master or teacher, senior of five years standing.
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Ajari is a Japanese term that is used in various schools of Buddhism in Japan, specifically Tendai and Shingon, in reference to a `senior monk who teaches students; often abbreviated to jari. The term is a Japanese rendering of the Chinese transliteration for the Sanskrit `âcârya,` one who knows and teaches the rules.` In the Sōtō traditio...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajari
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