杀人刀活人剑 (殺人刀活人劍) shā rén dāo huó rén jiàn

shā rén dāo huó rén jiàn phrase a sword for killing and a 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; FGDB '殺人刀活人劍'; T 2003, Scroll 2)

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  • Scroll 2 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 3 , has English translation
  • Scroll 4 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 2 , has English translation
  • Scroll 6 The Blue Cliff Record (Biyanlu) 佛果圜悟禪師碧巖錄 — count: 2 , has English translation
  • Scroll 8 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 2
  • Scroll 18 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 14 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 3 Quotations from Chan Master Ming Jue 明覺禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 2 Quotations from Chan Master Yuanwu Foguo 圓悟佛果禪師語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Abbot Ru Jing 如淨和尚語錄 — count: 1
  • Scroll 6 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: 1 , has English translation