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| 5. Sagittarius |
7. 5. Right Living / Right Livelihood / Perfect Livelihood
This his hunter or huntsman in Japanese Kanji.
There are several ways to say "hunter" in Japanese but this is probably the most common.
The first Kanji means hunting or game.
The second Kanji means master, specialist, or teacher. In this case, it will be read as "master." So this is also "game master" or "hunt master."
弋人 is the ancient way to write archer in both Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
If you carried a bow into battle in an army of ancient Asia, this would be your title.
Note: 弋人 is an antiquated term that is rarely used in modern Chinese, Korean or Japanese. Beyond archer, this can also mean a ceremonial hunter in Japanese.
Note: This title is so old, that most Asian people will not recognize this as a normal word. It has not been in regular use for many generations.
射手 means archer, shooter, or marksman in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
Depending on context, it can also mean "goal getter" in Chinese. This would also be the word for bowman.
This word is kind of modern in Asia, meaning that it's only been in use for a few hundred years. However, the more ancient version of archer is often not even recognized by the current generation of Chinese and Japanese people.
The first character means "shoot" or "fire" (in the context of a gun or bow). It's also a suffix for radioactive things (in the context of chemistry) - radioactive things "fire off" electrons. In Japanese, that first Kanji is a short name and suffix for archery.
The second character means "hand" but hand can also mean a person, in the same way, that "farmhand" is a person in English.
弓箭手 is how to write "archer" in modern Chinese.
These characters mean "bow arrow hand."
There are other ways to write "archer" in Chinese, but this is probably the most common title for modern China. The other, less-common version of archer, is also more universal, in that it has the same meaning in Japanese (this one is not used in Japan).
正命 (right living) is one of the Noble Eightfold Paths of Buddhism.
Right Living, along with Right Speech and Right Action constitute the path to Virtue.
Right Living means that a Buddhist should only take a job or pursue a career in a field that does no harm. Buddhists should not work in the arms trade, as pimps or in the field of prostitution, as a butcher or in a shop that kills or sells meat, in a laboratory that does animal research, or any other business that involves scheming or unethical behavior.
Another definition: Avoidance of professions that are harmful to sentient beings, such as slaughterer, hunter, dealer in weaponry or narcotics, etc.
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.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Hunter||獵人 / 猟人|
|ryou jin / ryoujin / ryo jin / ryojin||liè rén / lie4 ren2 / lie ren / lieren||lieh jen / liehjen|
|猟師||ryou shi / ryoushi / ryo shi / ryoshi|
|liè hù zuò
lie4 hu4 zuo4
lie hu zuo
|lieh hu tso
|Archer||弋人||yokujin||yì rén / yi4 ren2 / yi ren / yiren||i jen / ijen|
|Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol
|射手座||ite-za||shè shǒu zuò
she4 shou3 zuo4
she shou zuo
|she shou tso
|Archer||射手||i te / sha shu|
ite / shashu
|shè shǒu / she4 shou3 / she shou / sheshou|
|Archer||弓箭手||gōng jiàn shǒu
gong1 jian4 shou3
gong jian shou
|kung chien shou
|5. Right Living
|正命||sei myou / seimyou / sei myo / seimyo||zhèng mìng
|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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When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.
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The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
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We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.
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.
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.
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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