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Stay Strong / Indestructible / Unbreakable

China jīn gāng bù huài
Japan kon gou fu e
Stay Strong / Indestructible / Unbreakable

This is originally a Buddhist term for, "The diamond indestructible." Sometimes, it's written 金剛不壞身, The diamond indestructible body. Outside that context, it still means firm and solid, sturdy and indestructible, unshakable, or adamantine (a mythological indestructible material).


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Unbreakable / Indestructible

China jiān bù kě cuī
Unbreakable / Indestructible

堅不可摧 means "unbreakable" in Chinese.

It can also mean invulnerable, indestructible, or impregnable.

You may be searching for this because you like the 2000 film, Unbreakable, starring Bruce Willis. 堅不可摧 is the title of that film in Chinese.

Diamond

China jīn gāng
Japan kon gou
Diamond

金剛 is a common way to call diamonds in Chinese and Japanese. Traditionally, there were not that many diamonds that made their way to Asia, so this word does not have the deep cultural significance that it does in the west (thanks mostly to De Beers marketing). Therefore, this word was kind of borrowed from other uses.

This title can also refer to vajra (a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond that originally refers to an indestructible substance); hard metal; pupa of certain insects; Vajrapani, Buddha's warrior attendant; King Kong; adamantine; Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

金剛


金刚

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Mandarin jīn gāng / jin1 gang1
Taiwan chin kang
Japanese kongou / kongo / こんごう
Chinese diamond; (used to translate Sanskrit "vajra", a thunderbolt or mythical weapon); guardian deity (in Buddhist iconography); King Kong
Japanese (1) vajra (indestructible substance); diamond; adamantine; (2) thunderbolt; Indra's weapon; Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth; (p,s,g) Kongou
vajra, 伐闍羅; 跋折羅 (or跋闍羅); 縛曰羅(or 縛日羅) The thunderbolt of Indra, often called the diamond club; but recent research considers it a sun symbol. The diamond, synonym of hardness, indestructibility, power, the least frangible of minerals. It is one of the saptaratna 七寶; adamantine

堅不可摧


坚不可摧

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Mandarin jiān bù kě cuī / jian1 bu4 ke3 cui1
Taiwan chien pu k`o ts`ui / chien pu ko tsui
Chinese invulnerable, indestructible, impregnable


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Mandarin shí / shi2
Taiwan shih
Japanese shiki / しき
Chinese to record; to write a footnote; to know; knowledge; Taiwan pr. [shi4]
Japanese (1) acquaintanceship; (2) {Buddh} vijnana; consciousness; (3) (after a signature) written by...; (personal name) Tsuguhide; (female given name) Shiki; (given name) Satoru; (female given name) Sato
vijñāna, "the art of distinguishing, or perceiving, or recognizing, discerning, understanding, comprehending, distinction, intelligence, knowledge, science, learning . . . wisdom." M.W. parijñāna, "perception, thorough knowledge," etc. M.W. It is intp. by 心 the mind, mental discernment, perception, in contrast with the object discerned; also by 了別 understanding and discrimination. There are classifications of 一識 that all things are the one mind, or are metaphysical; 二識 q. v. discriminating the ālaya-vijñāna or primal undivided condition from the mano-vijñāna or that of discrimination; 三識 in the Laṅkāvatāra Sutra, fundamental, manifested and discriminate; 五識 q.v. in the 起信論, i.e. 業, 轉, 現, 知, and 相續識; 六識 the perceptions and discernings of the six organs of sense; also of 8, 9, 10, and 11 識. The most important is the eight of the 起信論, i.e. the perceptions of the six organs of sense, eye, ear, nose, tongue, body (or touch), and mind, together with manas, intp. as 意識 the consciousness of the previous moment, on which the other six depend; the eighth is the ālaya-vijñāna, v. 阿賴耶, in which is contained the seed or stock of all phenomena and which 無沒 loses none, or nothing, is indestructible; a substitute for the seventh is ādāna 'receiving' of the 唯識, which is intp. as 無解 undiscriminated, or indefinite perception; there is a difference of view between the 相 and the 性 schools in regard to the seventh and eight 識; and the latter school add a ninth called the amala, or pure vijñāna, i.e. the non-phenomenal 眞如識. The esoterics add that all phenomena are mental and all things are the one mind, hence the one mind is 無量識 unlimited mind or knowledge, every kind of knowledge, or omniscience. vijñāna is one of the twelve nidānas.; Ālaya-vijñāna and mano-vijñāna; i. e. 阿梨耶 | and 分別事 |; v. 識.

不壞


不坏

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Mandarin bù huài / bu4 huai4
Taiwan pu huai
Japanese fu-e
avināśya; indestructible, never decaying, eternal.

不変

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Japanese fuhen / ふへん Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) (ant: 可変) eternal; everlasting; unchangeable; immutable; immovable; constant; permanent; indestructible

不滅


不灭

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Mandarin bù miè / bu4 mie4
Taiwan pu mieh
Japanese fumetsu / ふめつ
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) immortal; undying; indestructible
anirodha, not destroyed, not subject to annihilation; unextinguishable

大日

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Mandarin dà rì / da4 ri4
Taiwan ta jih
Japanese dainichi / だいにち
Japanese Mahavairocana (Tathagata); Great Sun; Supreme Buddha of Sino-Japanese esoteric Buddhism; (place-name, surname) Dainichi; (surname) Ookusa
Vairocana, or Mahāvairocana 大日如來; 遍照如來; 摩訶毘盧遮那; 毘盧遮那; 大日覺王 The sun, "shining everywhere" The chief object of worship of the Shingon sect in Japan, "represented by the gigantic image in the temple at Nara." (Eliot.) There he is known as Dai-nichi-nyorai. He is counted as the first, and according to some, the origin of the five celestial Buddhas (dhyāni-buddhas, or jinas). He dwells quiescent in Arūpa-dhātu, the Heaven beyond form, and is the essence of wisdom (bodhi) and of absolute purity. Samantabhadra 普賢 is his dhyāni-bodhisattva. The 大日經 "teaches that Vairocana is the whole world, which is divided into Garbhadhātu (material) and Vajradhātu (indestructible), the two together forming Dharmadhātu. The manifestations of Vairocana's body to himself―that is, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas ―are represented symbolically by diagrams of several circles ". Eliot. In the 金剛界 or vajradhātu maṇḍala he is the center of the five groups. In the 胎藏界 or Garbhadhātu he is the center of the eight-leaf (lotus) court. His appearance, symbols, esoteric word, differ according to the two above distinctions. Generally he is considered as an embodiment of the Truth 法, both in the sense of dharmakāya 法身 and dharmaratna 法寳. Some hold Vairocana to be the dharmakāya of Śākyamuni 大日與釋迦同一佛 but the esoteric school denies this identity. Also known as 最高顯廣眼藏如來, the Tathagata who, in the highest, reveals the far-reaching treasure of his eye, i.e. the sun. 大日大聖不動明王 is described as one of his transformations. Also, a śramaņa of Kashmir (contemporary of Padma-saṃbhava); he is credited with introducing Buddhism into Khotan and being an incarnation of Mañjuśrī; the king Vijaya Saṃbhava built a monastery for him.

璢璃

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Mandarin liú lí / liu2 li2
Taiwan liu li
Japanese ruri
vaiḍūrya, described as a green indestructible gem, one of the seven precious things. A mountain near Vārāṇaśī. Also 吠璢璃 (吠璢璃耶); 毘頭梨.

不壞句


不坏句

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Mandarin bù huài jù / bu4 huai4 ju4
Taiwan pu huai chü
Japanese fue ku
A term in 眞言 Shingon for the magic word 阿 'a', the indestructible embodiment of Vairocana; indestructible syllable

四堅信


四坚信

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Mandarin sì jiān xìn / si4 jian1 xin4
Taiwan ssu chien hsin
Japanese shi kenshin
The four firm or 四不懷信 indestructible beliefs, in the Buddha, the law, the order, and the commandments; four firm beliefs

金剛定


金刚定

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Mandarin jīn gāng dìng / jin1 gang1 ding4
Taiwan chin kang ting
Japanese kongō jō
vajrasamādhi, 金剛喩定; 金剛三昧; 金剛滅定 diamond meditation, that of the last stage of the bodhisattva, characterized by firm, indestructible knowledge, penetrating all reality; attained after all remains of illusion have been cut off; adamantine absorption

金剛智


金刚智

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Mandarin jīn gāng zhì / jin1 gang1 zhi4
Taiwan chin kang chih
Japanese kongō chi
vajramati. The indestructible and enriching diamond wisdom of the Buddha. Also the name of an Indian who came to China A.D. 619; he is said to have introduced the Yogācāra system and founded the esoteric school, but this is attributed to Amoghavajra, v. 大教. 金剛智三藏 Vajrabodhi may be the same person, but there is doubt about the matter, cf. 大教.

金剛身


金刚身

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Mandarin jīn gāng shēn / jin1 gang1 shen1
Taiwan chin kang shen
Japanese kongō shin
The diamond body, the indestructible body of Buddha.

不壞四禪


不坏四禅

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Mandarin bù huài sì chán / bu4 huai4 si4 chan2
Taiwan pu huai ssu ch`an / pu huai ssu chan
Japanese fue (no) shizen
The four dhyāna heavens, where the samādhi mind of meditation is indestructible, and the external world is indestructible by the three final catastrophes; four indestructible meditations

不壞金剛


不坏金刚

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Mandarin bù huài jīn gāng / bu4 huai4 jin1 gang1
Taiwan pu huai chin kang
Japanese fue kongō
Vairocana the indestructible, or eternal; indestructible-adamantine

達磨馱都


达磨驮都

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Mandarin dá mó tuó dōu / da2 mo2 tuo2 dou1
Taiwan ta mo t`o tou / ta mo to tou
Japanese darumadatsu
dharmadhātu, tr. 法界 'the element of law or of existence' (M.W.); all psychic and non-psychic processes (64 dharmas), with the exception of rūpa-skandha and mano-ayatana (11), grouped as one dharma element; the storehouse or matrix of phenomena, all-embracing totality of things; in the Tantric school, Vairocana divided into Garbhadhātu (material) and Vajradhātu (indestructible); a relic of the Buddha; (Skt. dharmadhātu)

金剛不壊

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Japanese kongoufue / kongofue / こんごうふえ Japanese (yoji) firm and solid; sturdy and indestructible; unshakable; adamantine

金剛不壞


金刚不坏

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Mandarin jīn gāng bù huài / jin1 gang1 bu4 huai4
Taiwan chin kang pu huai
Japanese kongō fue
(金剛不壞身) The diamond indestructible (body), the Buddha.

金剛堅固


金刚坚固

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Mandarin jīn gāng jiān gù / jin1 gang1 jian1 gu4
Taiwan chin kang chien ku
Japanese kongoukengo / kongokengo / こんごうけんご
Japanese (yoji) firm and solid; sturdy and indestructible; unshakable; adamantine
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

金剛心殿


金刚心殿

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Mandarin jīn gāng xīn diàn / jin1 gang1 xin1 dian4
Taiwan chin kang hsin tien
Japanese kongō shinten
The vajradhātu (maṇḍala), in which Vairocana dwells, also called 不壞金剛光明心殿 the shrine of the indestructible diamond-brilliant heart.

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Stay Strong
Indestructible
Unbreakable
金剛不壞 / 金剛不壊
金刚不坏
kon gou fu e
kongoufue
kon go fu e
kongofue
jīn gāng bù huài
jin1 gang1 bu4 huai4
jin gang bu huai
jingangbuhuai
chin kang pu huai
chinkangpuhuai
Unbreakable
Indestructible
堅不可摧
坚不可摧
jiān bù kě cuī
jian1 bu4 ke3 cui1
jian bu ke cui
jianbukecui
chien pu k`o ts`ui
chienpukotsui
chien pu ko tsui
Diamond金剛
金刚
kon gou / kongou / kon go / kongojīn gāng / jin1 gang1 / jin gang / jingangchin kang / chinkang
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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