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| 1. Good Intentions
2. Good Intentions / Good Will...
3. 2. Right Resolve / Right Thought...
4. Strong Hearted / Strong Willed
5. Purpose / Aim / Goal
| 7. Will-Power / Self-Control|
8. Determination to Achieve / Will-Power
9. Strong-Willed / Strong of Heart
10. Mind of the Beginner
11. Determination to Achieve
12. All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path
This is how to write good intentions in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.
This can also be translated as: kindness; good will; favor; favour; courtesy; good wishes; friendliness; amity.
This is a word that means good intentions, good will, or to things done in good faith in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.
It's sort of the reason you do good deeds, or the desire you have inside yourself to do the right thing.
This can also be translated as benevolence, kindness, virtuous mind, positive mindset, or favorable sense.
This word is also used in legal context for things that are done in good faith (regardless of outcome).
In Japanese, this can be the personal name Yoshi or Yoshii.
This is one of the Noble Eightfold Paths of Buddhism. Right Thought, along with Right View constitute the path to Wisdom.
In Buddhism, Right Thought in simple terms means to free yourself from having ill-will towards anyone or anything. It also suggests that you remain harmless to other living creatures.
This can also be defined as, "Resolve in favor of renunciation, good will, and non-harming of sentient beings."
There is an ancient/alternate version of the third character for this selection. You can see that alternation third character to the right. If you want your selection to use that older character, just click on the character to the right, instead of the button above.
Note: 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.
This phrase can mean either "strong hearted," "strong willed" or "determination."
The first two characters can be translated as "will," "willpower," "determination," "volition," "intention," or "intent." But, it should be noted that this first part possess the element of "heart" in the lower portion of both characters (they also partially carry the meaning "with whole heart").
The last two characters mean "strong" or "staunch."
Chinese word order and grammar is a bit different than English, so in this case, they are in reverse order of English but have the correct meaning in a natural form.
This word means purpose, aim, goal, target, objective, or intention.
If you need a reminder about seeking purpose in life, your job, or following your goal, hanging this on your wall might help.
This is the kind of spirit that you have if you perform well in sports or competition. It is the idea of having a good attitude, and putting your all into something - so much so that others can see or feel your spirit. It is the essence of your being that can only be subjectively described because there are no words that can fully explain what "spirit" really is.
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My Japanese dictionary further tries to explain this word by comparing it to mind, soul, heart or intention.
My Chinese dictionary compares these characters to meanings like vigor, vitality, drive and mentality.
My Korean dictionary defines this as mind, spirit and soul.
This is the form of will power or self-control is about having the determination or tenacity to keep going.
In Japanese, this is the power of will, strength of will, volition, intention, intent, or determination.
This Chinese, Korean, and Japanese word means, "determination to achieve." It can also be translated as: will; willpower; determination; volition; intention; intent.
In Japanese, this can also be the given name Ishi.
Here's the character breakdown of this Japanese title:
気 (ki) spirit; mind; heart; nature; motivation; intention; feelings; essence.
の (no) possessive particle.
強い (tsuyoi) strong; powerful; mighty; potent; resistant; resilient; durable.
Note: Because this selection contains some Japanese Katakana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.
This is often translated in Japanese as "beginner’s mind" or "beginner’s spirit."
In Chinese, the dictionary definition is "one’s original intention."
The first character means first, initial, primary, junior, beginning, or basic.
The second character means heart, mind, soul, or essence.
This is one of the five spirits of the warrior (budo), and is often used as a Japanese martial arts tenet. Under that context, places such as the Budo Dojo define it this way: The state of shoshin is that of a beginners mind. It is a state of awareness the remains always fully conscious, aware, and prepared to see things for the first time. The attitude of shoshin is essential to continued learning.
This Japanese proverb, "Ichinen Hokki," suggests being resolved to do something or having a wholehearted intention to accomplish something.
Some will translate this as, "the determination to accomplish something," "turning over a new leaf and being determined to find success."
These are the eight tenets of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path written altogether.
Here's this list of tenets in English:
1. Right View / Right Understanding / Right Perspective / Perfect View
2. Right Resolve / Right Thought / Right Intention / Perfect Resolve
3. Right Speech / Right Talk / Perfect Speech
4. Right Action / Perfect Conduct
5. Right Living / Right Livelihood / Perfect Livelihood
6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort
7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration / Perfect Concentration
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The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
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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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Good Intentions||好意||kou i / koui / ko i / koi||hǎo yì / hao3 yi4 / hao yi / haoyi||hao i / haoi|
|Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith||善意||zen i / zeni||shàn yì / shan4 yi4 / shan yi / shanyi||shan i / shani|
|2. Right Resolve / Right Thought / Right Intention / Perfect Resolve||正思唯||sei shi yui|
|zhèng sī wéi
zheng4 si1 wei2
zheng si wei
|cheng ssu wei
|Strong Hearted / Strong Willed||意志堅強|
|yì zhì jiān qiáng
yi4 zhi4 jian1 qiang2
yi zhi jian qiang
|i chih chien ch`iang
i chih chien chiang
|Purpose / Aim / Goal||目的||mokuteki||mù dì / mu4 di4 / mu di / mudi||mu ti / muti|
|Spirit||精神||sei shin / seishin||jīng shén
|Will-Power / Self-Control||意志力||ishi ryoku / ishiryoku||yì zhì lì
yi4 zhi4 li4
yi zhi li
|i chih li
|Determination to Achieve / Will-Power||意志||ishi||yì zhì / yi4 zhi4 / yi zhi / yizhi||i chih / ichih|
|Strong-Willed / Strong of Heart||氣の強い|
|ki no tsuyo i|
|Mind of the Beginner||初心||sho shin / shoshin||chū xīn / chu1 xin1 / chu xin / chuxin||ch`u hsin / chuhsin / chu hsin|
|Determination to Achieve||一念発起||ichi nen ho kki|
ichi nen ho ki
|All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path||正見正思唯正語正業正命正精進正念正定|
|shouken shoushiyui shougo shougo shoumyou shoushoujin shounen shoujou|
shoken shoshiyui shogo shogo shomyo shoshojin shonen shojo
|zhèng jiàn zhèng sī wéi zhèng yǔ zhèng yè zhèng mìng zhèng jīng jìn zhèng niàn zhèng dìng
zheng4 jian4 zheng4 si1 wei2 zheng4 yu3 zheng4 ye4 zheng4 ming4 zheng4 jing1 jin4 zheng4 nian4 zheng4 ding4
zheng jian zheng si wei zheng yu zheng ye zheng ming zheng jing jin zheng nian zheng ding
|cheng chien cheng ssu wei cheng yü cheng yeh cheng ming cheng ching chin cheng nien cheng ting|
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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