活人剑 (活人劍) huó rén jiàn

huó rén jiàn set phrase life-giving sword
Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Chan School
Notes: Quote: a phrase used in Chan literature, for example, in the No. 12 koan in 碧巖錄 ”The Blue Cliff Record”; the sword represents wisdom (retranslated from Ch’ung-hsien, K’o-ch’in, and Thomas F. Cleary trans. 1998, p. 76; Ding '活人劍'; FGDB '活人劍'; T 2003, Scroll 2)

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  • Scroll 7 Quotations from Chan Master Dahui Pujue 大慧普覺禪師語錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Abbot Mi An 密菴和尚語錄 — count: 2
  • Scroll 5 Wan Song Laoren Ping Chang Tian Tong Jue Heshang Song Gu Congrong An Lu 萬松老人評唱天童覺和尚頌古從容庵錄 — count: 2 , has English translation
  • Scroll 4 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 12 Supplement to Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 續傳燈錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 8 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 3 Hong Zhi Chan Shi Guang Lu 宏智禪師廣錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 14 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 23 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 8 Quotations from Chan Master Dahui Pujue 大慧普覺禪師語錄 — count: 1