Words associated with Buddhism

尼Ama(Nun) An ordained woman.Has about the same meaning as a Christian sister.
阿弥陀Amitabha The word for Amitabha Buddha. According to the scripture " Muryoju Sutra", a king was ordained and called himself the Bodhisattva of the Dharma Sangha and became a Buddha in the hope of saving all living beings. It tells us that if we chant Nembutsu, we can die in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss. He is also the main deity of the Jodo sect and Jodo Shinshu sects.
因果Consequences The reasoning that there is always a cause for things...or an explanation. In particular, that when you do something good or bad, the equivalent thing will come back to you. And the law of it. An unfortunate state of affairs when bad things are returned to you. An unfortunate coincidence.
氏子Ujiiko Of the descendants of Ujigami. It also refers to people who were born in the land dedicated to the same Ujigami.
氏神Ujigami The ancestors of a family are worshipped as gods. Also, a guardian deity of the land confined to a certain place, such as a village or town.
氏寺Ujidera The temple was built by the family to pray for blessings and benefits in this life.
和尚Osyou,kasyou,wajyou A priest in a temple. Also in general, monks.
穢土Edo(Dirt) A place that has been defiled by vexations. Synonym for Pure Land.
縁起Engi(Omen) That every single thing is the result of the accumulation of various causes and conditions. Cause and effect. Causation. In other meanings, the origin or legend of a shrine, temple, etc. It also means that which is written about it.
往生Oujou(The passing of life) To leave this world and be reborn in another world. Especially to be born in the Pure Land of Paradise.
応報Ouhou(Reciprocity) Receiving its devotion according to good or evil deeds.
合掌Gssyou(Gathering of hands) Worshipping the Buddha with the palms of both hands together in front of the face or chest. Worship. One of the ancient Indian etiquette practices, also used as a greeting in South Asia and elsewhere.
伽藍Garan(Monastery) A clean, spotless, quiet place where monks live and practice Buddhism. Also, the building of a temple.
寄進Kisin(Contributions) Donation of money or goods to temples, shrines, etc.
祈祷Kitou(Prayer) Praying to God or Buddha. Also, its rituals.
経典Kyouten(Scripture) Roots that indicate what believers should believe and the clemency and rules of the religious life to be followed. Bookish literature. Books underlying Buddhist doctrines, Christian Bibles, Islamic Koranic analogies.
供養Kuyou(Offering) Making offerings to the three treasures (Buddha, Dharma, and monks) or to the spirits of the dead. There are various types of offerings.
功徳Kudoku(Merits and Virtues) Good deeds that result in good rewards. Good rewards resulting from good deeds. Gopher medicine.
五戒Gokai(The Five Commandments) Five precepts to be followed by people who believe in Buddhism. They include people who live a normal life and follow Buddhism. Fusetsushou, Fuchu-To, Fujyain, Fumougo, and Fonju. Fusessyou‥Forbidding killing. Meat eating may be forbidden. Futyuutou‥That you must not steal the property of others. Fujyain‥That is, don't do anything indecent. Fumougo‥That you must not lie. Fuonjyu‥That is, do not drink alcohol.
虚空Kokuu(Emptiness) Space. In the Buddhist scriptures, it is characterized as encompassing all things and not interfering with their existence.
極楽浄土Gokurakujyoudo(The Paradise Pure Land) In a totally painless world, Amitabha Buddha is preaching. It is said that people who believe in Amitabha Buddha go here after death.
在家Zaike People who are not ordained. A person who leads a normal life. A person who believes in Buddhism while also living a normal life, that.
懺悔Zange,Sange(Confession) In Christianity, to be aware of one's sins and sins, to repent and confess them before God. In Buddhism, to confess and ask for forgiveness for past sins before God and people.
三惑Sanwaku(Three Wonders) In the Tendai sect of Buddhism, it refers to the classification of all the worldly passions into three types: the three types of seeing-eye, the three types of dust, and the three types of mingling. There are three types: seeing, hearing, dust, and no-mind.
地蔵菩薩Jizo Bosatsu(Ksitigarbha) A bodhisattva who teaches and rescues living beings who continue to be reborn in samsara in the world of Buddhalessness after the death of Buddha and until the birth of Maitreya Buddha. He is generally represented as holding a jewel in his left hand and a tin cane in his right.
釈尊Shakuson (Buddha) That of Shaka ・Buddha.
住職Jyuusyoku(Resident) A monk who is the head of a temple.
修行Shugyo (practice) Doing the teachings of the Buddha in search of enlightenment
衆生Syujyou(Sentient beings) Everything that lives. All human beings and animals.
出家Syukke(Ordained) Leaving home and entering the Buddhist priesthood (the Buddhist path). Leaving the common world and entering Buddhist practice. The monk. Also called Imazaike.
出世Syusse The appearance of the Buddha in this world for the salvation of sentient beings. Birth. To leave the world and enter the Buddha's path. Also, that person. Almost the same meaning as ordained. Monk. In Zen Buddhism, to be the head of a temple, to move to a high ranking temple, to receive a yellow or purple robe (both of which are worn by monks), or to receive the rank of a monk. To be born into the world. Birth.Generally speaking, to attain a respectable position or status.
浄土Jyoudo(Pure Land) A purified country where Buddhas and Bodhisattvas live. Originally, it was believed that there was a pure land everywhere. Later, when the idea of the western Pure Land Way of Life became popular, it referred to the paradise world of Amitabha Buddha It came to be.
殺生Sessyou(Killing) The killing of living things. Also called hunting and fishing. Cruelty. Uncaring and inhumane.
僧Sou(Monks) A group of ordained, practicing Buddhists. Also, a practitioner who belongs to that group. Particularly in China and Japan, it refers to an individual who enters the Buddhist Gate and practices Buddhism. Dharma Master. A monk.
智慧tie Buddha's enlightenment, dispelling hesitation
鎮守Chinju To station soldiers to pacify and protect the land. The god who calms and protects the land.
南無阿弥陀仏Namu Amitabha To follow the teachings of Amitabha Buddha by offering one's body and life. Chanting this is called Shomei, and by chanting it, one can go to paradise.
仁王(におう)Niou A pair of half-naked vajrasattva guardians of temples, enshrined at the gates of temples or on either side of the temple altar. They are usually made in the form of an open-mouthed Agyou and a closed-mouthed Tokiyo, and there are various theories as to why one is called Mishaku Kongo and the other Narawen Kongo. Both represent the phases of valor and intimidation.
涅槃Nehan(Nirvana) A state in which one has attained absolute silence without vexation. The state of never coming back to life again. The ideal state of affairs in Buddhism. The death of a Buddha or a saint.
念仏Nembutsu Meditating on the Buddha's image or merit in one's mind. Chanting the name of the Buddha in one's mouth. Chanting the name of the Buddha in one's mouth, especially in the Jodo sect, for which Zendo and Honen are famous. The name of the Buddha.
尼僧Niso An ordained woman.Has about the same meaning as a Christian sister.
如来Nyorai A person who has completed the practice and become enlightened. Or, people who have also come to guide people from another world.
般若Hannya 1.The intellect to recognize the truth. The highest wisdom. 2.Abbreviation of the Great Prajnaparamita Sutra. 3.The mask of a demoness. A Noh mask with horns, expressing envy, pain, and anger. It is said to have been created by a man named Menutihannyabō.
布施Fuse To interfere with a person's access to things. The money or goods to be given to a monk. Also, the Buddhist path.
仏門Butumon The path preached by the Buddha. The Way of the Buddha. In particular, it means to be ordained.
宝珠Houju Treasure ball. In Buddhism it is said that with this sphere all wishes will come true.
本尊Honzon A Buddha or Bodhisattva placed in the center of a temple as an object of faith or prayer.
煩悩Bonnou(Vexation) Things that keep you away from wisdom. There are 108 things in lust, anger, envy, etc.
弥勒仏Mirokubutu(Maitreya) The boddhisatva who says that he will redeem everything that was not saved by Buddha. It is said that he will appear much later in the future.
無明Mumyo Ignorance of the truth. The source of all delusion and vexation. One of the three mysteries.
冥福Meifuku Happiness after death.
迷妄Meimou(Delirium) Believing wrong things to be true, or the mind wandering.
社Yashiro A place to praise God. Shrine.
夜叉Yasha In Indian mythology, a divine spirit or soul that is said to live in the forest. While he was a demon god who harmed people, he was also worshiped as a god of treasure. It was adopted by Buddhism and became a deity of Buddhist law protection. They are divided into Tenshi-Yasha, Chi-Yasha, and Koku-Yasha.
六道Rokudo The six states in which living beings are born in a cycle of reincarnation, death, and rebirth. The six states of reincarnation are: hell, gaki, damnation, shura, human, and heaven. Also, the person who carries the coffin at a funeral.
輪廻Rinne(Reincarnation,Samsara) The word for the continuous cycle of life and death of all living things, compared to the spinning of a wheel. To live and die in the world. Repeating the same thing. The same thing over and over again.