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Life Saving Sword

Japan katsu jin ken
Life Saving Sword

活人剣 is a Japanese title for "life saving sword" or "katsujinken."

This title suggests that a sword used for killing can also be used for saving or giving life.


See Also:  Satsujinken

Salvation

China jiù shì
Japan guze
Salvation

救世 is salvation in Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji.

This can refer to the saving, rescue, or salvation of one's life, the life or lives of others, a generation, an era, or even the whole world. As you can see, this is a rather generic and broad way to say salvation.

Sword of Death

Japan satsu jin ken
Sword of Death

殺人剣 is a Japanese title for "Death Sword," "Life Taking Sword" or "satsujinken." 殺人剣 is the opposite of katsujinken, or the "life saving sword." This title is not as commonly used in Japanese but pairs well when hung with katsujinken.

The first two Kanji are a word that translates as homicide; to murder; to kill (a person). 殺人剣 is specifically to kill a person (as the second character means person or human) as opposed to an animal, etc.

The last Kanji is the Japanese variant of the originally-Chinese character for sword.


See Also:  Katsujinken


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

活人剣

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Japanese katsujinken;katsuninken / かつじんけん;かつにんけん
Sword of Death
Japanese life-saving sword (a killing sword may be a sword of life depending on how it is used)

救生

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Mandarin jiù shēng / jiu4 sheng1
Taiwan chiu sheng
Chinese to save a life; life-saving

諸著


诸着

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Mandarin zhū zhe / zhu1 zhe
Taiwan chu che
Japanese shojaku
All attachments: the ordinary man is attached to life, the arhat to nirvāṇa, the bodhisattva to his saving work.

化他壽


化他寿

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Mandarin huà tā shòu / hua4 ta1 shou4
Taiwan hua t`a shou / hua ta shou
Japanese ketaju
A Buddha's long or 'eternal' life spent in saving others; implying his powers of unlimited salvation; buddha's long life of teaching others

涅槃縛


涅槃缚

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Mandarin niè pán fù / nie4 pan2 fu4
Taiwan nieh p`an fu / nieh pan fu
Japanese nehan baku
The fetter of nirvāṇa, i.e. the desire for it, which hinders entry upon the bodhisattva life of saving others; it is the fetter of Hīnayāna, resulting in imperfect nirvāṇa.

自利利他

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Mandarin zì lì lì tā / zi4 li4 li4 ta1
Taiwan tzu li li t`a / tzu li li ta
Japanese jiri rita
Self-profit profit others', i. e. the essential nature and work of a bodhisattva, to benefit himself and benefit others, or himself press forward in the Buddhist life in order to carry others forward. Hīnayāna is considered to be self-advancement, self-salvation by works or discipline; Bodhisattva Buddhism as saving oneself in order to save others, or making progress and helping others to progress, bodhisattvism being essentially altruistic; improving oneself and bringing benefit to others

貪生怕死

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Mandarin tān shēng pà sǐ / tan1 sheng1 pa4 si3
Taiwan t`an sheng p`a ssu / tan sheng pa ssu
Chinese greedy for life, afraid of death (idiom); craven and cowardly; clinging abjectly to life; only interested in saving one's neck

ライフセービング

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Japanese raifuseebingu / ライフセービング Japanese life-saving

救人一命勝造七級浮屠


救人一命胜造七级浮屠

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Mandarin jiù rén yī mìng shèng zào qī jí fú tú / jiu4 ren2 yi1 ming4 sheng4 zao4 qi1 ji2 fu2 tu2
Taiwan chiu jen i ming sheng tsao ch`i chi fu t`u / chiu jen i ming sheng tsao chi chi fu tu
Chinese saving a life is more meritorious than building a seven-floor pagoda (idiom)

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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 Saving Sword活人剣katsu jin ken
katsujinken
Salvation救世guzejiù shì / jiu4 shi4 / jiu shi / jiushichiu shih / chiushih
Sword of Death殺人剣
杀人剣
satsu jin ken
satsujinken
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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