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This literally reads, "Good Heart" but is used to refer to the ideas of kindness, benevolence, philanthropy, virtuous intentions, moral sense, and conscience.
Some will also translate this as morality of mind (as the character for heart is often used to mean mind).
In Japanese, this can be the given name Yoshinaka.
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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| shàn xīn / shan4 xin1
| kindness; benevolence; philanthropy; virtuous intentions
virtue; moral sense; conscience; (given name) Yoshinaka
A good heart, or mind; good mind
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| fú xīn / fu2 xin1
| The mind of Buddha, the spiritually enlightened heart. A heart of mercy; a heart abiding in the real, not the seeming; detached from good and evil and other such contrasts; buddha-mind
| shí xīn / shi2 xin1
| The ten kinds of heart or mind; there are three groups. One is from the 止觀 4, minds ignorant and dark; affected by evil companions; not following the good; doing evil in thought, word, deed; spreading evil abroad; unceasingly wicked; secret sin; open crime; utterly shameless; denying cause and effect (retribution)―all such must remain in the flow 流 of reincarnation. The second group (from the same book) is the 逆流 the mind striving against the stream of perpetual reincarnation; it shows itself in devout faith, shame (for sin), fear (of wrong-doing), repentance and confession, reform, bodhi (i.e. the bodhisattva mind), doing good, maintaining the right law, thinking on all the Buddhas, meditation on the void (or, the unreality of sin). The third is the 眞言 group from the 大日經疏 3; the "seed" heart (i.e. the original good desire), the sprout (under Buddhist religious influence), the bud, leaf, flower, fruit, its serviceableness; the child-heart, the discriminating heart, the heart of settled judgment (or resolve); ten kinds of mind
| dìng sàn / ding4 san4
| A settled, or a wandering mind; the mind organized by meditation, or disorganized by distraction. The first is characteristic of the saint and sage, the second of the common untutored man. The fixed heart may or may not belong to the realm of transmigration; the distracted heart has the distinctions of good, bad, or indifferent; settled mind and distracted mind
| xīn tián / xin1 tian2
hsin t`ien / hsin tien
| heart (one's innermost being)
(given name) Shinden; (personal name) Shinten
The field of the mind, or heart, in which spring up good and evil; mind-field
| liù nán / liu4 nan2
| The six difficult things— to be born in a Buddha-age, to hear the true Buddha-law, to beget a good heart, to be born in the central kingdom (India), to be born in human form, and to be perfect; see, Nirvana Sutra 23; six difficult attainments
| shí jīn gāng xīn / shi2 jin1 gang1 xin1
shih chin kang hsin
jū kongō shin
| Ten characteristics of the "diamond heart" as developed by bodhisattva: (1) complete insight into all truth; (2) saving of all creatures; (3) the glorifying of all Buddha-worlds; (4) supererogation of his good deeds; (5) service of all Buddhas; (6) realization of the truth of all Buddha-laws; (7) manifestation of all patience and endurance; (8) unflagging devotion to his vocation; (9) perfection of his work; (10) aiding all to fulfill their vows and accomplish their spiritual ends. 華嚴經 55; ten diamond-like states of mind
| haatofuru / hatofuru ハートフル
|| (adjectival noun) (1) heart-warming (wasei: heartful); feel-good; emotionally uplifting; warm-hearted; (2) barrier-free; disabled or senior-friendly
| shinhayoiotoko しんはよいおとこ
|| a good man at heart
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Good Heart||善心||yoshinaka||shàn xīn / shan4 xin1 / shan xin / shanxin||shan hsin / shanhsin|
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