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There are 10 total results for your Self Love search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition



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zì ài
    zi4 ai4
tzu ai
self-respect; self-love; self-regard; regard for oneself; to cherish one's good name; to take good care of one's health
(n,vs,vi) (1) (See ご自愛ください) taking care of oneself; (n,vs,vi) (2) self-love
Self-love, cause of all pursuit or seeking, which in turn causes all suffering. All Buddhas put away self-love and all pursuit, or seeking, such elimination being nirvāṇa.

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to take; to get; to choose; to fetch
{Buddh} (See 十二因縁) appropriation; obtaining; (surname) Takadori
upādāna. To grasp, hold on to, held by, be attached to, love; used as indicating both 愛 love or desire and 煩惱 the vexing passions and illusions. It is one of the twelve nidānas 十二因緣 or 十二支 the grasping at or holding on to self-existence and things.



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wǒ ài
    wo3 ai4
wo ai
Self-love; the love of or attachment to the ego, arising with the eighth vijñāna.


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sī qíng
    si1 qing2
ssu ch`ing
    ssu ching
 shijou / shijo
personal considerations; love affair
personal feelings; self-interest


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(See ナルシシズム) narcissism; self-love


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egoism; love of self



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sì zhǒng tán fǎ
    si4 zhong3 tan2 fa3
ssu chung t`an fa
    ssu chung tan fa
 shi shu danpō
四種悉地; 四種成就法 The four kinds of altar-worship of the esoteric sect for (1) averting calamities from self and others; (2) seeking good fortune; (3) seeking the love and protection of Buddhas; (4) subduing enemies.



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gū fāng zì shǎng
    gu1 fang1 zi4 shang3
ku fang tzu shang
lone flower admiring itself (idiom); narcissism; self-love



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ài rén rú jǐ
    ai4 ren2 ru2 ji3
ai jen ju chi
love others as self



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wǒ ài yuán zhí
    wo3 ai4 yuan2 zhi2
wo ai yüan chih
attachment to the condition of self-love

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

This page contains 10 results for "Self Love" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

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

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

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

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

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