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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 / Calm Mind
17. Peace, Love, Happiness
18. Patience Yields Peace of Mind
19. Achieve Inner Peace; Find Deep Understanding
20. Faith Love Peace
21. Patience Brings Peace of Mind
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.
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).
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".
This is the simplest way to convey the meaning of inner peace and serenity.
This character is often translated as "serenity". It can also be used to express the ideas of still, calm, serene, quiet, silent, stillness, nnot moving or tranquility.
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.
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.
This means "Warrior for Peace" (warrior who fights for peace) in Chinese.
Note, this is not the same thing as "peaceful warrior".
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.
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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.
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.
This means peace and/or tranquility in Japanese and Korean (also understood, but not as common in Chinese).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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".
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".
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".
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.
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.
This means "peace, love, happiness" in Japanese.
This is a word list, which is not the most natural kind of composition in Japanese (usually there is a subject, object, and verb - or a single word).
This is a word-list that means, "peace, love, happiness", in Chinese.
Word lists like this are not commonly-seen in China. Phrases with subject, verb, and object, or just single words are more natural for calligraphy artwork.
This ancient Chinese proverb can be translated as, "Patience brings peace of mind", "One who has patience, finds peace", and a few other ways.
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.
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.
This means, "patience brings peace of mind", in Japanese.
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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.
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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese
|Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Peace / Peaceful||平和|
|Balance / Peace||平|
|Peace / Harmony||和|
|Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity||静|
|shizu / sei||jìng|
|Warrior for Peace||和平武士|
|n/a||hé píng wǔ shì|
he ping wu shi
ho p`ing wu shih
|he2 ping2 wu3 shi4|
ho ping wu shih
|Peace and Love||和平博爱|
|hé píng bó ài|
he ping bo ai
ho p`ing po ai
|he2 ping2 bo2 ai4|
ho ping po ai
|Worldwide Wish for Peace and Prosperity||启盛世开太平|
|n/a||qǐ 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|
chi sheng shih kai tai ping
|Peace and Tranquility||太平|
|Peace and Tranquility||泰平|
|Peace of Mind||内心的宁静|
|n/a||nèi xīn de níng jìng|
nei xin de ning jing
nei hsin te ning ching
|nei4 xin1 de ning2 jing4|
|Peace of Mind||和平|
|Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation||安禅|
|Inner Bliss and Peace from Meditation||禅悦|
|Spiritual Peace / Enlightened Peace||安心立命|
|an shin ritsu mei|
|nèi xīn píng jìng|
nei xin ping jing
nei hsin p`ing ching
|nei4 xin1 ping2 jing4|
nei hsin ping ching
|Live in Peace and Contentment||安居乐业|
|an kyo raku gyou|
an kyo raku gyo
|ān jū lè yè|
an ju le ye
an chü le yeh
|an1 ju1 le4 ye4|
|Peace and Good Health||安康|
|Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind / Calm Mind||安心|
|Peace, Love, Happiness||平和, 愛, 幸福|
平和, 愛, 幸福
|heiwa ai koufuku|
heiwa ai kofuku
|Peace, Love, Happiness||和平博爱幸福|
|n/a||hé píng bó ài xìng fú|
he ping bo ai xing fu
ho p`ing po ai hsing fu
|he2 ping2 bo2 ai4 xing4 fu2|
ho ping po ai hsing fu
|Patience Yields Peace of Mind||能忍自安|
|n/a||néng rěn zì ān|
neng ren zi an
neng jen tzu an
|neng2 ren3 zi4 an1|
|Achieve Inner Peace; Find Deep Understanding||宁静而致远|
|n/a||níng jìng ér zhì yuǎn|
ning jing er zhi yuan
ning ching erh chih yüan
|ning2 jing4 er2 zhi4 yuan3|
|Faith Love Peace||信爱和|
|shin ai wa |
|xìn ài hé|
xin ai he
hsin ai ho
|xin4 ai4 he2|
|Patience Brings Peace of Mind||忍耐は心の平和をもたらす|
|nintai wa kokoro no heiwa o motarasu||n/a|
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