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  One day Huang Sanku, a Confucian scholar asked Hui-tang Tsu-hsin
(1025-1100), one of the well known Chinese Ch'an masters:
-What is the Great meaning of Budhha dharmas?
Hui-tang replied:
-Confucius once said: "I hide... continue...

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Select a Letter » A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. T. U. V. W. X. Y. Z. All
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dana - giving, gift, alms-giving, alms, generosity, charity, benevolence, liberality, donation .
deva - a shining one, god, deity.
Devata - refer to: deva.
Dhamma - refer to: Dharma.
Dharani - short sutras of symbolic syllables .
Dharma - element of existence; ultimate nature, reality, truth, existence; sacred law; duty; righteousness; the moral law.
Dharmakaya - the true nature of Buddha, transcendental reality, essence of the universe..
Dukkha - Suffering, misery, woe, pain, ill, sorrow, trouble, discomfort, unsatisfactoriness.

The glossary of zen and buddhism terms are gathered from the following authorized sources:
1. The Venerable Ajahn Sanong Katapunyo of Wat Sanghathan and the translation/editing of the Thai by Fuengsin Trafford and Simon Romer.
2. Steven Newton - Portland Zen Community (source "Glossary of Japanese Zen Terms" - Stan Rosenthal)


 



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