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begging-bowl

Subject: Religion

(Skt., pātra; Pāli, patta). A bowl used by Buddhist monks to collect food on their daily almsround. The Vinaya states that monks may use bowls made of either iron or clay, and ...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
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Religion
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41 words

...-bowl (Skt., pātra; Pāli, patta). A bowl used by Buddhist monks to collect food on their daily almsround. The Vinaya states that monks may use bowls made of either iron or clay, and they can be either small, medium, or...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
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2012
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Bilingual dictionaries
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8 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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13 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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67 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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81 words
begging-bowl

begging-bowl  

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(Skt., pātra; Pāli, patta).A bowl used by Buddhist monks to collect food on their daily almsround. The Vinaya states that monks may use bowls made of either iron or clay, and they can be either ...
Judges

Judges   Reference library

Susan Niditch and Susan Niditch

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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Oxford University Press

...to the tower for protection, and, as at Shechem, Abimelech plans to burn it down ( vv. 48–9 ). This time, however, a woman of unknown name or origins throws down an upper millstone, a symbol of the woman's domestic realm, and crushes the skull of this would-be hero. He in fact begs his armour-bearer to kill him quickly lest it be said that a woman slew the hero Abimelech ( cf. 2 Sam 11:21 ). She, like Jael, does render the hero impotent, while the millstone itself is an evocative symbol not only of domesticity but of woman's sexuality as well ( cf. Isa 47:2;...

John

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René Kieffer and René Kieffer

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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52,850 words
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...who serves the king as a soldier or in his household. If he is a soldier he is a pagan like the synoptic centurion. A new introduction to the miracle indicates its link with the first sign. Like the centurion in Mt 8:5 , but unlike the one in Lk 7:3–10 , the royal official begs Jesus himself and not through intermediaries. vv. 48–50 , in Matthew and Luke the centurion's words provoke Jesus' admiration and willingness to heal the son. In John the royal official is first criticized like all the others who are eager to see signs and wonders. The evangelist...

thabeik

thabeik  

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Burmese term for (1) a monk's begging-bowl and (2) traditional element of stūpa architecture.(1) a monk's begging-bowl and (2) traditional element of stūpa architecture.
takuhatsu

takuhatsu  

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(Jap.). A term for the monk's alms-begging round, or, in a zen temple, the time when monks bring their bowls (see begging-bowl) to the refectory.
Amitāyus

Amitāyus  

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(Skt.). ‘Boundless life’, an alternative name for the Buddha Amitābha.though perhaps originally used as a epithet for him. He is often depicted with a begging-bowl containing the elixir of ...
brahmanicide

brahmanicide  

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The killing of a brahmin (brāhmaṇahatyā) is the worst sin (mahāpātaka) possible according to the (brahmin-derived) Dharmasāstra literature. Penance involves practices such as living as a mendicant ...
Kāpālika

Kāpālika  

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A devotee of Bhairava (a ferocious form of Śiva) and member of an early medieval Tantric tradition which drew on the revelatory authority of the Bhairava Tantras to follow practices opposed, and ...
bhikṣu

bhikṣu  

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(Skt.; Pāli, bhikkhu).A Buddhist monk.an ordained member of the Saṃgha. The etymology of the term is uncertain, as is that of its female equivalent, a nun or bhikṣunī. During the lifetime of the ...
Platform Sūtra of the Sixth Patriarch

Platform Sūtra of the Sixth Patriarch  

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(Chin., Liu-tsu t'an ching).An early Chinese Ch'an classic containing the traditional biography and teachings of Hui-neng (638–713), a figure revered as the sixth patriarch of the Chinese Ch'an ...
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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
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Religion
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26 words

...(Jap.). A term for the monk 's alms-begging round, or, in a zen temple, the time when monks bring their bowls ( see begging-bowl ) to the...

thabeik

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
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Religion
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15 words

.... Burmese term for (1) a monk 's begging-bowl and (2) traditional element of stūpa ...

Amitāyus

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
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Religion
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32 words

...(Skt.). ‘Boundless life’, an alternative name for the Buddha Amitābha , though perhaps originally used as a epithet for him. He is often depicted with a begging-bowl containing the elixir of...

buddhapātramudrā

buddhapātramudrā (T.)   Reference library

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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2017

...buddhapātramudrā . ( T. sangs rgyas kyi lhung bzed phyag rgya ; C. foboyin ; J. buppatsuin ; K. pulbarin 佛鉢印 ‎ ). In Sanskrit, “the gesture of the Buddha’s begging bowl.” In this symbolic posture or gesture ( mudrā ), the Buddha holds a begging bowl ( pātra ) that sits in his lap. In some variations, the hands hold a jewel, or ornate treasure box, instead. In esoteric rituals, variations of this mudrā may be used for a number of different outcomes. For example, one Chinese indigenous sūtra ( see apocrypha ) suggests that forming and holding...

Mahendravikramavarman

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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169 words

... involves a Saivite mendicant, who goes through Kanchi visiting liquor shops along with Devasoma, his attractive female companion. In their drunken revelry Kapalin loses his begging bowl. Later he picks a quarrel with a Buddhist monk whose begging bowl he claims as his own. A devotee of Lord Siva tries in vain to arbitrate the dispute, and finally a madman retrieves the bowl from a dog's mouth, proving himself more sane than the others. The *characters in this farce, drawn from contemporary life, are all degenerate, regardless of their religious...

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