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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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wài dào / wai4 dao4
wai tao
 gedou / gedo / げどう
(1) {Buddh} (ant: 内道) tirthika; non-Buddhist teachings; non-Buddhist; (2) heterodoxy; unorthodoxy; heresy; heretic; (3) (derogatory term) demon; fiend; devil; brute; bad person; (4) type of fish one did not intend to catch; (person) Gedou
Outside doctrines; non-Buddhist; heresy, heretics; the Tīrthyas or Tīrthikas; there are many groups of these: that of the 二天三仙 two devas and three sages, i. e. the Viṣṇuites, the Maheśvarites (or Śivaites), and the followers of Kapila, Ulūka, and Ṛṣabha. Another group of four is given as Kapila, Ulūka, Nirgrantha-putra (Jainas), and Jñātṛ (Jainas). A group of six, known as the外道六師 six heretical masters, is Pūraṇa-Kāśyapa, Maskari-Gośālīputra, Sañjaya-Vairāṭīputra, Ajita-Keśakambala, Kakuda-Kātyāyana, and Nirgrantha-Jñātṛputra; there are also two other groupings of six, one of them indicative of their various forms of asceticism and self-torture. There are also groups of 13, 1, 20, 30, 95, and 96 heretics, or forms of non-Buddhist doctrine, the 95 being divided into 11 classes, beginning with the Saṃkhyā philosophy and ending with that of no-cause, or existence as accidental.



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wài dào chán / wai4 dao4 chan2
wai tao ch`an / wai tao chan
 gedō zen
non-Buddhist meditation


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wài dào xíng / wai4 dao4 xing2
wai tao hsing
 gedō gyō
non-Buddhist practices



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wài dào jiàn / wai4 dao4 jian4
wai tao chien
 gedō no ken
the views of the outsiders



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wài dào lèi / wai4 dao4 lei4
wai tao lei
 gedō rui
types of non-Buddhism


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 gedoujiri / gedojiri / げどうじり (place-name) Gedoujiri



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nèi wài dào / nei4 wai4 dao4
nei wai tao
 naige dō
Within and without the religion; Buddhists and non-Buddhists; also, heretics within the religion.


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liù wài dào / liu4 wai4 dao4
liu wai tao
 roku gedō
six non-Buddhist paths


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wài wài dào / wai4 wai4 dao4
wai wai tao
 ge gedō
Outside outsiders, those of other cults; beyond non-Buddhist



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shí wài dào / shi2 wai4 dao4
shih wai tao
 ji gedō
(時散外道) The non-Buddhist sect which regarded Time, or Chronos, as creator of all things; non-Buddhist who took time as the origin of existence


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běn wài dào / ben3 wai4 dao4
pen wai tao
 hon gedō
originally a non-Buddhist



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zhū wài dào / zhu1 wai4 dao4
chu wai tao
 sho gedō
those who adhere to non-Buddhist paths


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fēi wài dào / fei1 wai4 dao4
fei wai tao
not a non-Buddhist



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wài dào liù shī / wai4 dao4 liu4 shi1
wai tao liu shih
 gedō rokushi
six non-Buddhist teachers



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wài dào sì zhí / wai4 dao4 si4 zhi2
wai tao ssu chih
 gedō shishū
four non-Buddhist doctrines [regarding causation]


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wài dào sì zōng / wai4 dao4 si4 zong1
wai tao ssu tsung
 gedō shi shū
four non-Buddhist doctrines



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wài dào sì jiàn / wai4 dao4 si4 jian4
wai tao ssu chien
 gedō shi ken
four non-Buddhist doctrines [regarding causation]



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wài dào sì jì / wai4 dao4 si4 ji4
wai tao ssu chi
 gedō shi kei
four non-Buddhist doctrines [regarding causation]



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wài dào èr én / wai4 dao4 er4 en2
wai tao erh en
 gedō akunin
evil non-Buddhists



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wài dào suǒ zhí / wai4 dao4 suo3 zhi2
wai tao so chih
 gedō sho shū
adhered to by non-Buddhists



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wài dào yì lùn / wai4 dao4 yi4 lun4
wai tao i lun
 gedō iron
differing theories of non-Buddhists



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wài dào kōng jiàn / wai4 dao4 kong1 jian4
wai tao k`ung chien / wai tao kung chien
 gedō kūken
views of emptiness held by non-Buddhists



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wài dào zhū jiàn / wai4 dao4 zhu1 jian4
wai tao chu chien
 gedō shoken
views of non-Buddhists



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yī shì wài dào / yi1 shi4 wai4 dao4
i shih wai tao
 isshiki gedō
Followers of the一識 heretical view; heretics who believe in a single consciousness


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bù xiū wài dào / bu4 xiu1 wai4 dao4
pu hsiu wai tao
 fushu gedō
One of the ten kinds of ' heresies' founded by Sañjayin Vairāṭīputra, v. 删, who taught that there is no need to 求道 seek the right path, as when the necessary kalpas have passed, mortality ends and nirvana naturally follows; non-Buddhists who eschew cultivation



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liù shī wài dào / liu4 shi1 wai4 dao4
liu shih wai tao
 rokushi gedō
six non-Buddhist masters



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liù zhǒng wài dào / liu4 zhong3 wai4 dao4
liu chung wai tao
 roku shu gedō
The six kinds of ascetics; also 六種苦行外道; 六術; v. 六行; six kinds of non-Buddhist philosophers


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kǒu lì wài dào / kou3 li4 wai4 dao4
k`ou li wai tao / kou li wai tao
 kuriki gedō
One of the eleven heretical sects of India. which is said to have compared the mouth to the great void out of which all things were produced. The great void produced the four elements, these produced herbs, and these in turn all the living; or more in detail the void produced wind, wind fire, fire warmth, warmth water, water congealed and formed earth which produced herbs, herbs cereals and life, hence life is food; ultimately all returns to the void, which is nirvana; voice power non-Buddhist



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tú huī wài dào / tu2 hui1 wai4 dao4
t`u hui wai tao / tu hui wai tao
 zuke gedō
Pāṃśupatas, perhaps Pāsupatas, followers of Śiva, Śaiva ascetics; a class of heretics who smeared themselves with ashes; ascetics who smeared their bodies with ash



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duō zhǒng wài dào / duo1 zhong3 wai4 dao4
to chung wai tao
 tashu gedō
many kinds of non-Buddhist beliefs (or believers)


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tiān mó wài dào / tian1 mo2 wai4 dao4
t`ien mo wai tao / tien mo wai tao
 tenma gedō
Māras and heretics— both enemies of Buddha-truth; demons and non-Buddhists


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sù zuò wài dào / su4 zuo4 wai4 dao4
su tso wai tao
 shukusa gedō
One of the ascetic sects who sought release from penalties for the deeds of a former life by severe austerities now; non-Buddhists who focus on the deeds of past lives


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jí mò wài dào / ji2 mo4 wai4 dao4
chi mo wai tao
 jakumoku gedō
Ascetics vowed to silence who dwell among tombs or in solitude; ascetics vowed to silence


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xiǎo shèng wài dào / xiao3 sheng4 wai4 dao4
hsiao sheng wai tao
 shōjō gedō
Hīnayāna and the heretical sects; also, Hīnayāna is a heretical sect; lesser vehicle and the non-Buddhists



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cháng jiàn wài dào / chang2 jian4 wai4 dao4
ch`ang chien wai tao / chang chien wai tao
 jōken gedō
non-Buddhists holding eternalistic views



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shǔ lùn wài dào / shu3 lun4 wai4 dao4
shu lun wai tao
 Shuron gedō
Sāṃkhya non-Buddhists



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duàn jiàn wài dào / duan4 jian4 wai4 dao4
tuan chien wai tao
 danken gedō
non-Buddhists holding nihilistic views



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shí sàn wài dào / shi2 san4 wai4 dao4
shih san wai tao
 jisan gedō
non-Buddhists who took time as most fundamental



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shí lùn wài dào / shi2 lun4 wai4 dao4
shih lun wai tao
 jiron gedō
non-Buddhist who understood time to be the origin of existence


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fàn tiān wài dào / fan4 tian1 wai4 dao4
fan t`ien wai tao / fan tien wai tao
 bonten gedō
brahmadeva heretics; the brahmans consider Brahmā to be the Creator of all things and the Supreme Being, which is heresy with Buddhism; (Skt. brahmadeva) heretics



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wú cán wài dào / wu2 can2 wai4 dao4
wu ts`an wai tao / wu tsan wai tao
 muzan gedō


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niú gǒu wài dào / niu2 gou3 wai4 dao4
niu kou wai tao
 goku gedō
go-vrauka, or kukkura-vratika. Heretics who lived as oxen or dogs; (Skt. go-vrauka)



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zì è wài dào / zi4 e4 wai4 dao4
tzu o wai tao
 jiga gedō
ascetic practice of starvation


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sè kōng wài dào / se4 kong1 wai4 dao4
se k`ung wai tao / se kung wai tao
 shikikū gedō
Heretics who denied material existence (and consequently sought self-control, or nirvana); non-Buddhists who deny materiality


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luǒ xíng wài dào / luo3 xing2 wai4 dao4
lo hsing wai tao
 ragyō gedō
nirgranthas, naked ascetics; shameless heretics


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fù huǒ wài dào / fu4 huo3 wai4 dao4
fu huo wai tao
 fuka gedō
Ascetics who burn themselves alive; immolating ascetics


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biàn chū wài dào / bian4 chu1 wai4 dao4
pien ch`u wai tao / pien chu wai tao
 henshutsu gedō
Ascetics who entirely separate themselves from their fellowmen; ascetics who entirely separate themselves from their fellow men


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xié mìng wài dào / xie2 ming4 wai4 dao4
hsieh ming wai tao
 jamyō gedō
evil life heresy


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xié mó wài dào / xie2 mo2 wai4 dao4
hsieh mo wai tao
 jama gedō
māras and heretics.


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shùn shì wài dào / shun4 shi4 wai4 dao4
shun shih wai tao


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liù kǔ xíng wài dào / liu4 ku3 xing2 wai4 dao4
liu k`u hsing wai tao / liu ku hsing wai tao
 roku kugyō gedō
six kinds of non-Buddhist asceticism


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zì zài tiān wài dào / zi4 zai4 tian1 wai4 dao4
tzu tsai t`ien wai tao / tzu tsai tien wai tao
 Jizaiten gedō
Śivaites, who ascribed creation and destruction to Śiva, and that all things form his body, space his head, sun and moon his eyes, earth his body, rivers and seas his urine, mountains his fæces, wind his life, fire his heat, and all living things the vermin on his body. This sect is also known as the 自在等因宗. Śiva is represented with eight arms, three eyes, sitting on a bull.



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ā lài yé wài dào / a1 lai4 ye2 wai4 dao4
a lai yeh wai tao
 araya gedō
The ālaya heresy, one of the thirty heretical sects named in the 大日經, 住心, chapter 1, that the ālaya is a sort of eternal substance or matter, creative and containing all forms; when considered as a whole, it is non-existent, or contains nothing; when considered 'unrolled,' or phenomenal, it fills the universe. It seems to be of the nature of materialism as opposed to the idealistic conception of the ālaya-vijñāna; ālaya heterodoxy


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fù fó fǎ wài dào / fu4 fo2 fa3 wai4 dao4
fu fo fa wai tao
 fu buppō gedō
Heretics within Buddhism; heretics within Buddhism



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jiǔ shí liù zhǒng wài dào / jiu3 shi2 liu4 zhong3 wai4 dao4
chiu shih liu chung wai tao
 kujūroku shu gedō
ninety-six kinds of non-Buddhist philosophy



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liù zhǒng kǔ xíng wài dào / liu4 zhong3 ku3 xing2 wai4 dao4
liu chung k`u hsing wai tao / liu chung ku hsing wai tao
 rokushu kugyō gedō
six kinds of non-Buddhist asceticism

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