GLOSSARY OF JAPANESE ZEN TERMS, Stan Rosenthal
- irreligion; lack of dutifulness;
- Amitabha Buddha
- Buddha associated with mercy and wisdom.
- Anathapindika's Grove
- Jeta grove, site of a monastery
built for the history Buddha my Anathapindika.
- annuttara samyak sambodhi
- Perfection of complete enlightment
- "worthy one"; one who has attained no more
- demon, evil spirit.
- Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
- Great limitless compassionate
- Religious mendicant or friar of the order founded by Gotama Buddha.
- awakened wisdom
- 28th Indian ancestor, 1st Chinese ancestor
- literally, wisdom-being,
one on the way to enlightenment; an enlightened being (Buddha) who
renounces Nirvana to aid all human beings to achieve enlightenment
- buddhaalso, Butsudo or hondo;
- Guatarma Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism
- the field of
consciousness created by the ideation of an enlightened being
- Korean Zen master
- Largest Korean Zen Buddhist Sect
- Short sutras of symbolic syllables
- element of existence; ultimate
nature, reality, truth, existence; sacred law; duty; righteousness; the
- The true nature of Buddha, transcendental reality,
essence of the universe.
- four noble truths
- Life is suffering
- Suffering is caused by desire
- There is a path from desire and suffering
- This path is the Eightfold Noble Path.
- A form of four-line verse sutra
- good-and-wise ones
- endlessly long period of
time. Poetically, the length of time it would take a cube of iron,
one hundred miles on a side, to be worn completely away by a celestial
maiden who descends once every hundred years and brushes the top
with her ethereal garments.
- universal law of cause and effect.
- "Public case", a pure presentation of the nature of ultimate reality.
- Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva
- Savoir from the torments of hell.
- power-laden syllable or series of syllables that manifest certain cosmic forces or aspects of a buddha.
- practice that concentrates and clarifies the mind
- the earthly body of a buddha.
- complete absorption into the
undifferentiated ground of being; spiritual bliss
- "perfection", virtues perfected by a bodhisattva:
- right means
- the Ten Powers
- full knowledge of the true dharmas
- Wisdom of true mind
- lit, "old teacher", Japanese, a Zen master
- collectedness of the mind through gradual calming of
- body of buddha-paradise buddha
- the buddhist community - monks, nuns, novices, and lay
- One of the ten great disciples of Buddha, renowned for
- days of especially intense, strict practice
- "Sage of Shayka", epithet of the historical Buddha
- the five aggregates, constituting what is generally known as the personality:
- mental formations
- a student of the Buddha, who was known for his loving kindness.
- discourses of the Buddha
- nature of a buddha; one who
has followed in the steps of his predecessors
- canon of Buddhist scriptures
- The Diamond-Cutter sutra
- Sitting meditation, taught in Zen as the most direct way to
- Meditative absorption in which all dualistic distinctions are