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rén / ren2
 jin(p);nin / じん(P);にん
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humane; kernel
(1) (じん only) benevolence (esp. as a virtue of Confucianism); consideration; compassion; humanity; charity; (2) (じん only) human; (3) kernel; (4) (じん only) (See 核小体) nucleolus; (given name) Yasushi
Kindness, benevolence, virtue; altruism

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xìn / xin4
 shin / しん
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letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
(1) honesty; sincerity; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; confidence; (3) (religious) faith; devotion; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.

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shàn / shan4
 zen / ぜん
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good (virtuous); benevolent; well-disposed; good at something; to improve or perfect
(ant: 悪・あく) good; goodness; right; virtue; (personal name) Yoshikatsu
su; sādhu; bhadra; kuśala. Good, virtuous, well; good at; skilful.

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 toku / とく
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Japanese variant of 德
(1) virtue; (2) benevolence; (3) (See 得・とく・1) profit; benefit; advantage; (given name) Megumu

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virtue; goodness; morality; ethics; kindness; favor; character; kind
Virtue, moral excellence, moral power, power; also translates guṇa; translit. ta; attribute, merit

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xián / xian2
 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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shàn xīn / shan4 xin1
shan hsin
 zenshin / ぜんしん
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kindness; benevolence; philanthropy; virtuous intentions
virtue; moral sense; conscience; (given name) Yoshinaka
A good heart, or mind; good mind


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shàn liáng / shan4 liang2
shan liang
 zenryou / zenryo / ぜんりょう
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good and honest; kindhearted
(adj-na,n,adj-no) goodness; excellence; virtue; (given name) Yoshinaga


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wēi dé / wei1 de2
wei te
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powerful benevolent rule
Of respect-inspiring virtue; dignified; authoritative power


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xiào dao / xiao4 dao5
hsiao tao
 koudou / kodo / こうどう
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filial piety (Confucian virtue); to be a good son or daughter
filial piety; (given name) Takamichi


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měi dé / mei3 de2
mei te
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xíng dé / xing2 de2
hsing te
 gyō toku
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The virtue of performance, or discipline; to perform virtuous deeds; merits of practice



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zhēn jié / zhen1 jie2
chen chieh
 teisetsu / tesetsu / ていせつ
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chastity; virginity (of women); moral integrity (of men); loyalty; constancy
(noun or adjectival noun) chastity; fidelity; faithfulness; virtue


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dào dé / dao4 de2
tao te
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virtue; morality; ethics; CL:種|种[zhong3]
the virtues of the (Buddha-)Path; the virtues of the (Buddha-)Path



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guān yǔ / guan1 yu3
kuan yü
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Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty; posomethingumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama



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wǔ fú lín mén / wu3 fu2 lin2 men2
wu fu lin men
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lit. (may the) five blessings descend upon this home (namely: longevity, wealth, health, virtue, and a natural death); (an auspicious saying for the Lunar New Year)



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ān pín lè dào / an1 pin2 le4 dao4
an p`in le tao / an pin le tao
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to be content with poverty and strive for virtue (idiom)



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zhāng shàn dàn è / zhang1 shan4 dan4 e4
chang shan tan o
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to distinguish good and evil (idiom); to uphold virtue and condemn evil; to praise good and expose vice



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zhēn cāo / zhen1 cao1
chen ts`ao / chen tsao
 teisou / teso / ていそう
(usually of women) chastity; virginity; virtue; honor; loyalty; moral integrity
chastity; virtue; fidelity


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 ittoku / いっとく virtue; (given name) Motonori


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qī màn / qi1 man4
ch`i man / chi man
The seven pretensions or arrogances 慢 asserting superiority over inferiors and equality with equals, 過慢 superiority over equals and equality with superiors, 慢過慢 superiority over manifest superiors, 我慢 egotism or overweening pride, 增上慢 vaunting assertion of possessing the Truth, 卑慢 vaunting one's inferiority (or false humility), and 邪慢 vaunting lack of virtue for virtue; seven kinds of pride



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qī xián / qi1 xian2
ch`i hsien / chi hsien
 shichiken / しちけん
(1) (See 七賢人) the Seven Wise Men (of Confucius's Analects); (2) (See 竹林の七賢) Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove
(七賢位) Also七方便位, 七加行位 The seven grades or steps in virtue preceding the entry into見道faultless wisdom, or faultlessness in its first realization. These seven are preliminary to the七聖 (七聖位). Both are grades of the倶舍 Kośa school of Hīnayāna; seven [stages of] goodness


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sān dé / san1 de2
san te
The three virtues or powers, of which three groups are given below. (1) (a) 法身德 The virtue or potency of the Buddha's eternal, spiritual body, the dharmakāya; (b) 般若德 of his prājñā, or wisdom, knowing all things in their reality; (c) 解脫德 of his freedom from all bonds and his sovereign Iiberty. Each of these has the four qualities of 常, 樂我, 淨eternity, joy, personality, and purity; v. 漫涅槃經 (2) (a) 智德 The potency of his perfect knowledge; (b) 斷德 of his cutting off all illusion and perfecting of supreme nirvāṇa; the above two are 自利 for his own advantage; (c) 恩德 of his universal grace and salvation, which 利他 bestows the benefits he has acquired on others. (3) (a) 因圓德 The perfection of his causative or karmic works during his three great kalpas of preparation; (b) 果圓德 the perfection of the fruit, or results in his own character and wisdom; (c) 恩圓德 the perfection of his grace in the salvation of others; three virtues


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shàng rén / shang4 ren2
shang jen
 shounin / shonin / しょうにん
holy priest; saint; (place-name) Shounin
A man of superior wisdom, virtue, and conduct, a term applied to monks during the Tang dynasty; excellent personage


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 futoku / ふとく (noun or adjectival noun) lack of virtue; immorality; vice; depravity; unworthiness


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shì fú / shi4 fu2
shih fu
Earthly happiness, arising from the ordinary good living of those unenlightened by Buddhism, one of the 三福; also, the blessings of this world; mundane virtue


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 kentoku / けんとく emperor's virtue; (place-name) Kentoku


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èr jiā / er4 jia1
erh chia
The dual aid bestowed by the Buddha, 顯加 manifest or external aid bestowed by the Buddha, in the blessings and powers of this life; 冥加 invisible aid bestowed by the Buddha, in getting rid of sins, increasing virtue, etc; two kinds of aid


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èr dé / er4 de2
erh te
The two kinds of power or virtue are 智德 and 斷德; also 悲德 and 智德; also 性德 and 修德; q.v. and v. 德; two virtues


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 jintoku;nintoku / じんとく;にんとく natural virtue; personal virtue


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 jinjin / じんじん man of virtue; humanitarian; (given name) Yoshihito



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rén yi / ren2 yi5
jen i
 jingi / じんぎ
affable and even-tempered
(1) humanity and justice (esp. in Confucianism); virtue; (2) duty; (3) (perhaps derived from 辞儀) (See 辞儀・じんぎ・1,仁義を切る) formal greeting (between yakuza, street vendors, gamblers, etc.); (4) (gang's) moral code; (male given name) Miyoshi
humaneness and rightness


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rén zhě / ren2 zhe3
jen che
 jinsha / じんしゃ
man of virtue; humanitarian
Kind sir!; you



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shēn zhāng / shen1 zhang1
shen chang
 shinchou / shincho / しんちょう
to uphold (e.g. justice or virtue); to promote
(n,vs,adj-no) expansion; extension; elongation; stretching; uncompression


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 yotoku / よとく influence of great virtue; influence of ancestors


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 yokei / yoke / よけい (ant: 余殃) fortunate heredity; blessings; the rewards of virtue; something bequeathed to posterity; (surname) Yokei


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fó dé / fo2 de2
fo te
Buddha-virtue, his perfect life, perfect fruit, and perfect mercy in releasing all beings from misery; Buddha-virtue


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 shuntoku / しゅんとく great virtue; (given name) Toshinori


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 shungou / shungo / しゅんごう talent; man of outstanding learning and virtue; (given name) Toshitake


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xìn dé / xin4 de2
hsin te
The merit of the believing heart; the power of faith; virtue of faith


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xìn hǎi / xin4 hai3
hsin hai
 shinkai / しんかい
(given name) Shinkai
The ocean of faith: the true virtue of the believing hear is vast and boundless as the ocean.


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xiū jí / xiu1 ji2
hsiu chi
cultivate and gather (virtue); cultivate and gather (virtue)


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 itoku / いとく (obscure) outstanding virtue


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yuán zǔ / yuan2 zu3
yüan tsu
 ganso / がんそ
(1) originator; pioneer; inventor; founder; (2) progenitor; primogenitor; founder of a family line
The original patriarch, or founder of a sect or school; sometimes applied to the Buddha as the founder of virtue.



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nèi dé / nei4 de2
nei te
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internal virtue; internal virtue



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bā zhǒng / ba1 zhong3
pa chung
 hasshu / やぐさ
(place-name) Yagusa
(布) 施 Eight causes of giving―convenience; fear; gratitude; reward-seeking; traditional (or customary); hoping for heaven; name and fame; personal virtue; eight kinds


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gòng fǎ / gong4 fa3
kung fa
 gū hō
共功德 The totality of truth, or virtue, common to all sages, is found in the Buddha; shared dharma


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 kikime / ききめ effect; virtue; efficacy; impression


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 zentetsu / ぜんてつ former men of wisdom and virtue


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gōng dé / gong1 de2
kung te
achievements and virtue
Virtue achieved; achievement; power to do meritorious works; merit; meritorious virtue; the reward of virtue; a name for 弗若多羅 Puṇyatara, one of the twenty-four 天尊 deva aryas, worshipped in China; merit(s)


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gōng néng / gong1 neng2
kung neng
 kunō / こうの
function; capability
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) effect; efficacy; virtue; benefit; (surname) Kouno
Achieving power; ability, power; function


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zhù dào / zhu4 dao4
chu tao
 jodō / すけみち
(surname) Sukemichi
Auxiliary means, e.g. of meditation; auxiliary discipline; any aid to faith or virtue; auxiliary way


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 kikime / ききめ effect; virtue; efficacy; impression


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 kounou / kono / こうのう effect; efficacy; virtue; benefit


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shí zhù / shi2 zhu4
shih chu
 jū jū
The ten stages, or periods, in bodhisattva-wisdom, prajñā 般若, are the 十住; the merits or character attained are the 十地 q.v. Two interpretations may be given. In the first of these, the first four stages are likened to entry into the holy womb, the next four to the period of gestation, the ninth to birth, and the tenth to the washing or baptism with the water of wisdom, e.g. the baptism of a Kṣatriya prince. The ten stages are (1) 發心住 the purposive stage, the mind set upon Buddhahood; (2) 治地住 clear understanding and mental control; (3) 修行住 unhampered liberty in every direction; (4) 生貴住 acquiring the Tathāgata nature or seed; (5) 方便具足住 perfect adaptability and resemblance in self-development and development of others; (6) 正心住 the whole mind becoming Buddha-like; (7) 不退住 no retrogression, perfect unity and constant progress; (8) 童眞住 as a Buddha-son now complete; (9) 法王子住 as prince of the law; (10) 灌頂住 baptism as such, e.g. the consecration of kings. Another interpretation of the above is: (1) spiritual resolve, stage of śrota-āpanna; (2) submission to rule, preparation for Sakṛdāgāmin stage; (3) cultivation of virtue, attainment of Sakṛdāgāmin stage; (4) noble birth, preparation for the anāgāmin stage; (5) perfect means, attainment of anāgāmin stage; (6) right mind, preparation for arhatship; (7) no-retrogradation, the attainment of arhatship; (8) immortal youth, pratyekabuddhahood; (9) son of the law-king, the conception of bodhisattvahood; (10) baptism as the summit of attainment, the conception of Buddhahood; ten abodes


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shí xíng / shi2 xing2
shih hsing
The ten necessary activities in the fifty-two stages of a bodhisattva, following on the 十信and 十住; the two latter indicate personal development 自利. These ten lines of action are for the universal welfare of others 利他. They are: joyful service; beneficial service; never resenting; without limit; never out of order; appearing in any form at will; unimpeded; exalting the pāramitās amongst all beings; perfecting the Buddha-law by complete virtue; manifesting in all things the pure, final, true reality; ten practices


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míng dé / ming2 de2
ming te
Of notable virtue; known for virtue


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jun zǐ / jun1 zi3
chün tzu
 kunshi / くんし
nobleman; person of noble character
(1) man of virtue; wise man; (true) gentleman; (2) person of high rank; (3) (See 四君子) the four gentlemen (plum, chrysanthemum, orchid, and bamboo); (female given name) Kunshi
superior man


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pǐn dé / pin3 de2
p`in te / pin te
moral character


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shàn yǒu / shan4 you3
shan yu
 zenyuu / zenyu / ぜんゆう
(obscure) good friend; (personal name) Yoshitomo
kalyāṇamitra, 'a friend of virtue, a religious counsellor,' M. W.; a friend in the good life, or one who stimulates to goodness; reliable friends


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shàn píng / shan4 ping2
shan p`ing / shan ping
vase of virtue; vase of virtue


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shàn dào / shan4 dao4
shan tao
 zendou / zendo / ぜんどう
path of virtue; righteousness; (given name) Yoshimichi
good guidance



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tàn dé / tan4 de2
t`an te / tan te
To praise the virtue of others; to praise the virtue of others


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sì fǎ / si4 fa3
ssu fa
There are several groups of four dharma: (1) 教法 the teaching of the Buddha); 理法 its principles, or meaning; 行法 its practice; 果法 its fruits or rewards. (2) Another group relates to bodhisattvas, their never losing the bodhi-mind, or the wisdom attained, or perseverance in progress, or the monastic forest life (āraṇyaka). (3) Also 信解行證 faith, discernment, performance, and assurance. (4) The Pure-land 'True' sect of Japan has a division: 教法, i. e. the 大無量壽經; 行法 the practice of the seventeenth of Amitābha's vows; 信法 faith in the eighteenth; and 證法 proof of the eleventh. The most important work of Shinran, the founder of the sect, is these four, i. e. 教行信證. (5) A 'Lotus ' division of 四法 is the answer to a question of Puxian (Samantabhadra) how the Lotus is to be possessed after the Buddha's demise, i. e. by thought (or protection) of the Buddhas; the cultivation of virtue; entry into correct dhyāna; and having a mind to save all creatures; four dharmas



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yuán jì / yuan2 ji4
yüan chi
death; to pass away (of Buddhist monks, nuns etc)
Perfect rest, i.e. parinirvāṇa; the perfection of all virtue and the elimination of all evil, release from the miseries of transmigration and entrance into the fullest joy; perfect extinction


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dà ren / da4 ren5
ta jen
 taijin / たいじん
adult; grownup; title of respect toward superiors
(1) man of substance or virtue; gentleman; (2) giant; (3) (See 大人) adult; (given name) Yamato
a great man


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dà dé / da4 de2
ta te
bhadanta. 婆檀陀 Most virtuous, a title of honor of a Buddha; in the Vinaya applied to monks; great virtue


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nǚ dé / nv3 de2
nü te
A woman of virtue, i.e. a nun, or bhikṣuṇī. The emperor Hui Zong of the Song dynasty (A.D. 1101-1126) changed the term 尼 to 女德; a woman of virtue


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hǎo dé / hao3 de2
hao te
to love virtue; to love virtue


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miào dé / miao4 de2
miao te
Wonderful virtue, title of Mañjuśrī; also an intp. of the meaning of Kapilavastu, v. 劫比, etc; marvelous virtue(s)


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 itoku / いとく virtue and influence; virtue and authority; (given name) Takenori


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 gakutoku / がくとく learning and virtue; (personal name) Takanori


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dìng gēn / ding4 gen1
ting ken
samādhīndriya. Meditation as the root of all virtue, being the fourth of the five indriya 五根; faculty of meditation



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shī qì / shi1 qi4
shih ch`i / shih chi
Śikhin, 式棄; 式詰; 尸棄那 (or 尸棄佛); 罽那尸棄; crested, or a fame; explained by 火 fire; 刺那尸棄 Ratnaśikhin occurs in the Abhidharma. In the 本行經 it is 螺髻 a shell like tuft of hair. (1) The 999th Buddha of the last kalpa, whom Śākyamuni is said to have met. (2) The second of the seven Buddhas of antiquity, born in Prabhadvaja 光相城 as a Kṣatriya. (3) A Maha-brahma, whose name Śikhin is defined as 頂髻 or 火災頂 having a flaming tuft on his head; connected with the world-destruction by fire. The Fanyimingyi 翻譯名義 describes Śikhin as 火 or 火首 fame, or a flaming head and as the god of fire, styled also 樹提 Suddha, pure; he observed the 火定 Fire Dhyāna, broke the lures of the realm of desire, and followed virtue; Śikhin [Buddha]


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chóng dé / chong2 de2
ch`ung te / chung te
revere virtue; revere virtue


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jǐ dé / ji3 de2
chi te
one's own virtue; one's own virtue


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 teitoku / tetoku / ていとく emperor's virtue



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shī biǎo / shi1 biao3
shih piao
 shihyou / shihyo / しひょう
paragon of virtue and learning; exemplary character
model; pattern; paragon; leader; teacher


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 tokki / とっき one's talent and virtue; noble character; (given name) Tokuki


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 tokusou / tokuso / とくそう strong, immovable sense of morality; high moral character; chastity; virtue


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 tokumoku / とくもく (types of) virtue


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dé běn / de2 ben3
te pen
The root of the moral life, or of religious power; also a name for Amitābha as the root of all virtue; roots of virtue


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dé mǔ / de2 mu3
te mu
The mother of virtue. i.e. faith which is the root of the religious life; the mother of virtue


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dé zhì / de2 zhi4
te chih
rule by virtue; rule by setting virtuous example (Confucian ideal)


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dé hǎi / de2 hai3
te hai
The ocean-like character and influence of virtue; ocean of virtue


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dé píng / de2 ping2
te p`ing / te ping
The vase or talisman of power, cf. 賢德; vase of virtue


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dé tián / de2 tian2
te t`ien / te tien
Field of virtue, or of religious power, i.e. the cult of arhats and Buddhas; field of virtue


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dé bó / de2 bo2
te po
meager in virtue; meager in virtue



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dé fēng / de2 feng1
te feng
The wind of virtue, or of religious power; wind of virtue


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dé xiāng / de2 xiang1
te hsiang
The fragrance of virtue; fragrance of virtue


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 haitoku / はいとく corruption; immorality; lapse from virtue; fall from virtue


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 shitau / したう (transitive verb) (1) to yearn for; to long for; to pine for; to miss; to love dearly; to adore; (2) to follow (someone); (3) to idolize (for virtue, learning, status, etc.)


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wǒ dé / wo3 de2
wo te
Power or virtue of the ego, the ego being defined as 自在 sovereign, master, free; v. 我波羅蜜; attribute of self


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jiè dé / jie4 de2
chieh te
The power of the discipline; virtue of the precepts


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 saitoku / さいとく intelligence and virtue


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cái dé / cai2 de2
ts`ai te / tsai te
talent and virtue


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wén shū / wen2 shu1
wen shu
 Monju / もんじゅ
Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of keen awareness
(Buddhist term) Manjushri; Manjusri; Bodhisattva that represents transcendent wisdom; (p,s,f) Monju
(文殊師利) Mañjuśrī 滿殊尸利 -later 曼殊室利. 文殊 is also used for Mañjunātha, Mañjudeva, Mañjughoṣa, Mañjuṣvara, et al. T., hjamdpal; J., Monju. Origin unknown; presumably, like most Buddhas and bodhisattvas, an idealization of a particular quality, in his case of Wisdom. Mañju is beautiful, Śrī; good fortune, virtue, majesty, lord, an epithet of a god. Six definitions are obtained from various scriptures: 妙首 (or 頭 ) wonderful or beautiful) head; 普首 universal head; 濡首 glossy head (probably a transliteration); 敬首 revered head; 妙德 wonderful virtue (or power); 妙吉祥 wonderfully auspicious; the last is a later translation in the 西域記. As guardian of wisdom 智慧 he is often placed on Śākyamuni's left, with 普顯 on the right as guardian of law 理, the latter holding the Law, the former the wisdom or exposition of it; formerly they held the reverse positions. He is often represented with five curls or waves to his hair indicating the 五智 q. v. or the five peaks; his hand holds the sword of wisdom and he sits on a lion emblematic of its stern majesty: but he has other forms. He is represented as a youth, i. e. eternal youth. His present abode is given as east of the universe, known as 淸涼山 clear and cool mountain, or a region 寶住 precious abode, or Abode of Treasures, or 寶氏 from which he derives one of his titles, 寶相如來. One of his dhāraṇīs prophesies China as his post-nirvāṇa realm. In past incarnations he is described as being the parent of many Buddhas and as having assisted the Buddha into existence; his title was 龍種上佛 the supreme Buddha of the nāgas, also 大身佛 or 神仙佛; now his title is 歡喜藏摩尼寶精佛 The spiritual Buddha who joyfully cares for the jewel: and his future title is to be 普現佛 Buddha universally revealed. In the 序品 Introductory Chapter of the Lotus Sutra he is also described as the ninth predecessor or Buddha-ancestor of Śākyamuni. He is looked on as the chief of the Bodhisattvas and represents them, as the chief disciple of the Buddha, or as his son 法王子. Hīnayāna counts Śāriputra as the wisest of the disciples, Mahāyāna gives Mañjuśrī the chief place, hence he is also styled 覺母 mother, or begetter of understanding. He is shown riding on either a lion or a peacock, or sitting on a white lotus; often he holds a book, emblem of wisdom, or a blue lotus; in certain rooms of a monastery he is shown as a monk; and he appears in military array as defender of the faith. His signs, magic words, and so on, are found in various sutras. His most famous centre in China is Wu-tai shan in Shansi. where he is the object of pilgrimages, especially of Mongols. The legends about him are many. He takes the place in Buddhism of Viśvakarman as Vulcan, or architect, of the universe. He is one of the eight Dhyāni-bodhisattvas, and sometimes has the image of Akṣobhya in his crown. He was mentioned in China as early as the fourth century and in the Lotus Sutra he frequently appears, especially as the converter of the daughter of the Dragon-king of the Ocean. He has five messengers 五使者 and eight youths 八童子 attending on him. His hall in the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala is the seventh, in which his group numbers twenty-five. His position is northeast. There are numerous sutras and other works with his name as title, e. g. 文殊師利問菩提經 Gayaśīrṣa sūtra, tr. by Kumārajīva 384-417: and its 論 or .Tīkā of Vasubandhu, tr. by Bodhiruci 535. see list in B. N; Mañjuśrī



see styles
duàn dé / duan4 de2
tuan te
The power or virtue of bringing to an end all passion and illusion—one of the three powers of a buddha; power to eliminate


see styles
 meitoku / metoku / めいとく (1) virtue; (2) Meitoku era (of the Northern Court) (1390.3.26-1392.10.5); Meitoku era (of reunified Japan) (1392.10.5-1394.7.5); (g,p) Meitoku


see styles
míng dé / ming2 de2
ming te
highest virtue; illustrious virtue

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