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Kensho - Initial Enlightenment

China jiàn xìng
Japan ken shou
Kensho - Initial Enlightenment

Generally the same meaning as Satori but referring to the initial state or initial experience of enlightenment. 見性 is a Zen Buddhist term that is not widely known outside of the religion. Used more in Japan than China.

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. Some Japanese people will dispute whether this title is valid in the Japanese language. Only order this if you are sure this title is right for you.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

Kensho Jyobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha

Japan ken shou jyo butsu
Kensho Jyobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha

見性成佛 is a complex concept in Japanese Buddhism. 見性成佛 is the initial enlightenment that leads to self-awareness, becoming Buddha, and the path to enter Nirvana.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment | Initial Enlightenment


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese yutaka / ゆたか    yasushi / やすし    masaru / まさる    hamaken / はまけん    tsuyoshi / つよし    tateshi / たてし    tatsuru / たつる    tatsu / たつ    takeru / たける    takeshi / たけし    take / たけ    takashi / たかし    sukoyaka / すこやか    jiin / jin / じぇん    kensou / kenso / けんそう    kenji / けんじ    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう    kenkichi / けんきち    ken / けん
Kensho Jyobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha
Chinese healthy; to invigorate; to strengthen; to be good at; to be strong in
Japanese (personal name) Yutaka; (given name) Yasushi; (given name) Masaru; (surname) Hamaken; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (personal name) Tateshi; (personal name) Tatsuru; (given name) Tatsu; (given name) Takeru; (given name) Takeshi; (surname) Take; (personal name) Takashi; (surname) Sukoyaka; (given name) Jen; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Kenkichi; (surname, female given name) Ken
Sturdy, strong, hard, bold; unwearied; translit. ga, gha.

見性


见性

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Mandarin jiàn xìng / jian4 xing4
Taiwan chien hsing
Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Japanese self-awareness; consciousness of one's own character
To behold the Buddha-nature within oneself, a common saying of the Chan (Zen) or Intuitive School; to see the (buddha-)nature

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese yakata / やかた    hajime / はじめ    date / だて    tateru / たてる    tate / たて    tatsuru / たつる    tatsuno / たつの    tatsu / たつ    tachi / たち    takeru / たける    takebi / たけび    takeshi / たけし    takashi / たかし    kensou / kenso / けんそう    kenji / けんじ    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう    ken / けん
Chinese to establish; to found; to set up; to build; to construct
Japanese (n,n-suf,n-pref) contract; commitment; (archaism) leader of a fearless tribe; (personal name) Yakata; (given name) Hajime; (personal name) Date; (personal name) Tateru; (surname) Tate; (given name) Tatsuru; (female given name) Tatsuno; (given name) Tatsu; (personal name) Tachi; (given name) Takeru; (given name) Takebi; (given name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken
To found, set up, establish, build.


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Mandarin xiàn / xian4
Taiwan hsien
Japanese makoto / まこと    norio / のりお    nori / のり    tadashi / ただし    takashi / たかし    satoshi / さとし    kensou / kenso / けんそう    kenji / けんじ    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう    ken / けん    akira / あきら
Chinese statute; constitution
Japanese (given name) Makoto; (given name) Norio; (surname) Nori; (female given name) Toshi; (given name) Tadashi; (personal name) Takashi; (male given name) Satoshi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken; (female given name) Akira

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Mandarin yán / yan2
Taiwan yen
Japanese yoshi / よし    migaku / みがく    migaki / みがき    togi / とぎ    kensou / kenso / けんそう    kenji / けんじ    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう    ken / けん    kiwamu / きわむ    osamu / おさむ
Chinese to grind; study; research
Japanese (female given name) Yoshi; (given name) Migaku; (given name) Migaki; (surname) Togi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (surname, given name) Ken; (given name) Kiwamu; (given name) Osamu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese jun / じゅん    kensou / kenso / けんそう    kenji / けんじ    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう    ken / けん    aya / あや    ami / あみ    aki / あき
Chinese adorned; swift; gorgeous; brilliant; variegated
Japanese (female given name) Jun; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken; (female given name) Aya; (personal name) Ami; (personal name) Aki


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Mandarin qiān / qian1
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Japanese yuzuru / ゆずる    nori / のり    kensou / kenso / けんそう    kenji / けんじ    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう    kenshuu / kenshu / けんしゅう    ken / けん
Chinese modest
Japanese (given name) Yuzuru; (surname) Nori; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Kenshuu; (surname, given name) Ken
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

乾消


干消

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Mandarin gān xiāo / gan1 xiao1
Taiwan kan hsiao
Japanese kenshō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

乾痟


干痟

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Mandarin gān xiāo / gan1 xiao1
Taiwan kan hsiao
Japanese kenshō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

健勝

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Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) good health; (given name) Takekatsu; (given name) Kenshou

健祥

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Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう Japanese spirit; pep; energy; (personal name) Kenshou

剣匠

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Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう Japanese (See 刀鍛冶・かたなかじ) swordsmith

堅正


坚正

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Mandarin jiān zhèng / jian1 zheng4
Taiwan chien cheng
Japanese kensei / kense / けんせい    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Japanese (given name) Kensei; (surname, given name) Kenshou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

嶮處


崄处

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Mandarin xiǎn chù / xian3 chu4
Taiwan hsien ch`u / hsien chu
Japanese kensho
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

建昌

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Mandarin jiàn chāng / jian4 chang1
Taiwan chien ch`ang / chien chang
Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Chinese Jianchang county in Huludao 葫蘆島|葫芦岛, Liaoning
Japanese (personal name) Kenshou

憲章


宪章

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Mandarin xiàn zhāng / xian4 zhang1
Taiwan hsien chang
Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Chinese charter
Japanese charter; (given name) Noriyuki; (given name) Noriaki; (given name) Kenshou

懸賞


悬赏

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Mandarin xuán shǎng / xuan2 shang3
Taiwan hsüan shang
Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Chinese to offer a reward; bounty
Japanese offering prizes; winning; reward

検証

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Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう Japanese (noun/participle) verification; inspection

牽生


牵生

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Mandarin qiān shēng / qian1 sheng1
Taiwan ch`ien sheng / chien sheng
Japanese kenshō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

肩章

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Mandarin jiān zhāng / jian1 zhang1
Taiwan chien chang
Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Chinese epaulet; shoulder loop; shoulder mark
Japanese shoulder strap; epaulet; epaulette

腱鞘

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Mandarin jiàn qiào / jian4 qiao4
Taiwan chien ch`iao / chien chiao
Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Chinese tendon sheath (anatomy); epitendon
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) sheath of tendon

見所

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Japanese kenjo;kensho / けんじょ;けんしょ Japanese (1) audience seating (noh theater); (2) audience (esp. in noh)

見障


见障

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Mandarin jiàn zhàng / jian4 zhang4
Taiwan chien chang
Japanese kenshō
The obstruction of heterodox views to enlightenment; obstruction of views

謙称

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Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう Japanese (noun/participle) refer to modestly

賢所

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Japanese kashikodokoro;kensho / かしこどころ;けんしょ Japanese a palace sanctuary

顕彰

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Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう Japanese (noun/participle) honouring (publicly); honoring; making someone's good deeds or achievements well-known; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Akira

顕正

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Japanese kenshou;kensei / kensho;kense / けんしょう;けんせい Japanese {Buddh} revealing or demonstrating the truth; (personal name) Takamasa; (given name) Kensei; (given name) Kenshou; (given name) Akimasa

牽生業


牵生业

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Mandarin qiān shēng yè / qian1 sheng1 ye4
Taiwan ch`ien sheng yeh / chien sheng yeh
Japanese kenshō gō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

謗賢聖


谤贤圣

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Mandarin bàng xián shèng / bang4 xian2 sheng4
Taiwan pang hsien sheng
Japanese hō kenshō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

賢聖族


贤圣族

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Mandarin xián shèng zú / xian2 sheng4 zu2
Taiwan hsien sheng tsu
Japanese kenshō zoku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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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
Kensho - Initial Enlightenment見性
见性
ken shou / kenshou / ken sho / kenshojiàn xìng
jian4 xing4
jian xing
jianxing
chien hsing
chienhsing
Kensho Jyobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha見性成佛
見性成仏
ken shou jyo butsu
kenshoujyobutsu
ken sho jyo butsu
kenshojyobutsu
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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House
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Jesus
Keep Fighting
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Love
Loyalty
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Mind Body Spirit
Mother
Mushin
Music
Overcome
Peach
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Protector
Rain
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Right Intention
Rooster
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Strength
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Strong Heart
Sword
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Victory
Wedding
White
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Wolf
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