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I walk my own path

China wǒ xíng wǒ sù
I walk my own path Wall Scroll

我行我素 is a way to say, "I walk my own path," or "to continue in one's own way," in Chinese.

This does not always have a completely positive connotation. It can mean to ignore advice or to persist in your path, no matter what others say or think.

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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All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path

China zhèng jiàn zhèng sī wéi zhèng yǔ zhèng yè zhèng mìng zhèng jīng jìn zhèng niàn zhèng dìng
Japan shouken shoushiyui shougo shougo shoumyou shoushoujin shounen shoujou
All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path Wall Scroll

These are the eight tenets of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path written altogether.

Here's this list of tenets in English:
1. Right View / Right Understanding / Right Perspective / Perfect View
2. Right Resolve / Right Thought / Right Intention / Perfect Resolve
3. Right Speech / Right Talk / Perfect Speech
4. Right Action / Perfect Conduct
5. Right Living / Right Livelihood / Perfect Livelihood
6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort
7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration / Perfect Concentration

Four Noble Truths: Path Leading Away From Suffering

Magga
China dào dì
Japan doutai
Four Noble Truths: Path Leading Away From Suffering Wall Scroll

Once you have dealt with your desires, and left all desire and attachment behind, only then are on you the path away from suffering (and on your way to enlightenment). This is also called the path to liberation in some English texts on Buddhism.


This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Chinese, Japanese and Korean people.


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The Noble Eightfold Path

Ashtangika Marga / Astangika-Marga / Atthangika Magga
China bā zhèng dào
Japan ha sshou dou
The Noble Eightfold Path Wall Scroll

八正道 is a complex set of steps that Buddhists much take to cleanse karma, achieve enlightenment, eventually cease the cycle of rebirth and live in a state of Nirvana.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
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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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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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四諦


四谛

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Mandarin sì dì / si4 di4
Taiwan ssu ti
Japanese shitai したい
Chinese the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), covered by the acronym 苦集滅道: all life is suffering 苦, the cause of suffering is desire 集, emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅|灭, the way 道 to emancipation is the Eight-fold Noble Way 八正道
Japanese (Buddhist term) The Four Noble Truths (of Buddhism)
catvāri-ārya-satyāni; 四聖諦; 四眞諦. The four dogmas, or noble truths, the primary and fundamental doctrines of Śākyamuni, said to approximate to the form of medical diagnosis. They are pain or 'suffering, its cause, its ending, the way thereto; that existence is suffering, that human passion (taṇhā, 欲 desire) is the cause of continued suffering, that by the destruction of human passion existence may be brought to an end; that by a life of holiness the destruction of human passion may be attained'. Childers. The four are 苦, 聚 (or 集), 滅, and 道諦, i. e. duḥkha 豆佉, samudaya 三牟提耶, nirodha 尼棲陀, and mārga 末加. Eitel interprets them (1) 'that 'misery' is a necessary attribute of sentient existence'; (2) that 'the 'accumulation' of misery is caused by the passions'; (3) that 'the 'extinction' of passion is possible; (4) mārga is 'the doctrine of the 'path' that leads to the extinction of passion'. (1) 苦 suffering is the lot of the 六趣 six states of existence; (2) 集 is the aggregation (or exacerbation) of suffering by reason of the passions; (3) 滅 is nirvana, the extinction of desire and its consequences, and the leaving of the sufferings of mortality as void and extinct; (4) 道 is the way of such extinction, i. e. the 八正道 eightfold correct way. The first two are considered to be related to this life, the last two to 出世間 a life outside or apart from the world. The four are described as the fundamental doctrines first preached to his five former ascetic companions. Those who accepted these truths were in the stage of śrāvaka. There is much dispute as to the meaning of 滅 'extinction' as to whether it means extinction of suffering, of passion, or of existence. The Nirvana Sutra 18 says that whoever accepts the four dogmas will put an end to births and deaths 若能見四諦則得斷生死 which does not of necessity mean the termination of existence but that of continued transmigration. v. 滅; four [noble] truths
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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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聖者


圣者

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Mandarin shèng zhě / sheng4 zhe3
Taiwan sheng che
Japanese seija / seja せいじゃ
 shouja / shoja しょうじゃ
Chinese holy one; saint
Japanese saint
ārya, holy or saintly one; one who has started on the path to nirvāṇa; holiness.
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道諦


道谛

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Mandarin dào dì / dao4 di4
Taiwan tao ti
Japanese doutai / dotai どうたい
Japanese (Buddhist term) truth of the way to the cessation of suffering
mārga, the dogma of the path leading to the extinction of passion, the fourth of the four axioms, i.e. the eightfold noble path, v. 八聖道; truth of the Way

八正道

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Mandarin bā zhèng dào / ba1 zheng4 dao4
Taiwan pa cheng tao
Japanese hasshoudou / hasshodo はっしょうどう
Chinese the Eight-fold Noble Way (Buddhism)
Japanese (Buddhist term) noble eightfold path
(八正道分) Āryamārga. The eight right or correct ways, the "eightfold noble path" for the arhat to nirvāṇa; also styled 八道船, 八正門, 八由行, 八游行, 八聖道支, 八道行, 八直行, 八直道. The eight are: (1) 正見Samyag-dṛṣṭi, correct views in regard to the Four Axioms, and freedom from the common delusion. (2) 正思 Samyak-saṁkalpa, correct thought and purpose. (3) 正語 Samyag-vāc, correct speech, avoidance of false and idle talk. (4) 正業 Samyak-karmānta, correct deed, or conduct, getting rid of all improper action so as to dwell in purity. (5) 正命 Smnyag-ājīva, correct livelihood or occupation, avoiding the five immoral occupations. (6) 正精進 Samyag-vyāyāma, correct zeal, or energy in uninterrupted progress in the way of nirvāṇa. (7) 正念 Samyak-smṛti, correct remembrance, or memory, which retains the true and excludes the false. (8) 正定 Samyak-samadhi, correct meditation, absorption, or abstraction. The 正 means of course Buddhist orthodoxy, anything contrary to this being 邪 or heterodox, and wrong; eightfold correct path
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求學無坦途


求学无坦途

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Mandarin qiú xué wú tǎn tú / qiu2 xue2 wu2 tan3 tu2
Taiwan ch`iu hsüeh wu t`an t`u / chiu hsüeh wu tan tu
Chinese The path of learning can never be smooth.; There is no royal road to learning. (idiom)
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Mandarin/ ke3
Taiwan k`o / ko
Chinese uneven (path); unfortunate (in life)

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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese raised path between fields

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Mandarin chà / cha4
Taiwan ch`a / cha
Chinese fork in road; bifurcation; branch in road, river, mountain range etc; to branch off; to turn off; to diverge; to stray (from the path); to change the subject; to interrupt; to stagger (times)

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Mandarin chǎn / chan3
Taiwan ch`an / chan
Chinese winding mountain path

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Mandarin dèng / deng4
Taiwan teng
Japanese sako さこ
Chinese path leading up a mountain
Japanese (surname) Sako

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Japanese wataru わたる
 komichi こみち
 kei / ke けい
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Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) diameter; (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; diameter; (personal name) Wataru; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Komichi; (female given name) Kei

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Mandarin yǒng / yong3
Taiwan yung
Chinese raised path

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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Chinese (old) native of Jiangxi 江西[Jiang1 xi1]; to wait; servant; path

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Mandarin huì / hui4
Taiwan hui
Japanese meguru めぐる
 megumu めぐむ
 megumi めぐみ
 megu めぐ
 sunaho すなほ
 shigeru しげる
 satomi さとみ
 satoshi さとし
 keiji / keji けいじ
 kei / ke けい
 ezaki えざき
 e
 aya あや
 ai あい
Chinese Japanese variant of 惠[hui4]
Japanese (1) wisdom; enlightenment; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (one of the three divisions of the noble eightfold path); wisdom; (female given name) Meguru; (female given name) Megumu; (surname, female given name) Megumi; (female given name) Megu; (female given name) Sunaho; (given name) Shigeru; (personal name) Satomi; (male given name) Satoshi; (personal name) Keiji; (female given name) Kei; (surname) Ezaki; (personal name) E; (female given name) Aya; (female given name) Ai

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Mandarin tán / tan2
Taiwan t`an / tan
Chinese raised path between fields

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Mandarin lán / lan2
Taiwan lan
Chinese to block sb's path; to obstruct; to flag down (a taxi)

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Mandarin tǒng // yǒng / tong3 // yong3
Taiwan t`ung // yung / tung // yung
Chinese path screened by walls on both sides; variant of 桶[tong3], bucket; (classifier) cubic dry measure (5 pecks 五斗, approx half-liter); the Yongjiang river 甬江[Yong3 jiang1] through Ningbo 寧波|宁波[Ning2 bo1]; abbr. for Ningbo

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Mandarin tǐng // dīng / ting3 // ding1
Taiwan t`ing // ting / ting // ting
Japanese yamagimachi やまぎまち
 yanamachi やなまち
 machi まち
 chou / cho ちょう
Chinese raised path between fields; (used in place names)
Japanese (1) town; block; neighbourhood; neighborhood; (2) street; road; (1) town; block; neighbourhood; neighborhood; (2) street; road; (3) 109.09 m; (4) 0.99 hectares; (surname) Yamagimachi; (surname) Yanamachi; (surname, female given name) Machi; (place-name, surname) Chou

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Mandarin chuò / chuo4
Taiwan ch`o / cho
Japanese nawate なわて
Chinese raised path between fields
Japanese footpath between rice fields; (place-name, surname) Nawate

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Mandarin pàn / pan4
Taiwan p`an / pan
Japanese kuroyanagi くろやなぎ
 azeyanagi あぜやなぎ
 azeyagi あぜやぎ
 aze あぜ
Chinese edge; side; boundary; bank (of a river etc); shore
Japanese (1) (kana only) on the bank of; by the side of (e.g. a river, pond); (2) (in the) neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity; nearby; (1) (kana only) ridge of earth between rice fields; (2) (kana only) ridge between grooves in threshold or lintel; (3) (abbreviation) footpath between rice fields; causeway; (surname) Kuroyanagi; (surname) Aze
A path between fields, or boundary; to trespass; translit. ban, van, par, pra. v. 般, 班, etc; boundary path

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Mandarin zhěn / zhen3
Taiwan chen
Chinese border; boundary; field-path

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Mandarin/ di4
Taiwan ti
Japanese tai たい
 akira あきら
Chinese to examine; truth (Buddhism)
Japanese (given name) Tai; (given name) Akira
To judge, examine into, investigate, used in Buddhism for satya, a truth, a dogma, an axiom; applied to the āryasatyāni, the four dogmas, or noble truths, of 苦, 集, 滅, and 道 suffering, (the cause of its) assembly, the ( possibility of its cure, or) extinction, and the way (to extinction), i.e. the eightfold noble path, v. 四諦 and 八聖道. There are other categories of 諦, e.g. (2) 眞 and 俗 Reality in contrast with ordinary ideas of things; (3) 空, 假 and 中 q.v. (6) by the 勝論宗; and(8) by the 法相宗.; Two forms of statement: (a) 俗諦 saṃvṛti-satya, also called 世諦, 世俗諦, 覆俗諦, 覆諦, meaning common or ordinary statement, as if phenomena were real; (b) 眞諦 paramartha-satya, also called 第一諦, 勝義諦, meaning the correct dogma or averment of the enlightened. Another definition is 王法 and 佛法, royal law and Buddha law.

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Mandarin/ lu4
Taiwan lu
Japanese rou / ro ろう
 ro
 rariぃ らりぃ
 yaku やく
 ji
 komichi こみち
Chinese road; CL:條|条[tiao2]; journey; route; line (bus etc); sort; kind; surname Lu
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) (archaism) way; road; (suffix noun) (2) way to ...; road to ...; (suffix) (1) route; road; (2) distance travelled in a day; (3) (with decade) one's ....; age ....; (surname) Rou; (surname) Ro; (female given name) Rarii; (personal name) Yaku; (female given name) Michi; (place-name) Ji; (female given name) Komichi
A road, way.

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Mandarin guǐ / gui3
Taiwan kuei
Japanese wadachi わだち
Chinese course; path; track; rail
Japanese (female given name) Wadachi
A rut, rule; axle; a rule of law

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Mandarin yǎn / yan3
Taiwan yen
Chinese the appearance of a mountain, as if two pots were standing one upon the other; the steep bank of a stream a rough mountain path

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Mandarin/ tu2
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese michi みち
Chinese way; route; road
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; way; (female given name) Michi
A road, way, method.

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Mandarin jìng / jing4
Taiwan ching
Japanese kei
Chinese way; path; direct; diameter
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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
I walk my own path 我行我素wǒ xíng wǒ sù
wo3 xing2 wo3 su4
wo xing wo su
woxingwosu
wo hsing wo su
wohsingwosu
Kensho Jyobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha 見性成佛
見性成仏
ken shou jyo butsu
kenshoujyobutsu
ken sho jyo butsu
kenshojyobutsu
All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path 正見正思唯正語正業正命正精進正念正定
正见正思唯正语正业正命正精进正念正定
shouken shoushiyui shougo shougo shoumyou shoushoujin shounen shoujou
shoken shoshiyui shogo shogo shomyo shoshojin shonen shojo
shokenshoshiyuishogoshogoshomyoshoshojinshonenshojo
zhèng jiàn zhèng sī wéi zhèng yǔ zhèng yè zhèng mìng zhèng jīng jìn zhèng niàn zhèng dìng
zheng4 jian4 zheng4 si1 wei2 zheng4 yu3 zheng4 ye4 zheng4 ming4 zheng4 jing1 jin4 zheng4 nian4 zheng4 ding4
zheng jian zheng si wei zheng yu zheng ye zheng ming zheng jing jin zheng nian zheng ding
cheng chien cheng ssu wei cheng yü cheng yeh cheng ming cheng ching chin cheng nien cheng ting
Four Noble Truths: Path Leading Away From Suffering 道諦
道谛
doutai / dotaidào dì / dao4 di4 / dao di / daodi tao ti / taoti
The Noble Eightfold Path 八正道ha sshou dou
hasshoudou
ha sho do
hashodo
bā zhèng dào
ba1 zheng4 dao4
ba zheng dao
bazhengdao
pa cheng tao
pachengtao
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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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