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A Zen glossary
Category: People and society > Zen
Date & country: 11/11/2007, UK
see Fufo myo o
master or teacher, senior of five years standing.
Sukhavati vyuha (Skt) one of the three important -scriptures of the Pure Land School
90 to 100 day summer training period for monks
loose cross legged sitting position ( not full or half-lotus )
'going on foot' Zen pilgrimage
Assistant to Abbot's personal : Jiisha
see Kegon kyo
evening sutra recitation
cleaning monastery after evening sutra recitation
Kannon with a fierce face and horse's head in-the crown
white ceremonial footwear for Soto ceremony
see Dainich Nyorai-Vairochana Bodhisattva the-'All Illuminating One'
Priest, or residence of priest
(=Bodhi Skt.)Buddha wisdom
(=Brahamajala Skt.) Sutra containing the 10 main and 48 lesser precepts of the Mahayana = 'Sutra of Brahma's Net'
bonpu nu joshijki
large bronze bell outside the dojo (not in town temples)
the Hindu god Brahma; the lowest of the four dhyana-heavens
'Way of the Warrior' or Samurai
Buddha mind seal, sign of correct transmission
Buddha nature-one's own true nature
Buddhist alter shrine, a small model of which most Japanese Buddhists have at home, with a figure of Buddha or Bodhisattva, a tablet with the names of family dead; offerings of food and flowers are made in memory of the dead and Sutras are chanted before it.
Butsudanda Ryo o
one of the dragon kings, deities who bring rain and protect the dharma
Buddha Hall enshrining the main religious image of a Zen temple
the Buddha Way
the Eye of the Buddha
'view of sameness', all things are identical in their-Buddha nature
byodo no sekai
undivided world of sameness and intuition
'the way of tea'
the Tea Ceremony
insight from meditation
the officers under the Abbot in charge of running the -temple
morning recitation of sutras
the Middle Way
'taking off the robes', rest period between periods of practice
fundamental unity, non duality
see Dainichi Nyori, also another term for the Eternal, Dharmkaya, Buddhahood
'great inflexible resolve'
'great liberation', enlightenment
dai hon zan
great head temple, main temples of a school
Great Buddha Temple, former name of Eiheiji temple, founded by Dogen.
the Mahaprajnaparamita Shastra, discourses on the-Great Wisdom Scriptures
the Littany of the Great Compassionate One, a -scripture addressed to Kanzeon Bosatsu
compassion, loving kindness towards all living beings
rules/precepts of Mahayana Buddhists
a 'great opening' leaving no doubt
Daikoku ten = Mahakala (skst)
Kitchen guardian representing gratitude and abundance; usually depicted smiling and carrying bags full of rice
the Cosmic Buddha Vairocana, the All Illuminating One.
'great priest', honorific title of Zen Master
interview with Zen instuctor
'great death' of the ego leading to enlightenment
'great master'-posthumous title
Bodhidharma : first Chinese Zen Patriarch
'the Dharma succession', the Zen lineage of Masters
datsuma or ho
hall, temple building
den'e or denne or den I
'handing on the robe', = dharma succession
'Transmission of Light' by Japanese Zen Master Keizan Jikin 1268 1325
large bell to announce service
office in charge of the Buddha Hall
'Transmission of the Lamp' by Chinese Zen Master (?)
the Way, = Dharma
person who hits bells and gongs in temple
[1200 1253]founder of Soto Zen in Japan, wrote Shobogenzo
self enlightened Pratyekabuddha
private, face to face interview with a roshi at set times [ = sanzen in Rinzai tradition ]
leader or master
Eye of Widom
chant 'the line of sucession'
the Middle way, the perfect harmony of the three truths :
self enlightened Pratyekabuddha
law of cause and effect ; karma