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knee

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other...

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acalāsana (T.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 96 words.

In Sanskrit, the “immovable posture”; a semi-kneeling position, where the left knee touches the ground, but the right knee is

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hugui (J.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 84 words.

In Chinese, “genuflect in foreign fashion,” a half-kneeling posture of respect, with one knee touching the ground, the opposite calf

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zabuton

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Jap.). A square mat, about a yard or metre square, used for seated meditation in east Asian Buddhist practice. The zabuton provides cushioning for the knees, while the zafu placed upon it...

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Nālagiri

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

A fierce elephant of king Ajātaśatru that was sent by Devadatta to attack the Buddha on his almsround through the streets of Rājagṛha. A woman fleeing in terror dropped her child at the...

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Ch'eng-kuan

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(737–820).

The fourth patriarch of the Hua-yen school in China. According to legend, he stood over 9 feet tall, his arms extended below his knees, and his eyes glowed in the dark....

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cīvara

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(Skt.; Pāli). The robes worn by a Buddhist monk.and the first of a monk's four traditional requirements (niśraya). The earliest robes were made of rectangular pieces of cotton cloth and...

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