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Kensho Jobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha

 ken shou jou butsu
Kensho Jobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha Scroll

見性成仏 or Kenshō Jōbutsu is the initial enlightenment that leads to self-awareness, becoming Buddha, and the path to enter Nirvana.

Kenshō Jōbutsu is a complex concept in Japanese Buddhism. 見性成仏 is probably better translated as “Seeing one’s nature and becoming a Buddha.”


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment | Initial Enlightenment

Kensho - Initial Enlightenment

 jiàn xìng
 ken shou
Kensho - Initial Enlightenment Scroll

見性 has the same meaning as Satori but refers to the initial state or initial experience of enlightenment.

This can also mean “self-discovery,” “self-awareness,” or “consciousness of one's character.”

In a very religious context, this means to behold the Buddha nature within oneself.


This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Japanese and Chinese people. Some Japanese people will dispute whether this title is valid in the Japanese language. Only order this if you are sure this title is right for you.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment


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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

見性


见性

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jiàn xìng
    jian4 xing4
chien hsing
 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう

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Kensho - Initial Enlightenment
self-awareness; consciousness of one's own character
To behold the Buddha-nature within oneself, a common saying of the Chan (Zen) or Intuitive School; to see the (buddha-)nature

見性成佛


见性成佛

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jiàn xìng chéng fó
    jian4 xing4 cheng2 fo2
chien hsing ch`eng fo
    chien hsing cheng fo
 kenshō jōbutsu
to see one's own nature and (directly) accomplish buddhahood

乾消


干消

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gān xiāo
    gan1 xiao1
kan hsiao
 kenshō
to make dry

乾痟


干痟

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gān xiāo
    gan1 xiao1
kan hsiao
 kenshō
diabetes(?)

健奨

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

健尚

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

健昌

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(given name) Kenshou

健祥

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
spirit; pep; energy; (personal name) Kenshou

兼奨

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

兼将

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

兼尚

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

兼晶

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

兼正

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

兼章

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(surname, given name) Kenshou

兼翔

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

剣匠

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(See 刀鍛冶・かたなかじ) swordsmith

堅奨

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

堅将

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

堅尚

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

堅昌

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

堅晶

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

堅清

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(given name) Kenshou

堅照

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

堅祥

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(given name) Kenshou

嶮處


崄处

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xiǎn chù
    xian3 chu4
hsien ch`u
    hsien chu
 kensho
a precipitous place

建奨

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

建将

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

建尚

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 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

建昌

see styles
jiàn chāng
    jian4 chang1
chien ch`ang
    chien chang
 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
Jianchang county in Huludao 葫蘆島|葫芦岛, Liaoning
(personal name) Kenshou

建晶

see styles
 kenshou / kensho
    けんしょう
(personal name) Kenshou

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Kensho Jobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha見性成佛
見性成仏
ken shou jou butsu
kenshoujoubutsu
ken sho jo butsu
Kensho - Initial Enlightenment見性
见性
ken shou / kenshou / ken shojiàn xìng
jian4 xing4
jian xing
jianxing
chien hsing
chienhsing
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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