僧伽 in Chinese / Japanese...

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sēng qié
Sangha 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).

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sangha僧伽sougya / sogyasēng qié / seng1 qie2 / seng qie / sengqieseng ch`ieh / sengchieh / seng chieh

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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



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sēng qié zhà / seng1 qie2 zha4
seng ch`ieh cha / seng chieh cha
僧伽多; 僧伽陀 saṅghata, an assemblage; also the final hurricane in the kalpa of destruction; (Skt. saṃgata)


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


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sēng qié sì / seng1 qie2 si4
seng ch`ieh ssu / seng chieh ssu


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sēng qié shī / seng1 qie2 shi1
seng ch`ieh shih / seng chieh shih


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sēng qié lí / seng1 qie2 li2
seng ch`ieh li / seng chieh li
or 僧伽黎 v. 僧伽胝 saṅghātī; (Skt. saṃghāṭī)



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sēng qié luó / seng1 qie2 luo2
seng ch`ieh lo / seng chieh lo
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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sēng qié zhī / seng1 qie2 zhi1
seng ch`ieh chih / seng chieh chih
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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sēng qié lán / seng1 qie2 lan2
seng ch`ieh lan / seng chieh lan
(僧伽藍摩) saṅghārāma, a monastery with its garden or grove; also 伽藍; (Skt. saṃghârāma)


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


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


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ā sēng qié / a1 seng1 qie2
a seng ch`ieh / a seng chieh
(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); Asaṅga


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



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sēng qié pó luó / seng1 qie2 po2 luo2
seng ch`ieh p`o lo / seng chieh po lo
Saṅghapāla; a monk of 扶南國 ? Siam, who tr. ten or eleven works A.D. 506-520; *Saṃghabhara


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


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


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



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



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sēng qié bǔ luó / seng1 qie2 bu3 luo2
seng ch`ieh pu lo / seng chieh pu lo
Siṃhapura. Eitel says 'an ancient province and city of Cashmere, probably the modern Simla'.


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sēng qié bá mó / seng1 qie2 ba2 mo2
seng ch`ieh pa mo / seng chieh pa mo
Saṅghavarman, an Indian monk who arrived in Nanjing A.D. 433, tr. five works in 434, went westward in 442.


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



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sēng qien án tí / seng1 qien2 an2 ti2
seng qien an t`i / seng qien an ti
Saṅghanandi, a prince of Śrāvastī, lived in a cave, was discovered by Rāhulata, became the sixteenth patriarch.


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sēng qié pó shī shā / seng1 qie2 po2 shi1 sha1
seng ch`ieh p`o shih sha / seng chieh po shih sha
v. 僧殘; crimes for which one may not necessarily be excommunicated



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sēng qié bá tuó luó / seng1 qie2 ba2 tuo2 luo2
seng ch`ieh pa t`o lo / seng chieh pa to lo
Saṅghabhadra. 'A learned priest of Cashmere, a follower of the Sarvāstivādaḥ school, the author of many philosophical works.' Eitel.



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nà fú sēng qié lán / na4 fu2 seng1 qie2 lan2
na fu seng ch`ieh lan / na fu seng chieh lan
 Nōba sōkaran
Navasaṅghārāma. 'An ancient monastery near Baktra, famous for three relics of Śākyamuni (a tooth, basin, and staff).' Eitel.



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yù duō luó sēng qié / yu4 duo1 luo2 seng1 qie2
yü to lo seng ch`ieh / yü to lo seng chieh
(郁多) uttarāsaṅga, the cassock, the seven-patch robe; for this and uttarakuru cf. 鬱.



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yù duō luó sēng qié / yu4 duo1 luo2 seng1 qie2
yü to lo seng ch`ieh / yü to lo seng chieh
(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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sēng qié pó shī shā fǎ / seng1 qie2 po2 shi1 sha1 fa3
seng ch`ieh p`o shih sha fa / seng chieh po shih sha fa
 sōka bashisha hō
crimes against the saṃgha



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jù tán sēng qié tí pó / ju4 tan2 seng1 qie2 ti2 po2
chü t`an seng ch`ieh t`i p`o / chü tan seng chieh ti po
 Gudon Sōgyadaiba
Gautama-saṅghadeva, a native of Kabul, tr. of some seven works, A.D. 383-398; Gautama Saṃghadeva



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

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