不立文字 bù lì wén zì

  1. bù lì wén zì phrase cannot be set down in words
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Fo Guang Shan
    Notes: (Glossary of Humanistic Buddhism)
  2. bùlìwénzì phrase avoiding reliance on written words
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Quote: a phrase in 景德傳燈錄 “Records of the Transmission of the Lamp” (T 2076; Amies 2021 tr.; see also Daoyuan and Whitfield 2015, p. 67)

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 13 Song Biographies of Eminent Monks 宋高僧傳 — count: 3
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Abbot Mi An 密菴和尚語錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 30 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 2 Chuan Fa Zhengzong Lun 傳法正宗論 — count: 3
  • Scroll 1 Preface to Collection of Various Writings on the Chan Source 禪源諸詮集都序 — count: 2
  • Scroll 1 Xian Mi Yuantong Cheng Fo Xin Yao Ji 顯密圓通成佛心要集 — count: 2
  • Scroll 13 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 2
  • Scroll 7 Zi Men Jing Xun 緇門警訓 — count: 2
  • Scroll 18 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 2
  • Scroll 1 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 2 , has English translation

Collocations

  • 来不立文字 (來不立文字) 達磨西來不立文字 — Quotations from Chan Master Fayan 法演禪師語錄, Scroll 2 — count: 9
  • 心不立文字 (心不立文字) 我法以心傳心不立文字等 — Notes on the Treatise on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna 起信論疏筆削記, Scroll 2 — count: 5
  • 不立文字语句 (不立文字語句) 達磨西來不立文字語句 — Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄, Scroll 14 — count: 5
  • 不立文字直指人心 (不立文字直指人心) 不立文字直指人心見性成 — Lushan Lian Zong Bao Jian 廬山蓮宗寶鑑, Scroll 10 — count: 3
  • 不立文字语言 (不立文字語言) 一路不立文字語言 — Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄, Scroll 13 — count: 2
  • 不立文字直 (不立文字直) 不立文字直指心源 — Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄, Scroll 1 — count: 2
  • 不立文字见性成佛 (不立文字見性成佛) 不立文字見性成佛 — Shi Shi Ji Gu Lue 釋氏稽古略, Scroll 4 — count: 2
  • 曰不立文字 (曰不立文字) 或曰不立文字 — A Chronicle of Buddhism in China 佛祖統紀, Scroll 50 — count: 2
  • 教外别传不立文字 (教外別傳不立文字) 此如世愚人謂教外別傳不立文字 — Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄, Scroll 30 — count: 2
  • 云不立文字 (雲不立文字) 雖云不立文字初傳則有楞伽 — A Chronicle of Buddhism in China 佛祖統紀, Scroll 50 — count: 2