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There are 12 total results for your contentment search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Japanese kofuku / こふく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (noun/participle) happiness; contentment



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Mandarin yuè yù / yue4 yu4
Taiwan yüeh yü
Japanese etsuyo


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Japanese manzoku / まんぞく Japanese (adj-na,n,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper; (personal name) Michitari; (surname) Manzoku; (surname) Mansoku



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Mandarin mǎn zú / man3 zu2
Taiwan man tsu
Japanese manzoku / まんぞく
Chinese to satisfy; to meet (the needs of); satisfied; content
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (adj-na,n,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper
Full, complete; fulfillment


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Mandarin zhī zú / zhi1 zu2
Taiwan chih tsu
Japanese tomotaru / ともたる    tomotari / ともたり    chitaru / ちたる    chisoku / ちそく
Chinese content with one's situation; to know contentment (hence happiness)
Japanese (personal name) Tomotaru; (surname, given name) Tomotari; (given name) Chitaru; (g,p) Chisoku
Complete knowledge; satisfaction; be aware that one has had enough



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Mandarin lìng xǐ lè / ling4 xi3 le4
Taiwan ling hsi le
Japanese ryō kigyō
to cause contentment; to cause contentment


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Japanese juujitsukan / jujitsukan / じゅうじつかん Japanese sense of fulfillment; sense of completeness; sense of accomplishment; sense of contentment


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Mandarin bā niàn fǎ / ba1 nian4 fa3
Taiwan pa nien fa
Japanese hachi nenhō
Or 八念門. Eight lines of thought, in the智度論 21 , for resisting Māra-attacks and evil promptings during the meditation on impurity, etc.; i.e. thought of the Buddha, of the Law (or Truth), the fraternity, the commandments, alms-giving, the devas, breathing, and death. There are also the 大人八念 , i.e. that truth 道 is obtained through absence of desire, contentment, aloneness, zeal, correct thinking, a fixed mind, wisdom, and inner joy. v. 八念經; eight patterns of mindfulness


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Mandarin shí gōng dé / shi2 gong1 de2
Taiwan shih kung te
Japanese jū kudoku
(十功德論) Ten merits (or powers) commended by the Buddha to his bhikṣus—zealous progress, contentment with few desires, courage, learning (so as to teach), fearlessness, perfect observance of the commands and the fraternity, regulations, perfect meditation, perfect wisdom, perfect liberation, and perfect understanding of it.



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Mandarin sì ān lè / si4 an1 le4
Taiwan ssu an le
Japanese shi anraku
(四安樂行) The four means of attaining to a happy contentment, by proper direction of the deeds of the body; the words of the mouth; the thoughts of the mind; and the resolve (of the will) to preach to all the Lotus Sutra.


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Mandarin sì dì yī jì / si4 di4 yi1 ji4
Taiwan ssu ti i chi
Japanese shi daīchi ge
A verse from the 莊嚴論 Zhuangyan lun— Health is the best wealth,
Contentment the best riches,
Friendship the best relationship,
Nirvana the best joy; verse on the four bests


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Japanese manzoku / まんぞく Japanese (adj-na,n,vs) (1) (See 不満,不満足) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) (ant: 不足) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper
This page contains 12 results for "contentment" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

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