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Kensho - Initial Enlightenment

China jiàn xìng
Japan ken shou
Kensho - Initial Enlightenment Wall Scroll

Generally the same meaning as Satori but referring to the initial state or initial experience of enlightenment. This 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.


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Kensho Jyobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha

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

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.


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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese hotoke ほとけ
 butsusaki ぶつさき
Chinese Buddha; Buddhism
Japanese (surname) Hotoke; (surname) Butsusaki
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.
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Buddhism / Buddha

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Japanese yuki ゆき
 michi みち
 makoto まこと
 noburu のぶる
 nobutsugu のぶつぐ
 nobutaka のぶたか
 nobuji のぶじ
 nobusaki のぶさき
 nobukatsu のぶかつ
 nobu のぶ
 shinji しんじ
 shino しん
 akira しの
Chinese letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
Japanese (adv,n) (1) honesty; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; (3) (religious) faith; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Makoto; (personal name) Noburu; (personal name) Nobutsugu; (surname) Nobutaka; (personal name) Nobuji; (surname) Nobusaki; (personal name) Nobukatsu; (female given name) Nobu; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shino; (female given name) Akira
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.
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Believe / Faith / Trust

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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
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.
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Strong / Healthy

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Mandarin qiè / qie4
Taiwan ch`ieh / chieh
Japanese setsu せつ
Chinese definitely; absolutely (not); (scoffing or dismissive interjection) Yeah, right.; Tut!; to grind; close to; eager; to correspond to; see also 反切[fan3 qie4]; to cut; to slice; tangent (math)
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) eager; earnest; ardent; kind; keen; acute
To cut, carve; a whole; urgent; the 反切 system of spelling, i. e. the combination of the initial sound of one Chinese word with the final sound of another to indicate the sound of a third, a system introduced by translators of Buddhist works; v. 反.
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Chae

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Mandarin huì / hui4
Taiwan hui
Japanese megumi めぐみ
 muu / mu むう
 fui ふい
 takashi たかし
 sui すい
 sayaka さやか
 satoru さとる
 satori さとり
 satoshi さとし
 satoi さとい
 sato さと
 keiji / keji けいじ
 kei / ke けい
 e
 akira あきら
Chinese intelligent
Japanese (1) wisdom; enlightenment; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (one of the three divisions of the noble eightfold path); wisdom; (female given name) Megumi; (female given name) Muu; (female given name) Fui; (given name) Toshi; (personal name) Takashi; (female given name) Sui; (female given name) Sayaka; (given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satori; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Satoi; (female given name) Sato; (personal name) Keiji; (female given name) Kei; (personal name) E; (female given name) Akira
prajñā ; sometimes jñāna. Wisdom, discernment, understanding; the power to discern things and their underlying principles and to decide the doubtful. It is often interchanged with 智, though not correctly, for zhi means knowledge, the science of the phenomenal, while hui refers more generally to principles or morals. It is part of the name of many monks, e.g. 慧可 Huike; 慧思Huisi.
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Wisdom / Intelligence


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Mandarin jué / jue2
Taiwan chüeh
Japanese satoru さとる
Chinese to feel; to find that; thinking; awake; aware; a nap; a sleep; CL:場|场[chang2]
Japanese (personal name) Satoru
bodhi, from bodha, 'knowing, understanding', means enlightenment, illumination; 覺 is to awake, apprehend, perceive, realize; awake, aware; (also, to sleep). It is illumination, enlightenment, or awakening in regard to the real in contrast to the seeming; also, enlightenment in regard to moral evil. Cf. 菩提 and 佛.
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Awareness


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Mandarin xián / xian2
Taiwan hsien
Japanese masaru まさる
 makoto まこと
 hiroshi ひろし
 hyongoru ひょんごる
 takeshi たけし
 takashi たかし
 suguru すぐる
 satoru さとる
 satoshi さとし
 sato さと
 sakashi さかし
 kensou / kenso けんそう
 kenji けんじ
 kenshou / kensho けんしょう
 ken けん
 kata かた
 kashiko かしこ
Chinese worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (expression) (kana only) (feminine speech) yours sincerely (used to sign off on letters); respectfully yours; (male given name) Masaru; (male given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hyongoru; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguru; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Sato; (given name) Sakashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (male given name) Ken; (female given name) Kata; (given name) Kashiko
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent
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Wise and Virtuous

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Mandarin dào / dao4
Taiwan tao
Japanese wataru わたる
 motoi もとい
 michihiro みちひろ
 michizaki みちざき
 michi みち
 makoto まこと
 fumi ふみ
 naoshi なおし
 douzaki / dozaki どうざき
 dou / do どう
 tooru とおる
 tadasu ただす
 tadashi ただし
 tao たお
 susumu すすむ
 osamu おさむ
Chinese road; path; CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3]; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) administrative division (similar to province in Tang times)
Japanese (1) road; street; way; path; course; route; lane; (2) distance; ways (e.g. "a long ways"); (3) the way (of proper conduct, etc.); one's way; morals; (4) teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist); dogma; (5) field (of medicine, etc.); subject; (6) way; method; means; (1) (abbreviation) road; (2) way; (3) Buddhist teachings; (4) Taoism; (5) modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido); (6) historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.); (7) province (Tang-era administrative region of China); (8) province (modern administrative region of Korea); (1) (archaism) way; road; (suffix noun) (2) way to ...; road to ...; (personal name) Wataru; (given name) Motoi; (personal name) Michihiro; (surname) Michizaki; (surname, female given name) Michi; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Fumi; (given name) Naoshi; (surname) Douzaki; (surname) Dou; (female given name) Tooru; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (female given name) Tao; (personal name) Susumu; (given name) Osamu
mārga. A way, road; the right path; principle, Truth, Reason, Logos, Cosmic energy; to lead; to say. The way of transmigration by which one arrives at a good or bad existence; any of the six gati, or paths of destiny. The way of bodhi, or enlightenment leading to nirvāṇa through spiritual stages. Essential nirvāṇa, in which absolute freedom reigns. For the eightfold noble path v. 八聖道.; The two Ways: (1) (a) 無礙道 or 無間道 The open or unhindered way, or the way of removing all obstacles or intervention, i. e. all delusion; (b) 解脫道 the way of release, by realization of truth. (2) (a) 難行道 The hard way of "works", i. e. by the six pāramitā and the disciplines. (b) 易行道 the easy way salvation, by the invocation of Amitābha. (3) (a) 有漏道 The way of reincarnation or mortality; (b) 無漏 the enlightened way of escape from the miseries of transmigration. (4) (a) 教道 The way of instruction; (b) 證道 the way of realization. (5) The two lower excretory organs.
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Daoism / Taoism

佛光

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Mandarin fó guāng / fo2 guang1
Taiwan fo kuang
Japanese bukkō
Chinese Buddha's teachings; aura (around the head of Buddha)
The light of Buddha, spiritual enlightenment; halo, glory; light of the Buddha
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The Aura of Buddha

參悟


参悟

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Mandarin cān wù / can1 wu4
Taiwan ts`an wu / tsan wu
Chinese to comprehend (the nature of things etc); to achieve enlightenment
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Truth Flashed Through The Mind

寂靜


寂静

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Mandarin jì jìng / ji4 jing4
Taiwan chi ching
Japanese sekisei / sekise せきせい
 jakujou / jakujo じゃくじょう
Chinese quiet
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (2) (Buddhist term) calmness of the heart; enlightenment
Calm and quiet; free from temptation and distress; nirvāṇa; quiescence
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Stillness / Quiet / Calm

寂静

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Japanese jakusei / jakuse じゃくせい
Chinese See: 寂靜
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (noun or adjectival noun) (1) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (2) (Buddhist term) calmness of the heart; enlightenment; (given name) Jakusei

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彌迦


弥迦

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Mandarin mí jiā / mi2 jia1
Taiwan mi chia
Japanese Mika
Mekā, said to be the name of the girl who gave milk congee to Śākyamuni immediately after his enlightenment; seemingly the same as Sujātā, Senā, or Nandā.
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Micah

初心

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Mandarin chū xīn / chu1 xin1
Taiwan ch`u hsin / chu hsin
Japanese ubu うぶ
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) original intention; initial resolution; (adj-na,n,adj-no) (1) (kana only) innocent; naive; unsophisticated; inexperienced; green; wet behind the ears; (prefix noun) (2) birth-; (female given name) Ubu
The initial resolve or mind of the novice; beginner's mind
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Mind of the Beginner

啟示


启示

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Mandarin qǐ shì / qi3 shi4
Taiwan ch`i shih / chi shih
Chinese to reveal; to enlighten; enlightenment; revelation; illumination; moral (of a story etc); lesson
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Inspire

啟發


启发

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Mandarin qǐ fā / qi3 fa1
Taiwan ch`i fa / chi fa
Chinese to enlighten; to explain (a text etc); to stimulate (a mental attitude); enlightenment; revelation; motivation
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To inspire or enlighten

啟迪


启迪

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Mandarin qǐ dí / qi3 di2
Taiwan ch`i ti / chi ti
Chinese to edify; enlightenment

啟蒙


启蒙

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Mandarin qǐ méng / qi3 meng2
Taiwan ch`i meng / chi meng
Chinese to instruct the young; to initiate; to awake sb from ignorance; to free sb from prejudice or superstition; primer; enlightened; the Enlightenment; Western learning from the late Qing dynasty
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Enlightenment

悪魔

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Japanese akuma あくま
Japanese (1) devil; demon; fiend; (2) Satan; the Devil; (3) (Buddhist term) Mara; evil spirits or forces that hinder one's path to enlightenment; (given name) Akuma
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Akuma

悟り

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Japanese satori さとり
Japanese (1) comprehension; understanding; (2) (Buddhist term) enlightenment; spiritual awakening; satori
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Satori / Enlightenment

智恵

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Japanese norie のりえ
 tomoe ともえ
 toshie としえ
 chisato ちさと
 chikei / chike ちけい
 chie ちえ
 satoe さとえ
Japanese (1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Norie; (female given name) Tomoe; (female given name) Toshie; (female given name) Chisato; (given name) Chikei; (female given name) Chie; (female given name) Satoe
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Wisdom / Intelligence

智慧

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Mandarin zhì huì / zhi4 hui4
Taiwan chih hui
Japanese tomoe ともえ
 chihe ちへ
 chie ちえ
Chinese wisdom; knowledge; intelligent; intelligence
Japanese (1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Tomoe; (female given name) Chihe; (female given name) Chie
jñāna as 智 knowledge and prajñā as 慧 discernment, i.e. knowledge of things and realization of truth; in general knowledge and wisdom; but sometimes implying mental and moral wisdom.
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Wisdom

禪宗


禅宗

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Mandarin chán zōng / chan2 zong1
Taiwan ch`an tsung / chan tsung
Japanese Zenshū
Chinese Zen Buddhism
The Chan, meditative or intuitional, sect usually said to have been established in China by Bodhidharma, v. 達, the twenty-eighth patriarch, who brought the tradition of the Buddha-mind from India. Cf. 楞 13 Laṅkāvatāra sūtra. This sect, believing in direct enlightenment, disregarded ritual and sūtras and depended upon the inner light and personal influence for the propagation of its tenets, founding itself on the esoteric tradition supposed to have been imparted to Kāśyapa by the Buddha, who indicated his meaning by plucking a flower without further explanation. Kāśyapa smiled in apprehension and is supposed to have passed on this mystic method to the patriarchs. The successor of Bodhidharma was 慧可 Huike, and he was succeeded by 僧璨 Sengcan; 道信 Daoxin; 弘忍 Hongren; 慧能 Huineng, and 神秀 Shenxiu, the sect dividing under the two latter into the southern and northern schools: the southern school became prominent, producing 南嶽 Nanyue and 靑原 Qingyuan, the former succeeded by 馬祖 Mazu, the latter by 石頭 Shitou. From Mazu's school arose the five later schools, v. 禪門; meditation school
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Zen Buddhism

精進


精进

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Mandarin jīng jìn / jing1 jin4
Taiwan ching chin
Japanese shoujin / shojin しょうじん
 shouji / shoji しょうじ
Chinese to forge ahead vigorously; to dedicate oneself to progress
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (2) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (2) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; (surname) Shoujin; (place-name) Shouji
vīrya, one of the seven bodhyaṅga; 'vigour,' 'valour, fortitude,' 'virility' (M.W.); 'welldoing' (Keith). The Chinese interpretation may be defined, as pure or unadulterated progress, i.e. 勤 zeal, zealous, courageously progressing in the good and eliminating the evil.; vīrya, zeal, unchecked progress; effort

知恵

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Japanese tomoe ともえ
 chisato ちさと
 chie ちえ
 shiaya しあや
 satoe さとえ
Japanese (1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Tomoe; (female given name) Chisato; (surname, female given name) Chie; (female given name) Shiaya; (female given name) Satoe
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Wisdom

瑜伽

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Mandarin yú jiā / yu2 jia1
Taiwan yü chia
Japanese yuka ゆか
Chinese yoga (loanword)
Japanese (Buddhist term) yoga; (surname) Yuka
yoga; also 瑜誐; 遊迦; a yoke, yoking, union, especially an ecstatic union of the individual soul with a divine being, or spirit, also of the individual soul with the universal soul. The method requires the mutual response or relation of 境, 行, 理, 果 and 機; i.e. (1) state, or environment, referred to mind; (2) action, or mode of practice; (3) right principle; (4) results in enlightenment; (5) motivity, i.e. practical application in saving others. Also the mutual relation of hand, mouth, and mind referring to manifestation, incantation, and mental operation; these are known as 瑜伽三密, the three esoteric (means) of Yoga. The older practice of meditation as a means of obtaining spiritual or magical power was distorted in Tantrism to exorcism, sorcery, and juggling in general.
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Yoga

菩提

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Mandarin pú tí / pu2 ti2
Taiwan p`u t`i / pu ti
Japanese bodai ぼだい
Chinese bodhi (Sanskrit); enlightenment (Buddhism)
Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) bodhi; enlightenment; (2) (Buddhist term) happiness in the next world; (place-name, surname) Bodai
bodhi; from budh; knowledge, understanding; perfect wisdom; the illuminated or enlightened mind; anciently intp. by 道, later by 覺 to be aware, perceive; for saṃbodhi v. 三; enlightenment
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Bodhi - Awakening Enlightenment

菩薩


菩萨

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Mandarin pú sà / pu2 sa4
Taiwan p`u sa / pu sa
Japanese mizoro みぞろ
Chinese Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) (Buddhist term) bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (3) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (n,n-suf) (1) (Buddhist term) bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (3) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (surname) Mizoro
bodhisattva, cf. 菩提薩埵. While the idea is not foreign to Hīnayāna, its extension of meaning is one of the chief marks of Mahāyāna. 'The Bodhisattva is indeed the characteristic feature of the Mahāyāna.' Keith. According to Mahāyāna the Hinayanists, i.e. the śrāvaka and pratyekabuddha, seek their own salvation, while the bodhisattva's aim is the salvation of others and of all. The earlier intp. of bodhisattva was 大道心衆生 all beings with mind for the truth; later it became 大覺有情 conscious beings of or for the great intelligence, or enlightenment. It is also intp. in terms of leadership, heroism, etc. In general it is a Mahayanist seeking Buddhahood, but seeking it altruistically; whether monk or layman, he seeks enlightenment to enlighten others, and he will sacrifice himself to save others; he is devoid of egoism and devoted to helping others. All conscious beings having the Buddha-nature are natural bodhisattvas, but require to undergo development. The mahāsattva is sufficiently advanced to become a Buddha and enter nirvāṇa, but according to his vow he remains in the realm of incarnation to save all conscious beings. A monk should enter on the arduous course of discipline which leads to Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.
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Bodhisattva

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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Kensho - Initial Enlightenment

道場


道场

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Mandarin dào chǎng / dao4 chang3
Taiwan tao ch`ang / tao chang
Japanese michiba みちば
 douba / doba どうば
 doujou / dojo どうじょう
 touba / toba とうば
Chinese Taoist or Buddhist rite; abbr. for 菩提道場|菩提道场[Pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3]
Japanese (1) dojo (hall used for martial arts training); (2) (Buddhist term) (abbreviation) manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment); (surname) Michiba; (place-name, surname) Douba; (place-name, surname) Doujou; (surname) Touba
Truth-plot. bodhimaṇḍala, circle, or place of enlightenment. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment. A place, or method, for attaining to Buddha-truth. An object of or place for religious offerings. A place for teaching, learning, or practising religion; site of enlightenment
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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.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

A Life of Serenity
A New Beginning
Ability
Abundance
Achieve
Achieve Inner Peace
Achievement
Acupuncture
Adapt and Overcome
Aiki Jujutsu
Aikido
Alive
Allah
Always Faithful
Ambitious
America
Animals
April
Aquarius
Archer
Aries
Army
Art of War
Autumn
Awareness
Balanced Life
Be Free
Beautiful Girl
Beautiful Princess
Beautiful Woman
Beauty of Spirit
Beloved
Best
Bible
Bill
Bird
Birthday
Blessed by Heaven
Bodhidharma
Bond
Bonsai
Book
Boxing
Brave Heart
Brave Warrior
Breath
Bright
Bright Future
Broken Hearted
Brown
Bruce Lee
Bujinkan
Bull
Bushido
Bushido Code
Butterfly
Caring
Chance
Charity
Chase
Cherish
Cherry
Chicken
Christian
Community
Contentment
Courtesy
Create
Crisis
Danger
Daoism
Dear
Death Before Surrender
Determination to Achieve
Determined
Dharma
Diamond
Dignity
Diligence
Divine
Divine Protection
Doctor
Dragon
Dragon and Phoenix
Dragon Fly
Dragon Spirit
Dragonfly
Effort
Electricity
Elegant
Elements
Emptiness
Enjoy
Equality
Equilibrium
Eternal Life
Everlasting
Excellence
Faithfulness
Family
Family Over Everything
Fear No Evil
Fidelity
Fierce
Fire Dragon
Five Tenets of Confucius
Flowers
Follow Your Heart
Forgive and Forget
Forgiven
Four Noble Truths
Four Seasons
Free Will
Frog
Furinkazan
Fury
Future
Garden
Geisha
General
Generosity
Gentleness
Genuine
Glory
Goat
God Bless
God Give Me Strength
God is Always With You
Golden Dragon
Goodness
Grace
Grace of God
Grandfather
Green
Hanko
Hapkido
Harmony
Hawk
Healthy
Heart and Soul
Heart of a Lion
Heart of a Warrior
Heart Sutra
Holy Spirit
Honesty
Honor and Respect
Honorable
Hope
Iaido
Illusion
Imagination
Immortality
Impermanence
Independence
Independent
Indomitable
Inner Peace and Serenity
Integrity
Invincible
Iron
Iron Fist
Isaac
Jeet Kune Do
Joyful
Jujitsu
Jujutsu
Kempo
Kendo
Kenjutsu
Kiss
Knight
Laughter
Leadership
Learning is Eternal
Legendary Turtle
Leopard
Liberty
Life Force
Life Goes On
Life in Balance
Life is a Journey
Life is Short
Life of Happiness
Listen
Little Dragon
Live for the Day
Live for Today
Live for What You Love
Live Strong
Live Without Regret
Lonely
Lost Soul
Lotus Flower
Love
Love Always
Love and Affection
Love and Devotion
Love and Peace
Love and Strength
Love Binds Us Together

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

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.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

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.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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