無師独悟

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無師独悟

Post by Coëmgenu » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:56 pm

The expression, 無師獨悟, why is it not 無師獨覺?

Just curious.
子念昔貧,志意下劣,今於父所,大獲珍寶,并及舍宅、一切財物。甚大歡喜,得未曾有。
The son thought of past poverty, outlook humble, now having from father a treasure harvest, also father's house, all his wealth. Great joy - to have what was never before had.

Τῆς πατρῴας, δόξης σου, ἀποσκιρτήσας ἀφρόνως, ἐν κακοῖς ἐσκόρπισα, ὅν μοι παρέδωκας πλοῦτον· ὅθεν σοι τὴν τοῦ Ἀσώτου, φωνὴν κραυγάζω· Ἥμαρτον ἐνώπιόν σου Πάτερ οἰκτίρμον, δέξαι με μετανοοῦντα, καὶ ποίησόν με, ὡς ἕνα τῶν μισθίων σου.
Your fatherly due I withheld unthinking, in evil I wasted your wealth; a prodigal cries, "I've erred, father, receive the repentant as serf."

妙法蓮華經 Κοντάκιον τοῦ Ἀσώτου

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Re: 無師独悟

Post by Admin_PC » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:51 pm

According to DDB:
In pre-Buddhist classical Chinese works such as the Zhuangzi, 覺 is used in contrast to illusory states to indicate a state of proper awareness and understanding. For example, in the Discussion on the Equality of Things 'great awakening' 大覺 is contrasted with the 'great dream.' 大夢. [Charles Muller; source(s): Iwanami]

The Zhuangzi's a foundational text of Taoism. Just a guess, but they may have avoided it so as not to get the awakening of Buddhism confused with the awakening of Taoism.
月影の いたらぬ里は なけれども 眺むる人の 心にぞすむ
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