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  1. Balance / Peace
  2. Balance / Equilibrium
  3. Harmony / Balance
  4. Universe in Balance / Balanced Universe
  5. Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature
  6. Life in Balance / Balancing Life
  7. Life in Harmony / Balanced Life
  8. Yin Yang
  9. Feng Shui
10. Peace of Mind
11. Fair / Impartial
12. Moderation


Balance / Peace

China píng
Japan hira
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This 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).

Balance / Equilibrium

China jūn héng
Japan kin kou
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This 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).

Harmony / Balance

China hé xié
Japan wa kai
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This word means harmonious, harmony, concordant, or balanced in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

In Korean Hanja, it sometimes means reconciliation or compromise.


See Also:  Peace

Universe in Balance / Balanced Universe

China yǔ zhòu píng héng
Japan u chuu hei kou
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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).

Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature

China zì rán píng héng
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This title means "nature balanced."

The first two characters mean nature (as in mother nature, or all biological life).
The second two characters mean balance or balanced.

Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature

China shēng tài píng héng
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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. This is the one we recommend, as it is a little more natural (no pun intended).

Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature

Japan shizenkai no kinkou
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This 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.

Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature

Japan shizen no cho wa
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This title means "nature in harmony" in Japanese.

The first two Kanji mean nature (as in mother nature, or the natural world).
The middle Hiragana is a possessive article that connects the two ideas.
The last two Kanji mean "in harmony" or "in balance."

Life in Balance / Balancing Life

The art of balancing your life
China píng héng rén shēng
Japan hei kou jin sei
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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."

Life in Harmony / Balanced Life

Harmonious Life
China hé xié shēng huó
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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."

Life in Harmony / Balanced Life

Japan cho wa sei katsu
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This Japanese title suggests that you have, or want to get your life in balance.

The first two Kanji mean harmonious or in harmony.

The second two Kanji mean "life." More specifically this refers to your livelihood, career, and the daily activities that comprise your life or living.

Yin Yang

China yīn yáng
Japan in you
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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

Feng Shui

China fēng shuǐ
Japan fuu sui
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This 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."

Peace of Mind

China hé píng
Japan wa hei
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This is the Chinese order for these two characters which means peace but can also be translated as amicability, pacifically or mildness. This 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).

Fair / Impartial

China gōng píng
Japan kouhei
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This word means impartial, fairness, and justice in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

This character, on your wall, should be used to remind yourself to be fair and just in all situations of life.


See Also:  Justice

Moderation

China jié zhì
Japan sessei
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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.

This is often used as part of the Seven Heavenly Virtues to represent sobriety and/or temperance.


See Also:  Prudence | Ethics | Humble | Humility


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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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.

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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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
Balance / Peace hirapíng / ping2 / ping p`ing / ping
Balance / Equilibrium 均衡kin kou / kinkou / kin ko / kinkojūn héng / jun1 heng2 / jun heng / junheng chün heng / chünheng
Harmony / Balance 和諧
和谐
wa kai / wakaihé xié / he2 xie2 / he xie / hexie ho hsieh / hohsieh
Universe in Balance / Balanced Universe 宇宙平衡u chuu hei kou
uchuuheikou
u chu hei ko
uchuheiko
yǔ zhòu píng héng
yu3 zhou4 ping2 heng2
yu zhou ping heng
yuzhoupingheng
yü chou p`ing heng
yüchoupingheng
yü chou ping heng
Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature 自然平衡zì rán píng héng
zi4 ran2 ping2 heng2
zi ran ping heng
ziranpingheng
tzu jan p`ing heng
tzujanpingheng
tzu jan ping heng
Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature 生態平衡
生态平衡
shēng tài píng héng
sheng1 tai4 ping2 heng2
sheng tai ping heng
shengtaipingheng
sheng t`ai p`ing heng
shengtaipingheng
sheng tai ping heng
Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature 自然界の均衡shizenkai no kinkou
shizenkainokinkou
shizenkai no kinko
shizenkainokinko
Nature in Balance / Balanced Nature 自然の調和shizen no cho wa
shizennochowa
Life in Balance / Balancing Life 平衡人生hei kou jin sei
heikoujinsei
hei ko jin sei
heikojinsei
píng héng rén shēng
ping2 heng2 ren2 sheng1
ping heng ren sheng
pinghengrensheng
p`ing heng jen sheng
pinghengjensheng
ping heng jen sheng
Life in Harmony / Balanced Life 和諧生活
和谐生活
hé xié shēng huó
he2 xie2 sheng1 huo2
he xie sheng huo
hexieshenghuo
ho hsieh sheng huo
hohsiehshenghuo
Life in Harmony / Balanced Life 調和生活cho wa sei katsu
chowaseikatsu
Yin Yang 陰陽
阴阳
in you / inyou / in yo / inyoyīn yáng / yin1 yang2 / yin yang / yinyang
Feng Shui 風水
风水
fuu sui / fuusui / fu sui / fusuifēng shuǐ
feng1 shui3
feng shui
fengshui
Peace of Mind 和平wa hei / waheihé píng / he2 ping2 / he ping / heping ho p`ing / hoping / ho ping
Fair / Impartial 公平kouhei / koheigōng píng
gong1 ping2
gong ping
gongping
kung p`ing
kungping
kung ping
Moderation 節制
节制
sessei / seseijié zhì / jie2 zhi4 / jie zhi / jiezhi chieh chih / chiehchih

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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