2008年3月17日 星期一

*Indra, Indra's net

In·dra (ĭn'drə) pronunciation
n. Hinduism.

A principal Vedic deity associated with rain and thunder.

Wikipedia article "Indra".
━━ n. 【ヒンドゥー教】インドラ ((雨と雷の神;Vedaにおける代表的な神)).


因陀羅網

Buddhism Dictionary:

Indra's net

1. Title of the first sutta of the Dīgha Nikāya of the Pāli Canon (See Brahmajāla Sutta).

2. An image used by Fa-tsang to illustrate the Hua-yen 華嚴'teaching of totality' according to which all phenomena in the universe are interrelated. He compared the universe to a cosmic net strung with jewels such that in each jewel can be seen the reflection of all the others. To illustrate this notion he placed a statue of the Buddha in the centre of eight mirrors located according to the major and minor cardinal points, with two additional ones above and below. When the statue was illuminated by a candle the mirrors reflected the image and each other in an infinite series. This demonstrated the Hua-yen tenet that the nature of the entire universe is contained in each particle.

"因陀羅網乃音譯(因陀羅)加義譯(網)之混合譯文
因陀羅是梵語इन्द्र (indra)之音譯,其義本為雷雨之神,
宋‧普潤法雲編《翻譯名義集》:此云帝,正翻天主,以帝代之。
故全義譯作「帝網」,這是一種全部用寶珠結成的網。
其涵意如第二英釋:珠珠相互輝映無有窮盡。" (rl)

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