Meaning of 忏

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(Trad.: 懺)
Pinyin: chàn
English Definition: feel remorse; regret; repent
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
忏悔 chàn huǐ to confess; to repent; remorse; repentance; penitent; confession (Buddhism)
忏悔自新 chàn huǐ xīn to repent and make a new start (idiom)
忏悔赎罪 chàn huǐ shú zuì to show repentance and atone for one's crime (idiom)
More: 忏* | *忏 | *忏*
Example Sentences
This is the meaning of repentance.
As long as we know our direction and aim, then every day we are cultivating the way of the Compassionate Water Repentance.
Bowing is some kind of quantitative change, while repentance is a qualitative change.
King mantra in gaza palletizer repair rapidly due to karma, or the king except the pizza palletizer is all the guru, so the total collective practice also includes all the guru this honour.
Repentance is to repent past wrongdoings, which are our past impurities. Whatever bad karma we have created, must be cleansed with Dharma-water.