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  1. Peace / Peaceful
  2. Balance / Peace
  3. Peace / Harmony
  4. Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity
  5. Warrior for Peace
  6. Peace and Love
  7. Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity
  8. Peace and Tranquility
  9. Peace of Mind
10. Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation
11. Inner Bliss and Peace from Meditation
12. Spiritual Peace / Enlightened Peace
13. Inner Peace
14. Live in Peace and Contentment
15. Peace and Good Health
16. Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind
17. Patience Yields Peace of Mind
18. Achieve Inner Peace; Find Deep Understanding
19. Faith Love Peace


Peace / Peaceful

Japanese / Korean
China píng hé
Japan hei wa
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This is the Japanese and Korean order of these characters used most often to express the idea of peace, tranquility and harmony. It's just the reverse order of the Chinese. In this order in Chinese, it means takes the "mild" definition, rather than "peace". In Korean, the combination keeps the same meaning in either order.

Balance / Peace

China píng
Japan hira
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This is a single-character that means balance in Chinese, but it's not too direct or too specific about what kind of balance. Chinese people often like calligraphy art that is a little vague or mysterious. In this way, you can decide what it means to you, and you'll be right.

This character is also part of a word that means peace in Chinese, Japanese and old Korean.

Some alternate translations of this single character include: balanced, peaceful, calm, equal, even, level, smooth or flat.

Note that in Japanese, this just means "level" or "flat" by itself (not the best choice for balance if your audience is Japanese).

Peace / Harmony

(single character)
China
Japan wa
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The simplest form of peace and harmony.

This can also be translated as the peaceful ideas of gentle, mild, kind, and calm. With the more harmonious context, it can be translated as union, together with, on good terms with, or on friendly terms.

Most people would just translate this character as peace and/or harmony. This is a very popular character in Asian cultures - you can even call it the "peace symbol" of Asia. In fact, this peace and harmony character was seen repeatedly during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (a major theme of the games).


In old Chinese poems and literature, you might see this used as a kind of "and". As in two things summed together. As much as you could say, "the sun and moon", you could say "the sun in harmony with the moon".


See Also...   Patience | Simplicity

Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity

China jìng
Japan shizu
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This is the simplest way to convey the meaning of inner peace.

Looking for Inner Peace? Who isn't?

Literally this word means still, calm, serene, quietm silent, or stillness.

In the old days, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean people might hang a wall scroll with this character in their reading room to bring about a sense of peace in the room.


静While they once used the same character form in Japan, they now use a slightly-simplified version in modern Japan (after WWII). This version is shown to the right, and can be selected for your wall scroll by clicking on that Kanji instead of the button above.

Warrior for Peace

China hé píng wǔ shì
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This means "Warrior for Peace" (warrior who fights for peace) in Chinese.

Note, this is not the same thing as "peaceful warrior".

Peace and Love

China hé píng bó ài
Japan wahei hakuai
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This is the Chinese and Japanese way to express "Peace and Love". These are two separate words, so the calligrapher will put a slight space between the first two characters which mean peace, and the last two which represent universal love. This space is not shown on the sample character images for this phrase.

A special note: Word lists may seem okay in English, but feel strange in Chinese and Japanese. We don't offer too many of them, but this one is often-requested, and feels okay in Chinese and Japanese, though a bit uncommon in Korean.


See Also...   Love

Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity

China qǐ shèng shì kāi tài píng
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This means "To bring flourishing peace and security to the world (our current era)".

It's really a wish that a new door leading to peace and prosperity could be opened to mankind.

Character and word breakdown:
啟 to open; to start; to initiate; to enlighten or awaken.
盛世 a flourishing period; period of prosperity; a golden age.
開 to open; to start; to turn on.
太平 peace and security; peace and tranquility; peace; tranquility; tranquillity.
I don't really like to do breakdowns like this, as the words altogether create their own unique meaning (encompassed in the main title above). Please take that into consideration.

Peace and Tranquility

China tài píng
Japan tai hei
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This means "peace and tranquility" or "peace and security" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The literal translation would be "very balanced" or "very peaceful".

The first character means very, much, too much, or extremely.
The second character means balanced, peaceful, calm, equal, even, level, or smooth.

Peace and Tranquility

Korean and Japanese
Japan taihei
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This means peace and/or tranquility in Japanese and Korean (also understood, but not as common in Chinese).

Peace of Mind

(five character version)
China nèi xīn de níng jìng
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This is the longer way to express the idea of "peace of mind" in Chinese.

The first two characters mean heart or "innermost being".
The middle character is a connecting modifier.
The last two characters mean peace, tranquility, or serenity.

Some may also translate this as "inner peace", but I like our other inner-peace options for that idea.

This kind of makes sense in Korean, but will have an archaic read - even by those who can understand Korean Hanja.

Peace of Mind

China hé píng
Japan wa hei
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This is the Chinese order for these two characters which means peace but can also be translated as amicability, pacifically or mildness. This is often translated as a simple way to say "peace of mind". This combination is used in Korean Hanja to mean "peace and harmony".

Alone, the first character means peace and harmony.
The second chracter means balance, when read by itself.

Note: These characters are often seen in the opposite order in Japanese with the same meaning (You'll sometimes find them in this order in Japan, so either way is OK).

Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation

China ān chán
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These two Chinese characters create a title that means to reach peace and calm through meditation. This is an excellent wall scroll for your relaxation or meditation room.

This is also a Buddhist-related term that encompasses the idea of entering into dhyana meditation.

Inner Bliss and Peace from Meditation

China chán yuè
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This term transcends a few religions, including Taoism and Buddhism. This title refers to the inner bliss and peace that you can achieve from meditation. It can also be translated as "joy of the mystic trance" or simply "meditative bliss".

Amazing that such a complex idea can be expressed in just two Chinese characters. Note that the first character is Chan/Zen (Chinese/Japanese) which means "meditation" in both languages.

Spiritual Peace / Enlightened Peace

An-Shin-Ritsu-Mei
Japan an shin ritsu mei
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These Japanese Kanji can be translated as "religious enlightenment" or "spiritual peace gained through faith".

Other dictionaries define as, "spiritual peace and enlightenment" or "keeping an unperturbed mind through faith".

My Buddhist dictionary defines it as, "spiritual peace and realization of enlightenment".

Inner Peace

China nèi xīn píng jìng
Japan naishin heizyou
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This Chinese and Japanese phrase is a direct translation for the western idea of inner peace.

The first two characters contain the idea of "heart", "innermost being", or "deep in the/your inner mind".

The last two characters mean "tranquil" and "serene".

I have seen this phrase used as "inner peace" for art prints and even on the side of coffee cups. But I think the translation is too literal. It feels like a direct translation from English rather than a nicely composed Chinese or Japanese phrase. See my other entries for "inner peace".


See Also...  Serenity | Simplicity

Live in Peace and Contentment

China ān jū lè yè
Japan an kyo raku gyou
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This is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja proverb for, "living in peace and working happily", or "to live in peace and be content with one's occupation".

Peace and Good Health

China ān kāng
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This means just what it says. It's a word that expresses both the idea of being at peace and healthy at the same time.

Note: This is a bona-fide word in Chinese and Korean, and the characters will at least make sense in Japanese.

Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind

China ān xīn
Japan anshin
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This is a nice word that encompasses great meanings within just two characters. This can be defined as relief, peace of mind, feeling at ease, to be relieved, set one's mind at rest. easiness. To put it another way, it's the idea of feeling a sense of security, safety, and confidence in your state of well-being.

Patience Yields Peace of Mind

China néng rěn zì ān
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This ancient Chinese proverb can be translated as, "Patience brings peace of mind", "One who has patience, finds peace", and a few other ways.

Achieve Inner Peace; Find Deep Understanding

China níng jìng ér zhì yuǎn
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Zhuge Liang

诸葛亮 Zhuge Liang

This is five characters from a longer ten-character proverb composed by Zhuge Liang about 1800 years ago.

The proverb means, "Your inner peace / tranquility / serenity will help you see or reach far (into the world)".

The last word means "far", but the deeper meaning is that you will surpass what you can currently see or understand. Perhaps even the idea of opening up vast knowledge and understanding of complex ideas.

Faith Love Peace

China xìn ài hé
Japan shin ai wa
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This is a word list that reads, "Faith Love Peace". This is not a natural phrase in Chinese or Japanese, as it lacks a subject, verb, and object. But if this is what you want, here it is.


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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

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Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Peace / Peaceful平和
平和
hei wa
heiwa
píng hé
ping he
p`ing ho
ping2 he2
pinghe
pingho
ping ho
Balance / Peace
hirapíng
ping
p`ing
ping2
ping
ping
Peace / Harmony
wa
he
ho
he2
Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity
shizujìng
jing
ching
jing4
Warrior for Peace和平武士
和平武士
n/ahé píng wǔ shì
he ping wu shi
ho p`ing wu shih
he2 ping2 wu3 shi4
hepingwushi
hopingwushih
ho ping wu shih
Peace and Love和平博爱
和平博愛
wahei hakuai
waheihakuai
hé píng bó ài
he ping bo ai
ho p`ing po ai
he2 ping2 bo2 ai4
hepingboai
hopingpoai
ho ping po ai
Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity启盛世开太平
啟盛世開太平
n/aqǐ shèng shì kāi tài píng
qi sheng shi kai tai ping
ch`i sheng shih k`ai t`ai p`ing
qi3 sheng4 shi4 kai1 tai4 ping2
qishengshikaitaiping
chishengshihkaitaiping
chi sheng shih kai tai ping
Peace and Tranquility太平
太平
tai hei
taihei
tài píng
tai ping
t`ai p`ing
tai4 ping2
taiping
taiping
tai ping
Peace and Tranquility泰平
泰平
taihein/a
Peace of Mind内心的宁静
內心的寧靜
n/anèi xīn de níng jìng
nei xin de ning jing
nei hsin te ning ching
nei4 xin1 de ning2 jing4
neixindeningjing
Peace of Mind和平
和平
wa hei
wahei
hé píng
he ping
ho p`ing
he2 ping2
heping
hoping
ho ping
Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation安禅
安禪
n/aān chán
an chan
an ch`an
an1 chan2
anchan
anchan
an chan
Inner Bliss and Peace from Meditation禅悦
禪悅
n/achán yuè
chan yue
ch`an yüeh
chan2 yue4
chanyue
chanyüeh
chan yüeh
Spiritual Peace / Enlightened Peace安心立命
安心立命
an shin ritsu mei
anshinritsumei
n/a
Inner Peace内心平静
內心平靜
naishin heizyou
naishinheizyou
naishin heizyo
nèi xīn píng jìng
nei xin ping jing
nei hsin p`ing ching
nei4 xin1 ping2 jing4
neixinpingjing
neihsinpingching
nei hsin ping ching
Live in Peace and Contentment安居乐业
安居樂業
an kyo raku gyou
ankyorakugyou
an kyo raku gyo
ān jū lè yè
an ju le ye
an chü le yeh
an1 ju1 le4 ye4
anjuleye
Peace and Good Health安康
安康
n/aān kāng
an kang
an k`ang
an1 kang1
ankang
ankang
an kang
Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind安心
安心
anshinān xīn
an xin
an hsin
an1 xin1
anxin
Patience Yields Peace of Mind能忍自安
能忍自安
n/anéng rěn zì ān
neng ren zi an
neng jen tzu an
neng2 ren3 zi4 an1
nengrenzian
Achieve Inner Peace; Find Deep Understanding宁静而致远
寧靜而致遠
n/aníng jìng ér zhì yuǎn
ning jing er zhi yuan
ning ching erh chih yüan
ning2 jing4 er2 zhi4 yuan3
ningjingerzhiyuan
Faith Love Peace信爱和
信愛和
shin ai wa
shinaiwa
xìn ài hé
xin ai he
hsin ai ho
xin4 ai4 he2
xinaihe

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