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Karma (of your past lives)

China sù yè
Japan shukugou
Karma (of your past lives)

宿業 is the Buddhist concept of Past Karma. To put it simply, it's the sum of all the good and bad from all previous lives (and perhaps earlier in your current life). This term is not commonly used outside of the Buddhist faith (you'll have a tough time finding a non-Buddhist Asian person that knows this word).

Other ways to translate this: "The karma of previous existence," "The karma remaining from prior existences," or simply "Former karma."


See Also:  Buddhism

Destiny / Fate

China yùn mìng
Japan un mei
Destiny / Fate

These two characters contain the ideas of "fate," "destiny," "fortune" and "luck" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

運命 is often defined as "a person's fate" in various dictionaries.

These two characters can be reversed (written in either order) and yield roughly the same meaning.

This particular character order happens to be more common in old Korean and less common in modern Chinese.


See Also:  Good Fortune | Good Luck

6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort

Samyag Vyayama / Samma Vayama
China zhèng jīng jìn
Japan sei shou jin
6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort

正精進 is one of the Noble Eightfold Paths of Buddhism. Right Effort, along with Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration constitute the path to Concentration or Perfect Thought.

Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake in each moment, the effort to overcome laziness and defilement, the effort to make each activity of our day meditation. This concept is about pursuing wholesome things that promote good karma.

Another definition: Cultivation of what is karmically wholesome and avoidance of what is karmically unwholesome.


This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Japanese and Chinese people.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese waza / わざ    gou / go / ごう    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; {Buddh} (See 果報) 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.

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Mandarin gēn / gen1
Taiwan ken
Japanese ne / ね    kon / こん
Chinese root; basis; classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; CL:條|条[tiao2]; radical (chemistry)
Japanese (1) root (of a plant); (2) root (of a tooth, hair, etc.); center (of a pimple, etc.); (3) root root (of all evil, etc.); source; origin; cause; basis; (4) one's true nature; (5) (fishing) reef; (1) stick-to-itiveness; perseverance; persistence; (2) (See 基・き・1) radical (esp. one that tends to ionize easily); (3) {math} root; (4) {Buddh} indriya (faculty of the body having a specific function, i.e. the sensory organs); (personal name) Nemawari; (personal name) Nemawashi; (personal name) Nene; (surname) Nezaki; (surname) Nesaki; (place-name) Ne; (surname) Konzaki; (surname) Kon; (surname) Kotakane
mūla, a root, basis, origin; but when meaning an organ of sense, indriyam, a 'power', 'faculty of sense, sense, organ of sense'. M.W. A root, or source; that which is capable of producing or growing, as the eye is able to produce knowledge, as faith is able to bring forth good works, as human nature is able to produce good or evil karma. v. 五根 and 二十二根.

三因

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Mandarin sān yīn / san1 yin1
Taiwan san yin
Japanese sanin / さんいん
Japanese {Buddh} (See 三因仏性) three causes of Buddha nature; (place-name) Miyori
The six "causes" of the Abhidharma Kośa 倶舍論 as reduced to three in the Satyasiddhi śāstra 成實論, i.e. 生因 producing cause, as good or evil deeds cause good or evil karma; 習因 habit cause, e.g. lust breeding lust; 依因 dependent or hypostatic cause, e.g. the six organs 六根 and their objects 六境 causing the cognitions 六識; three causes

三大

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Mandarin sān dà / san1 da4
Taiwan san ta
Japanese sandai / さんだい
Japanese (prefix) (See 三大疾病) the big three ...; (surname) Miou
The three great characteristics of the 眞如 in the 起信論 Awakening of Faith: (1) 體大 The greatness of the bhūtatathatā in its essence or substance; it is 衆生心之體性 the embodied nature of the mind of all the living, universal, immortal, immutable, eternal; (2) 相大 the greatness of its attributes or manifestations, perfect in wisdom and mercy, and every achievement; (3) 用大 the greatness of its functions and operations within and without, perfectly transforming all the living to good works and good karma now and hereafter. There are other groups, e.g. 體, 宗, and 用; three kinds of greatness

三業


三业

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Mandarin sān yè / san1 ye4
Taiwan san yeh
Japanese sangou / sango / さんごう    sangyou / sangyo / さんぎょう
Japanese {Buddh} (See 身口意) three activities (action, speech and thought); the three entertainment district enterprises: eating houses, geisha houses, meeting places for assignations, etc.
trividha-dvāra. The three conditions, inheritances, or karma, of which there are several groups. (1) Deed, word, thought, 身, 口, 意. (2) (a) Present-1ife happy karma; (6) present-life unhappy karma; (c) 不動 karma of an imperturbable nature. (3) (a) Good; (b) evil; (c) neutral karma. (4) (a) 漏業 Karma of ordinary rebirth; (6) 無漏業 karma of Hīnayāna nirvana; (c) 非漏非無漏 karma of neither, independent of both, Mahāyāna nirvana. (5) (a) Present deeds and their consequences in this life; (b) present deeds and their next life consequences; (c) present deeds and consequences after the next life, There are other groups of three; three activities

三行

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Mandarin sān xíng / san1 xing2
Taiwan san hsing
Japanese miyuki / みゆき    mitsuyuki / みつゆき
Japanese (g,p) Miyuki; (surname) Mitsuyuki
Three lines of action that affect karma, i.e. the ten good deeds that cause happy karma; the ten evil deeds that cause unhappy karma; 不動業 or 無動行 karma arising without activity, e.g. meditation on error and its remedy; three karmic activities

二果

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Mandarin èr guǒ / er4 guo3
Taiwan erh kuo
Japanese nika
Sakṛdāgāmin; v. 裟 and 斯. The second "fruit" of the four kinds of Hīnayāna arhats, who have only once more to return to mortality. Also the two kinds of fruit or karma: (a) 習氣果 The good or evil characteristics resulting from habit or practice in a former existence; (b) 報果the pain or pleasure resulting (in this life) from the practices of a previous life; second realization

二業


二业

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Mandarin èr yè / er4 ye4
Taiwan erh yeh
Japanese nigyou / nigyo / にぎょう
Japanese (archaism) restaurants and geisha establishments
Two classes of karma. (1) (a) 引業 leads to the 總報, i.e. the award as to the species into which one is to be born, e.g. men, gods, etc.; (6) 滿業 is the 別報 or fulfillment in detail, i.e. the kind or quality of being e.g. clever or stupid, happy or unhappy, etc. (2) (a) 善業 and (b) 惡業 Good and evil karma, resulting in happiness or misery. (3) (a) 助業 Aids to the karma of being reborn in Amitābha's Pure—land e. g. offerings, chantings, etc.; (b) 正業 thought and invocation of Amitābha with undivided mind, as the direct method; two kinds of karmic activity

五乘

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Mandarin wǔ chéng / wu3 cheng2
Taiwan wu ch`eng / wu cheng
Japanese gojō
The five vehicles conveying to the karma reward which differs according to the vehicle: they are generally summed up as (1) 入乘 rebirth among men conveyed by observing the five commandments; (2) 天乘 among the devas by the ten forms of good action; (3) 聲聞乘 among the śrāvakas by the four noble truths; (4) 緣覺乘 among pratyekabuddhas by the twelve nidānas; (5) 菩薩乘 among the Buddhas and bodhisattvas by the six pāramitās 六度 q. v. Another division is the various vehicles of bodhisattvas; pratyekabuddhas; śrāvakas; general; and devas-and-men. Another is Hīnayāna Buddha, pratyekabuddhas, śrāvakas, the gods of the Brahma heavens, and those of the desire-realm. Another is Hīnayāna ordinary disciples: śrāvakas: pratyekabuddhas; bodhisattvas; and the one all-inclusive vehicle. And a sixth, of Tiantai, is for men; devas; śrāvakas-cum-pratyekabuddhas; bodhisattvas: and the Buddha-vehicle. The esoteric cult has: men, corresponding with earth; devas, with water: śrāvakas, with fire: pratyekabuddhas, with wind; and bodhisattvas, with 空 the 'void'.

十力

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Mandarin shí lì / shi2 li4
Taiwan shih li
Japanese jūriki
Daśabala. The ten powers of Buddha, giving complete knowledge of: (1) what is right or wrong in every condition; (2) what is the karma of every being, past, present, and future; (3) all stages of dhyāna liberation, and samādhi; (4) the powers and faculties of all beings; (5) the desires, or moral direction of every being; (6) the actual condition of every individual; (7) the direction and consequence of all laws; (8) all causes of mortality and of good and evil in their reality; (9) the end of all beings and nirvāṇa; (10) the destruction of all illusion of every kind. See the 智度論 25 and the 倶舍論 29.

善緣


善缘

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Mandarin shàn yuán / shan4 yuan2
Taiwan shan yüan
Chinese good karma

四力

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Mandarin sì lì / si4 li4
Taiwan ssu li
Japanese shiriki
The four powers for attaining enlightenment: independent personal power; power derived from others; power of past good karma; and power arising from environment.

天道

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Mandarin tiān dào / tian1 dao4
Taiwan t`ien tao / tien tao
Japanese tendou / tendo / てんどう    tentou / tento / てんとう
Chinese natural law; heavenly law; weather (dialect)
Japanese (1) the sun; (2) god of heaven and the earth; (3) laws governing the heavens; (4) (astron) celestial path; celestial motion; (5) (Buddhist term) deva realm (svarga); (1) (Buddhist term) deva realm (svarga); (2) path in the heavens; (surname, given name) Tendou; (place-name) Tentou
deva-gati, or devasopāna, 天趣. (1) The highest of the six paths 六道, the realm of devas, i. e. the eighteen heavens of form and four of formlessness. A place of enjoyment, where the meritorious enjoy the fruits of good karma, but not a place of progress toward bodhisattva perfection. (2) The Dao of Heaven, natural law, cosmic energy; according to the Daoists, the origin and law of all things; path of the gods

天鼓

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Mandarin tiān gǔ / tian1 gu3
Taiwan t`ien ku / tien ku
Japanese tenko / てんこ
Japanese (given name) Tenko
The deva drum— in the 善法 Good Law Hall of the Trayas-triṃśas heavens, which sounds of itself, warning the inhabitants of the thirty-three heavens that even their life is impermanent and subject to karma: at the sound of the drum Indra preaches against excess. Hence it is a title of Buddha as the great law-drum, who warns, exhorts, and encourages the good and frightens the evil and the demons; heavenly drum

妙行

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Mandarin miào xíng / miao4 xing2
Taiwan miao hsing
Japanese myoukou / myoko / みょうこう
Japanese (female given name) Myoukou
The profound act by which a good karma is produced, e.g. faith; v. 一行一切行; marvelous activity

定業


定业

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Mandarin dìng yè / ding4 ye4
Taiwan ting yeh
Japanese teigyou / tegyo / ていぎょう
Japanese regular employment
Fixed karma, rebirth determined by the good or bad actions of the past. Also, the work of meditation with its result; particular forms of karma

散業


散业

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Mandarin sàn yè / san4 ye4
Taiwan san yeh
Japanese sangō
The good karma acquired in a life of activity; good karma acquired in non-meditative activities

果報


果报

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Mandarin guǒ bào / guo3 bao4
Taiwan kuo pao
Japanese kahou / kaho / かほう
Chinese karma; preordained fate (Buddhism)
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) good fortune; luck; happiness; (2) {Buddh} (See 業・ごう) vipaka (retribution); (female given name) Kaho
異熟 Retribution for good or evil deeds, implying that different conditions in this (or any) life are the variant ripenings, or fruit, of seed sown in previous life or lives.

業力


业力

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Mandarin yè lì / ye4 li4
Taiwan yeh li
Japanese gōriki
The power of karma to produce good and evil fruit.

業因


业因

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Mandarin yè yīn / ye4 yin1
Taiwan yeh yin
Japanese gouin / goin / ごういん
Japanese karma
The deed as cause; the cause of good or bad karma; karma-cause

業報


业报

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Mandarin yè bào / ye4 bao4
Taiwan yeh pao
Japanese gouhou / goho / ごうほう
Japanese karma effects; fate; inevitable retribution
Karma-reward; the retribution of karma, good or evil; karmic retribution

業秤


业秤

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Mandarin yè chèng / ye4 cheng4
Taiwan yeh ch`eng / yeh cheng
Japanese gō no hakari
The scales of karma, in which good and evil are weighed by the rulers of Hades.

業風


业风

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Mandarin yè fēng / ye4 feng1
Taiwan yeh feng
Japanese gōfu
Karma-wind: (1) the fierce wind of evil karma and the wind from the hells, at the end of the age; (2) karma as wind blowing a person into good or evil rebirth; wind of karma

死相

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Mandarin sǐ xiāng / si3 xiang1
Taiwan ssu hsiang
Japanese shisou / shiso / しそう
Japanese look of death; shadow of death
The appearance of death; signs at death indicating the person's good or evil karma; to mark of death

淨業


净业

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Mandarin jìng yè / jing4 ye4
Taiwan ching yeh
Japanese jōgō
Good karma; also the deeds which lead to birth in the Pure Land; pure karma

白黑

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Mandarin bái hēi / bai2 hei1
Taiwan pai hei
Japanese byakukoku
white and dark, e. g. 白黑業 good and evil deeds, or karma.

罪障

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Mandarin zuì zhàng / zui4 zhang4
Taiwan tsui chang
Japanese zaishou / zaisho / ざいしょう
Japanese {Buddh} sins (which prevent entry into bliss)
The veil, or barrier of sin, which hinders the obtaining of good karma, and the obedient hearing of the truth; hindrance of harmful behavior

良緣

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Mandarin liáng yuán / liang2 yuan2
Taiwan liang yüan
Chinese good karma; opportune connection with marriage partner

二種子


二种子

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Mandarin èr zhǒng zi / er4 zhong3 zi
Taiwan erh chung tzu
Japanese ni shūji
Two kinds of seed: (1) (a) 本有種子 the seed or latent undivided (moral) force immanent in the highest of the eight 識, i.e. the ālaya-vijñāna; (b) 新薰種子the newly influenced, or active seed when acted upon by the seven other 識, thus becoming productive. (2) (a) 名言種子 The so-called seed which causes moral action similar to 本有種子, e.g. good or evil seed producing good or evil deeds; (b) 業種子 karma seed, the sixth 識 acting with the eighth; two kinds of seeds

阿陀那

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Mandarin ā tuó nà / a1 tuo2 na4
Taiwan a t`o na / a to na
Japanese adana
ādāna, intp. by 執持 holding on to, maintaining; holding together the karma, good or evil, maintaining the sentient organism, or the germ in the seed or plant. It is another name for the ālaya-vijñāna, and is known as the 阿陀那識 ādānavijñāna.

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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
Karma (of your past lives)宿業
宿业
shukugou / shukugosù yè / su4 ye4 / su ye / suyesu yeh / suyeh
Destiny
Fate
運命
运命
un mei / unmeiyùn mìng / yun4 ming4 / yun ming / yunmingyün ming / yünming
6. Right Effort
Right Endeavor
Perfect Effort
正精進
正精进
sei shou jin
seishoujin
sei sho jin
seishojin
zhèng jīng jìn
zheng4 jing1 jin4
zheng jing jin
zhengjingjin
cheng ching chin
chengchingchin
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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