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Dharma / The Law

China
Japan hou
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法 is the simple way to write "law" or in a Buddhist context "Dharma."

This can also mean method, way or Buddhist teaching. It's also an abbreviation for the country of France.

The Buddhist context exists in Chinese and Korean Hanja but I have not yet confirmed that this means more than "law" when used alone in Japanese.

Dharma / Buddhist Doctrine

China fó fǎ
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This can be defined as "The Law of Buddha," "The Power of Buddha," or simply "Dharma."

Three Treasures of Buddhism

China sān bǎo
Japan san bou
Three Treasures of Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll

三寶 is the title for "Three Precious Treasures of Buddhism."

These three treasures are the Buddha 佛, the Dharma 法 (teachings or the law of the Buddha), and the Sangha 僧 (the community of monks or followers).

This term is used by most (perhaps not all) Buddhists in China, Japan, and South Korea (written the same it the original form, but pronounced differently in each language). Non-Buddhists may just read this as, "Three Treasures," without the religious context. For instance, there is also a, "Three Treasures of Chinese Medicine," that is sometimes titled the same way.


In modern Japanese and Simplified Chinese, this is written 三宝 instead of 三寶.

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ fa3
Taiwan fa
Japanese hou / ho / ほう
Three Treasures of Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France; French; abbr. for 法國|法国[Fa3 guo2]; Taiwan pr. [Fa4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) law; act; principle; (2) method; (3) {ling} mood; (4) {Buddh} dharma; (female given name) Minori; (given name) Houshou; (surname) Housaki; (given name) Hakaru; (surname) Nori; (given name) Sadamu

佛法

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Mandarin fó fǎ / fo2 fa3
Taiwan fo fa
Japanese buppō
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Chinese Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha); Buddhist doctrine
buddhadharma; the Dharma or Law preached by the Buddha, the principles underlying these teachings, the truth attained by him, its embodiment in his being. Buddhism; the Buddha-dharma

一法

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Mandarin yī fǎ / yi1 fa3
Taiwan i fa
Japanese kazunori / かずのり    ichihou / ichiho / いちほう
Japanese (given name) Kazunori; (surname) Ichihou
A dharma, or law; an ordered something, a thing, a matter; one dharma

三寳


三宝

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Mandarin sān bǎo / san1 bao3
Taiwan san pao
Japanese sanbō

三歸


三归

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Mandarin sān guī / san1 gui1
Taiwan san kuei
Japanese sanki

三身

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Mandarin sān shēn / san1 shen1
Taiwan san shen
Japanese sanjin;sanshin / さんじん;さんしん
Japanese {Buddh} trikaya (three bodies of the Buddha); (surname) Sanmi
trikāya. 三寶身 The threefold body or nature of a Buddha, i.e. the 法, 報, and 化身, or dharmakāya, sambhogakāya, and nirmāṇakāya. The three are defined as 自性, 受用, and 變化, the Buddha-body per se, or in its essential nature; his body of bliss, which he "receives" for his own "use" and enjoyment; and his body of transformation, by which he can appear in any form; i.e. spiritual, or essential; glorified; revealed. While the doctrine of the trikāya is a Mahāyāna concept, it partly results from the Hīnayāna idealization of the earthly Buddha with his thirty-two signs, eighty physical marks, clairvoyance, clairaudience, holiness, purity, wisdom, pity, etc. Mahāyāna, however, proceeded to conceive of Buddha as the Universal, the All, with infinity of forms, yet above all our concepts of unity or diversity. To every Buddha Mahāyāna attributed a three-fold body: that of essential Buddha; that of joy or enjoyment of the fruits of his past saving labours; that of power to transform himself at will to any shape for omnipresent salvation of those who need him. The trinity finds different methods of expression, e.g. Vairocana is entitled 法身, the embodiment of the Law, shining everywhere, enlightening all; Locana is 報身; c.f. 三賓, the embodiment of purity and bliss; Śākyamuni is 化身 or Buddha revealed. In the esoteric sect they are 法 Vairocana, 報 Amitābha, and 化 Śākyamuni. The 三賓 are also 法 dharma, 報 saṅgha, 化 buddha. Nevertheless, the three are considered as a trinity, the three being essentially one, each in the other. (1) 法身 Dharmakāya in its earliest conception was that of the body of the dharma, or truth, as preached by Śākyamuni; later it became his mind or soul in contrast with his material body. In Mādhyamika, the dharmakāya was the only reality, i.e. the void, or the immateria1, the ground of all phenomena; in other words, the 眞如 the tathāgatagarbha, the bhūtatathatā. According to the Huayan (Kegon) School it is the 理or noumenon, while the other two are氣or phenomenal aspects. "For the Vijñānavāda... the body of the law as highest reality is the void intelligence, whose infection (saṃkleҫa) results in the process of birth and death, whilst its purification brings about Nirvāṇa, or its restoration to its primitive transparence" (Keith). The "body of the law is the true reality of everything". Nevertheless, in Mahāyāna every Buddha has his own 法身; e.g. in the dharmakāya aspect we have the designation Amitābha, who in his saṃbhogakāya aspect is styled Amitāyus. (2) 報身Sambhogakāya, a Buddha's reward body, or body of enjoyment of the merits he attained as a bodhisattva; in other words, a Buddha in glory in his heaven. This is the form of Buddha as an object of worship. It is defined in two aspects, (a) 自受用身 for his own bliss, and (b) 他受用身 for the sake of others, revealing himself in his glory to bodhisattvas, enlightening and inspiring them. By wisdom a Buddha's dharmakāya is attained, by bodhisattva-merits his saṃbhogakāya. Not only has every Buddha all the three bodies or aspects, but as all men are of the same essence, or nature, as Buddhas, they are therefore potential Buddhas and are in and of the trikāya. Moreover, trikāya is not divided, for a Buddha in his 化身 is still one with his 法身 and 報身, all three bodies being co-existent. (3) 化身; 應身; 應化身 nirmāṇakāya, a Buddha's transformation, or miraculous body, in which he appears at will and in any form outside his heaven, e.g. as Śākyamuni among men; three bodies [of the Buddha]

佛宗

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Mandarin fú zōng / fu2 zong1
Taiwan fu tsung
Japanese busshū

佛寶


佛宝

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Mandarin fú bǎo / fu2 bao3
Taiwan fu pao
Japanese buppō
法寳, 僧寳 Buddha, Dharma, Saṅgha, i.e. Buddha, the Law, the Order; these are the three Jewels, or precious ones, the Buddhist Trinity; v. 三寳; buddha treasure

佛母

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Mandarin fú mǔ / fu2 mu3
Taiwan fu mu
Japanese butsubo

十地

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Mandarin shí de / shi2 de
Taiwan shih te
Japanese juuji / juji / じゅうじ
Japanese {Buddh} dasabhumi (forty-first to fiftieth stages in the development of a bodhisattva); (place-name) Juuji

大寶


大宝

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Mandarin dà bǎo / da4 bao3
Taiwan ta pao
Japanese oodakara / おおだから    ootakara / おおたから
Chinese Taiho (era)
Japanese (surname) Oodakara; (surname) Ootakara

大法

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Mandarin dà fǎ / da4 fa3
Taiwan ta fa
Japanese taihou / taiho / たいほう
Japanese basic law; (given name) Taihou; (surname) Oonori

應法


应法

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Mandarin yīng fǎ / ying1 fa3
Taiwan ying fa
Japanese ōhō
In harmony with dharma or law; concomitant with the dharma

正法

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Mandarin zhèng fǎ / zheng4 fa3
Taiwan cheng fa
Japanese seihou / seho / せいほう    shoubou;shouhou / shobo;shoho / しょうぼう;しょうほう
Chinese to execute; the law
Japanese (1) just law; (2) proper method; (3) {Buddh} the true teachings of Buddha; Period of the True Law; (1) {Buddh} true dharma; true teachings of Buddha; (2) period of the True Law; (given name) Masanori; (given name) Tadanori; (surname) Shouhou

法喜

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Mandarin fǎ xǐ / fa3 xi3
Taiwan fa hsi
Japanese houki / hoki / ほうき    noriyoshi / のりよし
Japanese (surname) Houki; (given name) Noriyoshi
Joy in the Law, the joy of hearing or tasting dharma. Name of Dharmanandi, v. 曇; bliss of the dharma

法定

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Mandarin fǎ dìng / fa3 ding4
Taiwan fa ting
Japanese houtei / hote / ほうてい
Chinese legal; statutory; rightful
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) legal; designated by law; (surname) Houjou; (surname) Norisada
One of the twelve names for the Dharma-nature, implying that it is the basis of all phenomena; it is determined as normal

法寶


法宝

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Mandarin fǎ bǎo / fa3 bao3
Taiwan fa pao
Japanese houbou / hobo / ほうぼう
Chinese Buddha's teaching; Buddhist monk's apparel, staff etc; (Daoism) magic weapon; talisman; fig. specially effective device; magic wand
Japanese (personal name) Houbou
Dharmaratna. (1) Dharma-treasure, i. e. the Law or Buddha-truth, the second personification in the triratna 三寶. (2) The personal articles of a monk or nun— robe, almsbowl, etc; dharma treasure

法智

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Mandarin fǎ zhì / fa3 zhi4
Taiwan fa chih
Japanese hōchi
Dharma-wisdom, which enables one to understand the four dogmas 四諦; also, the understanding of the law, or of things; cognition of dharmas

法源

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Mandarin fǎ yuán / fa3 yuan2
Taiwan fa yüan
Japanese hougen / hogen / ほうげん
Chinese Origin of Dharma (in Buddhism); source of the law
Japanese (a) source of law; (given name) Hougen

法藏

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Mandarin fǎ cáng / fa3 cang2
Taiwan fa ts`ang / fa tsang
Japanese houzou / hozo / ほうぞう
Japanese (personal name) Houzou

法身

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Mandarin fǎ shēn / fa3 shen1
Taiwan fa shen
Japanese hosshin;houshin / hosshin;hoshin / ほっしん;ほうしん
Japanese {Buddh} (See 三身) dharmakaya (dharma body, Buddhism's highest form of existence); (surname) Hotsushin; (female given name) Norimi

諸法


诸法

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Mandarin zhū fǎ / zhu1 fa3
Taiwan chu fa
Japanese shohou / shoho / しょほう
Japanese {Buddh} all existing things (formed and formless)
sarvadharma; sarvabhāva; all things; every dharma, law, thing, method, etc; all dharmas

達磨


达磨

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Mandarin dá mó / da2 mo2
Taiwan ta mo
Japanese daruma(p);daruma / だるま(P);ダルマ
Japanese (1) (kana only) daruma; tumbling doll; round, red-painted good-luck doll in the shape of Bodhidharma, with a blank eye to be completed when a person's wish is granted; (2) (kana only) Bodhidharma; (3) prostitute; (personal name) Daruma; (given name) Tatsumaro; (surname) Tatsuma

妙法堂

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Mandarin miào fǎ táng / miao4 fa3 tang2
Taiwan miao fa t`ang / miao fa tang
Japanese myōhō dō
善法堂 The hall of wonderful dharma, situated in the south-west corner of the Trāyastriṃśas heaven, v. 忉, where the thirty-three devas discuss whether affairs are according to law or truth or the contrary; hall of the fine dharma

曼荼羅


曼荼罗

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Mandarin màn tú luó / man4 tu2 luo2
Taiwan man t`u lo / man tu lo
Japanese mandara / まんだら
Chinese mandala (loan, Buddhism)
Japanese mandala; Buddhist visual schema of the enlightened mind; (given name) Mandara

法四依

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Mandarin fǎ sì yī / fa3 si4 yi1
Taiwan fa ssu i
Japanese hō (no) shie
The four trusts of dharma: trust in the Law, not in men; trust in sūtras containing ultimate truth; trust in truth, not in words; trust in wisdom growing out of eternal truth and not in illusory knowledge; four bases of the dharma

四無礙解


四无碍解

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Mandarin sì wú ài jiě / si4 wu2 ai4 jie3
Taiwan ssu wu ai chieh
Japanese shi muge ge
(or 四無礙智 or 四無礙辯). pratisaṃvid, the four unhindered or unlimited bodhisattva powers of interpretation, or reasoning, i. e. in 法 dharma, the letter of the law; 義 artha, its meaning; ? nirukti, in any language, or form of expression; 樂說 pratibhāna, in eloquence, or pleasure in speaking, or argument; four kinds of unimpeded understanding

達磨馱都


达磨驮都

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Mandarin dá mó tuó dōu / da2 mo2 tuo2 dou1
Taiwan ta mo t`o tou / ta mo to tou
Japanese darumadatsu
dharmadhātu, tr. 法界 'the element of law or of existence' (M.W.); all psychic and non-psychic processes (64 dharmas), with the exception of rūpa-skandha and mano-ayatana (11), grouped as one dharma element; the storehouse or matrix of phenomena, all-embracing totality of things; in the Tantric school, Vairocana divided into Garbhadhātu (material) and Vajradhātu (indestructible); a relic of the Buddha; (Skt. dharmadhātu)

阿毗達磨

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Mandarin ā pí dá mó / a1 pi2 da2 mo2
Taiwan a p`i ta mo / a pi ta mo

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dharma
The Law
hou / hofǎ / fa3 / fa
Dharma
Buddhist Doctrine
佛法fó fǎ / fo2 fa3 / fo fa / fofa
Three Treasures of Buddhism三寶
三宝
san bou / sanbou / san bo / sanbosān bǎo / san1 bao3 / san bao / sanbaosan pao / sanpao
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