牢关 (牢關) láoguān

láoguān set phrase a barrier that cannot be penetrated
Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Chan School
Notes: Quote: a phrase used in Chan literature, for example, in the No. 9 Koan in 碧巖錄 ”The Blue Cliff Record”; referring to a difficult problem or task (retranslated from Ch’ung-hsien, K’o-ch’in, and Thomas F. Cleary trans. 1998, p. 56; FGDB '牢關'; T 2003, Scroll 1)

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Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Abbot Mi An 密菴和尚語錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 14 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 2
  • Scroll 6 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Scroll 2 Mūlasarvāstivādavinayakārikā (Genben Shuo Yiqie You Bu Pi Nai Ye Song) 根本說一切有部毘奈耶頌 — count: 1
  • Scroll 8 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 1 , has English translation
  • Complete Chinese text Divisions and Ceremony for the Diamond Sutra 金剛經科儀 — count: 1
  • Scroll 2 Rentian Yan Mu 人天眼目 — count: 1
  • Scroll 19 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 22 Supplement to Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 續傳燈錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 16 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 1

Collocations

  • 到牢关 (到牢關) 末後一句始到牢關 — Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄, Scroll 10 — count: 13
  • 百牢关 (百牢關) 為諸死于蜀百牢關 — Fo Zu Lidai Tong Zai 佛祖歷代通載, Scroll 11 — count: 4
  • 牢关菩提寺 (牢關菩提寺) 六月丁卯行至百牢關菩提寺 — Tang Hufa Shamen Fa Lin Bie Chuan 唐護法沙門法琳別傳, Scroll 3 — count: 3
  • 生死牢关 (生死牢關) 生死牢關 — Quotations from Abbot Xu Tang 虛堂和尚語錄, Scroll 6 — count: 2
  • 打破牢关 (打破牢關) 打破牢關 — Quotations from Abbot Mi An 密菴和尚語錄, Scroll 1 — count: 2