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There are 12 total results for your 正念 search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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zhèng niàn / zheng4 nian4
cheng nien
 shounen / shonen / しょうねん
correct mindfulness (Buddhism)
(1) {Buddh} (See 八正道) right mindfulness; (2) true faith (in rebirth in the promised land); (place-name) Shounen
samyak-smṛti, right remembrance, the seventh of the 八正道; 'right mindfullness, the looking on the body and the spirit in such a way as to remain ardent, self-possessed and mindful, having overcome both hankering and dejection. ' Keith; correct mindfulness


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 shounenba / shonenba / しょうねんば critical moment; do-or-die situation


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zhèng niàn huì / zheng4 nian4 hui4
cheng nien hui
 shō nen'e
correctly mindful wisdom


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 shounenji / shonenji / しょうねんじ (place-name) Shounenji


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zhù zhèng niàn / zhu4 zheng4 nian4
chu cheng nien
established in recollection


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shī zhèng niàn / shi1 zheng4 nian4
shih cheng nien
 shitsu shōnen
lose correct mindfulness


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zhèng niàn zhèng zhī / zheng4 nian4 zheng4 zhi1
cheng nien cheng chih
 shōnen shōchi
correctly mindful and accurately knowing



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lín zhōng zhèng niàn / lin2 zhong1 zheng4 nian4
lin chung cheng nien
 rinjuushounen / rinjushonen / りんじゅうしょうねん
(yoji) {Buddh} holding the proper state of mindfulness at the moment of death
to hold the proper state of mindfulness at the moment of death


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dà xiū zhèng niàn / da4 xiu1 zheng4 nian4
ta hsiu cheng nien
 Daikyū Shōnen
Daxiu Zhengnian


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cháng zhù zhèng niàn / chang2 zhu4 zheng4 nian4
ch`ang chu cheng nien / chang chu cheng nien
 jōjū shōnen
always maintaining mindfulness



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wú xué zhèng niàn / wu2 xue2 zheng4 nian4
wu hsüeh cheng nien
 mugaku shōnen
right mindfulness as held by the adepts


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duān shēn zhèng niàn / duan1 shen1 zheng4 nian4
tuan shen cheng nien
 tanjin shōnen
to proper bodily activity and correct mindfulness

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 12 results for "正念" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 1,007,753 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, names, placenames, and short phrases.

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