Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

三千大千世界 sān qiān dà qiān shìjiè

sān qiān dà qiān shìjiè noun Three Thousandfold World System / trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu / a great chiliocosm / trichiliocosm / the cosmos
Domain: Buddhism 佛教
Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu, Japanese: sanzendaisensekai; 1,000,000,000 world-systems, great trichiliocosm. The multiple of three is from counting small, medium, and large world systems. Trichiliocosm is actually reconstructed from the Greek [from tri three + chilioi thousand + kosmos world]; FGS translation standard: Three Thousandfold World System (BL 'trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu'; FGDB '三千大千世界').

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大三千大千世界

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷一百〇一 列傳第五十一: 李乂 薛登 韋湊 韓思復 張廷珪 王求禮 辛替否 Volume 101 Biographies 51: Li Yi, Xue Deng, Wei Cou, Han Sifu, Zhang Tinggui, Wang Qiuli, Xin Tifou 1
Wenxuan 《文選》 卷五十九 Scroll 59 1