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Gassho

hé zhǎng
gasshou
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合掌 is the act of greeting someone (can also be done when departing) with hands brought together in a prayerful manner.

In India, this would be accompanied by the verbal greeting and blessing of "Namaste." In China, Japan, and Korea, this is how Buddhists will greet each other. Sometimes done by people who are not devout Buddhists in China, Japan, and Korea to show respect, reverence or great thanks to someone for a gift, forgiveness, or some honor that has been bestowed.

In Japan, this is almost always associated with a deep bow. In China where bowing is not an everyday occurrence, there may be a shallow bow but the act will be done with deep feeling. Korean culture seems to have more bowing than China but less than Japan.


See Also:  Namaste

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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合掌

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hé zhǎng / he2 zhang3
ho chang
 gasshō / がっしょう
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to clasp hands; to put one's palms together (in prayer)
(noun/participle) (1) pressing one's hands together in prayer; (2) triangular frame of a thatched roof; (expression) (3) (at the end of Buddhist correspondence) (See 敬具) Yours sincerely; Yours truly; Sincerely yours; (surname) Gasshou
the gesture of joining one's palms and putting them to the breast as an expression of reverence

合唱

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hé chàng / he2 chang4
ho ch`ang / ho chang
 gasshou / gassho / がっしょう
chorus; to chorus
(n,vs,adj-no) chorus; singing in a chorus

合従

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 gasshou / gassho / がっしょう (noun/participle) (See 秦,連衡,六国) alliance (esp. originally of the Six Kingdoms against the Qin dynasty)

合焦

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 gasshou;goushou / gassho;gosho / がっしょう;ごうしょう (noun/participle) being in focus (in photography); bringing into focus

月精

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yuè jīng / yue4 jing1
yüeh ching
 gasshō / げつせい
(surname) Getsusei
moon essence jewel

一心合掌

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yī xīn hé zhǎng / yi1 xin1 he2 zhang3
i hsin ho chang
 isshin gasshō
single-mindedly joins palms

反叉合掌

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fǎn chā hé zhǎng / fan3 cha1 he2 zhang3
fan ch`a ho chang / fan cha ho chang
 honsha gasshō
One of the twelve forms of folded hands, i. e. with interlocking fingers; hands folded with interlocking fingers

合掌叉手

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hé zhǎng chā shǒu / he2 zhang3 cha1 shou3
ho chang ch`a shou / ho chang cha shou
 gasshō sashu
to put the hands together and fold the fingers.

恭敬合掌

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gōng jìng hé zhǎng / gong1 jing4 he2 zhang3
kung ching ho chang
 kyōkyō gasshō
join one's palms in sincere reverence

月精摩尼

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yuè jīng mó ní / yue4 jing1 mo2 ni2
yüeh ching mo ni
 gasshō mani
(月精) The pearl or jewel in the fortieth hand of the 'thousand hand' Guanyin, towards which worship is paid in case of fevers; the hand is called 月精手; moon essence jewel

蓮華合掌


莲华合掌

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lián huá hé zhǎng / lian2 hua2 he2 zhang3
lien hua ho chang
 renge gasshō
hands on top of each other in lotus position

長跪合掌


长跪合掌

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cháng guì hé zhǎng / chang2 gui4 he2 zhang3
ch`ang kuei ho chang / chang kuei ho chang
 chōki gasshō
kneels down and joins hands

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Gassho合掌gasshou / gashohé zhǎng / he2 zhang3 / he zhang / hezhangho chang / hochang



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