面壁 miànbì

  1. miànbì verb to devote oneself to study or work
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Education
    Notes: (CC-CEDICT '面壁')
  2. miànbì verb to face the wall in sitting meditation
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教 , Subdomain: Fo Guang Shan
    Notes: (Glossary of Humanistic Buddhism)
  3. miànbì verb to face the wall; to sit facing the wall in meditation
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Refers to Bodhidharma meditating for nine years while facing a wall (FGDB '面壁九年')

Contained in

  • 面壁九年 to sit facing the wall in meditation for nine years

Also contained in

面壁思过

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

  • Scroll 1 Quotations from Abbot Mi An 密菴和尚語錄 — count: 9
  • Scroll 2 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: 5 , has English translation
  • Scroll 4 Quotations from Abbot Xu Tang 虛堂和尚語錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 7 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 20 Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 2 Quotations from Chan Master Fenyang Wude 汾陽無德禪師語錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 18 Supplement to Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 續傳燈錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 7 Supplement to Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 續傳燈錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 4 Quotations from Chan Master Dahui Pujue 大慧普覺禪師語錄 — count: 3
  • Scroll 9 Hong Zhi Chan Shi Guang Lu 宏智禪師廣錄 — count: 3

Collocations

  • 年面壁 (年面壁) 達磨九年面壁 — Quotations from Chan Master Fayan 法演禪師語錄, Scroll 2 — count: 36
  • 便面壁 (便面壁) 魯祖凡見僧來便面壁 — Quotations from Chan Master Fenyang Wude 汾陽無德禪師語錄, Scroll 2 — count: 14
  • 祖面壁 (祖面壁) 魯祖面壁用表何事 — Quotations from Chan Master Caoshan Yuanzheng from Fuzhou 撫州曹山元證禪師語錄, Scroll 1 — count: 13
  • 少林面壁 (少林面壁) 少林面壁八九年 — Quotations from Chan Master Huanglong Huinan 黃龍慧南禪師語錄, Scroll 1 — count: 12
  • 面壁意旨 (面壁意旨) 問古人面壁意旨如何 — Quotations from Chan Master Yunmen Kuangzhen 雲門匡真禪師廣錄, Scroll 1 — count: 8
  • 达磨面壁 (達磨面壁) 達磨面壁時如何 — Quotations from Chan Master Fayan 法演禪師語錄, Scroll 2 — count: 8
  • 面壁意 (面壁意) 問魯祖面壁意如何 — Records of the Transmission of the Lamp 景德傳燈錄, Scroll 12 — count: 6
  • 古人面壁 (古人面壁) 問古人面壁意旨如何 — Quotations from Chan Master Yunmen Kuangzhen 雲門匡真禪師廣錄, Scroll 1 — count: 4
  • 祖师面壁 (祖師面壁) 祖師面壁 — Quotations from Abbot Yangqi Fanghui 楊岐方會和尚後錄, Scroll 1 — count: 3
  • 空面壁 (空面壁) 九年空面壁 — Quotations from Abbot Yangqi Fanghui 楊岐方會和尚語錄, Scroll 1 — count: 3