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Dragon Spirit

China lóng shén
Japan ryuu jin
Dragon Spirit Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title can mean, "dragon god," "dragon king," or "dragon spirit."

In the context of Buddhism, this is one of eight kinds of spiritual beings found in Mahāyāna texts.

Dragon

Year of the Dragon / Zodiac Sign
China lóng
Japan ryuu / tatsu
Dragon Vertical Wall Scroll

龍 is the character for dragon in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

The dragon is the creature of myth and legend that dominates Chinese, Japanese, and even European folklore. In China, the dragon is the symbol of the Emperor, strength and power, and the Chinese dragon is known as the god of water.

From the Chinese Zodiac, if you were born in the year of the Dragon, you . . .

Have a strong body and spirit.
Are full of energy.
Have vast goals.
Have a deep level of self-awareness.
Will do whatever you can to "save face."


See also our Chinese Zodiac or Dragon Calligraphy pages.

Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint

China shén lóng bì hù
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint Vertical Wall Scroll

神龍庇護 is not the most common thing to say in Chinese but it is grammatically correct and a cool title.

The first character means "supernatural or saintly." The second is "dragon." The last two mean protection. You could also translate this as something like "Protected by the Dragon God" or more closely "Holy Dragon."


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

蒼龍

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Mandarin cāng lóng / cang1 long2
Taiwan ts`ang lung / tsang lung
Japanese souryuu / soryu / そうりゅう
Chinese Blue Dragon, other name of the Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙 (the seven mansions of the east sky)
Japanese (1) blue dragon; (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (3) (astron) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the eastern heavens; (4) large horse with a bluish-leaden coat; (5) shape of an old pine tree; (given name) Souryuu

龍神


龙神

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Mandarin lóng shén / long2 shen2
Taiwan lung shen
Japanese ryuujin / ryujin / りゅうじん    tatsugami / たつがみ
Japanese (1) dragon god; dragon king; (2) (Buddhist term) naga; (place-name, surname) Ryuujin; (surname) Tatsugami
A dragon-god, or spirit.

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Japanese okami / おかみ Japanese (obscure) water god; rain and snow god; dragon god; dragon king

文殊

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Mandarin wén shū / wen2 shu1
Taiwan wen shu
Japanese monju / もんじゅ
Chinese Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of keen awareness
Japanese (Buddhist term) Manjushri; Manjusri; Bodhisattva that represents transcendent wisdom; (p,s,f) Monju
(文殊師利) Mañjuśrī 滿殊尸利 -later 曼殊室利. 文殊 is also used for Mañjunātha, Mañjudeva, Mañjughoṣa, Mañjuṣvara, et al. T., hjamdpal; J., Monju. Origin unknown; presumably, like most Buddhas and bodhisattvas, an idealization of a particular quality, in his case of Wisdom. Mañju is beautiful, Śrī; good fortune, virtue, majesty, lord, an epithet of a god. Six definitions are obtained from various scriptures: 妙首 (or 頭 ) wonderful or beautiful) head; 普首 universal head; 濡首 glossy head (probably a transliteration); 敬首 revered head; 妙德 wonderful virtue (or power); 妙吉祥 wonderfully auspicious; the last is a later translation in the 西域記. As guardian of wisdom 智慧 he is often placed on Śākyamuni's left, with 普顯 on the right as guardian of law 理, the latter holding the Law, the former the wisdom or exposition of it; formerly they held the reverse positions. He is often represented with five curls or waves to his hair indicating the 五智 q. v. or the five peaks; his hand holds the sword of wisdom and he sits on a lion emblematic of its stern majesty: but he has other forms. He is represented as a youth, i. e. eternal youth. His present abode is given as east of the universe, known as 淸涼山 clear and cool mountain, or a region 寶住 precious abode, or Abode of Treasures, or 寶氏 from which he derives one of his titles, 寶相如來. One of his dhāraṇīs prophesies China as his post-nirvāṇa realm. In past incarnations he is described as being the parent of many Buddhas and as having assisted the Buddha into existence; his title was 龍種上佛 the supreme Buddha of the nāgas, also 大身佛 or 神仙佛; now his title is 歡喜藏摩尼寶精佛 The spiritual Buddha who joyfully cares for the jewel: and his future title is to be 普現佛 Buddha universally revealed. In the 序品 Introductory Chapter of the Lotus Sutra he is also described as the ninth predecessor or Buddha-ancestor of Śākyamuni. He is looked on as the chief of the Bodhisattvas and represents them, as the chief disciple of the Buddha, or as his son 法王子. Hīnayāna counts Śāriputra as the wisest of the disciples, Mahāyāna gives Mañjuśrī the chief place, hence he is also styled 覺母 mother, or begetter of understanding. He is shown riding on either a lion or a peacock, or sitting on a white lotus; often he holds a book, emblem of wisdom, or a blue lotus; in certain rooms of a monastery he is shown as a monk; and he appears in military array as defender of the faith. His signs, magic words, and so on, are found in various sutras. His most famous centre in China is Wu-tai shan in Shansi. where he is the object of pilgrimages, especially of Mongols. The legends about him are many. He takes the place in Buddhism of Viśvakarman as Vulcan, or architect, of the universe. He is one of the eight Dhyāni-bodhisattvas, and sometimes has the image of Akṣobhya in his crown. He was mentioned in China as early as the fourth century and in the Lotus Sutra he frequently appears, especially as the converter of the daughter of the Dragon-king of the Ocean. He has five messengers 五使者 and eight youths 八童子 attending on him. His hall in the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala is the seventh, in which his group numbers twenty-five. His position is northeast. There are numerous sutras and other works with his name as title, e. g. 文殊師利問菩提經 Gayaśīrṣa sūtra, tr. by Kumārajīva 384-417: and its 論 or .Tīkā of Vasubandhu, tr. by Bodhiruci 535. see list in B. N.

水天

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Mandarin shuǐ tiān / shui3 tian1
Taiwan shui t`ien / shui tien
Japanese suiten / すいてん
Japanese (1) water and sky; (2) Varuna; Vedic god of water and sky (adopted into Buddhism as god of water and protector of the west)
Varuṇa, 縛嚕拏; 婆樓那 ούϕανός, the heavens, or the sky, where are clouds and dragons; the 水神 water-deva, or dragon-king, who rules the clouds, rains, and water generally. One of the 大神 in the esoteric maṇḍalas; he rules the west; his consort is the 水天妃 represented on his left, and his chief retainer 水天眷屬 is placed on his right.

磯祭

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Japanese isomatsuri / いそまつり Japanese (1) (rocky) seashore party; seashore festival; (2) celebration in honor of the dragon god by fishermen after a good haul

竜神

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Japanese ryuujin / ryujin / りゅうじん Japanese (1) dragon god; dragon king; (2) (Buddhist term) naga; (place-name, surname) Ryuujin

蒼竜

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Japanese souryuu / soryu / そうりゅう Japanese (1) blue dragon; (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (3) (astron) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the eastern heavens; (4) large horse with a bluish-leaden coat; (5) shape of an old pine tree; (given name) Souryuu

青竜

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Japanese seiryuu / seryu / せいりゅう Japanese (1) blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology); (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (surname, given name) Seiryuu

青龍

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Mandarin qīng lóng / qing1 long2
Taiwan ch`ing lung / ching lung
Japanese seiryuu / seryu / せいりゅう    shouryuu / shoryu / しょうりゅう
Chinese Azure Dragon, one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellations, also known as the Azure Dragon of the East 東方青龍|东方青龙[Dong1 fang1 Qing1 long2] or 東方蒼龍|东方苍龙[Dong1 fang1 Cang1 long2]; (slang) man without pubic hair
Japanese (1) blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology); (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (surname, given name) Seiryuu; (personal name) Shouryuu

おかみ

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Japanese okami / おかみ Japanese (obscure) water god; rain and snow god; dragon god; dragon king

磯祭り

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Japanese isomatsuri / いそまつり Japanese (1) (rocky) seashore party; seashore festival; (2) celebration in honor of the dragon god by fishermen after a good haul

磯まつり

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Japanese isomatsuri / いそまつり Japanese (1) (rocky) seashore party; seashore festival; (2) celebration in honor of the dragon god by fishermen after a good haul

竜神;龍神

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Japanese ryuujin / ryujin / りゅうじん Japanese (1) dragon god; dragon king; (2) {Buddh} naga

蒼竜;蒼龍

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Japanese souryou;souryuu / soryo;soryu / そうりょう;そうりゅう Japanese (1) (See 青竜・1) blue dragon; (2) (See 青竜・2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (3) {astron} (See 二十八宿) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the eastern heavens; (4) large horse with a bluish-leaden coat; (5) shape of an old pine tree

青龍;青竜

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Japanese seiryou;shouryou;seiryuu / seryo;shoryo;seryu / せいりょう;しょうりょう;せいりゅう Japanese (1) blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology); (2) (See 四神) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens)

磯祭;磯祭り;磯まつり

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Japanese isomatsuri / いそまつり Japanese (1) (See 磯遊び) (rocky) seashore party; seashore festival; (2) celebration in honor of the dragon god by fishermen after a good haul

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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
Dragon Spirit龍神
龙神
ryuu jin / ryuujin / ryu jin / ryujinlóng shén
long2 shen2
long shen
longshen
lung shen
lungshen
Dragon
ryuu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
ryu/tatsu
lóng / long2 / longlung
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint神龍庇護
神龙庇护
shén lóng bì hù
shen2 long2 bi4 hu4
shen long bi hu
shenlongbihu
shen lung pi hu
shenlungpihu
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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