1. verb to be kind / to be charitable / to be benevolent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, in literary Chinese, 慈母多敗兒 'a mother who lavishes too much love on her children spoils them', from Han Feizi's Xian Xue (DCP 'C222'; Guoyu '慈' v; Unihan '慈')
  2. noun love
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 慈 is synonymous with 爱 in this sense, especially the love of a father for their children; Etymology from Shuo Wen: 慈:愛也。 (Guoyu '慈' n 1; Sun 2006, loc. 1300)
  3. noun compassionate mother
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Used to address one's mother (Guoyu '慈' n 3)
  4. noun Loving-Kindness
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: FGS translation standard: Loving-Kindness (Faxiang)
  5. noun a magnet
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As a variant of 磁 (Guoyu '慈' n 4)
  6. proper noun Ci
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '慈' n 5)
  7. verb Kindness
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Fo Guang Shan 佛光山
    Notes: (Glossary of Humanistic Buddhism)

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  • Scroll 14 Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra (Mahayana Mahaparinirvana sutra) 《大般涅槃經》 — count: 143
  • Scroll 5 Da Ban Niepan Jing Yi Ji 《大般涅槃經義記》 — count: 137
  • Scroll 15 Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra (Mahaparinirvana Sutra) 《大般涅槃經》 — count: 133
  • Scroll 3 Weimo Yi Ji 《維摩義記》 — count: 115
  • Scroll 11 Vibhāṣāśāstra (Bing Po Sha Lun) 《鞞婆沙論》 — count: 111
  • Scroll 5 Wei Mo Jing Yi Shu 《維摩經義疏》 — count: 99
  • Scroll 8 Wei Mo Jing Lue Shu 《維摩經略疏》 — count: 96
  • Scroll 6 Zhu Weimojie Jing 《注維摩詰經》 — count: 95
  • Scroll 11 Dasheng Yi Zhang 《大乘義章》 — count: 89
  • Scroll 83 Abhidharmamahāvibhāṣaśāstra (Apidamo Dapiposha Lun) 《阿毘達磨大毘婆沙論》 — count: 71

Collocations

  • 行慈 (行慈) 二者口行慈 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 11 — count: 58
  • 增上慈 (增上慈) 我今寧可更修增上慈 — Madhyamāgama 《中阿含經》, Scroll 2 — count: 24
  • 慈地 (慈地) 有慈地比丘 — Saṃyuktāgama 《雜阿含經》, Scroll 38 — count: 16
  • 慈念 (慈念) 慈念一切 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 13 — count: 13
  • 慈比丘 (慈比丘) 行慈比丘有恚心 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 16 — count: 11
  • 慈仁 (慈仁) 慈仁決眾疑 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 3 — count: 10
  • 修慈 (修慈) 欲使修慈解脫 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 8 — count: 10
  • 常行慈 (常行慈) 一者身常行慈 — Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》, Scroll 2 — count: 6
  • 慈口业 (慈口業) 行慈口業 — Madhyamāgama 《中阿含經》, Scroll 17 — count: 6
  • 慈身业 (慈身業) 我常向彼梵行行慈身業 — Madhyamāgama 《中阿含經》, Scroll 17 — count: 6