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Bright and Promising Future

Japan akarui mirai
Bright and Promising Future

This Japanese proverb means, "Bright Future." It suggests a lot of possibility and potential awaits in your future. A great gift for a graduate.

The first part of this proverb literally means bright or light. The second part means future but can also be translated as, "the world to come."

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A Bright Future

Incredible 10,000-Mile Flight of the Peng
China péng chéng wàn lǐ
A Bright Future

鵬程萬里 is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times to wish someone a long and successful career.

It's really about the 10,000 Flight of the Peng (Peng, also known as Roc is a mythical fish that can turn into a bird and take flight).


庄子 - Zhuangzi

Breaking down each character:
1. Peng or Roc (a kind of bird).
2. Journey (in this case, a flight).
3. 10,000 (Ten Thousand).
4. Li is a unit of distance often referred to as a "Chinese Mile," though the real distance is about half a kilometer.

Direct Translation: "Peng's Journey [of] 10,000 Li."
Literal meaning: "The 10,000-Li Flying Range Of The Roc."
Perceived meaning: "To have a bright future" or "To go far."

This proverb/idiom comes from the book of Zhuangzi. It tells the tale of a huge fish which could turn into a gigantic bird. This bird was called "peng" and was many miles long. This legendary size allowed the Peng to fly from the Northern Sea to the Southern Sea in a single bound.

Wishing someone "a Peng's Journey of 10,000 Li," will imply that they will be able to travel far without stopping, and will have great success, a long career, and a prosperous future.

Light / Bright and Promising Future

China guāng míng
Japan kou mei / mitsu haru
Light / Bright and Promising Future

光明 is a nice way to say "light" in Chinese, and old Korean Hanja. 光明 is because the word also suggests a bright future or refers so someone who is very promising (great future potential).

The first character means light or bright.

The second character means bright and clear (in this context).

光明 appears in most Japanese dictionaries but it not the most common Japanese Kanji word for light (more commonly used for the name Mitsuharu).

In old Korean Hanja, this can have a meaning of brightness or brilliancy.

In the context of Buddhism, this means, "Light emanating from a Buddha or Bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion"

Past experience is the teacher for the future.

Past events not forgotten serve as teachers for later events.
China qián shì bú wàng hòu shí zhī shī
Past experience is the teacher for the future.

The most literal translation to English of this ancient Chinese proverb is:
"Past events not forgotten serve as teachers for later events."

However, it's been translated several ways:
Don't forget past events, they can guide you in future.
Benefit from past experience.
Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future.
Past calamity is my teacher.
A good memory for the past is a teacher for the future.
The remembrance of the past is the teacher of the future.
If one remembers the lessons of the past; They will serve as a guide to avoid mistakes in the future.

The origin:
This proverb comes from the 5th century B.C. just before the Warring States Period in the territory now known as China.
The head of the State of Jin, Zhi Bo, seized power in a coup. He did this with help from the armies of the State of Han and Wei. Instead of being grateful for the help from Han and Wei, he treacherously took the land of Han and Wei. Never satisfied, Zhi Bo employed the armies of Han and Wei to attack and seize the State of Zhao.

The king of Zhao took advice from his minister Zhang Mengtan and secretly contacted the Han and Wei armies to reverse their plans and attack the army of Zhi Bo instead. The plan was successful, and the State of Zhao was not only saved but was set to become a powerful kingdom in the region.

Zhang Mengtan immediately submitted his resignation to a confused king of Zhao. When asked why, Zhang Mengtan said, "I've done my duty to save my kingdom but looking back at past experience, I know sovereign kings are never satisfied with the power or land at hand. They will join others and fight for more power and more land. I must learn from past experiences, as those experiences are the teachers of future events."
The king could not dispute the logic in that statement and accepted Zhang Mengtan's resignation.

For generations, the State of Zhao continued to fight for power and land until finally being defeated and decimated by the State of Qin (which lead to the birth of the Qin Dynasty in 221 B.C.).

Eternal Life / Future Life

China lái shì
Japan rai-se
Eternal Life / Future Life

來世 can be used in many different ways. It is often used to express the next life (life in heaven or wherever your soul is bound for). So it does have a religious overtone. However, it can also be used to express your life in the future - perhaps during your present lifetime. It can also be translated as "the next world," "the next generation," "the time that is to come," "otherworld," or simply "posterity."

See Also:  Eternity | Rebirth | Reincarnation | Immortality

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Mandarin lái / lai2
Taiwan lai
Japanese rai らい
 takagi たかぎ
 kuru くる
Chinese to come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next
Japanese (female given name) Rai; (surname) Takagi; (surname) Kuru
āgama; āgam-; āgata. Come, the coming, future.
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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese hajime はじめ
 gyou / gyo ぎょう
Chinese line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in; already; surname Ye
Japanese deed; act; work; performance; (Buddhist term) karma (i.e. actions committed in a former life); (n,suf) (1) work; business; company; agency; (2) study; (personal name) Hajime; (surname) Gyou
karman, karma, "action, work, deed"; "moral duty"; "product, result, effect." M.W. The doctrine of the act; deeds and their effects on the character, especially in their relation to succeeding forms of transmigration. The 三業 are thought, word, and deed, each as good, bad, or indifferent. Karma from former lives is 宿業, from present conduct 現業. Karma is moral action that causes future retribution, and either good or evil transmigration. It is also that moral kernel in which each being survives death for further rebirth or metempsychosis. There are categories of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10; the 六業 are rebirth in the hells, or as animals, hungry ghosts, men, devas, or asuras: v. 六趣; activity
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Mandarin lái shì / lai2 shi4
Taiwan lai shih
Japanese raise
Future world, or rebirth; the future
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Mandarin guāng míng / guang1 ming2
Taiwan kuang ming
Japanese mitsuharu みつはる
 mitsuaki みつあき
 teruaki てるあき
 koumei / kome こうめい
 koumyou / komyo こうみょう
Chinese light; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted
Japanese (1) bright light; (2) hope; bright future; (3) (Buddhist term) light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion; (personal name) Mitsuharu; (given name) Mitsuaki; (given name) Teruaki; (g,p) Koumei; (p,s,g) Koumyou
v. last entry; radiance
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Mandarin míng rì / ming2 ri4
Taiwan ming jih
Japanese meibi / mebi めいび
 meika / meka めいか
 mirai みらい
 myounichi / myonichi みょうにち
 nukuhi ぬくひ
 nukui ぬくい
 asuka あすか
 asu あす
 ashita あした
 akebi あけび
 akehi あけひ
Chinese tomorrow
Japanese (temporal noun) (1) tomorrow; (2) near future; (temporal noun) tomorrow; (female given name) Meibi; (female given name) Meika; (female given name) Mirai; (given name) Myounichi; (personal name) Nukuhi; (surname) Nukui; (female given name) Asuka; (female given name) Asu; (surname, female given name) Ashita; (place-name, surname) Akebi; (surname, female given name) Akehi
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Mandarin chāo rén / chao1 ren2
Taiwan ch`ao jen / chao jen
Japanese choujin / chojin ちょうじん
Chinese superhuman; exceptional; Superman, comic book superhero
Japanese (1) superman; superwoman; (2) Ubermensch (e.g. Nietzsche's ideal man of the future); overman
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Mandarin wēn gù zhī xīn / wen1 gu4 zhi1 xin1
Taiwan wen ku chih hsin
Chinese to review the old and know the new (idiom, from the Analects); to recall the past to understand the future
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Mandarin péng chéng wàn lǐ / peng2 cheng2 wan4 li3
Taiwan p`eng ch`eng wan li / peng cheng wan li
Chinese the fabled roc flies ten thousand miles (idiom); one's future prospects are brilliant
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Mandarin shǐ / shi3
Taiwan shih
Japanese tsukasa つかさ
Chinese to make; to cause; to enable; to use; to employ; to send; to instruct sb to do something; envoy; messenger
Japanese (1) messenger; (2) (abbreviation) police and judicial chief (Heian and Kamakura periods); (3) (Buddhist term) klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering); (female given name) Tsukasa
To send; cause; a messenger; a pursuer, molester, lictor, disturber, troubler, intp. as 煩惱 kleśa, affliction, distress, worldly cares, vexations, and as consequent reincarnation. There are categories of 10, 16, 98, 112, and 128 such troublers, e. g. desire, hate, stupor, pride, doubt, erroneous views, etc., leading to painful results in future rebirths, for they are karma-messengers executing its purpose. Also 金剛童子 q. v; affliction, proclivities

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Mandarin shú / shu2
Taiwan shu
Japanese juku いづれ
Chinese who; which; what
Japanese (ik) (adv,pn,adj-no) (1) (kana only) where; which; who; (2) anyway; anyhow; at any rate; sooner or later; eventually; at some future date or time; (adv,pn,adj-no) (1) (kana only) where; which; who; (2) anyway; anyhow; at any rate; sooner or later; eventually; at some future date or time
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Mandarin tuàn / tuan4
Taiwan t`uan / tuan
Chinese to foretell the future using the trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经

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Mandarin hòu / hou4
Taiwan hou
Japanese nochi のち
 takago たかご
 shitori しとり
 kou / ko こう
 ushiro うしろ
 ato あと
Chinese back; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (kana only) later; afterwards; since; (2) (kana only) future; (3) after one's death; (4) (archaism) descendant; (1) buttocks; behind; rump; bottom; (2) undersurface; bottom; (3) last place; end; (4) consequence; (suffix) after; (irregular okurigana usage) back; behind; rear; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) behind; rear; (2) after; later; (3) after one's death; (4) remainder; the rest; (5) descendant; successor; heir; (adverbial noun) (6) more (e.g. five more minutes); left; (7) also; in addition; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (8) (archaism) past; previous; (surname) Nochi; (surname) Takago; (surname) Shitori; (surname) Go; (surname) Kou; (surname) Ushiro; (surname) Ato
After, behind, 1ater, posterior.

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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 jié / jie2
Taiwan chieh
Japanese gou / go ごう
 kou / ko こう
Chinese to rob; to plunder; to seize by force; to coerce; calamity; abbr. for kalpa 劫波[jie2 bo1]
Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) kalpa (eon, aeon); (2) (kana only) ko (in go); position that allows for eternal capture and recapture of the same stones
刧 A kalpa, aeon, age; also translit. ka; 'a fabulous period of time, a day of Brahmā or 1, 000 Yugas, a period of four hundred and thirty-two million years of mortals, measuring the duration of the world; (a month of Brahmā is supposed to contain thirty such kalpas; according to the Mahābhārata twelve months of Brahmā constitute his year, and one hundred such years his lifetime; fifty years of Brahmā are supposed to have elapsed... ).' M. W. An aeon of incalculable time, therefore called a 大時節 great time-node. v. 劫波.; The three asaṃkhyeya kalpas, the three countless aeons, the period of a bodhisattva's development; also the past 莊嚴劫, the present 賢劫, and the future 星宿劫 kalpas. There are other groups. 三劫三千佛 The thousand Buddhas in each of the three kalpas.

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Mandarin xiān / xian1
Taiwan hsien
Japanese hirosaki ひろさき
 takasaki たかさき
 senzaki せんざき
 sensaki せんさき
 sen せん
 susumu すすむ
 sakizaki さきざき
 saki さき
 ayumi あゆみ
Chinese early; prior; former; in advance; first
Japanese (adj-no,n) (1) former; previous; old; (2) first move (in go, shogi, etc.); opening move; (n,adj-no,n-suf,pref) (1) previous; prior; former; first; earlier; some time ago; preceding; (2) point (e.g. pencil); tip; end; nozzle; (3) head (of a line); front; (4) ahead; the other side; (5) the future; hereafter; (6) destination; (7) the other party; (surname) Hirosaki; (surname) Takasaki; (surname) Senzaki; (surname) Sensaki; (personal name) Sen; (given name) Susumu; (surname) Sakizaki; (surname, female given name) Saki; (female given name) Ayumi
Fore, before, former, first; precede; front

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Mandarin qián / qian2
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Japanese misaki みさき
 maehama まえはま
 maezaki まえざき
 maesaki まえさき
 mae まえ
 zen ぜん
 sen せん
 susume すすめ
 susumu すすむ
 saki さき
Chinese front; forward; ahead; first; top (followed by a number); future; ago; before; BC (e.g. 前293年); former; formerly
Japanese (n-adv,n-t,suf) (1) ago; before (some event); previously; (minutes) to (the hour); (2) in front (of); before (e.g. the house); (3) head (of a line); front (e.g. of a bus); fore part; (4) in the presence of; (5) helping; portion; (6) privates; private parts; (prefix noun) (1) the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"); previous; one-time; former; (2) pre- (e.g. "premodern"); (adj-no,n) (3) before; earlier; (n,adj-no,n-suf,pref) (1) previous; prior; former; first; earlier; some time ago; preceding; (2) point (e.g. pencil); tip; end; nozzle; (3) head (of a line); front; (4) ahead; the other side; (5) the future; hereafter; (6) destination; (7) the other party; (personal name) Misaki; (surname) Maehama; (surname) Maezaki; (surname) Maesaki; (surname) Mae; (surname) Zen; (surname) Sen; (surname) Susume; (surname) Susumu; (surname, given name) Saki
pūrva. Before; former, previous; in front.

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Mandarin wèi / wei4
Taiwan wei
Japanese mirei / mire みれい
 mia みあ
 hidemi ひでみ
 hitsuji ひつじ
 saki さき
Chinese not yet; did not; have not; not; 8th earthly branch: 1-3 p.m., 6th solar month (7th July-6th August), year of the Sheep; ancient Chinese compass point: 210°
Japanese (prefix) not yet; un-; eighth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Ram, 1pm-3pm, south-southwest, June); (female given name) Mirei; (personal name) Mia; (female given name) Hidemi; (female given name) Hitsuji; (female given name) Saki
Not yet; the future; 1-3 p. m.

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese matsu まつ
 hiroshi ひろし
 tome とめ
 suezaki すえざき
 suesaki すえさき
 sue すえ
Chinese tip; end; final stage; latter part; inessential detail; powder; dust; opera role of old man
Japanese (n-adv,n) (1) the end of; (2) powder; (1) tip; top; (temporal noun) (2) end; close (e.g. close of the month); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (3) youngest child; (4) descendants; offspring; posterity; (temporal noun) (5) future; (6) finally; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (7) trivialities; (archaism) new shoots; new growth (of a tree); (archaism) top end; tip; (surname, given name) Matsu; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Tome; (surname) Suezaki; (surname) Suesaki; (surname, female given name) Sue
Branch, twig; end; dust; not; translit, ma, va, ba; cf. 摩.

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Mandarin yǒu / you3
Taiwan yu
Japanese yutaka ゆみ
 yuuri / yuri ゆたか
 yuumi / yumi ゆうり
 yuushun / yushun ゆうみ
 yuu / yu ゆうしゅん
 nao ゆう
 tamotsu なお
 kuniaki たもつ
 aru くにあき
 arifuku ある
 arisaki ありふく
 ari ありさき
 azusa あり
Chinese to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
Japanese (1) existence; (n,n-pref) (2) possession; having; (3) (abbreviation) limited company; (Buddhist term) bhava (becoming, existence); (personal name) Yumi; (personal name) Yutaka; (female given name) Yuuri; (personal name) Yuumi; (given name) Yuushun; (given name) Yuu; (female given name) Nao; (surname, female given name) Tamotsu; (given name) Kuniaki; (female given name) Aru; (personal name) Arifuku; (surname) Arisaki; (surname, female given name) Ari; (female given name) Adzusa
bhāva: that which exists, the existing, existence; to have, possess, be. It is defined as (1) the opposite of 無 wu and 空 kong the non-existent; (2) one of the twelve nidānas, existence; the condition which, considered as cause, produces effect; (3) effect, the consequence of cause; (4) anything that can be relied upon in the visible or invisible realm. It means any state which lies between birth and death, or beginning and end. There are numerous categories— 3, 4, 7, 9, 18, 25, and 29. The 三有 are the 三界 trailokya, i. e. 欲, 色 and 無色界 the realms of desire, of form, and of non-form, all of them realms of mortality; another three are 本有 the present body and mind, or existence, 當有 the future ditto, 中有 the intermediate ditto. Other definitions give the different forms or modes of existence; being, existence

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Mandarin bēi / bei1
Taiwan pei
Japanese ishibumi いしぶみ
Chinese a monument; an upright stone tablet; stele; CL:塊|块[kuai4],面[mian4]
Japanese stone monument bearing an inscription (esp. memorial for future generations); stele; stela; (surname) Ishibumi
A stone tablet, or monument.

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Mandarin dāng / dang1
Taiwan tang
Japanese atari あたり
Chinese at or in the very same...; suitable; adequate; fitting; proper; to replace; to regard as; to think; to pawn; (coll.) to fail (a student); to be; to act as; manage; withstand; when; during; ought; should; match equally; equal; same; obstruct; just at (a time or place); on the spot; right; just at
Japanese (surname) Atari
Suitable, adequate, equal to; to bear, undertake; ought; proper; to regard as, as; to pawn, put in place of; at, in the future; should be

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Mandarin yào / yao4
Taiwan yao
Japanese yoshi よし
 youkichi / yokichi ようきち
 you / yo よう
 motomu もとむ
 kaname かなめ
Chinese important; vital; to want; to ask for; will; going to (as future auxiliary); may; must; (used in a comparison) must be; probably; if; to demand; to request; to coerce
Japanese (1) cornerstone; main point; keystone; (2) requirement; need; (can act as adjective) (3) necessary; required; (1) pivot; (2) vital point; cornerstone; keystone; (3) Japanese photinia; (surname) Yoshi; (surname, given name) Youkichi; (surname, given name) You; (surname, given name) Motomu; (surname, female given name) Kaname
Important, essential, necessary, strategic; want, need; about to; intercept; coerce; agree, etc.

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Japanese osaki おさき
Japanese going before; the future

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Mandarin bù shàn / bu4 shan4
Taiwan pu shan
Japanese fuzen ふぜん
Chinese bad; ill; not good at; not to be pooh-poohed; quite impressive
Japanese evil; sin; vice; mischief
Not good; contrary to the right and harmful to present and future life, e. g. 五逆十惡; unwholesome

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Mandarin sān shì / san1 shi4
Taiwan san shih
Japanese miyo みよ
 mitsuyo みつよ
 mitsuse みつせ
 mise みせ
 sansei / sanse さんせい
 sanse さんせ
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 yǒu / san1 you3
Taiwan san yu
Japanese san'u
The three kinds of bhava, or existence; idem 三界 q. v. The three states of mortal existence in the trailokya, i. e. in the realms of desire, of form, and beyond form. Another definition is 現有 present existence, or the present body and mind; 當有 in a future state; 中有 antara-bhava, in the intermediate state. 三有對 The three sets of limitation on freedom: (a) direct resistance or opposition; (b) environment or condition; (c) attachment. 三有爲法 The three active) functioning dharmas: (1) pratigha, matter or form, i. e. that which has ' substantial resistance'; (2) mind; and (3) 非色非心 entities neither of matter nor mind; cf. 七十五法. 三有爲相 The three forms of all phenomena, birth, stay (i. e. 1ife), death; utpāda, sthiti, and nirvana; three kinds of existence

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Mandarin sān míng / san1 ming2
Taiwan san ming
Japanese mitsuaki みつあき
 miake みあけ
 miaki みあき
 sanmei / sanme さんめい
 sanmyou / sanmyo さんみょう
 kazuaki かずあき
Chinese Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
Japanese (Buddhist term) three kinds of awareness; (surname, given name) Mitsuaki; (surname) Miake; (surname) Miaki; (place-name) Sanmei; (place-name) Sanmyou; (surname) Kazuaki
The three insights; also 三達. Applied to Buddhas they are called 三達, to arhats 三明. (a) 宿命明 Insight into the mortal conditions of self and others in previous lives; (b) 天眼明 supernatural insight into future mortal conditions; (c) 漏盡明 nirvāṇa insight, i.e. into present mortal sufferings so as to overcome aIl passions or temptations. In the 倶舍論 27 the three are termed 住智識證明; 死生識證明 and 漏盡識證明. For 三明經 v. 長阿含16; three kinds of awareness

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Mandarin sān zhì / san1 zhi4
Taiwan san chih
Japanese michi みち
 misato みさと
 sanchi さんち
Japanese (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Misato; (given name) Sanchi
The three kinds of wisdom: (1) (a) 一切智 śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha knowledge that all the dharma or laws are 空 void and unreal; (b) 道種智 bodhisattva-knowledge. of all things in their proper discrimination; (c) 一切種智 Buddha-knowledge, or perfect knowledge of all things in their every aspect and relationship past, present, and future. Tiantai associates the above with 室, 候, 中. (2) (a) 世間智 earthly or ordinary wisdom; (b) 出世間智 supra-mundane, or spiritual (śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha) wisdom; (c) 出世間上上智 supreme wisdom of bodhisattvas and Buddhas. v. 智度論 27, 止觀 3, and 概伽經 3. Cf. — 心三智; three kinds of cognition

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Mandarin sān jié / san1 jie2
Taiwan san chieh
Japanese sansetsu
The three divisions of the 十二因緣 twelve nidānas, q.v.: (a) past, i.e. the first two; (b) present— the next eight; (c) future— the last two.

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Mandarin sān shēng / san1 sheng1
Taiwan san sheng
Japanese mitsuo みつお
 miki みき
 sanshou / sansho さんしょう
Japanese (surname, given name) Mitsuo; (female given name) Miki; (given name) Sanshou
The three births, or reincarnations, past, present, future. Tiantai has (a) 種 planting the seed; (b) 熟 ripening; (c) 脫 liberating, stripping, or harvesting, i.e. beginning, development, and reward of bodhi, a process either gradual or instantaneous. Huayan has (a) 見聞生 a past life of seeing and hearing Buddha-truth; (b) 解行生 liberation in the present life; (c) 證入生 realization of life in Buddhahood. This is also called 三生成佛, Buddhahood in the course of three lives. There is also a definition of three rebirths as the shortest term for arhatship, sixty kalpas being the longest. There are other definitions.

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Bright and Promising Future 明るい未来akarui mirai
A Bright Future 鵬程萬里
péng chéng wàn lǐ
peng2 cheng2 wan4 li3
peng cheng wan li
p`eng ch`eng wan li
peng cheng wan li
Bright and Promising Future
光明kou mei / mitsu haru
koumei / mitsuharu
ko mei / mitsu haru
guāng míng
guang1 ming2
guang ming
kuang ming
Past experience is the teacher for the future. 前事不忘后事之師
qián shì bú wàng hòu shí zhī shī
qian2 shi4 bu2 wang4 hou4 shi2 zhi1 shi1
qian shi bu wang hou shi zhi shi
ch`ien shih pu wang hou shih chih shih
chien shih pu wang hou shih chih shih
Eternal Life
Future Life
rai-selái shì / lai2 shi4 / lai shi / laishi lai shih / laishih
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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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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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