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Shakyamuni / The Buddha

China shì jiā móu ní
Japan sha ka mu ni
Shakyamuni / The Buddha Vertical Wall Scroll

釋迦牟尼 is a transliteration of "Shakyamuni" or "Sakyamuni" in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean.

The perceived meaning of the name is roughly translated as, "Sage of the Sakyas."
This same Buddha is also known as "Siddhartha Gautama," "Gotama Buddha," "Tathagata," or simply, "The Supreme Buddha."

釋迦牟尼 is the legendary man and prince who eventually established the Buddhist religion.

Note: Occasionally Romanized as "Siddhattha Gotama."

This combination of characters is sometimes seen and used in South Korea and Japan as well (with the same meaning).


Note: 釋迦牟尼 came from the Sanskrit शाक्यमुनि and can also be romanized with diuretics as Śākyamuni.

Namo Shakyamuni Buddha

China nán wú shì jiā móu ní fó
Japan namu shakamuni butsu
Namo Shakyamuni Buddha Vertical Wall Scroll

南無釋迦牟尼佛 is a Buddhist chant or prayer of respect to the Shakyamuni Buddha.

Some will translate this as the Buddhist vow.

The first two characters, 南無, are sometimes translated as "amen"; others will translate it as, "believe in," or "homage to."
To expand on this, 南無 can also mean, "taking of refuge in," while also representing devotion or conviction. 南無 as with most religious concepts or words, different people or denominations will have varying definitions.

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釋迦牟尼


释迦牟尼

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Mandarin shì jiā móu ní / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
Taiwan shih chia mou ni
Japanese Shakamuni
Namo Shakyamuni Buddha Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism; Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya)
釋迦文 (釋迦文尼); 釋伽文 Śākyamuni, the saint of the Śākya tribe. muni is saint, holy man, sage, ascetic monk; it is: intp. as 仁 benevolent, charitable, kind, also as 寂默 one who dwells in seclusion. After '500 or 550' previous incarnations, Śākyamuni finally attained to the state of Bodhisattva, was born in the Tuṣita heaven, and descended as a white elephant, through her right side, into the womb of the immaculate Māyā, the purest woman on earth; this was on the 8th day of the 4th month; next year on the 8th day of the 2nd month he was born from her right side painlessly as she stood under a tree in the Lumbinī garden. For the subsequent miraculous events v. Eitel. also the 神通遊戲經 (Lalitavistara), the 釋迦如來成道記, etc. Simpler statements say that he was born the son of Śuddhodana, of the kṣatriya caste, ruler of Kapilavastu, and Māyā his wife; that Māyā died seven days later, leaving him to be brought up by her sister Prājapati; that in due course he was married to Yaśodharā who bore him a son, Rāhula; that in search of truth he left home, became an ascetic, severely disciplined himself, and finally at 35 years of age, under a tree, realized that the way of release from the chain of rebirth and death lay not in asceticism but in moral purity; this he explained first in his four dogmas, v. 四諦 and eightfold noble way 八正道, later amplified and developed in many sermons. He founded his community on the basis of poverty, chastity, and insight or meditation, ad it became known as Buddhism, as he became known as Buddha, the enlightened. His death was probably in or near 487 B.C., a few years before that of Confucius in 479. The sacerdotal name of his family is Gautama, said to be the original name of the whole clan, Śākya being that of his branch, v. 瞿, 喬.; his personal name was Siddhārtha, or Sarvārthasiddha, v. 悉.

釋迦牟尼佛


释迦牟尼佛

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Mandarin shì jiā móu ní fó / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2 fo2
Taiwan shih chia mou ni fo
Japanese Shakamuni butsu
Chinese Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya); Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism
Śākyamuni Buddha

千百億化身釋迦牟尼佛


千百亿化身释迦牟尼佛

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Mandarin qiān bǎi yì huà shēn shì jiā móu ní fó / qian1 bai3 yi4 hua4 shen1 shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2 fo2
Taiwan ch`ien pai i hua shen shih chia mou ni fo / chien pai i hua shen shih chia mou ni fo
Japanese senhyakuoku keshin Shakamuni butsu
Śākyamuni Buddha, of trillions of transformation bodies

大恩教主本師釋迦牟尼佛


大恩教主本师释迦牟尼佛

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Mandarin dà ēn jiào zhǔ běn shī shì jiā móu ní fó / da4 en1 jiao4 zhu3 ben3 shi1 shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2 fo2
Taiwan ta en chiao chu pen shih shih chia mou ni fo
Japanese Daion Kyōshu Honshi Śākyamuni Butsu
Our Great Benefactor and Founder of the Teachings, the Original Master Śākyamuni Buddha

釋迦牟尼佛成道在菩提樹降魔讚


释迦牟尼佛成道在菩提树降魔讚

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Mandarin shì jiā mù ní fó chéng dào zài pú tí shù jiàng mó zàn / shi4 jia1 mu4 ni2 fo2 cheng2 dao4 zai4 pu2 ti2 shu4 jiang4 mo2 zan4
Taiwan shih chia mu ni fo ch`eng tao tsai p`u t`i shu chiang mo tsan / shih chia mu ni fo cheng tao tsai pu ti shu chiang mo tsan
Japanese Shakamuni butsujōdō zai bodaiju gōma san
Hymn to Śakyamūṇi's Path to Buddhahood Under the Bodhi Tree, and His Triumph over Māra

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shakyamuni
The Buddha
釋迦牟尼
释迦牟尼
sha ka mu ni
shakamuni
shì jiā móu ní
shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
shi jia mou ni
shijiamouni
shih chia mou ni
shihchiamouni
Namo Shakyamuni Buddha南無釋迦牟尼佛
南无释迦牟尼佛
namu shakamuni butsu
namushakamunibutsu
nán wú shì jiā móu ní fó
nan2 wu2 shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2 fo2
nan wu shi jia mou ni fo
nanwushijiamounifo
nan wu shih chia mou ni fo
nanwushihchiamounifo
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