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Life Is but a Dream in Chinese / Japanese...

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Life Is But A Dream

China rén shēng rú mèng
Life Is But A Dream Wall Scroll

This is an old Chinese proverb that suggests, "life is but a dream."

This kind of follows the Buddhist idea that the world is a temporal place, where reality may not be as real as you think.

Big Dream

China dà mèng
Japan daimu
Big Dream Wall Scroll

大夢 means, "Big Dream" in Chinese and Japanese. This is mostly a Buddhist term referring to the great dream that represents a long and winding life that feels like a dream (since reality is an illusion anyway in Buddhism).

This can also be a female given name, Hiromu or Oomu in Japanese. Also more rare unisex given names Daimu or Taimu.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

大夢


大梦

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Mandarin dà mèng / da4 meng4
Taiwan ta meng
Japanese hiromu ひろむ
 daimu だいむ
 taimu たいむ
 oomu おおむ
Japanese (female given name) Hiromu; (given name) Daimu; (given name) Taimu; (female given name) Oomu
The great dream, "the dream of life," this life, the world; great dream
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Big Dream

人生如夢


人生如梦

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Mandarin rén shēng rú mèng / ren2 sheng1 ru2 meng4
Taiwan jen sheng ju meng
Chinese life is but a dream (idiom)
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Life Is But A Dream

凡夫十重妄

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Mandarin fán fū shí zhòng wàng / fan2 fu1 shi2 zhong4 wang4
Taiwan fan fu shih chung wang
Japanese bonbu jū jūmō
The serious misfortunes of the sinful man in whom the Ālaya-vijñāna, the fundamental intelligence, or life force, of everyman, is still unenlightened; they are compared to ten progressive stages of a dream in which a rich man sees himself become poor and in prison; ten serious errors of worldlings

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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
Life Is But A Dream 人生如夢
人生如梦
rén shēng rú mèng
ren2 sheng1 ru2 meng4
ren sheng ru meng
renshengrumeng
jen sheng ju meng
jenshengjumeng
Big Dream 大夢daimudà mèng / da4 meng4 / da meng / dameng ta meng / tameng
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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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.


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