for tṛṣṇā, thirst, avidity, desire, one of the twelve nidānas. It is intp. as 貪 coveting, and 染著 defiling attachment; also defined as defiling love like that toward wife and children, and undefiling love like that toward one's teachers and elders; to desire

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huì
    hui4
hui
 e
    めぐみ
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intelligent
(1) wisdom; enlightenment; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (one of the three divisions of the noble eightfold path); wisdom; (female given name) Megumi
prajñā ; sometimes jñāna. Wisdom, discernment, understanding; the power to discern things and their underlying principles and to decide the doubtful. It is often interchanged with 智, though not correctly, for zhi means knowledge, the science of the phenomenal, while hui refers more generally to principles or morals. It is part of the name of many monks, e.g. 慧可 Huike; 慧思Huisi; wisdom

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fāng
    fang1
fang
 hou / ho
    ほう
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square; power or involution (math.); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter
(1) direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction); (2) (often 私の方, あなたの方, etc.) side (of an argument, etc.); one's part; (3) type; category; (4) field (of study, etc.); (5) indicates one side of a comparison; (6) way; method; manner; means; (7) length (of each side of a square); (given name) Michi
Square; place; correct; a means, plan, prescription; then, now, just; to make even

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hào
    hao4
hao
 hiroshi
    ひろし
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vast and limitless; the vast sky
(given name) Hiroshi

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míng
    ming2
ming
 mei / me
    めい
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bright; opposite: dark 暗[an4]; (of meaning) clear; to understand; next; public or open; wise; generic term for a sacrifice to the gods
(1) brightness; (2) discernment; insight; an eye (for); (3) (See 明を失う) eyesight; vision; (prefix) (4) (abbreviation) (See 明治) nth year in the Meiji era (1868.9.8-1912.7.30); (surname) Meishuu
vidyā, knowledge. ming means bright, clear, enlightenment, intp. by 智慧 or 聰明 wisdom, wise; to understand. It represents Buddha-wisdom and its revelation; also the manifestation of a Buddha's light or effulgence; it is a term for 眞言 because the 'true word' can destroy the obscurity of illusion; the 'manifestation' of the power of the object of worship; it means also dhāraṇīs or mantras of mystic wisdom. Also, the Ming dynasty A. D. 1368-1644.

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zhì
    zhi4
chih
 chi
    まさる
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wisdom; knowledge
(1) wisdom; (2) (Buddhist term) jnana (higher knowledge); (given name) Masaru
jñāna 若那; 闍那 Knowledge; wisdom; defined as 於事理決斷也 decision or judgment as to phenomena or affairs and their principles, of things and their fundamental laws. There are numerous categories, up to 20, 48, and 77, v. 一智; 二智 and others. It is also used as a tr. of prajñā, cf. 智度; knowledge

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yuè
    yue4
yüeh
 tsuki
    つき
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moon; month; monthly; CL:個|个[ge4],輪|轮[lun2]
(1) moon; (temporal noun) (2) month; (female given name) Runa
candra, 旅達 (旅達羅); 旂陀羅; 戰達羅; 戰捺羅 the moon, called also 蘇摩 soma, from the fermented juice of asclepias acida used in worship, and later personified in association with the moon. It has many other epithets, e. g. 印度 Indu, incorrectly intp. as marked like a hare; 創夜神 Niśākara, maker of the night; 星宿王 Nakṣatranātha, lord of constellations; 喜懷之頭飾 the crest of Siva; 蓮華王 Kumuda-pati, lotus lord; 白馬主 Śvetavājin, drawn by (or lord of) white horses; 大白光神 Śītāṃśu, the spirit with white rays; 冷光神 Sitamarici, the spirit with cool rays; 鹿形神 Mṛgāṅka, the spirit with marks m form like a deer; 野兎形神 Śaśi, ditto like a hare.

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zhū
    zhu1
chu
 shu
    しゅ
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vermilion
(1) cinnabar; vermillion; red; slightly-orange red; (2) red pigment (and ink made from same); (3) red text (as used to correct documents); (female given name) Beni
Red, vermilion; red


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    ye4
yeh
 waza
    わざ
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line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in; already
deed; act; work; performance; (personal name) Hajime
karman, karma, "action, work, deed"; "moral duty"; "product, result, effect." M.W. The doctrine of the act; deeds and their effects on the character, especially in their relation to succeeding forms of transmigration. The 三業 are thought, word, and deed, each as good, bad, or indifferent. Karma from former lives is 宿業, from present conduct 現業. Karma is moral action that causes future retribution, and either good or evil transmigration. It is also that moral kernel in which each being survives death for further rebirth or metempsychosis. There are categories of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10; the 六業 are rebirth in the hells, or as animals, hungry ghosts, men, devas, or asuras: v. 六趣; activity

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    yu4

 yoku
    よく
to wish for; to desire; variant of 慾|欲[yu4]
greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants; (surname) Yoku
rājas, passion. Also kāma, desire, love. The Chinese word means to breathe after, aspire to, desire, and is also used as 慾 for lust, passion; it is inter alia intp. as 染愛塵 tainted with the dust (or dirt) of love, or lust. The three desires are for beauty, demeanour, and softness; the five are those of the five physical senses.

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i
 hatasu
    はたす
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firm and resolute; staunch
(given name) Hatasu

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fa
 hou / ho
    ほう
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law; method; way; to emulate; (Buddhism) dharma; (abbr. for 法家[Fa3 jia1]) the Legalists; (physics) farad (abbr. for 法拉[fa3 la1])
(n,n-suf) (1) law; act; principle; (n,n-suf) (2) method; (n,n-suf) (3) {ling} mood; (n,n-suf) (4) {Buddh} dharma; law; (female given name) Minori
Dharma, 達磨; 曇無 (or 曇摩); 達摩 (or 達謨) Law, truth, religion, thing, anything Buddhist. Dharma is 'that which is held fast or kept, ordinance, statute, law, usage, practice, custom'; 'duty'; 'right'; 'proper'; 'morality'; 'character'. M. W. It is used in the sense of 一切 all things, or anything small or great, visible or invisible, real or unreal, affairs, truth, principle, method, concrete things, abstract ideas, etc. Dharma is described as that which has entity and bears its own attributes. It connotes Buddhism as the perfect religion; it also has the second place in the triratna 佛法僧, and in the sense of 法身 dharmakāya it approaches the Western idea of 'spiritual'. It is also one of the six media of sensation, i. e. the thing or object in relation to mind, v. 六塵.

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tài
    tai4
t`ai
    tai
 tai
    タイ
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safe; peaceful; most; grand
(kana only) Thailand; (given name) Yutaka
The Ch'in state and dynasty 255-205 B. C.; Prosperous, exalted; many; prosperous

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yáng
    yang2
yang
 you / yo
    よう
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ocean; vast; foreign; silver dollar or coin
(1) Occident and Orient (esp. the Occident); (2) ocean; sea; (prefix) (3) foreign; Western; European; (personal name) Youji


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jìng
    jing4
ching
 
    じょう
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clean; completely; only; net (income, exports etc); (Chinese opera) painted face male role
(female given name) Jou
vimala. Clean, pure; to cleanse, purify; chastity. In Buddhism it also has reference to the place of cleansing, the latrine, etc. Also 浄 and 净; clear

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qīng
    qing1
ch`ing
    ching
 shin
    しん
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clear; distinct; quiet; just and honest; pure; to settle or clear up; to clean up or purge
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912); Ch'ing dynasty; Manchu dynasty; (personal name) Seiji

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yǎn
    yan3
yen
 manako
    まなこ
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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.


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shàn
    shan4
shan
 zen
    ゆずり
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to abdicate
(out-dated kanji) (1) (Buddhist term) dhyana (profound meditation); (2) (abbreviation) Zen (Buddhism); (surname) Yuzuri
To level a place for an altar, to sacrifice to the hills and fountains; to abdicate. Adopted by Buddhists for dhyāna, 禪 or 禪那, i.e. meditation, abstraction, trance. dhyāna is 'meditation, thought, reflection, especially profound and abstract religious contemplation'. M.W. It was intp. as 'getting rid of evil', etc., later as 靜慮 quiet meditation. It is a form of 定, but that word is more closely allied with samādhi, cf. 禪定. The term also connotes Buddhism and Buddhist things in general, but has special application to the 禪宗 q.v. It is one of the six pāramitās, cf. 波. There are numerous methods and subjects of meditation. The eighteen brahmalokas are divided into four dhyāna regions 'corresponding to certain frames of mind where individuals might be reborn in strict accordance with their spiritual state'. The first three are the first dhyāna, the second three the second dhyāna, the third three the third dhyāna, and the remaining nine the fourth dhyāna. See Eitel. According to Childers' Pali Dictionary, 'The four jhānas are four stages of mystic meditation, whereby the believer's mind is purged from all earthly emotions, and detached as it were from his body, which remains plunged in a profound trance.' Seated cross-legged, the practiser 'concentrates his mind upon a single thought. Gradually his soul becomes filled with a supernatural ecstasy and serenity', his mind still reasoning: this is the first jhāna. Concentrating his mind on the same subject, he frees it from reasoning, the ecstasy and serenity remaining, which is the second jhāna. Then he divests himself of ecstasy, reaching the third stage of serenity. Lastly, in the fourth stage the mind becomes indifferent to all emotions, being exalted above them and purified. There are differences in the Mahāyāna methods, but similarity of aim.

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kòng
    kong4
k`ung
    kung
 kuu / ku
    くう
to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time
(1) empty air; sky; (2) {Buddh} shunyata; emptiness; the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phenomenon; (3) (abbreviation) (See 空軍) air force; (noun or adjectival noun) (4) fruitlessness; meaninglessness; (noun or adjectival noun) (5) (See 五大・1) void (one of the five elements); (can be adjective with の) (6) {math} empty (e.g. set); (female given name) Ron
śūnya, empty, void, hollow, vacant, nonexistent. śūnyatā, 舜若多, vacuity, voidness, emptiness, non-existence, immateriality, perhaps spirituality, unreality, the false or illusory nature of all existence, the seeming 假 being unreal. The doctrine that all phenomena and the ego have no reality, but are composed of a certain number of skandhas or elements, which disintegrate. The void, the sky, space. The universal, the absolute, complete abstraction without relativity. There are classifications into 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, and 18 categories. The doctrine is that all things are compounds, or unstable organisms, possessing no self-essence, i.e. are dependent, or caused, come into existence only to perish. The underlying reality, the principle of eternal relativity, or non-infinity, i.e. śūnya, permeates all phenomena making possible their evolution. From this doctrine the Yogācārya school developed the idea of the permanent reality, which is Essence of Mind, the unknowable noumenon behind all phenomena, the entity void of ideas and phenomena, neither matter nor mind, but the root of both.

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lóng
    long2
lung
 ryou / ryo
    りょう
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Japanese variant of 龍|龙
(1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology; (surname, female given name) Ryou

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lèi
    lei4
lei
 rui
    るい
tired; weary; to strain; to wear out; to work hard
trouble; harmful effect; evil influence; implication; involvement; (female given name) Rui
To tie; accumulate; repeatedly; to implicate, involve; fetters


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gàn
    gan4
kan
 kon
    こん
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violet or purple
(noun - becomes adjective with の) navy blue; deep blue; (surname) Konsaki
A violet or purplish colour, a blend of blue and red; also called紺靑 and紺璢璃, the colour of the roots紺髮 or 紺頂 of the Buddha's hair.


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liàn
    lian4
lien
 ren
    れん
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to practice; to train; to drill; to perfect (one's skill); exercise; (literary) white silk; to boil and scour raw silk
(surname) Ren
To train, practise, drill, exercise; to train


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luó
    luo2
lo
 ra
    ろう
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gauze; to collect; to gather; to catch; to sift
(1) lightweight fabric or clothing; silk gauze; thin silk; (2) (abbreviation) Latin (language); lightweight fabric or clothing; silk gauze; thin silk; (surname) Rou
A net (for catching birds), gauze, open work; sieve; to arrange in order; translit. la and ra sounds, e.g. 南羅 S. Lāra; Lāḍa; Lāṭa, in Gujarāt; 北羅 N. Lāra, Valabhī, on the western coast of Gujarāt; a net


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shèng
    sheng4
sheng
 hijiri
    ひじり
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holy; sacred; saint; sage
(1) highly virtuous monk; (2) (honorific or respectful language) monk; (3) Buddhist solitary; (4) (See 高野聖・1) Buddhist missionary; (5) saint (i.e. a virtuous person); (6) (archaism) (honorific or respectful language) emperor; (7) (in form 〜の聖) master; expert; (female given name) Mina
ārya; sādhu; a sage; wise and good; upright, or correct in all his character; sacred, holy, saintly.

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huā
    hua1
hua
 ke
    りりか
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flower; blossom; CL:朵[duo3],支[zhi1],束[shu4],把[ba3],盆[pen2],簇[cu4]; fancy pattern; florid; to spend (money, time); (coll.) lecherous; lustful
(1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka
華 puṣpa, a flower, flowers; especially the lotus, and celestial flowers. 花座 The lotus throne on which buddhas and bodhisattvas sit.


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lián
    lian2
lien
 ren
    れん
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lotus
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) (kana only) sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera); Indian lotus; lotus; (2) rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); (kana only) sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera); Indian lotus; lotus; (surname, female given name) Ren
puṇḍarīka, the lotus, especially the white lotus, Numphoea alba; padma, especially the Nelumbium speciosum; utpala, the Nymphoea coerulea, the blue lotus; kumuda, Nymphoea esculenta, white lotus, or N. rubra, red lotus; nīlotpala, N. cyanea, a blue lotus. The first four are called white, red, blue, and yellow lotuses; but the white lotus is generally meant unless otherwise specified.

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guó
    guo2
kuo
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Guo, a kinship group whose members held dukedoms within the Zhou Dynasty realm, including Western Guo 西虢國|西虢国 and Eastern Guo 東虢國|东虢国; surname Guo

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shé
    she2
she
 hebi(p); ja; kuchinawa; hemi(ok); hebi
    へび(P); じゃ; くちなわ; へみ(ok); ヘビ
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snake; serpent; CL:條|条[tiao2]
(1) (じゃ is more associated with serpent and large snakes) snake; (2) serpent; large snake; (surname) Hebi
sarpa, a serpent, snake.


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jué
    jue2
chüeh
 gaku
    さとる
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to feel; to find that; thinking; awake; aware
(personal name) Satoru
bodhi, from bodha, 'knowing, understanding', means enlightenment, illumination; 覺 is to awake, apprehend, perceive, realize; awake, aware; (also, to sleep). It is illumination, enlightenment, or awakening in regard to the real in contrast to the seeming; also, enlightenment in regard to moral evil. Cf. 菩提 and 佛.


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xián
    xian2
hsien
 ken
    けん
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worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
(noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (male given name) Masaru
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent

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chāo
    chao1
ch`ao
    chao
 chou(p); choo / cho(p); choo
    ちょう(P); チョー
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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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shēn
    shen1
shen
 mi
    み
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body; life; oneself; personally; one's morality and conduct; the main part of a structure or body; pregnant; classifier for sets of clothes: suit, twinset; Kangxi radical 158
(1) body; (2) oneself; (3) one's place; one's position; (4) main part; meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.); wood (as opposed to bark); blade (as opposed to its handle); container (as opposed to its lid); (surname) Misaki
kāya; tanu; deha. The body; the self.; Two forms of body; there are numerous pairs, e. g. (1) (a) 分段身 The varied forms of the karmic or ordinary mortal body, or being; (b) 變易身 the transformable, or spiritual body. (2) (a) 生身 The earthly body of the Buddha; (b) 化身 hinirmāṇakāya, which may take any form at will. (3) (a) 生身 his earthly body; (b) 法身 his moral and mental nature—a Hīnayāna definition, but Mahāyāna takes his earthly nirmāṇakāya as the 生身 and his dharmakāya or that and his saṃbhogakāya as 法身. (4) 眞應二身 The dharmakāya and nirmāṇakāya. (5) (a) 實相身 The absolute truth, or light, of the Buddha, i. e. the dharmakāya; (b) 爲物身 the functioning or temporal body. (6) (a) 眞身 the dharmakāya and saṃbhogakāya; (b) 化身 the nirmāṇakāya. (7) (a) 常身 his permanent or eternal body; (b) 無常身 his temporal body. (8) (a) 實身 and 化身 idem 二色身.

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dào
    dao4
tao
 dou / do
    どう
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road; path; CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3]; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) circuit (administrative division)
(1) (abbreviation) (See 道・みち・1) road; path; street; route; (2) (See 道・みち・5) way; set of practices; rules for conducting oneself; (3) Buddhist teachings; (4) Taoism; (5) modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido); (6) historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.); (7) province (Tang-era administrative region of China); (8) province (modern administrative region of Korea); (personal name) Wataru
mārga. A way, road; the right path; principle, Truth, Reason, Logos, Cosmic energy; to lead; to say. The way of transmigration by which one arrives at a good or bad existence; any of the six gati, or paths of destiny. The way of bodhi, or enlightenment leading to nirvāṇa through spiritual stages. Essential nirvāṇa, in which absolute freedom reigns. For the eightfold noble path v. 八聖道.; The two Ways: (1) (a) 無礙道 or 無間道 The open or unhindered way, or the way of removing all obstacles or intervention, i. e. all delusion; (b) 解脫道 the way of release, by realization of truth. (2) (a) 難行道 The hard way of "works", i. e. by the six pāramitā and the disciplines. (b) 易行道 the easy way salvation, by the invocation of Amitābha. (3) (a) 有漏道 The way of reincarnation or mortality; (b) 無漏 the enlightened way of escape from the miseries of transmigration. (4) (a) 教道 The way of instruction; (b) 證道 the way of realization. (5) The two lower excretory organs.


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zhèng
    zheng4
cheng
 tei / te
    てい
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bound form used in 鄭重|郑重[zheng4 zhong4] and 雅鄭|雅郑[ya3 zheng4]
(surname) Tei

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jiǔ
    jiu3
chiu
 sake(p); sasa; ki(ok); kushi(ok); shu
    さけ(P); ささ; き(ok); くし(ok); しゅ
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wine (esp. rice wine); liquor; spirits; alcoholic beverage; CL:杯[bei1],瓶[ping2],罐[guan4],桶[tong3],缸[gang1]
(See お酒) alcohol; sake; (surname) Zake
surā; maireya; madya. Wine, alcoholic liquor; forbidden to monks and nuns by the fifth commandment.

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jīn
    jin1
chin
 kin
    きん
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gold; chemical element Au; generic term for lustrous and ductile metals; money; golden; highly respected; one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]
(1) gold (Au); golden (color); gold (medal, cup); (adj-no,n) (2) valuable; of highest value; (3) money; gold coin; (4) (abbreviation) (See 金曜) Friday; (5) (See 五行・1) metal (fourth of the five elements); (6) Jin dynasty (China, 1115-1234); Chin dynasty; Jurchen dynasty; (n,n-suf) (7) (abbreviation) {shogi} (See 金将) gold general; (8) (abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See 金玉・きんたま) testicles; (suf,ctr) (9) karat; carat; (surname) Kimu; Kim
hiraṇya, 伊爛拏 which means cold, any precious metal, semen, etc.; or 蘇伐刺 suvarṇa, which means "of a good or beautiful colour", "golden", "yellow", "gold", "a gold coin", etc. The Chinese means metal, gold, money.

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líng
    ling2
ling
 rei / re
    れい
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zero; nought; zero sign; fractional; fragmentary; odd (of numbers); (placed between two numbers to indicate a smaller quantity followed by a larger one); fraction; (in mathematics) remainder (after division); extra; to wither and fall; to wither
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) zero; nought; (female given name) Rei


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diàn
    dian4
tien
 den
    ひかる
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lightning; electricity; electric (bound form); to get (or give) an electric shock; phone call or telegram etc; to send via telephone or telegram etc
(out-dated kanji) lightning; flash of lightning; lightning bolt; (female given name) Hikaru
Lightning, symbolizes the impermanent and transient; lightning

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xiāng
    xiang1
hsiang
 kou; kori(ok) / ko; kori(ok)
    こう; こり(ok)
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fragrant; sweet smelling; aromatic; savory or appetizing; (to eat) with relish; (of sleep) sound; perfume or spice; joss or incense stick; CL:根[gen1]
(See 御香) incense; (female given name) Yuka
(竹; 象) Incense made in coils and burnt to measure the time; also 香盤; 香印.; gandha. Fragrance; incense; the sense of smell, i.e. one of the ṣaḍāyātana, six senses. Incense is one of the 使 Buddha's messengers to stimulate faith and devotion; scent

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guǐ
    gui3
kuei
 oni(p); ki
    おに(P); き
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ghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
(1) ogre; demon; oni; (2) (See 亡魂) spirit of a deceased person; (3) (おに only) ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.); (4) (おに only) (See 鬼ごっこ・おにごっこ) it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.); (5) (き only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (prefix) (6) (おに only) (slang) (See 超・1) very; extremely; super-; (surname) Miniwa
preta 薜荔多, departed, dead; a disembodied spirit, dead person, ghost; a demon, evil being; especially a 餓鬼 hungry ghost. They are of many kinds. The Fan-i ming i classifies them as poor, medium, and rich; each again thrice subdivided: (1) (a) with mouths like burning torches; (b) throats no bigger than needles; (c) vile breath, disgusting to themselves; (2) (a) needle-haired, self-piercing; (b) hair sharp and stinking; (c) having great wens on whose pus they must feed. (3) (a) living on the remains of sacrifices; (b) on leavings in general; (c) powerful ones, yakṣas, rākṣasas, piśācas, etc. All belong to the realm of Yama, whence they are sent everywhere, consequently are ubiquitous in every house, lane, market, mound, stream, tree, etc.


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    qi2
ch`i
    chi
 hitoshi
    ひとし
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neat; even; level with; identical; simultaneous; all together; to even something out
Qi (kingdom in China during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Period of the Warring States); Ch'i; (male given name) Hitoshi
Even, level, equal, uniform; complete, perfect; equalize; tranquillize; alike; all; at the same time, altogether; to adjust


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lóng
    long2
lung
 riyou / riyo
    りよう
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dragon; CL:條|条[tiao2]; imperial
(out-dated kanji) (1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology; (personal name) Riyou
A dragon, dragon-like, imperial; tr. for nāga, which means snake, serpent; also elephant, elephantine, serpent-like, etc., cf. 那.

ウマ

see styles
 uma
    ウマ
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{mahj} points paid and received at the end of a game of mahjong based on position (rank)

モニ

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 moni
    モニ
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(colloquialism) {comp} (See モニター・3) (in P2P networks) a program that monitors (and adjusts) activity of a P2P program

ユリ

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 yuri
    ユリ
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(1) lily (Lilium spp.); (2) (slang) comics and novels about female homosexuality; (female given name) Yuri; Uri

ルビ

see styles
 rubi
    ルビ
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(1) ruby; (2) ruby character; small hiragana or katakana readings of kanji usually above or to the side of the kanji (esp. used by printers and in ref. to printed material)

ルー

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 ruu / ru
    ルー
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(1) roux (mixture of butter and flour used to make sauces) (fre:); sauce made from such a mixture; (2) (Japanese) curry powder; curry sauce made from this powder; (personal name) Lew; Lou; Lu; Rhue; Roux

レイ

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 rei / re
    レイ
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(1) lei (garland of flowers) (haw:); (2) (See レウ) lei (plural of leu; currency of Rumania and Moldova) (rum:, mol:); (given name) Rei; Lai; Lay; Lei; Leigh; Ley; Rae; Raye; Reay; Rej; Wray; (place-name) Rey (Iran)

一心

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yī xīn
    yi1 xin1
i hsin
 isshin
    いっしん
wholeheartedly; heart and soul
(adv,n) (1) one mind; (adv,n) (2) (See 一心に) wholeheartedness; one's whole heart; (female given name) Hitomi
With the whole mind or heart; one mind of heart; also the bhūtatathatā, or the whole of things; the universe as one mind, or a spiritual unity.

三国

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 sangoku
    さんごく
(1) three countries; (2) Japan, China and India; Japan, Korea and China; all the world; (3) (See 魏・ぎ・1,蜀・しょく・2,呉・ご・3) Three Kingdoms (in China, 220 CE-280 CE); (4) (See 新羅・しらぎ,百済・くだら,高句麗・こうくり) Three Kingdoms (in Korea, 57 BCE-668 CE); (p,s,f) Mikuni

三宝

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 sanbou; sanpou / sanbo; sanpo
    さんぼう; さんぽう
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{Buddh} the Three Jewels; the Triple Gem; Triratna; the Three Treasures; Buddha, Dharma, Sangha; Buddha, the teachings of Buddha, and the community of monks and nuns; (surname) Sanpou

三寶


三宝

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sān bǎo
    san1 bao3
san pao
 sanbō
    さんぼう
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the Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism, namely: the Buddha 佛, the Dharma 法 (his teaching), and the Sangha 僧 (his monastic order)
(surname) Sanbou
three treasures

三昧

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sān mèi
    san1 mei4
san mei
 sanmai; zanmai
    さんまい; ざんまい
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Samadhi (Buddhist term)
(1) (さんまい only) {Buddh} samadhi (state of intense concentration achieved through meditation) (san:); (suffix noun) (2) (usu. ざんまい) being immersed in; being absorbed in; indulging in; doing to one's heart's content; (suffix noun) (3) (usu. ざんまい) prone to; apt to; (given name) Sanmai
(三昧地) Samādhi, "putting together, composing the mind, intent contemplation, perfect absorption, union of the meditator with the object of meditation." (M. W.) Also 三摩地 (三摩提, 三摩帝, 三摩底). Interpreted by 定 or 正定, the mind fixed and undisturbed; by 正受 correct sensation of the object contemplated; by 調直定 ordering and fixing the mind; by 正心行處 the condition when the motions of the mind are steadied and harmonized with the object; by 息慮凝心 the cessation of distraction and the fixation of the mind; by 等持 the mind held in equilibrium; by 奢摩他, i.e. 止息 to stay the breathing. It is described as concentration of the mind (upon an object). The aim is 解脫, mukti, deliverance from all the trammels of life, the bondage of the passions and reincarnations. It may pass from abstraction to ecstasy, or rapture, or trance. Dhyāna 定 represents a simpler form of contemplation; samāpatti 三摩鉢底 a stage further advanced; and samādhi the highest stage of the Buddhist equivalent for Yoga, though Yoga is considered by some as a Buddhist development differing from samādhi. The 翻譯名義 says: 思專 when the mind has been concentrated, then 志一不分 the will is undivided; when 想寂 active thought has been put to rest, then 氣虛神朗 the material becomes etherealized and the spirit liberated, on which 智 knowledge, or the power to know, has free course, and there is no mystery into which it cannot probe. Cf. 智度論 5, 20, 23, 28; 止觀 2; 大乘義章 2, 9, 1 3, 20, etc. There are numerous kinds and degrees of samādhi; (Skt. samādhi)

三諦


三谛

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sān dì
    san1 di4
san ti
 santai; sandai
    さんたい; さんだい
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{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

三魂

see styles
sān hún
    san1 hun2
san hun
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three immortal souls in Daoism, representing spirit and intellect

世界

see styles
shì jiè
    shi4 jie4
shih chieh
 sekai
    せかい
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world; CL:個|个[ge4]
(1) the world; society; the universe; (2) sphere; circle; world; (can be adjective with の) (3) world-renowned; world-famous; (4) {Buddh} (original meaning) realm governed by one Buddha; space; (surname, female given name) Sekai
Loka 世間; the finite world, the world, a world, which is of two kinds: (1) 衆生世界 that of the living, who are receiving their 正報 correct recompense or karma; (2) 器世界 that of the material, or that on which karma depends for expression. By the living is meant 有情 the sentient.

中国

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 chuugoku(p); chuukoku / chugoku(p); chukoku
    ちゅうごく(P); ちゅうこく
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(1) (ちゅうごく only) (See 中華人民共和国) China; (2) (ちゅうごく only) (abbreviation) (See 中国地方) Chūgoku region of western Honshu (incl. Okayama, Hiroshima, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi prefectures); (3) (ちゅうごく only) central part of a country; main region; (4) province of the second lowest rank (ritsuryo system); (surname) Nakakuni

中道

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zhōng dào
    zhong1 dao4
chung tao
 nakamichi
    なかみち
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road through the middle; middle road; (place-name, surname) Nakamichi
The 'mean' has various interpretations. In general it denotes the mean between two extremes, and has special reference to the mean between realism and nihilism, or eternal substantial existence and annihilation; this 'mean' is found in a third principle between the two, suggesting the idea of a realm of mind or spirit beyond the terminology of 有 or 無, substance or nothing, or, that which has form, and is therefore measurable and ponderable, and its opposite of total non-existence. See 中論. The following four Schools define the term according to their several scriptures: the 法相 School describes it as the 唯識, v. 唯識中道; the 三論 School as the 八不 eight negations, v. 三論; the Tiantai as 實相 the true reality; and the Huayan as the 法界 dharmadhātu. Four forms of the Mean are given by the 三論玄義; middle way

主動


主动

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zhǔ dòng
    zhu3 dong4
chu tung
 shudou / shudo
    しゅどう
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to take the initiative; to do something of one's own accord; spontaneous; active; opposite: passive 被動|被动[bei4 dong4]; drive (of gears and shafts etc)
leadership

五大

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wǔ dà
    wu3 da4
wu ta
 godai
    ごだい
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(1) {Buddh} (See 五行・ごぎょう・1) the five elements (in Japanese philosophy: earth, water, fire, wind and void); (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 五大明王) five great wisdom kings; (surname) Godai
The five elements— earth, water, fire, wind, and space. v. also 五行 the five agents. In the esoteric cult the five are the physical manifestation, or garbhadhātu, v. 胎; as being in all phenomena they are called 五輪 the five evolvers; their phonetic embryos 種子 are those of the Five Dhyani-Buddhas of the five directions, v. 五佛.

五行

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wǔ xíng
    wu3 xing2
wu hsing
 gogyou / gogyo
    ごぎょう
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five phases of Chinese philosophy: wood 木, fire 火, earth 土, metal 金, water 水
(1) (See 五大・ごだい・1) the five elements (in Chinese philosophy: wood, fire, earth, metal and water); the five phases; wu xing; (2) {Buddh} five practices of the Bodhisattvas; (3) (See 六信五行) the five pillars of Islam; (surname, given name) Gogyou
The five lines of conduct. I. According to the 起信論 Awakening of Faith they are almsgiving; keeping the commandments; patience under insult; zeal or progress; meditation. II. According to the 涅槃經 Nirvana Sutra they are saintly or bodhisattva deeds; arhat, or noble deeds; deva deeds; children's deeds (i. e. normal good deeds of men, devas, and Hinayanists); sickness conditions, e. g. illness, delusion, etc.; — into all these lines of conduct and conditions a Bodhisattva enters. III. The five elements, or tanmātra— wood, fire, earth, metal, and water; or earth, water, ire, air, and ether (or space) as taught by the later Mahāyāna philosophy; idem 五大; five practices

享福

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xiǎng fú
    xiang3 fu2
hsiang fu
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to live comfortably; happy and prosperous life

人情

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rén qíng
    ren2 qing2
jen ch`ing
    jen ching
 ninjou / ninjo
    にんじょう
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human emotions; social relationship; friendship; favor; a good turn
(1) humanity; empathy; kindness; sympathy; (2) human nature; common sense; customs and manners
human emotions

企望

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qǐ wàng
    qi3 wang4
ch`i wang
    chi wang
 kibou / kibo
    きぼう
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hope; to hope; to look forward to
(noun/participle) (obsolete) making a plan and anticipating its fruition

伊蘭


伊兰

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yī lán
    yi1 lan2
i lan
 iran; iran
    いらん; イラン
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(kana only) castor oil plant (Ricinus communis); (f,p) Iran
airāvaṇa, erāvaṇa, 伊羅 and other forms, v. supra; name of a tree with beautiful flowers of nauseous scent which spreads its odour for 40 li; typifying 煩惱 the passions and delusions; (Skt. airāvaṇa)

伸縮


伸缩

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shēn suō
    shen1 suo1
shen so
 shinshuku
    しんしゅく
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to lengthen and shorten; flexible; adjustable; retractable; extensible; telescoping (collapsible)
(noun/participle) expansion and contraction; elasticity; flexibility

佛心

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fó xīn
    fo2 xin1
fo hsin
 busshin
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Buddha-like heart (full of compassion); spirit of Buddha (awakened to reality and no longer clinging to appearances)
The mind of Buddha, the spiritually enlightened heart. A heart of mercy; a heart abiding in the real, not the seeming; detached from good and evil and other such contrasts; buddha-mind

佛眼

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fó yǎn
    fo2 yan3
fo yen
 butsugen
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The eye of Buddha, the enlightened one who sees all and is omniscient; Buddha-eye

侘寂

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 wabisabi
    わびさび
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(kana only) aesthetic sense in Japanese art emphasising quiet simplicity and subdued refinement

保佑

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bǎo yòu
    bao3 you4
pao yu
 yasusuke
    やすすけ
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to bless and protect; blessing
(given name) Yasusuke

信仰

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xìn yǎng
    xin4 yang3
hsin yang
 shinkou / shinko
    しんこう
to believe in (a religion); firm belief; conviction
(noun/participle) (religious) faith; belief; creed; (given name) Shinkou
To believe in and look up to.

信義


信义

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xìn yì
    xin4 yi4
hsin i
 shingi
    しんぎ
good faith; honor; trust and justice
faith; fidelity; loyalty; (male given name) Nobuyoshi

修行

see styles
xiū xíng
    xiu1 xing2
hsiu hsing
 shugyou(p); sugyou(ok) / shugyo(p); sugyo(ok)
    しゅぎょう(P); すぎょう(ok)
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to devote oneself to spiritual development (esp. Buddhism or Daoism); to devote oneself to perfecting one's art or craft
(noun/participle) (1) {Buddh} ascetic practices; (noun/participle) (2) training; practice; discipline; study; (personal name) Nobuyuki
caryā, conduct; to observe and do; to end one's ways; to cultivate oneself in right practice; be religious, or pious; to carry out or perform

俳句

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pái jù
    pai2 ju4
p`ai chü
    pai chü
 haiku
    はいく
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haiku
haiku; 17-mora poem, usu. in 3 lines of 5, 7 and 5 morae

健美

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jiàn měi
    jian4 mei3
chien mei
 masami
    まさみ
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healthy and beautiful; to do fitness exercises; abbr. for 健美運動|健美运动[jian4 mei3 yun4 dong4]
(female given name) Masami

兄姉

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 keishi; kyoudai(ik) / keshi; kyodai(ik)
    けいし; きょうだい(ik)
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brother and sister

兄弟

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xiōng dì
    xiong1 di4
hsiung ti
 kyoudai(p); keitei / kyodai(p); kete
    きょうだい(P); けいてい
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brothers; younger brother; CL:個|个[ge4]; I, me (humble term used by men in public speech); brotherly; fraternal
(1) (See ご兄弟) siblings; brothers and sisters; (2) brothers; (3) siblings-in-law; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; (4) (familiar language) (masculine speech) mate; friend; (personal name) Kyoudai
Elder and younger brothers; brother, brethren, i. e. members of the fraternity.

光明

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guāng míng
    guang1 ming2
kuang ming
 koumyou(p); koumei / komyo(p); kome
    こうみょう(P); こうめい
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light; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted
(1) bright light; (2) hope; bright future; (3) {Buddh} light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion; (personal name) Mitsuharu
v. last entry; radiance

克勒

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kè lè
    ke4 le4
k`o le
    ko le
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Keller or Köhler (name); Horst Köhler (1943-), German economist and CDU politician, head of the IMF 2000-2004, president of Germany 2004-2010

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