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| 1. Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself
2. Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient
3. Adapt Oneself
| 4. Ambitious / To Improve Oneself|
5. Changing Oneself / Self Reformation
6. True Victory is Victory Over Oneself
自力 is a word in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, old Korean, and Buddhist term meaning: power within oneself; self-sufficient; by oneself; self-made; self-power; inner ability.
This means, "to meet a contingency," "to adapt oneself to changes," or "to adapt to changes" in Chinese. It's also used in Japanese but usually only in the context of Buddhism. This is probably the shortest way to express the idea of adapting and overcoming whatever circumstances present themselves.
This Chinese and Japanese Kanji word means to advance; to make progress; to do better; ambitious; to improve oneself; to move forwards.
This can refer to a single person, general things (such as a work project), or a whole country.
In Japanese, this is sometimes used as the given name Joushin.
This proverb is often translated as, "True victory is victory over oneself."
However, literally, Kanji by Kanji, it means, "True victory [is] my/self victory."
My Japanese friends rate this very highly for a wall scroll.
See Also: Know Thy Enemy Know Thyself
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Standing by Oneself
Walking by Oneself
|do kuritsu do ppo|
do kuritsu do po
|Power of Oneself
|自力||jiriki||zì lì / zi4 li4 / zi li / zili||tzu li / tzuli|
|ou hen / ouhen / o hen / ohen||yìng biàn
To Improve Oneself
|jou shin / joushin / jo shin / joshin||shàng jìn
|自己改革||ji ko kai kaku|
|True Victory is Victory Over Oneself||正勝吾勝|
|masa katsu a gatsu|
|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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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.
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When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
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.
Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.
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