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Jōdō

joudou / jodo
Jōdō Vertical Wall Scroll

杖道 (jōdō) is a form of martial art using a cane staff.

The short staff used in this Japanese style is called a jō.
Jōdō is similar to and often compared with, bōjutsu.

Note: 杖道 can also be written 杖術 (slight variation on first character).

Pure Land / Jodo

Also a sect of Buddhism
jìng tǔ
jou do
Pure Land / Jodo Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally means "pure land" or "clean earth."

淨土 is also the abbreviated title of a Buddhist sect which involves faith in rebirth of Buddha Amitabha (Amitābha) in the Western Heaven. Sometimes this sect is translated as "Paradise of the West." Other titles of this school of Buddhism include Amidism or Elvsium.


See Also:  Nirvana | Shin Buddhism

Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism

jìng tǔ zōng
jou do shuu
Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll

淨土宗 is the title of Japanese "Pure Land Buddhism." This form is also romanized/known as "Jodo Shu" (jōdo shū).

Also known as Amidism for the fact that this is a branch of Mahayana (Mahāyāna) Buddhism which focuses on Amitabha (Amitābha) Buddha. This form of Buddhism, along with Chinese characters, came to Japan via China in the 5th century according to most historians.


Notes:
Pure Land Buddhism is also known as 浄土仏教 (jōdo bukkyō).
Some will just express it with just 浄土 (Pure Land).


See Also:  Shin Buddhism


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Jōdō杖道joudou / jodo
jodo / jodo
jodo / jodo
Pure Land
Jodo
淨土
净土
jou do / joudo / jo do / jodojìng tǔ / jing4 tu3 / jing tu / jingtuching t`u / chingtu / ching tu
Pure Land Buddhism
Jodo Buddhism
淨土宗
浄土宗
jou do shuu
joudoshuu
jo do shu
jodoshu
jìng tǔ zōng
jing4 tu3 zong1
jing tu zong
jingtuzong
ching t`u tsung
chingtutsung
ching tu 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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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

杖道

see styles
 joudou / jodo / じょうどう
Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll
(See 杖術) jōdō; form of martial art using a cane staff

淨土


净土

see styles
jìng tǔ / jing4 tu3
ching t`u / ching tu
 jōdo
Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll
(Buddhism) Pure Land, usually refers to Amitabha Buddha's Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss (Sukhavati in Sanskrit)
Sukhāvatī. The Pure Land, or Paradise of the West, presided over by Amitābha. Other Buddhas have their Pure Lands; seventeen other kinds of pure land are also described, all of them of moral or spiritual conditions of development, e.g. the pure land of patience, zeal, wisdom, etc.

浄土宗

see styles
 joudoshuu / jodoshu / じょうどしゅう
Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll
Pure Land sect (of Buddhism); Jodo (sect); (personal name) Joudoshuu

淨土宗


净土宗

see styles
jìng tǔ zōng / jing4 tu3 zong1
ching t`u tsung / ching tu tsung
 Jōdo Shū
Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll
Pure Land Buddhism
The Pure-land sect, whose chief tenet is salvation by faith in Amitābha; it is the popular cult in China, also in Japan, where it is the Jōdo sect; it is also called 蓮宗(蓮花宗) the Lotus sect. Established by Hui-yuan 慧遠 of the Chin dynasty (317— 419), it claims P'u-hsien 普賢 Samantabhadra as founder. Its seven chief textbooks are 無量淸淨平等覺經; 大阿彌陀經; 無量壽經; 觀無量壽經; 阿彌陀經; 稱讚淨土佛攝受經; and 鼓音聲三陀羅尼經. The淨土眞宗 is the Jōdo-Shin, or Shin sect of Japan; Pure Land School

浄土真宗

see styles
 joudoshinshuu / jodoshinshu / じょうどしんしゅう
Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism Vertical Wall Scroll
Jōdo Shinshū (offshoot of the Jōdo sect); True Pure Land School; (person) Joudo Shinshuu

see styles
zōng / zong1
tsung
 shuu / shu / しゅう
school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; clan; to take as one's model (in academic or artistic work); classifier for batches, items, cases (medical or legal), reservoirs
sect; (given name) Motoi
Ancestors, ancestral; clan; class, category. kind; school, sect; siddhānta, summary, main doctrine, syllogism, proposition, conclusion, realization. Sects are of two kinds: (1) those founded on principles having historic continuity, as the twenty sects of the Hīnayāna, the thirteen sects of China, and the fourteen sects of Japan: (2) those arising from an individual interpretation of the general teaching of Buddhism, as the sub-sects founded by Yongming 永明 (d. 975), 法相宗, 法性宗, 破相宗, or those based on a peculiar interpretation of one of the recognized sects, as the Jōdo-shinshū 淨土眞宗 found by Shinran-shōnin. There are also divisions of five, six, and ten, which have reference to specific doctrinal differences. Cf. 宗派; a tenet

一向

see styles
yī xiàng / yi1 xiang4
i hsiang
 ikkou / ikko / いっこう
always (previously); a period of time in the recent past
(adverb) (1) (See 一向に・1) completely; absolutely; totally; (2) (in a negative sentence) (not) at all; (not) a bit; (not) in the least; (3) earnestly; intently; determinedly; (4) (abbreviation) (See 一向宗) Jōdo Shinshū; (surname) Hitomukai
One direction, each direction; with single mind, the mind fixed in one direction undistracted; e.g. 一向淸淨無有女人 (The land of that Buddha is) everywhere pure; no women are there; entirely

一念

see styles
yī niàn / yi1 nian4
i nien
 ichinen / いちねん
(1) determined purpose; (2) {Buddh} an incredibly short span of time (i.e. the time occupied by a single thought); (3) {Buddh} (See 浄土宗) a single repetition of a prayer (esp. in Jodo-shu); (personal name) Kazune
A kṣaṇa, or thought; a concentration of mind; a moment; the time of a thought, of which there are varying measurements from 60 kṣaṇa upwards; the Fan-yi-ming-yi makes it one kṣaṇa. A reading. A repetition (especially of Amitābha's name). The Pure-land sect identify the thought of Buddha with Amitābha's vow, hence it is an assurance of salvation; thought-moment

上堂

see styles
shàng táng / shang4 tang2
shang t`ang / shang tang
 jōdō / かみどう
(place-name) Kamidou
To go into the hall to expound the doctrine; to go to a temple for the purpose of worship, or bearing presents to the monks; to go to the refectory for meals; to ascend to the hall

上道

see styles
shàng dào / shang4 dao4
shang tao
 jōdō / じょうとう
(place-name) Joutou
the supreme path

乘道

see styles
shèng dào / sheng4 dao4
sheng tao
 jōdō
vehicle path

九宗

see styles
jiǔ zōng / jiu3 zong1
chiu tsung
 ku shū
The eight sects 八宗 (q.v.) plus the 禪宗 Chan or Zen, or the Pure-land or Jōdo sect; nine schools

助動

see styles
 jodou / jodo / じょどう (abbreviation) (used in dictionaries) (See 助動詞) auxiliary verb

助業


助业

see styles
zhù yè / zhu4 ye4
chu yeh
 jogou / jogo / じょごう
{Buddh} (See 浄土宗) auxiliary actions (in Jodo: recitation, observation, worship, praise and offering)
Auxiliary karma, i.e. deeds or works, e.g. reciting the sutras about the Pure Land, worship, praise, and offering, as additional to direct karma 正業, i.e. faith in Amitābha, expressed by constant thought of him and calling on his name; auxiliary karma

助道

see styles
zhù dào / zhu4 dao4
chu tao
 jodō / すけみち
(surname) Sukemichi
Auxiliary means, e.g. of meditation; auxiliary discipline; any aid to faith or virtue; auxiliary way

十宗

see styles
shí zōng / shi2 zong1
shih tsung
 jūshū
The ten schools of Chinese Buddhism: I. The (1) 律宗 Vinaya-discipline, or 南山|; (2) 倶舍 Kośa, Abhidharma, or Reality (Sarvāstivādin) 有宗; (3) 成實宗 Satyasiddhi sect founded on this śāstra by Harivarman; (4) 三論宗 Mādhyamika or 性空宗; (5) 法華宗 Lotus, "Law-flower" or Tiantai 天台宗; (6) 華嚴Huayan or法性 or賢首宗; ( 7) 法相宗 Dharmalakṣana or 慈恩宗 founded on the唯識論 (8) 心宗 Ch'an or Zen, mind-only or intuitive, v. 禪宗 ; (9) 眞言宗 (Jap. Shingon) or esoteric 密宗 ; (10) 蓮宗 Amitābha-lotus or Pure Land (Jap. Jōdo) 淨士宗. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 9th are found in Japan rather than in China, where they have ceased to be of importance. II. The Hua-yen has also ten divisions into ten schools of thought: (1) 我法倶有 the reality of self (or soul) and things, e.g. mind and matter; (2) 法有我無 the reality of things but not of soul; (3) 法無去來 things have neither creation nor destruction; (4) 現通假實 present things are both apparent and real; (5) 俗妄眞實 common or phenomenal ideas are wrong, fundamental reality is the only truth; (6) things are merely names; (7) all things are unreal 空; (8) the bhūtatathatā is not unreal; (9) phenomena and their perception are to be got rid of; (10) the perfect, all-inclusive, and complete teaching of the One Vehicle. III. There are two old Japanese divisions: 大乘律宗, 倶舎宗 , 成實 宗 , 法和宗 , 三論宗 , 天台宗 , 華嚴宗 , 眞言宗 , 小乘律宗 , and 淨土宗 ; the second list adds 禪宗 and omits 大乘律宗. They are the Ritsu, Kusha, Jōjitsu, Hossō, Sanron, Tendai, Kegon, Shingon, (Hīnayāna) Ritsu, and Jōdo; the addition being Zen.

城土

see styles
 joudo / jodo / じょうど (surname) Joudo

城戸

see styles
 joudo / jodo / じょうど (place-name, surname) Joudo

壌土

see styles
 joudo / jodo / じょうど (1) soil; (2) loamy soil; loam; soil with clay content of 25-37.5%

如童

see styles
 jodou / jodo / じょどう (given name) Jodou

宗派

see styles
zōng pài / zong1 pai4
tsung p`ai / tsung pai
 shuuha / shuha / しゅうは
sect
(noun - becomes adjective with の) sect; denomination
Sects (of Buddhism). In India, according to Chinese accounts, the two schools of Hīnayāna became divided into twentysects. Mahāyāna had two main schools, the Mādhyamika, ascribed to Nāgārjunaand Āryadeva about the second century A. D., and the Yogācārya, ascribed toAsaṅga and Vasubandhu in the fourth century A. D. In China thirteen sectswere founded: (1) 倶舍宗 Abhidharma or Kośa sect, representing Hīnayāna,based upon the Abhidharma-kosa-śāstra or 倶舍論. (2) 成實宗 Satyasiddhi sect, based on the 成實論 Satyasiddhi-śāstra,tr. by Kumārajīva; no sect corresponds to it in India; in China and Japan itbecame incorporated in the 三論宗. (3) 律宗 Vinaya or Discipline sect, basedon 十誦律, 四分律, 僧祗律, etc. (4) 三論宗 The three śāstra sect, based on theMādhyamika-śāstra 中觀論 of Nāgārjuna, theSata-śāstra 百論 of Āryadeva, and theDvādasa-nikāya-śāstra 十二門論 of Nāgārjuna; this schooldates back to the translation of the three śāstras by Kumārajīva in A. D. 409. (5) 涅槃宗 Nirvāṇasect, based upon the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra 涅槃經 tr. byDharmaraksa in 423; later incorporated in Tiantai, with which it had much incommon. (6) 地論宗 Daśabhūmikā sect, based on Vasubandhu's work on the tenstages of the bodhisattva's path to Buddhahood, tr. by Bodhiruci 508,absorbed by the Avataṃsaka school, infra. (7) 淨土宗 Pure-land or Sukhāvatīsect, founded in China by Bodhiruci; its doctrine was salvation throughfaith in Amitābha into the Western Paradise. (8) 禪宗 dhyāna, meditative or intuitional sect, attributed toBodhidharma about A. D. 527, but it existed before he came to China. (9) 攝論宗, based upon the 攝大乘論 Mahāyāna-saṃparigraha-śāstra byAsaṅga, tr. by Paramārtha in 563, subsequently absorbed by the Avataṃsakasect. (10) 天台宗 Tiantai, based on the 法華經 SaddharmapuṇḍarīkaSūtra, or the Lotus of the Good Law; it is aconsummation of the Mādhyamika tradition. (11) 華嚴宗 Avataṃsaka sect, basedon the Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra, or Gandha-vyūha 華嚴經 tr. in 418. (12) 法相宗 Dharmalakṣaṇa sect, established after thereturn of Xuanzang from India and his trans. of the important Yogācāryaworks. (13) 眞言宗 Mantra sect, A. D. 716. In Japan twelve sects are named:Sanron, Hossō, Kegon, Kusha, Jōjitsu, Ritsu, Tendai, Shingon; these areknown as the ancient sects, the two last being styled mediaeval; therefollow the Zen and Jōdo; the remaining two are Shin and Nichiren; at presentthere are the Hossō, Kegon, Tendai, Shingon, Zen, Jōdo, Shin, and Nichirensects.

常渡

see styles
 joudo / jodo / じょうど (place-name) Joudo

常道

see styles
cháng dào / chang2 dao4
ch`ang tao / chang tao
 joudou / jodo / じょうどう
normal and proper practice; conventional practice; common occurrence
normal practice; proper practice; (surname, given name) Tsunemichi
Eternal Tao; the way of eternity; regular ways, the regulation path; constant way

恕堂

see styles
 jodou / jodo / じょどう (given name) Jodou

情動

see styles
 joudou / jodo / じょうどう (noun - becomes adjective with の) emotion; affect

成道

see styles
chéng dào / cheng2 dao4
ch`eng tao / cheng tao
 joudou / jodo / じょうどう
to reach illumination (Buddhism)
(noun/participle) completing the path to becoming a Buddha (by attaining enlightenment); (personal name) Narumichi
To attain the Way, or become enlightened, e.g. the Buddha under the bodhi tree; enlightenment

正行

see styles
zhèng xíng / zheng4 xing2
cheng hsing
 shougyou / shogyo / しょうぎょう
{Buddh} (See 助業,浄土宗,正定業) correct practices (esp. in Jodo, the path to rebirth in paradise); (p,s,g) Masayuki
Right deeds, or action, opposite of 邪行; to correct practices

浄土

see styles
 joudo / jodo / じょうど (1) {Buddh} pure land (esp. the Western Pure Land paradise of Amitabha); (Buddhist) paradise; (2) (abbreviation) Pure Land Buddhism; (surname) Joudo

淨道


净道

see styles
jìng dào / jing4 dao4
ching tao
 jōdō
The pure enlightenment of Buddha; pure path

親鸞


亲鸾

see styles
qīn luán / qin1 luan2
ch`in luan / chin luan
 Shinran / しんらん
(person) Founder of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism (1173-1262)
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