GLOSSARY

TENCHI SEIKI TE-ATE
(Ten-chee Say-key Teh-Atteh)


Heaven & Earth Vital Life Force Therapy

   
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS USED IN TENCHI SEIKI TE-ATE

Ai-Chi-Ki-Jutsu The primary 'grounding' technique in Tenchi Seiki Te-Ate
Bonji The Sanscrit 'Siddham' Script - in Mikkyo traditions the characters of the bonji script are considered holy & are used by practitioners as meditative focii (and also to write Tantric formulas/prayers)
Chi 'Earth' - the earth-aspect of the Godai 'Five Elements'
Chikara Strength, Power
Denju
'Initiation'
Densho Orally transmitted customs and traditions
Deshi A 'Student' or Apprentice
Fu 'Wind' - the air-aspect of the Godai 'Five Elements'
Fudoshin 'Strength of Spirit' - indomitable spirit
Fukushu 'Recital' or Repitition
Gassho
A ritual gesture formed by placing the hands together in a prayer-like position in front of the mouth - the fingertips at a level just below the nose. 'Gassho' implies recognition of the oneness of all beings. This gesture is also used to show reverence to Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Patriarchs & Teachers
Godai The 'Five Elements': Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Void. (not to be confused with the Chinese Five Elements)
Gogai 'The Five Entrapments': the five 'evil passions' (Skt. klesha, Jp.bonnou) that entrap our minds, thus, keeping us from noticing, practicing upon & polishing our Buddha natures: Tonyokugai (avarice, greed);
Shinnigai (evil hatred); Konjin Zuimengai (a mind asleep in ignorance):
Jousokugai (a restless mind); Gigai (a doubtful mind)
Hara 'Belly' - the extended area between the top of the pubic bone and the base of the sternum
Haragei Force of Personality; expressing yourself without recourse to gesture or word
In-Yo
Emblematic symbol composed of sun-disc, moon-crescent and the kanji for Tiger & Dragon - representative of the dynamic interplay of complimentary opposites.
Iruka-no-kokyo 'Dolphin Breath' or 'Dolphin Breathing'
Jinki 'Human-Energy': personal seiki.
Jumon
A Mantra or Sacred Invocation
Ka 'Fire' - the fire-aspect of the Godai 'Five Elements'
Kanji A Chinese ideogrammatic character used to write Japanese. Also the simplified version of these characters, developed in Japan in the 1940's
Kanjo An 'enablement'. The transmission of an attunement-empowerment from a Master. There are different types of Kanjo, including ones to prepare or protect a student during the undertaking of certain difficult training disciplines or special studies
Kantoku Illuminating visionary mystical state - brought about by practice of strict ascetic mystical disciplines including fasting, isolation, meditation & the use of jumon and ketsu-in techniques
Katsuma 'Action' - the law of cause and effect. In the art of Tenchi Seiki Te-Ate, the primarily focus on Katsuma is in an aetiological sense: inquiry into the origin/causation of dis-ease & disorder
Ketsu-in A Mudra - a Ritual Gesture formed by knotting the fingers is various complex patterns
Ki See: Seiki
Ki-jutsu 'Energetic Arts' - Collective term for disciplines concerned with the development, strengthening and refinement of 'Ki'
Ko 'Tiger'
Kogo-no-kokyo 'Alternate Breath' or 'Alternate Breathing'
Kokyo-Ho Breathing Techniques for Development, Strengthening and Purification of Ki
Ku 'Void' - the etheric-aspect of the Godai 'Five Elements'
Kuden The passing on of the inner significance of symbols and practices. Also, the manner in which the teaching is delivered - the different experiences & events leading up to & occurring after it. Kuden is an experiental phenomenon, transforming mere 'information' into living, practical wisdom
Kufu

Kufu, or 'naturalness in bodily action'-a state in which ones body is allowed to manifest 'perfect action', i.e., allowed to express the total harmony of its natural coordinations, unfettered by the intervention of ones conscious mind. However, the concept of kufu does not preclude training.

Kuji-in 'The Nine Signs' - recitation of the sacred nine-word jumon: "Rin-Pyo-To-Sha-Kai-Jin-Retsu-Zai-Zen" combined with the performance of nine accompanying ketsu-in, and relevant nenriki visualisation. An outgrowth of sammitsu
Kuji-goshin-ho 'Spiritual protection by the nine syllables of power' - alternative name for Kuji-in
Kuji-no-in Alternative name for Kuji-in
Kuji-kiri 'Cutting of the Nine Signs'
Mikkyo
'Hidden [or Secret] Teachings' - an umbrella-term for Esoteric Japanese Buddhism
Nenju A Japanese Buddhist Rosary - in Tenchi Seiki Te-Ate, a nenju of 27 beads (& 1 larger 'master' bead) is used in meditation practice.
Nenriki
A symbolic device - a Yantra or Mandala
Nyorai
Term used for a Buddha in Mikkyo sects
Ryoho 'Healing Method; Medical Treatment'
Ryu 'Dragon'
Ryu 'School' - a specific style. [although the transliteration is the same, the original kanji differs from that indicating 'ryu': Dragon]
Sammitsu The 'Three Secrets/Mysteries' - the triple-discipline of jumon, nenriki and ketsu-in, through the study and practice of which Mikkyo Buddhists seek to awaken direct experience of Enlightenment
Seika Tanden The Abdominal Tanden or Power Centre - not so much a 'point' as an 'area' midway between the navel and the top of the pubic bone. One of the three primary Power Centres in Traditional Japanese Healing, Spiritual & Martial Arts disciplines
Seiki 'Vital Life-Force'
Seitodo 'Stillness & Motion' - an exercise to stimulate seiki flow
Seiza Traditional Japanese kneeling posture, sitting back on (or between) the heels
Shingon
'The True Word' - main school of Mikkyo Buddhism, founded by Kukai in 9thC
Shugyo 'Training'
Shuji A 'Seed' Character: one of several characters from the Siddham (Sanskrit) script .
Sui 'Water' - the water-aspect of the Godai 'Five Elements'
Taiso ''Physical exercises'
Tatsu Alternative term for Ryu: Dragon
Te-Ate 'Hand-Treatment' - generic term for Japanese hands-on healing modalities
Tenchi 'Heaven & Earth'
Tendai
Second largest school of Mikkyo Buddhism, founded by Saicho
Tora Alternative term for Ko: Tiger
Tsubo 'Vase': a subtle-energy focal area
Yakushi Nyorai
In Mikkyo, the Healing Nyorai (Buddha). Also referred to as:Yakushi Rurikô Nyorai - 'the Nyorai of Emerald Radiance'.
   
   

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