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Characters Pronunciation
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 fuu / fu

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wind; news; style; custom; manner; CL:陣|阵[zhen4],絲|丝[si1]
(adj-na,n,n-suf) (1) method; manner; way; style; (adj-na,n,n-suf) (2) appearance; air; (adj-na,n,n-suf) (3) tendency; (adj-na,n,n-suf) (4) (See 六義・1) folk song (genre of the Shi Jing); (adj-na,n,n-suf) (5) (See 五大・1) wind (one of the five elements); (female given name) Fuwari
vāyu. Wind, air; rumour, repute; custom; temper, lust.


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zì rán
    zi4 ran2
tzu jan

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nature; natural; naturally
(n,adv) (dated) occurring naturally (without human influence); (female given name) Minori
svayaṃbhū, also 自爾; 法爾 self-existing, the self-existent; Brahmā, Viṣṇu, and others; in Chinese it is 'self-so', so of itself, natural, of course, spontaneous. It also means uncaused existence, certain sects of heretics 自然外道 denying Buddhist cause and effect and holding that things happen spontaneously.

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(bound form) self; oneself; from; since; naturally; as a matter of course
(prefix) (1) self-; (prefix) (2) (See 至) from (a time or place); (female given name) Mizu
sva, svayam; the self, one' s own, personal; of itself, naturally, of course; also, from (i. e. from the self as central). 自 is used as the opposite of 他 another, other's, etc., e. g. 自力 (in) one's own strength as contrasted with 他力 the strength of another, especially in the power to save of a Buddha or Bodhisattva. It is also used in the sense of ātman 阿怛摩 the self, or the soul.

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 ryou / ryo
capacity; quantity; amount; to estimate; abbr. for 量詞|量词[liang4 ci2], classifier (in Chinese grammar); measure word
(n,n-suf) (1) quantity; amount; volume; capacity; portion (of food); (2) (See 度量・1) generosity; magnanimity; tolerance; (3) pramana (means by which one gains accurate and valid knowledge; in Indian philosophy); (surname, female given name) Ryō
pramāṇa. Measure, capacity, length, ability; to measure, deliberate; a syllogism in logic, v. 比量. A syllogism, consisting of 宗 pratijñā, proposition; 因 hetu, reason; 喩 udāharaṇa, example; but the syllogism varies in the number of its avayava, or members. There are other divisions from 2 to 6, e.g. 現量 and 比量 direct or sense inferences, and comparative or logical inferences; to these are added 聖教量 arguments based on authority; 譬喩量 analogy; 義准 postulation, or general assent; and 無體 negation, or non-existence.


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bù èr
    bu4 er4
pu erh
the only (choice, way etc); undivided (loyalty)
{Buddh} advaitam (non-duality); (surname, female given name) Fuji
advaya. No second, non-duality, the one and undivided, the unity of all things, the one reality、 the universal Buddha-nature. There are numerous combinations, e. g. 善惡不二 good and evil are not a dualism: nor are 有 and 空 the material and immaterial, nor are 迷 and 悟 delusion and awareness— all these are of the one Buddha-nature.



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liù dì
    liu4 di4
liu ti
The six logical categories of the Vaiśeṣika philosophy: dravya, substance; guṇa, quality; karman, motion or activity; sāmānya, generality; viśeṣa, particularity; samavāya, inherence: Keith, Logic, 179. Eitel has 'substance, quality, action, existence, the unum et diversum, and the aggregate'.


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tiān shèng
    tian1 sheng4
t`ien sheng
    tien sheng
devayāna. The deva vehicle— one of the 五乘 five vehicles; it transports observers of the ten good qualities 十喜 to one of the six deva realms of desire, and those who observe dhyāna meditation to the higher heavens of form and non-form.


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pó shòu
    po2 shou4
p`o shou
    po shou
vāyu, wind, god of the wind. Also 婆牖; 縛叟.


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ān jū
    an1 ju1
an chü
to settle down; to live peacefully
(n,vs,vi) {Buddh} varsika (meditation retreat; usu. for 90 days starting on the 15th day of the 4th month of the lunisolar calendar); (given name) Yasuoki
Tranquil dwelling. varṣā, varṣās, or varṣāvasāna. A retreat during the three months of the Indian rainy season, and also, say some, in the depth of winter. During the rains it was 'difficult to move without injuring insect life'. But the object was for study and meditation. In Tokhara the retreat is said to have been in winter, from the middle of the 12th to the middle of the 3rd moon; in India from the middle of the 5th to the 8th, or the 6th to the 9th moons; usually from Śrāvaṇa, Chinese 5th moon, to Aśvayuja, Chinese 8th moon; but the 16th of the 4th to the 15th of the 7th moon has been the common period in China and Japan. The two annual periods are sometimes called 坐 夏 and 坐 臘 sitting or resting for the summer and for the end of the year. The period is divided into three sections, former, middle, and latter, each of a month.



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fú yú
    fu2 yu2
fu yü
Vāyu, air, wind, the god of the wind; he controls the 縛臾方 or north-west.


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bā fāng tiān
    ba1 fang1 tian1
pa fang t`ien
    pa fang tien
 happō ten
The eight heavens and devas at the eight points of the compass: E., the Indra, or Śakra heaven; S., the Yama heaven; W., the Varuna, or water heaven; N., the Vaiśramana, or Pluto heaven; N.E., the Īśāna, or Śiva heaven; S.E., the Homa, or fire heaven; S.W., the Nirṛti, or Rakṣa heaven; N.W., the Vāyu, or wind heaven. All these may be considered as devalokas or heavens.



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huó bào jù
    huo2 bao4 ju4
huo pao chü
political street theater (loanword from Zhivaya Gazeta, or Living Newspaper, Russian theater form of the 1920s)



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fú yě fèi
    fu2 ye3 fei4
fu yeh fei
Vāyavī, the deva of the north-west, v. Vāyu 縛臾.



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mǎ yīng huā
    ma3 ying1 hua1
ma ying hua
Persian silk tree (Albizia julibrissin); tree rhododendron (Rhododendron delavayi)


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sān mó pó yè
    san1 mo2 po2 ye4
san mo p`o yeh
    san mo po yeh
Samavāya, coming together, combination; 利合 advantageous union.


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èr shí bā xiù
    er4 shi2 ba1 xiu4
erh shih pa hsiu
 nijuuhasshuku / nijuhasshuku
the twenty-eight constellations
28 mansions of Chinese astronomy (constellations dividing the ecliptic into 28 positions)
The twenty-eight nakṣatras or constellations, divided into four mansions of seven each, referred to East, or Spring; South, Summer; West, Autumn; and North, Winter. The month-names derived from them differ slightly in form. E.: 角 Citrā, 亢 Niṣṭyā (or Svāti), 氏 Viśākhā, 房 Anurādhā, 心Rohiṇī, Jyeṣṭhaghnī (or Jyesthā), 尾 Mūlabarhaṇī (or Mūla), 箕 Pūrva-Aṣādha. N.: 斗 Uttara-Aṣāḍhā, 牛 Abhijit, 女Śravaṇā, 盧Śraviṣṭha (or Dhaniṣṭhā) 危Śatabhiṣā, 室 Pūrva-Proṣṭhapada, 壁 Uttara-Proṣṭhapada. W.: 奎 Revatī, 婁 Aśvayuj (or Aśvinī), 胃 Apabharaṇī (or Bharaṇī), 昴 Kṛttikā, 畢 Rohiṇī, 觜 Invakā (or Mṛgaśiras), 參 Bāhu (or Ārdrā). S.: 井 Punarvasu, 鬼 Tiṣya (or Puṣya), 柳 Aśleṣā, 星 Maghā, 張 Pūrva-Phalgunī, 翼 Uttara-Phalgunī, 軫 Hastā.


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wǔ zhī zuò fǎ
    wu3 zhi1 zuo4 fa3
wu chih tso fa
 goshi sahō
(or 五分作法) The five parts (avayava) of a syllogism: 立宗 pratijñā, the proposition; 辯因 hetu, the reason; 引喩 udāharaṇa, the example; 合 upanaya, the application; and 結 nigamana, the summing up, or conclusion. These are also expressed in other terms, e. g. 立義; 因; 譬如; 合譬;, and 決定.



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wài jīn gāng bù
    wai4 jin1 gang1 bu4
wai chin kang pu
 ge kongō bu
The external twenty devas in the Vajradhātu group, whose names, many of them doubtful, are given as Nārāyaṇa, Kumāra, Vajragoḍa, Brahmā, Śakra, Āditya, Candra, Vajramāha, ? Musala, Piṅgala, ? Rakṣalevatā, Vāyu, Vajravāsin, Agni, Vaiśravaṇa, Vajrāṅkuśa, Yama, Vajrājaya, Vināyaka, Nāgavajra.



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dà shù xiān rén
    da4 shu4 xian1 ren2
ta shu hsien jen
 Daiju Sennin
Mahāvṛkṣa ṛṣi, the ascetic Vāyu, who meditated so long that a big tree grew out of his shoulders. Seeing a hundred beautiful princesses he desired them; being spurned, he was filled with hatred, and with a spell turned them into hunchbacks; hence Kanyākubja, v. 羯 or 罽 the city of hump-backed maidens; its king was ? Brahmadatta. v. 西域記 5.



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jier uo jú shé
    jier2 uo4 ju2 she2
jier uo chü she
Kanyakubja, 'hump-backed maidens.' An ancient city and kingdom of Central India. In antiquity this city ranks next to Ayodhyā in Oudh. It is known to classical geography as Canogyza. The etymology refers to the legend of the hundred daughters of Kuśanābha its king, who refused the licentious desires of Vāyu (Mahāvṛkṣa 大樹仙) and were turned by him into hunchbacks. M.W. Eitel says 'the modem Canouge'.


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jú lì yǎn nà
    ju2 li4 yan3 na4
chü li yen na
Kuryana; Kuvayana; also 鞫和衍那. "An ancient kingdom south-east of Ferghana, north of the upper Oxus, the present Kurrategeen." Eitel.


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pó shān pó yǎn dǐ
    po2 shan1 po2 yan3 di3
p`o shan p`o yen ti
    po shan po yen ti
 basan baentei
vasanta-vayantī, spring-weaving, but the description is of a guardian of the night or of sleep.


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zì rán chéng fó dào
    zi4 ran2 cheng2 fo2 dao4
tzu jan ch`eng fo tao
    tzu jan cheng fo tao
 jinen jō butsudō
svayaṃbhuvaḥ. Similar to 自然悟道, independent attainment of Buddhahood.



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ā shī fú yǔ shé
    a1 shi1 fu2 yu3 she2
a shih fu yü she
阿濕嚩若 aśvayuja. The month in which the moon is in conjunction with aśvinī, 16th of the 8th moon to 15th of the 9th; it is the middle month of autumn.



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è shī fú yǔ shé
    e4 shi1 fu2 yu3 she2
o shih fu yü she
vayuja (or 頞濕婆庾闍) , the first month of autumn (September-October).


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(place-name) Svay Rieng

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