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There are 4 total results for your 禪宗 search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

禪宗


禅宗

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chán zōng / chan2 zong1
ch`an tsung / chan tsung
 Zenshū
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Zen Buddhism
The Chan, meditative or intuitional, sect usually said to have been established in China by Bodhidharma, v. 達, the twenty-eighth patriarch, who brought the tradition of the Buddha-mind from India. Cf. 楞 13 Laṅkāvatāra sūtra. This sect, believing in direct enlightenment, disregarded ritual and sūtras and depended upon the inner light and personal influence for the propagation of its tenets, founding itself on the esoteric tradition supposed to have been imparted to Kāśyapa by the Buddha, who indicated his meaning by plucking a flower without further explanation. Kāśyapa smiled in apprehension and is supposed to have passed on this mystic method to the patriarchs. The successor of Bodhidharma was 慧可 Huike, and he was succeeded by 僧璨 Sengcan; 道信 Daoxin; 弘忍 Hongren; 慧能 Huineng, and 神秀 Shenxiu, the sect dividing under the two latter into the southern and northern schools: the southern school became prominent, producing 南嶽 Nanyue and 靑原 Qingyuan, the former succeeded by 馬祖 Mazu, the latter by 石頭 Shitou. From Mazu's school arose the five later schools, v. 禪門; meditation school

禪宗永嘉集


禅宗永嘉集

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chán zōng yǒng jiā jí / chan2 zong1 yong3 jia1 ji2
ch`an tsung yung chia chi / chan tsung yung chia chi
 Zenshū yōka shū
Chanzong yongjia ji

禪宗永嘉集科註說誼


禅宗永嘉集科注说谊

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chán zōng yǒng jiā jí kē zhù shuō yí / chan2 zong1 yong3 jia1 ji2 ke1 zhu4 shuo1 yi2
ch`an tsung yung chia chi k`o chu shuo i / chan tsung yung chia chi ko chu shuo i
 Zenshū Yōka shū kachū setsugi
Annotated Redaction of the Text and Commentaries to the Compilation of Yung-chia of the Chan school

禪宗辭典禪林象器箋


禅宗辞典禅林象器笺

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chán zōng cí diǎn chán lín xiàng qì jiān / chan2 zong1 ci2 dian3 chan2 lin2 xiang4 qi4 jian1
ch`an tsung tz`u tien ch`an lin hsiang ch`i chien / chan tsung tzu tien chan lin hsiang chi chien
 Zenshū jiten zenrin zōkisen
Encyclopedia of Zen Monasticism

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

This page contains 4 results for "禪宗" 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.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

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).



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