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Enso - Japanese Zen Circle

Japan en sou
Enso - Japanese Zen Circle Vertical Wall Scroll

〇 is the famous Enso symbol, which you will see widely-used by Japanese Zen Buddhists. In a twist, I am starting to see Enso used more and more by Chinese Buddhists.

Enso Circle

Here is the typical appearance of Enso artwork by Japanese calligrapher Kougetsu.

Enso is not a Japanese Kanji character. It falls more into the category of a symbol. There is some debate, but many consider Enso to be a religious symbol.

Some call this "The Circle of Enlightenment." Others call it the "Infinity Circle." If you actually took the meanings of the two Kanji (円相) that make up the word "En-so," you could read it as "Mutual Circle" or "Circle of Togetherness." I think the Enso symbol can simply mean different things to different people. Therefore, you should let it have the meaning that you perceive.

The appearance of your Enso will be determined by the artist's personal style, feeling, mood, etc.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin zhōu / zhou1
Taiwan chou
Japanese shuu / shu / しゅう
Enso - Japanese Zen Circle Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially; surname Zhou; Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC)
Japanese (1) Zhou (dynasty of China); Chou; (2) {math} perimeter; (n-suf,ctr) (3) counter for laps or circuits; (female given name) Meguru; (female given name) Meguri; (given name) Makoto; (personal name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Tsukashi; (given name) Chikashi; (female given name) Chika; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (personal name) Juu; (surname) Shiyu; (given name) Shuutei; (personal name) Shuuji; (personal name) Shuukichi; (given name) Shuuki; (surname, given name) Shuu; (surname) Shu; (surname) Kane; (personal name) Osamu; (given name) I
Around, on every side, complete; to go around

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Mandarin lín / lin2
Taiwan lin
Japanese hayashi / はやし
Enso - Japanese Zen Circle Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese woods; forest; CL:片[pian4]; circle(s) (i.e. specific group of people); a collection (of similar things); surname Lin; Japanese surname Hayashi
Japanese (1) woods; forest; copse; thicket; (2) bunch; line (of something); collection; (surname, female given name) Rin; (surname) Rimu; (surname) Ri; (female given name) Ramu; (surname) Yau; (surname) Hayashitaka; (surname) Hayashizaki; (surname) Hayashisaki; (p,s,f) Hayashi; (surname, given name) Shigeru; (surname) Shige; (surname) Kuwamatsu; (surname) Kuwabara; (surname) Kuwabayashi; (surname) Kuwaza; (surname) Imu; (female given name) Atsumi
A grove, or wood; a band; forest; grove


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Mandarin shì jiè / shi4 jie4
Taiwan shih chieh
Japanese sekai / せかい
Enso - Japanese Zen Circle Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese world; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) the world; society; the universe; (2) sphere; circle; world; (can be adjective with の) (3) renowned; world-famous; well-known outside of Japan; (4) {Buddh} (original meaning) realm governed by one Buddha; space; (surname, female given name) Sekai
Loka 世間; the finite world, the world, a world, which is of two kinds: (1) 衆生世界 that of the living, who are receiving their 正報 correct recompense or karma; (2) 器世界 that of the material, or that on which karma depends for expression. By the living is meant 有情 the sentient.


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Japanese nainai / ないない    uchiuchi / うちうち Japanese (adj-no,adv,n) family circle; the inside; private; informal; secret; confidential



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Mandarin dào chǎng / dao4 chang3
Taiwan tao ch`ang / tao chang
Japanese doujou / dojo / どうじょう
Chinese Taoist or Buddhist rite; abbr. for 菩提道場|菩提道场[Pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3]
Japanese (1) dojo (hall used for martial arts training); (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 菩提道場) manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment); (surname) Michiba; (place-name, surname) Douba; (place-name, surname) Doujou; (surname) Touba
Truth-plot. bodhimaṇḍala, circle, or place of enlightenment. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment. A place, or method, for attaining to Buddha-truth. An object of or place for religious offerings. A place for teaching, learning, or practising religion; site of enlightenment


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Mandarin fēng lún / feng1 lun2
Taiwan feng lun
The wheel, or circle, of wind below the circle of water and metal on which the earth rests; the circle of wind rests on space.

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Mandarin líng / ling2
Taiwan ling
Japanese maru / まる
Chinese character used in Taiwan as a substitute for a real name (like "X" in English); variant of 〇[ling2]
Japanese (1) circle (sometimes used for zero); (2) 'correct' (when marking); (3) symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position, or because of censorship); (4) period; full stop; (5) maru mark; semivoiced sound; p-sound

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Japanese nijuumaru / nijumaru / にじゅうまる Japanese double circle; 'good work' (equiv. of silver star awarded to children at school)

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Mandarin líng / ling2
Taiwan ling
Japanese maru / まる
Chinese zero
Japanese (1) circle (sometimes used for zero); (2) 'correct' (when marking); (3) symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position, or because of censorship); (4) period; full stop; (5) maru mark; semivoiced sound; p-sound

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Mandarin dōu / dou1
Taiwan tou
Japanese kabuto / かぶと
Chinese pocket; bag; to wrap up or hold in a bag; to move in a circle; to canvas or solicit; to take responsibility for; to disclose in detail; combat armor (old)
Japanese helmet (of armor, armour); headpiece; (place-name, surname) Kabuto
Helmet, hood; pocket, bag; translit. tu.

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese maru / まる    en / えん
Chinese yen (Japanese currency); Japanese variant of 圓|圆
Japanese (1) circle; (n,n-pref) (2) entirety; whole; full; complete; (3) (slang) money; dough; moola; (4) enclosure inside a castle's walls; (5) (ksb:) soft-shelled turtle; (suffix) (6) suffix for ship names; suffix for names of people (esp. infants); suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.; suffix for names of dogs, horses, etc.; (1) yen; Japanese monetary unit; (2) circle; (female given name) Meguru; (female given name) Mitsu; (given name) Maroshi; (female given name) Maroka; (surname, given name) Maru; (surname, female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Nodoka; (surname, female given name) Tsubura; (surname, female given name) En

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Mandarin huí / hui2
Taiwan hui
Japanese kai / かい
Chinese to circle; to go back; to turn around; to answer; to return; to revolve; Hui ethnic group (Chinese Muslims); time; classifier for acts of a play; section or chapter (of a classic book)
Japanese (counter) (1) counter for occurrences; (2) a time; an instance; (3) inning (baseball); round; game; (n,n-suf) (4) (colloquialism) episode; chapter; instalment; (5) (abbreviation) (See 回族) Hui (people); (6) (abbreviation) (See 回教) Islam; (surname) Meguri; (surname) Mawari; (surname) Magari; (surname) Kizahashi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin quān // juàn // juān / quan1 // juan4 // juan1
Taiwan ch`üan // chüan / chüan // chüan
Chinese circle; ring; loop; classifier for loops, orbits, laps of race etc; CL:個|个[ge4]; to surround; to circle; pen (pig); a fold; to confine; to lock up; to pen in

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Mandarin quān / quan1
Taiwan ch`üan / chüan
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese Japanese variant of 圈
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) sphere; circle; range; (2) {math} category (only in the context of "category theory")

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese en / えん
Chinese circle; round; circular; spherical; (of the moon) full; unit of Chinese currency (Yuan); tactful; to justify
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) yen; Japanese monetary unit; (2) circle; (personal name) Maru; (female given name) Madoka; (surname) Matome; (personal name) Dan; (personal name) Enpuku; (surname) En
Round, all-round, full-orbed, inclusive, all-embracing, whole, perfect, complete.

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Mandarin yuán // huán / yuan2 // huan2
Taiwan yüan // huan
Chinese circle; round; circle; encircle

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Mandarin tuán / tuan2
Taiwan t`uan / tuan
Chinese to roll up into a ball with one's hands; spiral; circle; variant of 團|团[tuan2]

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Mandarin xuàn // xuán / xuan4 // xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese sen
Chinese to whirl; immediately; variant of 鏇|镟[xuan4]; to revolve; a loop; a circle
Revolve, turn round, whirl; to go around

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Mandarin kuàng / kuang4
Taiwan k`uang / kuang
Japanese kamachi / かまち
Chinese frame (e.g. door frame); casing; fig. framework; template; to circle (i.e. draw a circle around something); to frame; to restrict; Taiwan pr. [kuang1]
Japanese (kana only) door frame; window frame; frame sections of the door or window that provide most of its structural integrity

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Mandarin qióng // jué / qiong2 // jue2
Taiwan ch`iung // chüeh / chiung // chüeh
Chinese (red stone); half-circle jade ring

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Mandarin zhuàn // zhuǎn // zhuǎi / zhuan4 // zhuan3 // zhuai3
Taiwan chuan // chuai
Japanese utata / うたた
Chinese to revolve; to turn; to circle about; to walk about; classifier for revolutions (per minute etc): revs, rpm; classifier for repeated actions; to turn; to change direction; to transfer; to forward (mail); see 轉文|转文[zhuai3 wen2]
Japanese (surname) Utata
vartana; pravartana; vṛtti. Turn, transform, revolve, evolve, change, the process of birth and rebirth; again, re-; to transform

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Mandarin zhuì / zhui4
Taiwan chui
Chinese circle shrines and make sacrifices


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Japanese marubatsu / まるばつ Japanese circle and cross; right and wrong (answers); true-false


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Japanese marubatsu / まるばつ Japanese circle and cross; right and wrong (answers); true-false


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Japanese suji / スジ Japanese (1) muscle; tendon; sinew; (2) vein; artery; (3) fiber; fibre; string; (4) line; stripe; streak; (5) reason; logic; (6) plot; storyline; (7) lineage; descent; (8) school (e.g. of scholarship or arts); (9) aptitude; talent; (10) source (of information, etc.); circle; channel; (11) well-informed person (in a transaction); (12) logical move (in go, shogi, etc.); (13) (shogi) ninth vertical line; (14) seam on a helmet; (15) (abbreviation) gristly fish paste (made of muscle, tendons, skin, etc.); (16) (archaism) social position; status; (n-suf,n,adj-no) (17) on (a river, road, etc.); along; (suf,ctr) (18) counter for long thin things; counter for roads or blocks when giving directions; (19) (archaism) (Edo period) counter for hundreds of mon (obsolete unit of currency); (given name) Suji


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Japanese maruku / まるく Japanese (adverb) (1) in a circle; (2) amicably


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Japanese maruichi / まるいち Japanese bisected-circle seal; (surname) Maruichi


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Japanese marujuu / maruju / まるじゅう Japanese cross in a circle; (surname) Marujuu


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Japanese marugata / まるがた Japanese (1) round shape; circle; (2) circular form


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Japanese marugata / まるがた Japanese (1) round shape; circle; (2) circular form; (surname) Marugata

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