Date of publication: 2017-09-03 19:44
阿濕波 aśvin , the twins of the Zodiac, Castor and Pollux, sons of the Sun and aśvinī they appear in the sky before dawn riding in a golden carriage drawn by horses or birds.
烏逋沙他 Upavasaṭha (Pali, Uposatha). A fast-day, originally in preparation for the brahminical soma sacrifice in Buddhism there are six fast-days in the month.
香山 the fragrant or incense mountains, so called because the Gandharvas do not drink wine or eat meat, but feed on incense or fragrance and give off fragrant odours. As musicians of Indra, or in the retinue of Dhṛtarāṣtra, they are said to be the same as, or similar to, the Kinnaras. They are, or according to M. W., Dhṛtarāṣtra is associated with soma , the moon, and with medicine. They cause ecstasy, are erotic, and the patrons of marriageable girls the apsara s are their wives, and both are patrons of dicers.
Teachers now train themselves to use this method, preferably in small groups, using the taped self-study course as they implement the daily/weekly lesson plans. This approach follows the dictates of compiled research in effective teacher in services (Joyce, B., Showers, B., 6985) which outlines the five steps required for effective training in services:
九品惑 Also九品煩惱 The four 修惑, . illusions or trials in the practice of religion, . desire, anger, pride, ignorance these are divided each into 九品 . hence desire has all the nine grades, and so on with the other three.
蒲闍尼 蒲膳尼 bhojanīya , to be eaten, edible what is suitable as the fare of monks and nuns, proper food one list gives wheat, rice (boiled), parched rice, fish, and flesh another gives cakes (or loaves), porridge, parched grain, flesh, and boiled rice.
八萬 An abbreviation for 八萬四 (八萬四千) The number of atoms in the human body is supposed to be 89,555. Hence the term is used for a number of things, often in the general sense of a great number. It is also the age apex of life in each human world. There are the 89,555 stūpas erected by Aśoka, each to accommodate one of the relics of the Buddha's body also the 89,555 forms of illumination shed by Amitābha the 89,555 excellent physical signs of a Buddha the 89,555 mortal distresses, . 89,555 煩惱 or 塵勞 also the cure found in the 89,555 methods, . 法藏, 法蘊, 法門, or教門.
永生 Eternal life immortality nirvana is defined as 不生 not being born, i. e. not reborn, and therefore 不滅 not dying 永生 is also perpetual life the Amitābha cult says in the Pure Land.
大自在宮 The abode of Maheśvara at the apex of the form realm. Also, the condition or place from which the highest type of bodhisattva proceeds to Buddhahood, whence it is also styled 淨居天 the pure abode heaven.
五部大論 Asaṅga, founder of the Yogācāra school, is said, by command of Maitreya, to have edited the five great śāstras, 瑜伽師地論, 分別瑜伽論, 大乘莊嚴經論, 辨中邉論頌論, and 金剛般若論.
相空 The unreality of form the doctrine that phenomena have no reality in themselves, in contrast with that of Hīnayāna which only held that the ego had no reality.
阿鞞跋致 avaivartika , avivartin , aparivartya , 不退轉 One who never recedes a Bodhisattva who, in his progress towards Buddhahood, never retrogrades to a lower state than that to which he has attained. Also 阿毘跋致 阿惟越致.