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Love Binds Us Together

Japan ai ha subete o kanzen ni musubu obi de aru
Love Binds Us Together

This Japanese phrase suggests that we (or a couple) are bound together by love.

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Have love; The only way in which you may be completely joined together.

Love is the sash that perfectly binds us together.

Love is what binds us together

Love, which binds all things together in perfect unity.

This same Japanese phrase is used as part of Colossians 3:14 in at least one version of the Japanese Bible.

A few Biblical versions include:

...Charity, which is the bond of perfectness. (KJV)

...Love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (NIV)


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地獄


地狱

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Mandarin dì yù / di4 yu4
Taiwan ti yü
Japanese jigoku / じごく
Chinese hell; infernal; underworld
Japanese hell; (place-name) Jigoku
naraka, 捺落迦 (or 那落迦) ; niraya 泥犂; explained by 不樂 joyless; 可厭 disgusting, hateful; 苦具, 苦器 means of suffering; if 地獄 earth-prison; 冥府 the shades, or departments of darkness. Earth-prison is generally intp. as hell or the hells; it may also be termed purgatory; one of the six gati or ways of transmigration. The hells are divided into three classes: I. Central, or radical, 根本地獄 consisting of (1) The eight hot hells. These were the original hells of primitive Buddhism, and are supposed to be located umder the southern continent Jambudvīpa 瞻部州, 500 yojanas below the surface. (a) 等活 or 更活 Saṃjīva, rebirth, where after many kinds of suffering a cold wind blows over the soul and returns it to this life as it was before, hence the name 等活. (b) 黑繩 Kaslasūtra, where the sufferer is bound with black chains and chopped or sawn asunder. (c) 線合; 衆合; 堆壓 Saṃghāta, where are multitudes of implements of torture, or the falling of mountains upon the sufferer. (d) 號呌; 呼呼; 叫喚 Raurava, hell of wailing. (e) 大呌; 大號呌; 大呼 Mahāraurava, hell of great wailing. (f) 炎熱; 燒炙 Tapana, hell of fames and burning. (g) 大熱; 大燒炙; 大炎熱 Pratāpana, hell of molten lead. (h) 無間; 河鼻旨; 阿惟越致; 阿毗至; 阿鼻; 阿毗 Avīci, unintermitted suffering, where sinners die and are reborn to suffer without interval. (2) The eight cold hells 八寒地獄. (a) 頞浮陀地獄 Arbuda, where the cold causes blisters. (b) 尼刺部陀 Nirarbuda, colder still causing the blisters to burst. (c) 頞哳吒; 阿吒吒 Atata, where this is the only possible sound from frozen lips. (d) 臛臛婆; 阿波波 Hahava or Apapa, where it is so cold that only this sound can be uttered. (e) 虎虎婆 Hāhādhara or Huhuva, where only this sound can be uttered. (f) 嗢鉢羅; 鬱鉢羅 (or 優鉢羅) Utpala, or 尼羅鳥 (or 漚) 鉢羅 Nīlotpala, where the skin is frozen like blue lotus buds. (g) 鉢特摩 Padma, where the skin is frozen and bursts open like red lotus buds. (h) 摩訶鉢特摩 Mahāpadma, ditto like great red lotus buds. Somewhat different names are also given. Cf. 倶舍論 8; 智度論 16; 涅槃經 11. II. The secondary hells are called 近邊地獄 adjacent hells or 十六遊增 each of its four sides, opening from each such door are four adjacent hells, in all sixteen; thus with the original eight there are 136. A list of eighteen hells is given in the 十八泥梨經. III. A third class is called the 孤地獄 (獨地獄) Lokāntarika, or isolated hells in mountains, deserts, below the earth and above it. Eitel says in regard to the eight hot hells that they range 'one beneath the other in tiers which begin at a depth of 11,900 yojanas and reach to a depth of 40,000 yojanas'. The cold hells are under 'the two Tchahavālas and range shaft-like one below the other, but so that this shaft is gradually widening to the fourth hell and then narrowing itself again so that the first and last hell have the shortest, those in the centre the longest diameter'. 'Every universe has the same number of hells, ' but 'the northern continent has no hell whatever, the two continents east and west of Meru have only small Lokāntarika hells... whilst all the other hells are required for the inhabitants of the southern continent '. It may be noted that the purpose of these hells is definitely punitive, as well as purgatorial. Yama is the judge and ruler, assisted by eighteen officers and a host of demons, who order or administer the various degrees of torture. 'His sister performs the same duties with regard to female criminals, ' and it may be mentioned that the Chinese have added the 血盆池 Lake of the bloody bath, or 'placenta tank' for women who die in childbirth. Release from the hells is in the power of the monks by tantric means.
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Hell

義無反顧

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Mandarin yì wú fǎn gù / yi4 wu2 fan3 gu4
Taiwan i wu fan ku
Chinese honor does not allow one to glance back (idiom); duty-bound not to turn back; no surrender; to pursue justice with no second thoughts
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No Surrender

皇天不負苦心人

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Mandarin huáng tiān bù fù kǔ xīn rén / huang2 tian1 bu4 fu4 ku3 xin1 ren2
Taiwan huang t`ien pu fu k`u hsin jen / huang tien pu fu ku hsin jen
Chinese Heaven will not disappoint the person who tries (idiom). If you try hard, you're bound to succeed eventually.
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Heaven Rewards Hard Work

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Mandarin/ ni2
Taiwan ni
Japanese nii / ni / にい    ni / に    gei / ge / げい    i / い
Chinese (literary) small child; limit; bound; extremity; to differentiate; origin; cause; surname Ni
Japanese (surname) Nii; (surname) Ni; (surname) Gei; (surname) I

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Mandarin fèn / fen4
Taiwan fen
Japanese fukumi / ふくみ    fukugaki / ふくがき    fukukai / ふくかい    isamu / いさむ
Chinese to exert oneself (bound form)
Japanese (personal name) Fukumi; (personal name) Fukugaki; (personal name) Fukukai; (given name) Isamu
To rouse, excite, exert; impetuous, energetic.

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Mandarin/ mi3
Taiwan mi
Japanese mi / はず
Chinese to stop; repress
Japanese (1) (kana only) expectation that something took place, will take place or was in some state; it should be so; bound to be; expected to be; must be; (2) nock (of a bow); (3) nock (of an arrow); (4) (sumo) nock-shaped grip (between thumb and forefinger); (5) wooden frame on the tip of the mast of a Japanese ship that prevents the hawser from falling out
Stop, put down.

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Mandarin wǎng / wang3
Taiwan wang
Japanese nobori / のぼり    ou / o / おう
Chinese to go (in a direction); to; towards; (of a train) bound for; past; previous
Japanese (personal name) Nobori; (personal name) Ou
To go; gone, past; to be going to, future.

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Mandarin tài / tai4
Taiwan t`ai / tai
Japanese tai / たい
Chinese (bound form); appearance; shape; form; state; attitude; (grammar) voice
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) condition; figure; appearance; (2) {ling} (See ボイス) voice
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin qiān / qian1
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Japanese ken
Chinese to lead along; to pull (an animal on a tether); (bound form) to involve; to draw in
To haul, drag, influence, implicate; to pull

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Mandarin guā / gua1
Taiwan kua
Japanese hazu / はず
Chinese arrow end
Japanese (1) (kana only) expectation that something took place, will take place or was in some state; it should be so; bound to be; expected to be; must be; (2) nock (of a bow); (3) nock (of an arrow); (4) (sumo) nock-shaped grip (between thumb and forefinger); (5) wooden frame on the tip of the mast of a Japanese ship that prevents the hawser from falling out

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Mandarin piān / pian1
Taiwan p`ien / pien
Japanese hin / へん
Chinese sheet; piece of writing; bound set of bamboo slips used for record keeping (old); classifier for written items: chapter, article
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) compilation (of a text); editing; (n,n-suf,ctr) (2) volume (of a text); (3) completed literary work
A slip of bamboo, a slip, leaf, page, books; an article

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Mandarin jié / jie2
Taiwan chieh
Japanese ribon / りぼん    yuna / ゆん    yuu / yu / ゆな    yui / ゆう    moyai / ゆい    musubu / もやい    musubi / むすぶ    hitoshi / むすび    konzaki / ひとし    kizuna / こんざき
Chinese knot; sturdy; bond; to tie; to bind; to check out (of a hotel); (of a plant) to produce (fruit or seeds); Taiwan pr. [jie2]
Japanese (female given name) Ribon; (female given name) Yuna; (female given name) Yuu; (female given name) Yui; (female given name) Moyai; (female given name) Musubu; (surname, female given name) Musubi; (male given name) Hitoshi; (surname) Konzaki; (female given name) Kizuna
Knot, tie, bond; bound; settle, wind up; to form. The bond of transmigration. There are categories of three, five, and nine bonds; e.g. false views, the passions, etc; to tie up

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Mandarin quǎn / quan3
Taiwan ch`üan / chüan
Japanese heso / へそ
Chinese bound in a league
Japanese (place-name) Heso

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Mandarin xiàn / xian4
Taiwan hsien
Japanese sachiyo / さちよ
Chinese limit; bound; to set a limit (on)
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (1) end; finish; stop; (2) bounds; limits; (3) delivery date (of a futures contract); (4) finale (of a noh song); end of an act (in joruri or kabuki); final performance of the day (in vaudeville); (suf,ctr) (5) counter for slices (esp. thick slices); counter for cuts (e.g. fish, meat); (particle) (6) (kana only) only; just; (7) (kana only) since; after; (8) (kana only) remaining (in a particular state); (personal name) Sachiyo
Limit, boundary, to fix; to limit

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Mandarin/ qu2
Taiwan ch`ü / chü
Chinese (bound form, used in the names of birds of various biological families)

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一躍

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Japanese ichiyaku / いちやく Japanese (n-adv,n,vs) (1) suddenly (rising to fame, etc.); instantly; immediately; overnight; (noun/participle) (2) (orig. meaning) one bound; one leap

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上界

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Mandarin shàng jiè / shang4 jie4
Taiwan shang chieh
Japanese joukai / jokai / じょうかい
Chinese upper bound
Japanese (1) upper world; heaven; superkingdom; (2) {math} upper bound
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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上限

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Mandarin shàng xiàn / shang4 xian4
Taiwan shang hsien
Japanese jougen / jogen / じょうげん
Chinese upper bound
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) upper limit; (2) {math} supremum

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下界

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Mandarin xià jiè / xia4 jie4
Taiwan hsia chieh
Japanese gekai / げかい    kakai / かかい
Chinese lower bound (math.); world of mortals; (of Gods) to descend to the world of mortals
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) the world; the earth; (2) {Buddh} this world (as opposed to heaven); {math} lower bound
The lower, or human world 人界; lower realm

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仙人

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Mandarin xiān rén / xian1 ren2
Taiwan hsien jen
Japanese sennin / せんにん
Chinese Daoist immortal; celestial being
Japanese (1) immortal mountain wizard (in Taoism); mountain man (esp. a hermit); (2) one not bound by earthly desires or the thoughts of normal men; (surname, given name) Sennin
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保險


保险

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Mandarin bǎo xiǎn / bao3 xian3
Taiwan pao hsien
Chinese insurance; to insure; safe; secure; be sure; be bound to; CL:份[fen4]

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具縛


具缚

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Mandarin jù fù / ju4 fu4
Taiwan chü fu
Japanese gubaku
Completely bound, all men are in bondage to illusion; to be fettered

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勢む

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Japanese hazumu / はずむ Japanese (v5m,vi) to spring; to bound; to bounce; to be stimulated; to be encouraged; to get lively; to treat oneself to; to splurge on

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勢必


势必

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Mandarin shì bì / shi4 bi4
Taiwan shih pi
Chinese to be bound to; undoubtedly will

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卵綴

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Japanese tamagotoji / たまごとじ Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (food term) soup or stew over which a beaten egg is poured before serving; egg-bound soup

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双紙

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Japanese soushi / soshi / そし Japanese (1) written work (esp. a bound text, as opposed to a scroll); (2) a text written entirely in kana; (3) graphic novel (esp. one created between the 12th and 19th centuries); (4) notebook (for practicing kana, drawing pictures, etc.); (5) rough draft; (surname) Soshi; (personal name) Soushi

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和書

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Japanese washo / わしょ Japanese (1) book in Japanese; (2) (See 和本) book bound in the Japanese style

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和本

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Japanese wahon / わほん Japanese book bound in Japanese style; (surname) Wamoto

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大腳


大脚

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Mandarin dà jiǎo / da4 jiao3
Taiwan ta chiao
Chinese naturally-formed feet (as opposed to bound feet 小腳|小脚[xiao3 jiao3]); long kick (soccer); Bigfoot (mythological animal)

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婆稚

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Mandarin pó zhì / po2 zhi4
Taiwan p`o chih / po chih
Japanese bachi
bandhi, or bali, the origin and meaning are obscure, defined as 'bound' and also as round, full-orbed, complete. Bandhiasura, an asura -king. Also, 婆梨; 跋稚; 跋塀; 跋移; 末利; Balin

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