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僧伽 in Chinese / Japanese...

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China sēng qié
Japan sougya
Sangha Vertical Wall Scroll

In Buddhism, this term refers to a community of monks and/or nuns (one of the "Three Jewels"). In general terms, it can simply mean "all followers of the Buddha."

Notes: Though there are not vast numbers of Chinese Hindus, in the Hindu faith, this term means "community together."
The original Sanskrit word is also Romanized as samgha.
The first character means "monk." The second character means Buddha or Shakyamuni.
僧伽 is really a transliteration of the original Sanskrit but it uses two very profound Chinese characters related to Buddhism.

Some may pronounce this as "seng qie" or "seng jia" in Mandarin (two possible pronunciations for second character). Note that "qie" would sound a bit like "chee-ah" using typical English pronunciation. Chinese Romanization is not actually designed to match English sounds.

僧僧Note that when writing this as Kanji, Japanese will tend to write the first character in the form shown to the right. If you select our Japanese master calligrapher, please expect this special Kanji form. However, it should also be noted that this is not a common term in Japanese (except by certain sects of Buddhism or perhaps devout Buddhists in Japan).

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Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin sēng qié / seng1 qie2
Taiwan seng ch`ieh / seng chieh
Japanese sougya / sogya / そうぎゃ
Sangha Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese (Buddhism) sangha; the monastic community; monk
Japanese sangha (the Buddhist community) (san: samgha)
(Skt. saṃgha)



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Mandarin sēng jiā zhā / seng1 jia1 zha1
Taiwan seng chia cha
Japanese sōgata
僧伽多; 僧伽陀 saṅghata, an assemblage; also the final hurricane in the kalpa of destruction; (Skt. saṃgata)


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Mandarin sēng qié duō / seng1 qie2 duo1
Taiwan seng ch`ieh to / seng chieh to
Japanese sōgyata
(Skt. saṃghāṭa)


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Mandarin sēng qié sì / seng1 qie2 si4
Taiwan seng ch`ieh ssu / seng chieh ssu
Japanese Sōgyaji


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Mandarin sēng qié shī / seng1 qie2 shi1
Taiwan seng ch`ieh shih / seng chieh shih
Japanese Sōgase


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Mandarin sēng jiā lí / seng1 jia1 li2
Taiwan seng chia li
Japanese sōgyari
or 僧伽黎 v. 僧伽胝 saṅghātī; (Skt. saṃghāṭī)



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Mandarin sēng jiā luō / seng1 jia1 luo1
Taiwan seng chia lo
Japanese Sōgyara
Siṃhala, Ceylon; also name of the Buddha in a previous incarnation when, as a travelling merchant, he, along with 500 others, was driven on to the island; there the rākṣasīs bewitched them; later the Buddha and his companions (like the Argonauts) escaped, and ultimately he destroyed the witches and founded his kingdom there.


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Mandarin sēng jiā zhī / seng1 jia1 zhi1
Taiwan seng chia chih
Japanese sōgyatei
saṅghātī. The patch-robe, one of the three garments of a monk reaching from shoulders to the knees and fastened around the waist, made up of nine to twenty-five pieces and so called 重雜衣; also 大衣 great robe; also 重 in layers and 合 composite; v. 九品; (Skt. saṃghāṭī)



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Mandarin sēng qié lán / seng1 qie2 lan2
Taiwan seng ch`ieh lan / seng chieh lan
Japanese sōgyaran
(僧伽藍摩) saṅghārāma, a monastery with its garden or grove; also 伽藍.


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Mandarin sēng qié tuó / seng1 qie2 tuo2
Taiwan seng ch`ieh t`o / seng chieh to
Japanese sōgyada
(Skt. saṃgata)


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Mandarin sēng qié lí / seng1 qie2 li2
Taiwan seng ch`ieh li / seng chieh li
Japanese sōgyari
monk's patchwork robe


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Mandarin ā sēng jiā / a1 seng1 jia1
Taiwan a seng chia
Japanese Asōga
(阿僧) asaṅga, āryāsaṅga, intp. as 無著 unattached, free; lived 'a thousand years after the Nirvāṇa', probably the fourth century A.D., said to be the eldest brother of 天親 Vasubandhu, whom he converted to Mahāyāna. He was first a follower of the Mahīśāsaka hschool, but founded the Yogācārya or Tantric school with his Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra 瑜伽師地論, which in the 三藏傳 is said to have been dictated to him by Maitreya in the Tuṣita heaven, along with the 莊嚴大乘論 and the 中邊分別論. He was a native of Gandhāra, but lived mostly in Ayodhyā (Oudh).


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Mandarin sēng qié lì yī / seng1 qie2 li4 yi1
Taiwan seng ch`ieh li i / seng chieh li i
Japanese sōgyarie
temple or monastery



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Mandarin sēng jiā pó luō / seng1 jia1 po2 luo1
Taiwan seng chia p`o lo / seng chia po lo
Japanese Sōgyabara
Saṅghapāla; a monk of 扶南國 ? Siam, who tr. ten or eleven works A.D. 506-520; *Saṃghabhara


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Mandarin sēng qié tí hé / seng1 qie2 ti2 he2
Taiwan seng ch`ieh t`i ho / seng chieh ti ho
Japanese Sōgadaiwa


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Mandarin sēng qié tí pó / seng1 qie2 ti2 po2
Taiwan seng ch`ieh t`i p`o / seng chieh ti po
Japanese sōgadaiba


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Mandarin sēng qié lí yī / seng1 qie2 li2 yi1
Taiwan seng ch`ieh li i / seng chieh li i
Japanese sōgari e



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Mandarin sēng qié lán mó / seng1 qie2 lan2 mo2
Taiwan seng ch`ieh lan mo / seng chieh lan mo
Japanese sougaranma;sougyaranma / sogaranma;sogyaranma / そうがらんま;そうぎゃらんま
Japanese {Buddh} (See 伽藍・1) Buddhist convent or monastery (san: sangharama)
a Buddhist convent or monastery



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Mandarin sēng jiā bǔ luō / seng1 jia1 bu3 luo1
Taiwan seng chia pu lo
Japanese Sōgahora
Siṃhapura. Eitel says 'an ancient province and city of Cashmere, probably the modern Simla'.


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Mandarin sēng jiā bá mó / seng1 jia1 ba2 mo2
Taiwan seng chia pa mo
Japanese Sōgyabatsuma
Saṅghavarman, an Indian monk who arrived in Nanjing A.D. 433, tr. five works in 434, went westward in 442; *Saṃghavarman


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Mandarin sēng qié bá chéng / seng1 qie2 ba2 cheng2
Taiwan seng ch`ieh pa ch`eng / seng chieh pa cheng
Japanese Sōgyabacchō



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Mandarin sēng jiā nán tí / seng1 jia1 nan2 ti2
Taiwan seng chia nan t`i / seng chia nan ti
Japanese Sōgyanandai
Saṅghanandi, a prince of Śrāvastī, lived in a cave, was discovered by Rāhulata, became the sixteenth patriarch; Saṃghanandi


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Mandarin sēng jiā pó shī shā / seng1 jia1 po2 shi1 sha1
Taiwan seng chia p`o shih sha / seng chia po shih sha
Japanese sōgyabashisha
v. 僧殘; crimes for which one may not necessarily be excommunicated



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Mandarin sēng jiā bá tuó luō / seng1 jia1 ba2 tuo2 luo1
Taiwan seng chia pa t`o lo / seng chia pa to lo
Japanese Sōgyabaddara
Saṅghabhadra. 'A learned priest of Cashmere, a follower of the Sarvāstivādaḥ school, the author of many philosophical works.' Eitel; Saṃghabhadra



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Mandarin nà fù sēng qié lán / na4 fu4 seng1 qie2 lan2
Taiwan na fu seng ch`ieh lan / na fu seng chieh lan
Japanese Nōba sōkaran
Navasaṅghārāma. 'An ancient monastery near Baktra, famous for three relics of Śākyamuni (a tooth, basin, and staff).' Eitel.



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Mandarin yù duō luō sēng jiā / yu4 duo1 luo1 seng1 jia1
Taiwan yü to lo seng chia
Japanese ikutarasōgya
(郁多) uttarāsaṅga, the cassock, the seven-patch robe; for this and uttarakuru cf. 鬱.


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Mandarin yù duō luō sēng jiā / yu4 duo1 luo1 seng1 jia1
Taiwan yü to lo seng chia
(鬱多羅僧) uttarāsaṅga, an upper or outer garment; the seven-patch robe of a monk; also used for the robe flung toga-like over the left shoulder.


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Mandarin sēng qié pó shī shā fǎ / seng1 qie2 po2 shi1 sha1 fa3
Taiwan seng ch`ieh p`o shih sha fa / seng chieh po shih sha fa
Japanese sōka bashisha hō
crimes against the saṃgha



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Mandarin qú tán sēng jiā tí pó / qu2 tan2 seng1 jia1 ti2 po2
Taiwan ch`ü t`an seng chia t`i p`o / chü tan seng chia ti po
Japanese Gudon Sōgyadaiba
Gautama-saṅghadeva, a native of Kabul, tr. of some seven works, A.D. 383-398; Gautama Saṃghadeva



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Mandarin mó hē pú tí sēng qié lán / mo2 he1 pu2 ti2 seng1 qie2 lan2
Taiwan mo ho p`u t`i seng ch`ieh lan / mo ho pu ti seng chieh lan
Japanese Maka bodai sōgaran
Temple of Great Enlightenment

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