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Principles of Life

China shēng huó xìn tiáo
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This Chinese proverb means "principles of life" or "The personal obligations and rules that you live by."

For instance, if you were a vegetarian, the act of not eating meat fits into this category.
This could also be translated as "Way of living."

Better to sacrifice your life than your principles

China shě shēng qǔ yì
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This is a Chinese proverb that comes from the philosopher Mencius.

It can be translated a few different ways:
To give up life for righteousness.
To choose honor over life
Better to sacrifice one's life than one's principles.

Extreme Faithfulness

Japan tei retsu
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This is the Japanese Kanji for, "Extreme Faithfulness."

The first Kanji means "firm adherence to one's principles," chastity (of a woman), chaste, etc.

The second Kanji means ardent, intense, fierce, stern, upright, to give one's life for a noble cause, exploits, achievements, virtuous, and in some contexts, heroic.

Now you get the idea why this refers to someone who is extremely faithful (to a cause, themselves, their religious beliefs, or their philosophy.

Science

The rules of life, the universe, and everything.
China
Japan kotowari
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At essence, this word means science. But it's a very ambiguous and open term. This character speaks to the reason that all things exist, and how things work from the microscopic to the cosmic level.

There are many translations for this word, including: inner essence; intrinsic order; reason; logic; truth; science; natural science (esp. physics); principle; the underlying principles of the cosmos; way of things; ruling principle; fundamental law; intrinsicality; universal basis; essential element.

If you are a scientist, or just searching for, "the answer to life, the universe, and everything," this could be the character for you.


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If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
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四法

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Mandarin sì fǎ / si4 fa3
Taiwan ssu fa
Japanese shihō
There are several groups of four dharma: (1) 教法 the teaching of the Buddha); 理法 its principles, or meaning; 行法 its practice; 果法 its fruits or rewards. (2) Another group relates to bodhisattvas, their never losing the bodhi-mind, or the wisdom attained, or perseverance in progress, or the monastic forest life (āraṇyaka). (3) Also 信解行證 faith, discernment, performance, and assurance. (4) The Pure-land 'True' sect of Japan has a division: 教法, i. e. the 大無量壽經; 行法 the practice of the seventeenth of Amitābha's vows; 信法 faith in the eighteenth; and 證法 proof of the eleventh. The most important work of Shinran, the founder of the sect, is these four, i. e. 教行信證. (5) A 'Lotus ' division of 四法 is the answer to a question of Puxian (Samantabhadra) how the Lotus is to be possessed after the Buddha's demise, i. e. by thought (or protection) of the Buddhas; the cultivation of virtue; entry into correct dhyāna; and having a mind to save all creatures.

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捨生取義


舍生取义

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Mandarin shě shēng qǔ yì / she3 sheng1 qu3 yi4
Taiwan she sheng ch`ü i / she sheng chü i
Chinese to give up life for righteousness (idiom, from Mencius); to choose honor over life; would rather sacrifice one's life than one's principles

界外事教

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Mandarin jiè wài shì jiào / jie4 wai4 shi4 jiao4
Taiwan chieh wai shih chiao
Japanese kaige (no) jikyō
Tiantai's term for the 別教, which concerned itself with the practice of the bodhisattva life, a life not limited to three regions of reincarnation, but which had not attained to its fundamental principles.

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.


A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.




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Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Always Faithful
Balance
Be True to Yourself
Beautiful
Big Wave
Brown
Budo
Bujin
Bujinkan
Bull
Chance Meeting
Confidence
Confucian
Confucius
Darwin
Fight
Follow Your Heart
Forbidden Love
Forest
Fortitude
Freedom
Friendship
Goju Ryu Karate Do
Growing Old Together
Guest Book
Hanawa
Harmony
Isobel
Jade
Joshua
Justice
Keep Fighting
Listen
Long Life
Love
Love for Parents
Marine Corps
Mind Body Soul Spirit
Mind Body Spirit
Mixed Martial Arts
Moon
Mother
Music
Peace
Phoenix
Power
Pride
Purity
Rabbit
Sagittarius
Samurai
Silence
Sincere Heart
Snake
Strength
Strong and Beautiful
Success
Survival of the Fittest
Survivor
Tang Dynasty
Taurus
Tree
Trees
Trust
Virgo
Virtue
Warrior Within
Wealth
Zanshin
Zen Buddhism

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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Principles of Life 生活信條
生活信条
shēng huó xìn tiáo
sheng1 huo2 xin4 tiao2
sheng huo xin tiao
shenghuoxintiao
sheng huo hsin t`iao
shenghuohsintiao
sheng huo hsin tiao
Better to sacrifice your life than your principles 捨生取義
舍生取义
shě shēng qǔ yì
she3 sheng1 qu3 yi4
she sheng qu yi
sheshengquyi
she sheng ch`ü i
sheshengchüi
she sheng chü i
Extreme Faithfulness 貞烈tei retsu / teiretsu
Science kotowarilǐ / li3 / li

In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line. In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.










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