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First Born

Japan souryou
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惣領 is a Japanese title for the eldest child, the oldest child, first born child, or child who carries on the family name.

In more ancient times, this was used to refer to the head of a warrior clan. It can also be a place name or given name "Souryou" or "Soryo" in Japanese.

First Born Daughter

China zhǎng
Japan choujo
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長女 is a Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji title for eldest daughter or first born daughter.

This can also be a given name "Osame" in Japanese.

First Born Son

China zhǎng nán
Japan chounan
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長男 is a Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji title for eldest son (may be the only son), first born son.

This can also be the Japanese personal name "Nobuo."

We are not born with knowledge,
how does one achieve maturity?

China rén fēi shēng ér zhī zhī zhě shú néng wú huò
We are not born with knowledge, / how does one achieve maturity? Wall Scroll

This figuratively means, "Without a teacher, how can we learn/mature?"

人非生而知之者熟能無惑 is a philosophic pondering by Han Yu, a Tang Dynasty essayist and philosopher (618–907 A.D.). This Chinese proverb can be translated as, "Knowledge is not innate to man, how can we overcome doubt?" or, "We are not born with knowledge, how does one achieve maturity?."

This infers that we need the guidance of a teacher if we wish to learn, mature, and become better.

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Mandarin shēng / sheng1
Taiwan sheng
Japanese fu
 namari なまり
 nama なま
 sei / se せい
 shou / sho しょう
 ubu うぶ
 iku いく
Chinese to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student
Japanese (n,n-suf) area of thick growth (of trees, grass, etc.); (irregular okurigana usage) (kana only) (abbreviation) boiled and half-dried bonito; (adj-no,adj-na,n,n-pref) (1) raw; uncooked; fresh; (2) natural; as it is; unedited; unprocessed; (3) (colloquialism) unprotected (i.e. not wearing a condom); (4) live (i.e. not recorded); (5) inexperienced; unpolished; green; crude; (6) (abbreviation) impudence; sauciness; (7) (abbreviation) unpasteurized beer; draft beer; draught beer; (prefix) (8) just a little; somehow; vaguely; partially; somewhat; half-; semi-; (9) irresponsibly; half-baked; (10) (archaism) cash; (11) (abbreviation) tipsiness; (1) life; living; (n,n-suf) (2) (masculine speech) (humble language) I; me; myself; life; living; (n,pref) pure; undiluted; raw; crude; (adj-na,n,adj-no) (1) (kana only) innocent; naive; unsophisticated; inexperienced; green; wet behind the ears; (prefix noun) (2) birth-; (prefix) (archaism) vital; virile; lively; (surname) Yanao; (given name) Yadoru; (female given name) Hayuru; (female given name) Hayu; (female given name) Naru; (surname, female given name) Sei; (given name) Susumu; (surname) Sakibu; (female given name) Ubumi; (female given name) Ubu; (female given name) Ibuki; (female given name) Izuru; (female given name) Ikuru; (surname) Ikusaki; (female given name) Iku; (female given name) Ari
jāti 惹多; life; utpāda means coming forth, birth, production; 生 means beget, bear, birth, rebirth, born, begin, produce, life, the living. One of the twelve nidānas, 十二因緣; birth takes place in four forms, catur yoni, v. 四生, in each case causing: a sentient being to enter one of the 六道 six gati, or paths of transmigration; arising
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Mandarin yǒng shēng / yong3 sheng1
Taiwan yung sheng
Japanese eisei / ese えいせい
Chinese to live forever; eternal life; all one's life
Japanese eternal life; immortality; (personal name) Hisaki; (given name) Hisao; (surname) Nagasu; (given name) Nagao; (personal name) Eisei
Eternal life; immortality; nirvana is defined as 不生 not being born, i. e. not reborn, and therefore 不滅 not dying; 永生 is also perpetual life; the Amitābha cult says in the Pure Land.


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Japanese souryou / soryo そうりょう
Japanese (1) eldest child; oldest child; first-born child; (2) child who carries on the family name; (3) (archaism) pre-ritsuryo official established in key provinces, responsible for administration of his home and surrounding provinces; (4) (archaism) head of a warrior clan (Kamakura period); (place-name, surname) Souryou
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Mandarin zhǎng nǚ / zhang3 nu:3
Taiwan chang nü
Japanese choujo / chojo ちょうじょ
Chinese eldest daughter
Japanese eldest daughter; first-born daughter; (given name) Osame
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Mandarin zhǎng nán / zhang3 nan2
Taiwan chang nan
Japanese chounan / chonan ちょうなん
Chinese eldest son
Japanese eldest son (may be the only son); first-born son; (personal name) Nobuo; (given name) Nagao; (given name) Takeo; (given name) Osao
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Mandarin ā xiū luó / a1 xiu1 luo2
Taiwan a hsiu lo
Japanese ashura あしゅら
Chinese Asura, malevolent spirits in Indian mythology
Japanese Asura (fighting demon); (female given name) Ashura
asura, 修羅 originally meaning a spirit, spirits, or even the gods, it generally indicates titanic demons, enemies of the gods, with whom, especially Indra, they wage constant war. They are defined as 'not devas', and 'ugly', and 'without wine'. Other forms are 阿須羅 (or 阿蘇羅, or 阿素羅); 阿修倫 (or羅須倫 or 阿修輪 or 羅須輪); 阿素洛; 阿差. Four classes are named according to their manner of rebirth-egg, born, womb-born, transformation-born, and spawn- or water-born. Their abode is in the ocean, north of Sumeru, but certain of the weaker dwell in a western mountain cave. They have realms, rulers, and palaces, as have the devas. The 阿修羅道 is one of the six gatis, or ways of reincarnation. The 修羅場 or 修羅巷 is the battlefield of the asuras against Indra. The 阿修羅琴 are their harps.
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Mandarin shì jiā móu ní / shi4 jia1 mou2 ni2
Taiwan shih chia mou ni
Japanese Shakamuni
Chinese Siddhartha Gautama (563-485 BC), the historical Buddha and founder of Buddhism; Sakyamuni Buddha (Sanskrit: sage of the Sakya)
釋迦文 (釋迦文尼); 釋伽文 Śākyamuni, the saint of the Śākya tribe. muni is saint, holy man, sage, ascetic monk; it is: intp. as 仁 benevolent, charitable, kind, also as 寂默 one who dwells in seclusion. After '500 or 550' previous incarnations, Śākyamuni finally attained to the state of Bodhisattva, was born in the Tuṣita heaven, and descended as a white elephant, through her right side, into the womb of the immaculate Māyā, the purest woman on earth; this was on the 8th day of the 4th month; next year on the 8th day of the 2nd month he was born from her right side painlessly as she stood under a tree in the Lumbinī garden. For the subsequent miraculous events v. Eitel. also the 神通遊戲經 (Lalitavistara), the 釋迦如來成道記, etc. Simpler statements say that he was born the son of Śuddhodana, of the kṣatriya caste, ruler of Kapilavastu, and Māyā his wife; that Māyā died seven days later, leaving him to be brought up by her sister Prājapati; that in due course he was married to Yaśodharā who bore him a son, Rāhula; that in search of truth he left home, became an ascetic, severely disciplined himself, and finally at 35 years of age, under a tree, realized that the way of release from the chain of rebirth and death lay not in asceticism but in moral purity; this he explained first in his four dogmas, v. 四諦 and eightfold noble way 八正道, later amplified and developed in many sermons. He founded his community on the basis of poverty, chastity, and insight or meditation, ad it became known as Buddhism, as he became known as Buddha, the enlightened. His death was probably in or near 487 B.C., a few years before that of Confucius in 479. The sacerdotal name of his family is Gautama, said to be the original name of the whole clan, Śākya being that of his branch, v. 瞿, 喬.; his personal name was Siddhārtha, or Sarvārthasiddha, v. 悉.
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Mandarin niè / nie4
Taiwan nieh
Japanese getsu
Chinese son born of a concubine; disaster; sin; evil
Retribution; an illicit son; son of a concubine; bastard

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Mandarin zhǔ // shǔ / zhu3 // shu3
Taiwan chu // shu
Japanese satsuka さつか
 sakka さっか
Chinese to join together; to fix one's attention on; to concentrate on; category; genus (taxonomy); family members; dependents; to belong to; subordinate to; affiliated with; be born in the year of (one of the 12 animals); to be; to prove to be; to constitute
Japanese (surname) Satsuka; (surname) Sakka
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Mandarin shù / shu4
Taiwan shu
Japanese yutaka ゆたか
 chikashi ちかし
Chinese numerous; common people (or populace); born of a concubine
Japanese (personal name) Yutaka; (given name) Chikashi
A multitude; all; the; a concubine; so that; nearly so.

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Mandarin chū / chu1
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese de
 shutsu しゅつ
Chinese to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) coming out; going out; outflow; efflux; rising (of the sun or moon); (2) attending (work); appearing (on stage); one's turn to go on; (3) start; beginning; (4) origins; background; person (or item) originating from ...; graduate of ...; native of ...; member of ... (lineage); (5) architectural member that projects outward; (6) highest point of the stern of a ship; (7) (kana only) amount (comprising something); amount of time or effort required to do something; (1) coming out; emerging; (2) being born into (a certain family); being a native of (a particular place); (surname) De; (surname) Takade; (given name) Suguru; (surname) Sakide; (surname) Idezaki; (surname) Idesaki; (female given name) Idzuru; (personal name) Itaru; (surname, female given name) Izuru; (surname) Izuzaki; (surname) Izusaki; (surname) Izaki
To go out, come forth, put forth; exit; beyond; to emerge

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Mandarin kuì / kui4
Taiwan k`uei / kuei
Chinese born deaf; deaf; obtuse

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Mandarin/ du2
Taiwan tu
Chinese still-born chick (in unhatched egg); variant of 殰|㱩[du2]

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Mandarin bāo / bao1
Taiwan pao
Chinese placenta; womb; born of the same parents
Placenta, womb; bladder.

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Mandarin ē // ā / e1 // a1
Taiwan o // a
Japanese kuma くま
Chinese flatter; prefix used before monosyllabic names, kinship terms etc to indicate familiarity; used in transliteration; also pr. [a4]; abbr. for Afghanistan 阿富汗[A1 fu4 han4]
Japanese (1) corner; nook; recess; (2) a shadow; a shade; (surname) Hodo; (surname) Hotori; (surname) Kuma; (surname) Oka; (personal name) O; (surname) A
M077477 羅陀補羅 Anurādhapura, a northern city of Ceylon, at which tradition says Buddhism was introduced into the island; cf. Abhayagiri, 阿跋.; M077477 樓馱 v. 阿那律Aniruddha.; a or ā, अ, आ. It is the first letter of the Sanskrit Siddham alphabet, and is also translit. by 曷, 遏, 安, 頞, 韻, 噁, etc. From it are supposed to be born all the other letters, and it is the first sound uttered by the human mouth. It has therefore numerous mystical indications. Being also a negation it symbolizes the unproduced, the impermanent, the immaterial; but it is employed in many ways indicative of the positive. Amongst other uses it indicates Amitābha, from the first syllable in that name. It is much in use for esoteric purposes; short Sanskrit a and the long Sanskrit ā

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Mandarin bù shēng / bu4 sheng1
Taiwan pu sheng
Japanese fushou / fusho ふしょう
Japanese (place-name) Fushou
anutpatti; anutpāda. Non-birth: not to be reborn, exempt from rebirth; arhan is mistakenly interpreted as 'not born', meaning not born again into mortal worlds. The 'nir' in nirvana is also erroneously said to mean 'not born'; certain schools say that nothing ever has been born, or created, for all is eternal. The Shingon word 'a' is interpreted as symbolizing the uncreated. The unborn or uncreated is a name for the Tathāgata, who is not born, but eternal ; hence by implication the term means "eternal". ādi, which means"at first, " "beginning","primary", is also interpreted as 不生 uncreated; unproduced

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Mandarin sān shì / san1 shi4
Taiwan san shih
Japanese miyo みよ
 sanze さんぜ
 sansei / sanse さんせい
Chinese the Third (of numbered kings)
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (Buddhist term) past, present and future existences; (1) (Buddhist term) past, present and future existences; (2) three generations; (1) three generations; (2) third generation (immigrant, monarch, etc.); sansei; (female given name) Miyo; (surname, female given name) Mitsuyo; (personal name) Mitsuse; (personal name) Mise; (given name) Sansei; (personal name) Sanse
The three periods, 過去, 現在, 未來or 過, 現, 未, past, present, and future. The universe is described as eternally in motion, like flowing stream. Also 未生, 巳生,後滅, or 未, 現, 過 unborn, born, dead The 華嚴經 Hua-yen sūtra has a division of ten kinds of past, present, and future i.e. the past spoken of as past, present, and future, the present spoken of in like manner, the future also, with the addition of the present as the three periods in one instant. Also 三際; three times

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Mandarin sān lè / san1 le4
Taiwan san le
Japanese sanraku
The three joys— the joy of being born a deva, the joy of meditation, the joy of nirvana.

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Mandarin xià shì / xia4 shi4
Taiwan hsia shih
Japanese shimoyo しもよ
 shimose しもせ
Chinese to die; future incarnation; next life; to be born; to come into the world; future generation
Japanese (surname) Shimoyo; (personal name) Shimose

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Mandarin xià dì / xia4 di4
Taiwan hsia ti
Japanese shitaji したじ
Chinese to go down to the fields; to get up from bed; to leave one's sickbed; to be born
Japanese (1) groundwork; foundation; (2) inclination; aptitude; elementary knowledge of; grounding in; (3) undercoat; first coat; (4) soy sauce; (surname) Shimodzi; (surname) Shimochi; (place-name, surname) Shimoji; (surname) Shitadzi; (surname) Shitachi; (surname) Shitaji; (surname) Kadzi; (surname) Kachi
The lower regions of the 九地 q. v.; also the lower half of the 十地 in the fifty-two grades of bodhisattva development; lower levels

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Mandarin xià pǐn / xia4 pin3
Taiwan hsia p`in / hsia pin
Japanese gehin げひん
 kahin かひん
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) vulgarity; meanness; indecency; coarseness; (noun or adjectival noun) (obscure) inferior article; (place-name) Shimoshina
The three lowest of the nine classes born in the Amitābha Pure Land, v. 無量壽經. These three lowest grades are (1) 下品上生 The highest of the three lowest classes who enter the Pure Land of Amitābha, i.e. those who have committed all sins except dishonouring the sūtras. If at the end of life the sinner clasps hands and says "Namo Amitābha", such a one will be born in His precious lake. (2) 下品中生 The middle class consists of those who have broken all the commandments, even stolen from monks and abused the law. If at death such a one hears of the great power of Amitābha, and assents with but a thought, he will be received into paradise. (3) 下品下生 The lowest class, because of their sins, should have fallen into the lowest gati, but by invoking the name of Amitābha, they can escape countless ages of reincarnation and suffering and on dying will behold a lotus flower like the sun, and, by the response of a single thought, will enter the Pure Land of Amitābha; lower level


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Mandarin xià gēn / xia4 gen1
Taiwan hsia ken
Japanese shimone しもね
Japanese (place-name, surname) Shimone
Those (born) with base character, or of low capacity; lesser capacity

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Mandarin rén yīn / ren2 yin1
Taiwan jen yin
Japanese ninin
The causative influences for being reborn as a human being, i.e. a good life. Those in positions of honour have obtained them by former deeds of benevolence, reverence to Buddhas and monks, patience, humility, devotion to the sutras, charity, morality, zeal and exhortation, obedience, loyalty - hence they have obtained affluence, long life, and are held in high regard. Those in mean condition are thus born because of the opposite characteristics in previous incarnation; causes of human rebirth

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Mandarin èr tiān / er4 tian1
Taiwan erh t`ien / erh tien
Japanese niten にてん
Japanese (place-name) Niten
The two devas. (1) 日天 and 月天Sun-deva and Moon-deva. (2) 同生天A deva born simultaneously with the individual and 同名天 a deva with the same name as the individual; both devas have the duty of watching over the individual. (3) 梵天 and 帝釋天 Brahma and Indra; two celestials

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Mandarin èr yè / er4 ye4
Taiwan erh yeh
Japanese nigyou / nigyo にぎょう
Japanese (archaism) restaurants and geisha establishments
Two classes of karma. (1) (a) 引業 leads to the 總報, i.e. the award as to the species into which one is to be born, e.g. men, gods, etc.; (6) 滿業 is the 別報 or fulfillment in detail, i.e. the kind or quality of being e.g. clever or stupid, happy or unhappy, etc. (2) (a) 善業 and (b) 惡業 Good and evil karma, resulting in happiness or misery. (3) (a) 助業 Aids to the karma of being reborn in Amitābha's Pure—land e. g. offerings, chantings, etc.; (b) 正業 thought and invocation of Amitābha with undivided mind, as the direct method; two kinds of karmic activity

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Japanese imamiya いまみや
Japanese (1) newly born imperial prince; (2) newly constructed (branch) shrine; (place-name, surname) Imamiya

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Mandarin fú shā / fu2 sha1
Taiwan fu sha
Japanese bussetsu
buddhakṣetra. 佛紇差怛羅 Buddha realm, land or country; see also 佛土, 佛國. The term is absent from Hīnayāna. In Mahāyāna it is the spiritual realm acquired by one who reaches perfect enlightenment, where he instructs all beings born there, preparing them for enlightenment. In the schools where Mahāyāna adopted an Ādi-Buddha, these realms or Buddha-fields interpenetrated each other, since they were coexistent with the universe. There are two classes of Buddhakṣetra: (1) in the Vairocana Schools, regarded as the regions of progress for the righteous after death; (2) in the Amitābha Schools, regarded as the Pure Land; v. McGovern, A Manual of Buddhist Philosophy, pp. 70-2; buddha field

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Mandarin fú míng / fu2 ming2
Taiwan fu ming
Japanese Butsumyō
Buddhaghoṣa, the famous commentator and writer of the Hīnayāna School and of the Pali canon. He was "born near the Bo Tree, at Buddha Gayā, and came to Ceylon about A.D. 430". "Almost all the commentaries now existing (in Pali) are ascribed to him". Rhys Davids.

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Mandarin yī bào / yi1 bao4
Taiwan i pao
Japanese ehou / eho えほう
Japanese (Buddhist term) circumstantial retribution; circumstances (e.g. geographical, societal) one is born into because of karma in previous lives
v. 依正; circumstantial reward

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Mandarin luǎn shēng / luan3 sheng1
Taiwan luan sheng
Japanese ransei / ranse らんせい
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) oviparity; produced from eggs
aṇḍaja. Egg-born, one of the four ways of coming into existence, v. 四生; oviparous

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
First Born 惣領souryou / soryo
First Born Daughter 長女
choujo / chojozhǎng
zhang3 nu:3
zhang nu:
chang nü
First Born Son 長男
chounan / chonanzhǎng nán
zhang3 nan2
zhang nan
chang nan
We are not born with knowledge, how does one achieve maturity? 人非生而知之者熟能無惑rén fēi shēng ér zhī zhī zhě shú néng wú huò
ren2 fei1 sheng1 er2 zhi1 zhi1 zhe3 shu2 neng2 wu2 huo4
ren fei sheng er zhi zhi zhe shu neng wu huo
jen fei sheng erh chih chih che shu neng wu huo
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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