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Mandala / Altar

tán
dan
Mandala / Altar Scroll

壇 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for mandala or altar.

This can also mean platform, podium, rostrum, or "objects of worship grouped together".

In Japanese, this can be the given name Mayumi.

rì lián
nichi ren
Nichiren Scroll

日蓮 is the title Nichiren.

This title refers to a Buddhist priest, who lived from 1222 to 1282. He is the founder of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism.
According to historical documents, the Nichiren sect was established in 1252. Adding the character for sect, this would be 日蓮宗 (Nichiren sect), which is also known as the 法華宗 or Lotus sect.

According to Soothill-Hodous...
Nichiren's chief tenets are the three great mysteries 三大祕法, representing the trikāya:
1. 本尊 or chief object of worship, being the great maṇḍala of the worlds of the ten directions, or universe, i.e. the body or nirmāṇakāya of Buddha.
2. 題目 the title of the Lotus Sutra 妙法蓮華經 Myo-ho-ren-ge-kyo, preceded by Namo, or, "Adoration to the scripture of the lotus of the wonderful law", for it is Buddha's spiritual body.
3. 戒壇 the altar of the law, which is also the title of the Lotus as above; the believer, wherever he is, dwells in the Pure-land of calm light 寂光淨土, the saṃbhogakāya.




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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Mandala
Altar

dantán / tan2 / tant`an / tan
Nichiren日蓮
日莲
nichi ren / nichirenrì lián / ri4 lian2 / ri lian / rilianjih lien / jihlien
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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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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tán
    tan2
t`an
    tan
 dan
    だん
Nichiren Scroll
platform; rostrum; altar
(1) platform; podium; rostrum; pulpit; (2) (ceremonial) mound; (suffix noun) (3) world (of haiku, art, etc.); (literary) circles; (4) (archaism) mandala; (given name) Mayumi
An altar; an open altar. In the esoteric cult it also means a maṇḍala, objects of worship grouped together; platform

日蓮


日莲

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rì lián
    ri4 lian2
jih lien
 Nichiren
    にちれん
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(given name) Nichiren; (person) Nichiren (Buddhist priest, 1222-82, founder of the Nichiren sect)
Nichiren, the Japanese founder, in A. D. 1252, of the 日蓮宗 Nichiren sect, which is also known as the 法華宗 or Lotus sect. Its chief tenets are the three great mysteries 三大祕法, representing the trikāya: (1) 本尊 or chief object of worship, being the great maṇḍala of the worlds of the ten directions, or universe, i. e. the body or nirmāṇakāya of Buddha; (2) 題目 the title of the Lotus Sutra 妙法蓮華經 Myo-ho-ren-gwe-kyo, preceded by Namo, or, 'Adoration to the scripture of the lotus of the wonderful law, ' for it is Buddha's spiritual body; (3) 戒壇 the altar of the law, which is also the title of the Lotus as above; the believer, wherever he is, dwells in the Pure-land of calm light 寂光淨土, the saṃbhogakāya.

圓壇


圆坛

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yuán tán
    yuan2 tan2
yüan t`an
    yüan tan
 endan
Round altar; a complete group of objects of worship, a maṇḍala; round platform

大宝

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 taihou; daihou / taiho; daiho
    たいほう; だいほう
(1) great treasure; (2) Taihō era (701.3.21-704.5.10); Daihō era; (3) (obscure) {Buddh} great treasure (used to refer to bodhisattvas, esoteric teachings, etc.); (4) (obscure) {Buddh} (See 護摩壇) homa-mandala (fire altar); (place-name) Daihou

大悲壇


大悲坛

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dà bēi tán
    da4 bei1 tan2
ta pei t`an
    ta pei tan
 daihi dan
The altar of pity, a term for the garbhadhātu maṇḍala , or for the Sakyamumi group; altar of great compassion

曼荼羅


曼荼罗

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màn tú luó
    man4 tu2 luo2
man t`u lo
    man tu lo
 mandara
    まんだら
mandala (loan, Buddhism)
mandala; Buddhist visual schema of the enlightened mind; (given name) Mandara
曼怛羅; 曼特羅; 曼陀羅; 曼拏羅; 蔓陀囉; 滿荼邏 maṇḍala, a circle, globe, wheel ring; "any circular figure or diagram" (M.W.); a magic circle; a plot or place of enlightenment; a round or square altar on which buddhas and bodhisattvas are placed; a group of such, especially the garbhadhātu and vajradhātu groups of the Shingon sect; these were arranged by Kōbō Daishi to express the mystic doctrine of the two dhātu by way of illustration, the garbhadhātu representing the 理 and the 因 principle and cause, the vajradhātu the 智 and the 果 intelligence (or reason) and the effect, i.e. the fundamental realm of being, and mind as inherent in it; v. 胎 and 金剛. The two realms are fundamentally one, as are the absolute and phenomenal, e.g. water and wave. There are many kinds of maṇḍalas, e.g. the group of the Lotus Sutra; of the 觀經; of the nine luminaries; of the Buddha's entering into nirvana, etc. The real purpose of a maṇḍala is to gather the spiritual powers together, in order to promote the operation of the dharma or law. The term is commonly applied to a magic circle, subdivided into circles or squares in which are painted Buddhist divinities and symbols. Maṇḍalas also reveal the direct retribution of each of the ten worlds of beings (purgatory, pretas, animals, asuras, men, devas, the heavens of form, formless heavens, bodhisattvas, and buddhas). Each world has its maṇḍala which represents the originating principle that brings it to completion. The maṇḍala of the tenth world indicates the fulfilment and completion of the nine worlds.

護摩壇


护摩坛

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hù mó tán
    hu4 mo2 tan2
hu mo t`an
    hu mo tan
 gomadan
    ごまだん
{Buddh} (See 護摩) homa-mandala (fire altar); (place-name) Gomadan
a fire-altar

五種壇法


五种坛法

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wǔ zhǒng tán fǎ
    wu3 zhong3 tan2 fa3
wu chung t`an fa
    wu chung tan fa
 goshu danpō
The five kinds of maṇḍala ceremonials, v. 五部尊法; five kinds of altar ceremonies

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