1. immortal mountain wizard (in Taoism); mountain man (esp. a hermit)
2. one not bound by earthly desires or the thoughts of normal men
Wikipedia definition
3. Xian (Taoism)Xian is a Chinese word for an enlightened person, translatable in English as: "spiritually immortal; transcendent; super-human; celestial being" (in Daoist/Taoist philosophy and cosmology) "physically immortal; immortal person; immortalist; saint" (in Daoist religion and pantheon) "alchemist; one who seeks the elixir of life; one who practices longevity techniques" or by extension " methods for attaining immortality" "wizard; magician; shaman" "genie; elf, fairy; nymph" (in popular Chinese literature, 仙境 xian jing is "fairyland", Faerie) "sage living high in the mountains; mountain-man; hermit; recluse" (folk etymology for the character 仙) "immortal (talent); accomplished person; celestial (beauty); marvelous; extraordinary" (metaphorical modifier) Xian semantically developed from meaning spiritual "immortality; enlightenment", to physical "immortality; longevity" involving methods such as alchemy, breath meditation, and T'ai chi ch'uan, and eventually to legendary and figurative "immortality".
Read “Xian (Taoism)” on English Wikipedia
Read “仙人” on Japanese Wikipedia
Read “Xian (Taoism)” on DBpedia


to talk about this word.

0 Replies ・ Started by lawliet_91 at 2018-03-07 03:42:26 UTC