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| 1. Balance / Peace
2. Balance / Equilibrium
3. Harmony / Balance
4. Life in Balance / Balancing Life
5. Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature
6. Universe in Balance / Balanced Universe
| 7. Yin Yang|
8. Fair / Impartial
9. Life in Harmony / Balanced Life
11. Feng Shui
12. Peace of Mind
平 is a single-character that means balance in Chinese but it's not too direct or too specific about what kind of balance. Chinese people often like calligraphy art that is a little vague or mysterious. In this way, you can decide what it means to you, and you'll be right.
This character is also part of a word that means peace in Chinese, Japanese and old Korean.
Some alternate translations of this single character include: balanced, peaceful, calm, equal, even, level, smooth or flat.
Note that in Japanese, this just means "level" or "flat" by itself (not the best choice for balance if your audience is Japanese).
均衡 means balance or equilibrium. This title is best for a Japanese audience where the word suggests that you life is in balance in all matters (or is a reminder for you to try and keep all matters in balance).
This title suggests that you are actively trying to keep your life in balance. Think of this as being the action-verb of seeking or having a balanced life.
The first two characters mean balance, equilibrium or keeping things equal.
The last two characters mean "life." Literally "human life."
自然界の均衡 is a verbose way to say "nature in balance" in Japanese
The first three Kanji have the meaning of "the natural world" or "the natural kingdom" (kind of like animal kingdom but including plants, and all things biological).
The third character is a Hiragana that acts to connect the two ideas here.
The last two Kanji mean equilibrium or balance.
This title is about the way and balance of nature.
The first two characters mean nature or the way of life.
The second two characters mean balance or balanced.
Note: We have two versions of this title on our website. 生態平衡 is the one we recommend, as it is a little more natural (no pun intended).
This proverb is simply Universe Balanced (we might say "Balanced Universe" in English).
The first two characters mean Universe. However, in some context, it can mean cosmic, cosmos, or outer space.
The second two characters mean balance or balanced (can also mean equilibrium).
These are the characters that literally mean yin and yang in written form (versus the common yin yang symbol). The first character has the element of the moon, while the second character has the element of the sun, so you can see, even in written form, they suggest the balance of opposites (of night and day). You could also translate this title as "sun and moon."
Note: This title is often misspelled as Ying Yang instead of Yin Yang.
See Also: Taoism
This title suggests that you have, or want to get your life in balance.
The first two characters regard the idea of balance, harmony, and peace.
The second two characters mean "life." More specifically this refers to your livelihood, career, and the daily activities that comprise your life or living. Some would translate those two characters as "one's daily existence."
Note: We have a couple of titles for this idea. This version is more of a noun, thus "The Balanced Life" verses a verb form like "Balancing [Your] Life."
Moderation is creating a healthy balance in your life between work and play, rest and exercise. You don't overdo or get swept away by the things you like. You use your self-discipline to take charge of your life and your time.
This word can also be translated as sobriety, self-restraint, or temperance.
節制 is often used as part of the Seven Heavenly Virtues to represent sobriety and/or temperance.
風水 is the famous technique and approach to arranging your home externally around natural features, and internally to create balance and peace.
These two characters literally mean "wind water." Obviously, the title is far more simple than the concept behind this subject.
It may enlighten you slightly to know that the character for "wind" can also mean "style," "custom" or "manner" in some context. This may apply somewhat to this title.
In a very technical sense, this title is translated as "Chinese geomancy."
和平 is the Chinese order for these two characters which means peace but can also be translated as amicability, pacifically or mildness. 和平 is often translated as a simple way to say "peace of mind." This combination is used in Korean Hanja to mean "peace and harmony."
Alone, the first character means peace and harmony.
The second character means balance, when read by itself.
Note: These characters are often seen in the opposite order in Japanese with the same meaning (You'll sometimes find them in this order in Japan, so either way is OK).
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|平||hira||píng / ping2 / ping||p`ing / ping|
|均衡||kin kou / kinkou / kin ko / kinko||jūn héng / jun1 heng2 / jun heng / junheng||chün heng / chünheng|
|wa kai / wakai||hé xié / he2 xie2 / he xie / hexie||ho hsieh / hohsieh|
|Life in Balance
|平衡人生||hei kou jin sei|
hei ko jin sei
|píng héng rén shēng
ping2 heng2 ren2 sheng1
ping heng ren sheng
|p`ing heng jen sheng
ping heng jen sheng
|Nature in Balance
|自然界の均衡||shizenkai no kinkou|
shizenkai no kinko
|Nature in Balance
|shēng tài píng héng
sheng1 tai4 ping2 heng2
sheng tai ping heng
|sheng t`ai p`ing heng
sheng tai ping heng
|Nature in Balance
|自然平衡||zì rán píng héng
zi4 ran2 ping2 heng2
zi ran ping heng
|tzu jan p`ing heng
tzu jan ping heng
|Nature in Balance
|自然の調和||shizen no cho wa|
|Universe in Balance
|宇宙平衡||u chuu hei kou|
u chu hei ko
|yǔ zhòu píng héng
yu3 zhou4 ping2 heng2
yu zhou ping heng
|yü chou p`ing heng
yü chou ping heng
|in you / inyou / in yo / inyo||yīn yáng / yin1 yang2 / yin yang / yinyang|
|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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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.
When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.
Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!
When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.
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.
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.
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.
Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.
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