Set phrase: Definition, meaning and example of 安身立命

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Definition of 安身立命

安身means settling down; 立命means having speritual support; the term of 安身立命describes a status under which a person has settle down both economically and mentally.

Origin of 安身立命

宋·釋道原《景德傳燈錄》卷十:“僧問:‘學人不據地時如何?’師雲:‘汝向什麼處安身立命?’”

Example of 安身立命

生活经常是命中注定, 佛法建议我们修养身心,以便安身立命。

Life is usually decided by fate, Buddhist thoughts suggest that we have our mental training in order to settle down (安身立命).

Synonyms: 安家立业 安居乐业

Antonyms: 萍踪浪迹 颠沛流离 浪迹天涯

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