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Open Mind

China kāi jué
Japan kaikaku
Open Mind

開覺 is a Buddhist term meaning "open mind."

The more full definition as used in Buddhism is, "To arouse, awaken; to allow the original Buddha-nature to open and enlighten the mind."

Listen with Open Mind

China xū jǐ yǐ tīng
Listen with Open Mind

虛己以聽 is a Chinese proverb that means to listen to the ideas of others with an open mind.

Devotion / Dedication / Attentive / Focused

China zhuān xīn
Japan sen shin
Devotion / Dedication / Attentive / Focused

The first character means "for a particular person, occasion, or purpose," "focused on one single thing," "concentrated" and sometimes, "special."

The second character means "heart" or "mind" by itself.

Together, these two characters make a word that means, "paying attention with your heart." It's often translated as, "dedication," as in "be absorbed in" or "concentrate one's efforts." It's also used to mean, "with single mind," "whole-heartedly," "paying attention," "undivided attention," "concentration (-ed)," "engrossed," "devotionally (listening/watching)," and/or "attentive."

My favorite translation, which comes from the Oxford Advanced Chinese/English Dictionary is, "wholehearted devotion."

If it seems like the meaning of this word is quite open, you are correct. The context in which the word is used matters a lot. It can mean different things depending on how you use it. This makes it kind of nice as you can decide what this means to you (within some limits). This word is always positive in meaning, so even if a Chinese person reads it differently than you, it will still have a good meaning.


専In Japanese, they tend to use a variation of the second character which has one less stroke. If you want your calligraphy written this Japanese form, please click on the Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Note: Japanese and Chinese people will recognize either form.


See Also:  Faith | Devotion

Optimistic

China huò dá
Japan katsudatsu
Optimistic

Beyond optimistic, this word can also be defined as sanguine; magnanimous; open-minded; openhearted; broad-minded.

豁達 is appropriate if you are, or want to be, the kind of person who is not bothered by the little things or minor troubles of life. This signifies a person who always feels things will get better. 豁達 is great for the person who figuratively sees a window of opportunity opening even as a door closes.


While a valid word in Japanese, this is kind of antiquated, and not in common use in modern Japan.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

剖腹

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Mandarin pōu fù / pou1 fu4
Taiwan p`ou fu / pou fu
Chinese to cut open the abdomen; to disembowel; to speak from the heart

十心

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Mandarin shí xīn / shi2 xin1
Taiwan shih hsin
Japanese jisshin
The ten kinds of heart or mind; there are three groups. One is from the 止觀 4, minds ignorant and dark; affected by evil companions; not following the good; doing evil in thought, word, deed; spreading evil abroad; unceasingly wicked; secret sin; open crime; utterly shameless; denying cause and effect (retribution)―all such must remain in the flow 流 of reincarnation. The second group (from the same book) is the 逆流 the mind striving against the stream of perpetual reincarnation; it shows itself in devout faith, shame (for sin), fear (of wrong-doing), repentance and confession, reform, bodhi (i.e. the bodhisattva mind), doing good, maintaining the right law, thinking on all the Buddhas, meditation on the void (or, the unreality of sin). The third is the 眞言 group from the 大日經疏 3; the "seed" heart (i.e. the original good desire), the sprout (under Buddhist religious influence), the bud, leaf, flower, fruit, its serviceableness; the child-heart, the discriminating heart, the heart of settled judgment (or resolve); ten kinds of mind

虛心


虚心

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Mandarin xū xīn / xu1 xin1
Taiwan hsü hsin
Japanese koshin
Chinese open-minded; humble
With humble mind, or heart; empty mind

胎藏界

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Mandarin tāi cáng jiè / tai1 cang2 jie4
Taiwan t`ai ts`ang chieh / tai tsang chieh
Japanese taizō kai
Garbhadhātu, or Garbhakośa-(dhātu), the womb treasury, the universal source from which all things are produced; the matrix; the embryo; likened to a womb in which all of a child is conceived— its body, mind, etc. It is container and content; it covers and nourishes; and is the source of all supply. It represents the 理性 fundamental nature, both material elements and pure bodhi, or wisdom in essence or purity; 理 being the garbhadhātu as fundamental wisdom, and 智 acquired wisdom or knowledge, the vajradhātu. It also represents the human heart in its innocence or pristine purity, which is considered as the source of all Buddha-pity and moral knowledge. And it indicates that from the central being in the maṇḍala, viz. the Sun as symbol of Vairocana, there issue all the other manifestations of wisdom and power, Buddhas, bodhisattvas, demons, etc. It is 本覺 original intellect, or the static intellectuality, in contrast with 始覺 intellection, the initial or dynamic intellectuality represented in the vajradhātu; hence it is the 因 cause and vajradhātu the 果 effect; though as both are a unity, the reverse may be the rule, the effect being also the cause; it is also likened to 利他 enriching others, as vajradhātu is to 自利 enriching self. Kōbō Daishi, founder of the Yoga or Shingon 眞言 School in Japan, adopted the representation of the ideas in maṇḍalas, or diagrams, as the best way of revealing the mystic doctrine to the ignorant. The garbhadhātu is the womb or treasury of all things, the universe; the 理 fundamental principle, the source; its symbols are a triangle on its base, and an open lotus as representing the sun and Vairocana. In Japan this maṇḍala is placed on the east, typifying the rising sun as source, or 理. The vajradhātu is placed west and represents 智 wisdom or knowledge as derived from 理 the underlying principle, but the two are essential one to the other, neither existing apart. The material and spiritual; wisdom-source and intelligence; essence and substance; and similar complementary ideas are thus portrayed; the garbhadhātu may be generally considered as the static and the vajradhātu as the dynamic categories, which are nevertheless a unity. The garbhadhātu is divided into 三部 three sections representing samādhi or quiescence, wisdom-store, and pity-store, or thought, knowledge, pity; one is called the Buddha-section, the others the Vajra and Lotus sections respectively; the three also typify vimokṣa, prajñā, and dharmakāya, or freedom, understanding, and spirituality. There are three heads of these sections, i. e. Vairocana, Vajrapāṇi, and Avalokiteśvara; each has a mother or source, e. g. Vairocana from Buddha's-eye; and each has a 明王 or emanation of protection against evil; also a śakti or female energy; a germ-letter, etc. The diagram of five Buddhas contains also four bodhisattvas, making nine in all, and there are altogether thirteen 大院 or great courts of various types of ideas, of varying numbers, generally spoken of as 414. Cf. 金剛界; 大日; 兩部; womb-container world

打明ける

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Japanese uchiakeru / うちあける Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (transitive verb) to be frank; to speak one's mind; to open one's heart

打解ける

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Japanese uchitokeru / うちとける Japanese (v1,vi) to open one's heart; to throw off reserve; to be frank

うち解ける

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Japanese uchitokeru / うちとける Japanese (v1,vi) to open one's heart; to throw off reserve; to be frank

打ち明かす

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Japanese uchiakasu / うちあかす Japanese (transitive verb) (See 打明ける) to be frank; to speak one's mind; to open one's heart

打ち明ける

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Japanese buchiakeru / ぶちあける    uchiakeru / うちあける Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to forcefully open up a hole (in a wall, etc.); (2) to speak frankly, holding nothing back; (3) to throw out everything inside; (transitive verb) to be frank; to speak one's mind; to open one's heart

打ち解ける

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Japanese uchitokeru / うちとける Japanese (v1,vi) to open one's heart; to throw off reserve; to be frank

胸襟を開く

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Japanese kyoukinohiraku / kyokinohiraku / きょうきんをひらく Japanese (exp,v5k) (See 打ち明ける・うちあける) to be frank; to speak one's mind; to open one's heart; to have a heart-to-heart talk (with someone)

腹を割って話す

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Japanese haraowattehanasu / はらをわってはなす Japanese (exp,v5s) to speak frankly; to speak unreservedly; to open up to each other; to talk candidly; to speak by laying everything on the table; to talk straight from the gut; to have a heart-to-heart talk

精誠所加,金石為開

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Mandarin jīng chéng suǒ jiā , jīn shí wèi kāi / jing1 cheng2 suo3 jia1 , jin1 shi2 wei4 kai1
Taiwan ching ch`eng so chia , chin shih wei k`ai / ching cheng so chia , chin shih wei kai
Chinese lit. sincerity splits open metal and metal (idiom); if you put your heart to it, you can break up metal and rocks; With a will, you can achieve anything.

精誠所至,金石為開

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Mandarin jīng chéng suǒ zhì , jīn shí wèi kāi / jing1 cheng2 suo3 zhi4 , jin1 shi2 wei4 kai1
Taiwan ching ch`eng so chih , chin shih wei k`ai / ching cheng so chih , chin shih wei kai
Chinese lit. sincerity splits open metal and metal (idiom); if you put your heart to it, you can break up metal and rocks; With a will, you can achieve anything.

打ち解ける;うち解ける;打解ける

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Japanese uchitokeru / うちとける Japanese (v1,vi) to open one's heart; to throw off reserve; to be frank

打ち明ける(P);打明ける(io)

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Japanese uchiakeru / うちあける Japanese (transitive verb) to be frank; to speak one's mind; to open one's heart

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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
Open Mind開覺
开觉
kaikaku / kaikakukāi jué / kai1 jue2 / kai jue / kaijuek`ai chüeh / kaichüeh / kai chüeh
Listen with Open Mind虛己以聽
虚己以听
xū jǐ yǐ tīng
xu1 ji3 yi3 ting1
xu ji yi ting
xujiyiting
hsü chi i t`ing
hsüchiiting
hsü chi i ting
Devotion
Dedication
Attentive
Focused
專心 / 専心 / 耑心
专心
sen shin / senshinzhuān xīn
zhuan1 xin1
zhuan xin
zhuanxin
chuan hsin
chuanhsin
Optimistic豁達
豁达
katsudatsuhuò dá / huo4 da2 / huo da / huodahuo ta / huota
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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