禪宗 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Zen Buddhism

chán zōng
zen shuu
Zen Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll

禪宗 is one way to title "Zen Buddhism." Because the original pronunciation of Zen in Chinese is Chan, you'll also see this expressed as Chan Buddhism.

From the Buddhist Dictionary:
The Chan, meditative or intuitional, sect usually said to have been established in China by Bodhidharma, the twenty-eighth patriarch, who brought the tradition of the Buddha-mind from India. This sect, believing in direct enlightenment, disregarded ritual and sūtras and depended upon the inner light and personal influence for the propagation of its tenets, founding itself on the esoteric tradition supposed to have been imparted to Kāśyapa by the Buddha, who indicated his meaning by plucking a flower without further explanation. Kāśyapa smiled in apprehension and is supposed to have passed on this mystic method to the patriarchs. The successor of Bodhidharma was 慧可 Huike, and he was succeeded by 僧璨 Sengcan; 道信 Daoxin; 弘忍 Hongren; 慧能 Huineng, and 神秀 Shenxiu, the sect dividing under the two latter into the southern and northern schools: the southern school became prominent, producing 南嶽 Nanyue and 靑原 Qingyuan, the former succeeded by 馬祖 Mazu, the latter by 石頭 Shitou. From Mazu's school arose the five later schools.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Zen Buddhism禪宗
禅宗
zen shuu / zenshuu / zen shu / zenshuchán zōng
chan2 zong1
chan zong
chanzong
ch`an tsung
chantsung
chan tsung
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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禪宗


禅宗

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chán zōng / chan2 zong1
ch`an tsung / chan tsung
 Zenshū
Zen Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll
Zen Buddhism
The Chan, meditative or intuitional, sect usually said to have been established in China by Bodhidharma, v. 達, the twenty-eighth patriarch, who brought the tradition of the Buddha-mind from India. Cf. 楞 13 Laṅkāvatāra sūtra. This sect, believing in direct enlightenment, disregarded ritual and sūtras and depended upon the inner light and personal influence for the propagation of its tenets, founding itself on the esoteric tradition supposed to have been imparted to Kāśyapa by the Buddha, who indicated his meaning by plucking a flower without further explanation. Kāśyapa smiled in apprehension and is supposed to have passed on this mystic method to the patriarchs. The successor of Bodhidharma was 慧可 Huike, and he was succeeded by 僧璨 Sengcan; 道信 Daoxin; 弘忍 Hongren; 慧能 Huineng, and 神秀 Shenxiu, the sect dividing under the two latter into the southern and northern schools: the southern school became prominent, producing 南嶽 Nanyue and 靑原 Qingyuan, the former succeeded by 馬祖 Mazu, the latter by 石頭 Shitou. From Mazu's school arose the five later schools, v. 禪門; meditation school

禪宗永嘉集


禅宗永嘉集

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chán zōng yǒng jiā jí / chan2 zong1 yong3 jia1 ji2
ch`an tsung yung chia chi / chan tsung yung chia chi
 Zenshū yōka shū
Chanzong yongjia ji

禪宗永嘉集科註說誼


禅宗永嘉集科注说谊

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chán zōng yǒng jiā jí kē zhù shuō yí / chan2 zong1 yong3 jia1 ji2 ke1 zhu4 shuo1 yi2
ch`an tsung yung chia chi k`o chu shuo i / chan tsung yung chia chi ko chu shuo i
 Zenshū Yōka shū kachū setsugi
Annotated Redaction of the Text and Commentaries to the Compilation of Yung-chia of the Chan school

禪宗辭典禪林象器箋


禅宗辞典禅林象器笺

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chán zōng cí diǎn chán lín xiàng qì jiān / chan2 zong1 ci2 dian3 chan2 lin2 xiang4 qi4 jian1
ch`an tsung tz`u tien ch`an lin hsiang ch`i chien / chan tsung tzu tien chan lin hsiang chi chien
 Zenshū jiten zenrin zōkisen
Encyclopedia of Zen Monasticism

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