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Rabindranath Tagore, 1915
This is a philosophical poem/quote from Indian Poet and Philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore.
This quote is not sourced, and therefore several variations exist in English. Some suggest the original was in the Bengali language.
This, of course, is the Chinese translation which has the meaning of, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."
悉達多 is the name Siddhartha (as in Siddhartha Gautama), the personal name for Śākyamuni.
This same Buddha is also known as "Shakyamuni Gautama," "Gotama Buddha," or "Tathagata."
Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent who founded Buddhism. He is generally seen by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddha (Sammāsambuddha) of known human history.
The actual meaning of this name in Chinese is the realization of all aims, or simply being prosperous.
This name is sometimes romanized from the original Sanskrit or Pali as Siddhattha (from Siddhattha Gotama), Siddharth, Siddhārtha, or Sarvāthasiddha.
Siddhārtha or Sarvāthasiddha can also be written as 悉達, 悉多, 悉多頞他, or 悉陀.
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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|
|me gane hebi|
|yǎn jìng shé|
yan3 jing4 she2
yan jing she
|yen ching she
|Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark||信唸是在黎明前的黑闇中能感到光明的鳥|
|xìn niǎn shì zài lí míng qián de hēi àn zhōng néng gǎn dào guāng míng de niǎo|
xin4 nian3 shi4 zai4 li2 ming2 qian2 de hei1 an4 zhong1 neng2 gan3 dao4 guang1 ming2 de niao3
xin nian shi zai li ming qian de hei an zhong neng gan dao guang ming de niao
|hsin nien shih tsai li ming ch`ien te hei an chung neng kan tao kuang ming te niao
hsin nien shih tsai li ming chien te hei an chung neng kan tao kuang ming te niao
|Indian||印度人||in do jin / indojin||yìn dù rén|
yin4 du4 ren2
yin du ren
|yin tu jen
|Lakshmi||拉克希米||lā kè xī mǐ|
la1 ke4 xi1 mi3
la ke xi mi
|la k`o hsi mi
la ko hsi mi
|Laxmi||拉克希米||lā kè xī mǐ|
la1 ke4 xi1 mi3
la ke xi mi
|la k`o hsi mi
la ko hsi mi
|píng kù / ping2 ku4 / ping ku / pingku||p`ing k`u / pingku / ping ku|
|pèi lì rǎn kǎ|
pei4 li4 ran3 ka3
pei li ran ka
|p`ei li jan k`a
pei li jan ka
|Priyanka||プリヤンカー||puriyankaa / puriyanka|
|lā hú ěr|
la1 hu2 er3
la hu er
|la hu erh
|lā wéi / la1 wei2 / la wei / lawei|
|shiddatta / shiddaruta||xī dá duō|
xi1 da2 duo1
xi da duo
|hsi ta to
|Sonu||ソヌー||sonuu / sonu|
|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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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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