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    Buddhist/Zen Dictionary

    Good afternoon comrades!

    I hope everyone is well or at least as well as can be.

    I'm wondering if anyone knows of or would recommend a Buddhist/Zen Dictionary?
    The reason is simple, I'm a bit of a muppet and although I can relate to Buddhist 'themes', the language/s of Buddhism muddle my little noggin and remembering what a particular word means or where it came from is a challenge.
    I don't want to get into the habit of skimming over texts possibly misinterpreting them.

    Any thoughts or suggestions will be welcomed with open mind and warm heart.

    Gassho
    Anna

    Edit: I prefer real books as i have limited internet access
    Sat today & lent a hand.
    Last edited by Anna; 08-24-2019 at 07:17 AM.
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
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    Hello Anna,

    Here's one of the many I like to use:

    https://terebess.hu/zen/szoto/szotar/szotar.html

    Hope this has helped.

    Gassho
    Washin
    sat today
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything what I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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    Thank you Washin. I hope to listen to you chant the Heart Sutra in Ukranian. Thank you for sharing.

    Gassho
    Anna

    ST/LAH
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism is also a good choice IMO.

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    Thanks ESMP
    Gassho
    Anna
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    No Gods No Masters.

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    There are a couple of serious ones available online as a PDF and, provided that you have real economic need and will only be using time to time as a reference, I think it is fine to use them. My impression is that they are posted with some tacit understanding of the author.

    https://terebess.hu/zen/szoto/Baroni.pdf

    http://www.ahandfulofleaves.org/docu...%20Buswell.pdf

    Gassho, J

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    This is great.. Thank's for asking Muppet

    Gassho
    Ishin
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    Grateful for your practice

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    Thank you Jundo



    Quote Originally Posted by Ishin View Post
    This is great.. Thank's for asking Muppet

    Gassho
    Ishin
    Sat/lah
    And thank you Ishin LOLOL
    Life's too serious to be taken seriously.
    No Gods No Masters.

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    Thank you for this thread, Anna. Iím also interested in the dictionaries. Thank you all for the recommendations.
    Gassho,
    Mateus
    Sat today/LAH

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