結界

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結界

  1. (Buddhism) boundary, restricted area

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Noun[edit]

結界 (hiragana けっかい, romaji kekkai)

  1. (Buddhism) restricted access:
    1. restricted access to a specific area for purposes of Buddhist training
    2. in esoteric Buddhism, restricted access to a specific area of a dōjō for purposes of purification
    3. a wooden fence or partition separating the inner and outer sanctuaries of a temple, or separating monastic and public seating in the outer sanctuary
    4. an area into which anything potentially disruptive to Buddhist training is restricted from entering, such as a 女人結界 (nyonin kekkai, no-women zone)
  2. a lattice or screen demarcating a merchant's or shopkeeper's register and bookkeeping area
  3. (tea) an item used in sadō (茶道, "tea ceremony") to visually separate the guest tatami area from the ceremony tatami area
  4. (manga, anime) on a small scale, meaning a projected energy barrier, force field, or shield; and on a larger scale, meaning a pocket universe, spiritual or otherwise

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結界 + する (hiragana けっかいする, romaji kekkai suru)

  1. (Buddhism) to restrict access:
    1. to restrict access to a specific area for purposes of Buddhist training
    2. in esoteric Buddhism, to restrict access to a specific area of a dōjō for purposes of purification
    3. to restrict anything potentially disruptive to Buddhist training from entering into an area

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