1. priestly teacher; preceptorBuddhism, Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language, trad. pronounced おしょう in Zen and Pure Land, かしょう in Tendai and Kegon, わじょう in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu and Shin Buddhism
  • ころも
  • ばかり
  • おしょう和尚
  • できぬ
The robes do not make the monk.
2. monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); priest; head priestBuddhism, Only applies to おしょう, Only applies to かしょう
3. second highest priestly rank in BuddhismBuddhism, See also 法眼
4. master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
5. Wajou
Wikipedia definition
6. BhikkhuA Bhikkhu or Vhikṣu is an ordained male Buddhist monastic. A female monastic is called a Bhikkhuni Nepali: भिक्षुणी. The life of Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis is governed by a set of rules called the patimokkha within the vinaya's framework of monastic discipline. Their lifestyle is shaped to support their spiritual practice, to live a simple and meditative life, and attain Nirvana.
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Other forms
和尚 【かしょう】和尚 【わじょう】和上 【かしょう】和上 【わじょう】


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