Sep 1, 2011

Five Words or Phrases a Day 083111

(Written on September 1, 2011 寫於201191)

(n.) noun 名詞
[C] countable 可數的
(vt.) transitive verb 及物動詞
(pl.) plural 複數形

kasaya (Sanskrit 梵文)/Buddhist cassock (n.) [C] 袈裟
A kasaya is a transliteration from Sanskrit meaning a Buddhist monastic robe.
袈裟(kasaya)是梵文的音譯,這個字的意思是僧袍。

tonsure (n.) [C], (vt.) 剃度   
A tonsure is a rite in preparation for entering a Buddhist monastic order.
剃度是準備進入佛教僧團的一個儀式。

prayer beads (n.) [C] (usually pl.) 念珠
Prayer beads are used by members of different religions such as Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism to count their repetitions of prayers or chant.
羅馬天主教、基督正教、佛教、印度教等教徒使用念珠來計算他們祈禱或念誦的次數。

Three Treasures (in Buddhism)/Triatna (Sanskrit) (n.) [C] (pl.) 三寶
The Three Treasures in Buddhism are the Buddha, Dharma (canon) and Sangha (monks). (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha are Sanskrit words.)  
佛教的三寶是指佛、法、僧。(BuddhaDharmaSangha都是梵文字。)

turn to and rely on the Three Treausres/Triatna 皈依
To become a Buddhist, you have to turn to and rely on the Three Treasures/Triatna.
做一位佛教徒,你得皈依三寶。     

By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica

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