A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms: With Sanskrit and by Lewis Hodous,William E. Soothill

By Lewis Hodous,William E. Soothill

This helpful interpretive instrument, first released in 1937, is now to be had for the 1st time in a paperback version particularly geared toward scholars of chinese language Buddhism.
Those who've endeavoured to learn chinese language texts except the apprehension of a Sanskrit heritage have normally made a incorrect interpretation, for the Buddhist canon is essentially translation, or analogous to translation. consequently, a good number of phrases present are hired nearly to connote imported principles, because the numerous chinese language translators understood these principles. a number of translators invented assorted phrases; and, even if an analogous time period used to be eventually followed, its connotation various, occasionally extensively, from the chinese language time period of word as in most cases utilized by the chinese language.
For example, klésa surely has a that means in Sanskrit just like that of, i.e. illness, misery, difficulty. In Buddhism ailment (or, because it could be understood from chinese language, the afflicters, distressers, troublers) capability passions and illusions; and as a result fan-nao in Buddhist phrasing has received this technical connotation of the passions and illusions. Many phrases of the same personality are famous within the physique of this paintings. Consequent in part in this use of normal phrases, even a well-educated chinese language and not using a wisdom of the technical equivalents reveals himself not able to appreciate their implications.

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