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Pleasure

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愉 can be defined as pleasure, well-pleased, contented, and happy.

Note: 愉 is no longer in common use in Japanese.


See Also:  Passion

There is no pleasure without pain

No pain, no gain
Japan ku wa raku no tane
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This Japanese proverb means, "One cannot have pleasure without pain." It's one of a few Japanese ways to say, "No pain, no gain."


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Eat Drink and Be Merry

China chī hē wán lè
Eat Drink and Be Merry Wall Scroll

吃喝玩樂 is the short version of, "Eat, drink, and be merry."

This Chinese proverb suggests to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure.

Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die

Japan tabe nomi tanoshime ashita wa mina shinu
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Wall Scroll

This means, "eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die," in Japanese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin kuài / kuai4
Taiwan k`uai / kuai
Japanese yoshi よし
 hayashi はやし
 haya はや
 naoru なおる
 sayaka さやか
 kokoro こころ
 kai かい
Chinese rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plainspoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
Japanese pleasure; delight; enjoyment; (female given name) Yoshi; (personal name) Hayashi; (female given name) Haya; (female given name) Naoru; (female given name) Sayaka; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Kai
Glad, joyful; quick, sharp; pleasure
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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese sonomi そのみ
 sonoe そのえ
 sono その
 en えん
Chinese land used for growing plants; site used for public recreation; surname Yuan
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) garden (esp. man-made); orchard; park; plantation; (2) place; location; (female given name) Sonomi; (female given name) Sonoe; (surname, female given name) Sono; (surname, female given name) En
vihāra; place for walking about, pleasure-ground, garden, park.
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Mandarin huá / hua2
Taiwan hua
Japanese ririka りりか
 ran らん
 madoka まどか
 furooria ふろーりあ
 fua ふあ
 hikari ひかり
 hanna はんな
 haruka はるか
 haru はる
 hana はな
 teru てる
 kemeko けめこ
 kirara きらら
 kana かな
 kasumi かすみ
 kazashi かざし
 kaoru かおる
 ka
 aki あき
Chinese magnificent; splendid; flowery; old variant of 花[hua1]; flower; Mt Hua 華山|华山 in Shaanxi; surname Hua; abbr. for China
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Ran; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Furo-ria; (personal name) Fua; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Haru; (surname, female given name) Hana; (female given name) Teru; (female given name) Kemeko; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kana; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Kazashi; (m,f) Kaoru; (surname, given name) Ka; (female given name) Aki
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.

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Mandarin shí fǎ / shi2 fa3
Taiwan shih fa
Japanese jippō
The ten 成就 perfect or perfecting Mahāyāna rules; i.e. in (1) right belief; (2) conduct; (3) spirit; (4) the joy of the bodhi mind; (5) joy in the dharma; (6) joy in meditation in it; (7) pursuing the correct dharma; (8) obedience to, or accordance with it; (9) departing from pride, etc.; (10) comprehending the inner teaching of Buddha and taking no pleasure in that of the śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha order; ten completions of the great vehicle standards
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花柳界

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Japanese karyuukai / karyukai かりゅうかい
Japanese red-light district; pleasure quarters; world of the geisha; demimonde
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The Geisha’s World

吃喝玩樂


吃喝玩乐

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Mandarin chī hē wán lè / chi1 he1 wan2 le4
Taiwan ch`ih ho wan le / chih ho wan le
Chinese to eat, drink and be merry (idiom); to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
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Eat Drink and Be Merry

苦は楽の種

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Japanese kuharakunotane くはらくのたね
Japanese (expression) one cannot have pleasure without pain; no pain, no gain
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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Japanese ureshi うれし
 uino ういの
Chinese amusement
Japanese (surname, female given name) Ureshi; (female given name) Uino
Play, pleasure.

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Mandarin shě / she3
Taiwan she
Japanese sha
Chinese to give up; to abandon; to give alms
upekṣā, neglect, indifference, abandoning, M.W. To relinquish, renounce, abandon, reject, give. One of the chief Buddhist virtues, that of renunciation, leading to a state of "indifference without pleasure or pain" (Keith), or independence of both. v. 舍. It is defined as the mind 平等 in equilibrium, i.e. above the distinction of things or persons, of self or others; indifferent, having abandoned the world and all things and having no affections or desires. One of the seven bodhyaṅgas. Translit. sa, śa, s(r); to abandon

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Mandarin huān / huan1
Taiwan huan
Japanese kan かん
 ikuya いくや
 ikuma いくま
Chinese old variant of 歡|欢[huan1]
Japanese joy; enjoyment; delight; pleasure; (given name) Kan; (personal name) Ikuya; (personal name) Ikuma

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Mandarin/ xi4
Taiwan hsi
Japanese ke
Chinese trick; drama; play; show; CL:出[chu1],場|场[chang3],臺|台[tai2]
khelā, krīḍā. Play, sport, take one's pleasure; theatricals, which are forbidden to a monk or nun; to play

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Mandarin xìng / xing4
Taiwan hsing
Japanese hajime はじめ
 takashi たかし
 suguru すぐる
 shoukou / shoko しょうこう
 koo こお
 kouji / koji こうじ
 koua / koa こうあ
 kou / ko こう
 kyoua / kyoa きょうあ
 oki おき
 akira あきら
Chinese feeling or desire to do something; interest in something; excitement; to rise; to flourish; to become popular; to start; to encourage; to get up; (often used in the negative) to permit or allow (dialect); maybe (dialect); surname Xing
Japanese (1) interest; entertainment; pleasure; (2) implicit comparison (style of the Shi Jing); (kana only) millet or rice cake, roasted and hardened with starch syrup and sugar (sometimes including peanuts, etc.); (given name) Hajime; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Suguru; (given name) Shoukou; (personal name) Koo; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koua; (female given name) Kou; (personal name) Kyoua; (surname) Oki; (given name) Akira
abhyudaya. Rise, begin; prosper; elated; to raise

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七情

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Mandarin qī qíng / qi1 qing2
Taiwan ch`i ch`ing / chi ching
Japanese shichijou / shichijo しちじょう
Chinese seven emotional states; seven affects of traditional Chinese medical theory and therapy, namely: joy 喜[xi3], anger 怒[nu4], anxiety 憂|忧[you1], thought 思[si1], grief 悲[bei1], fear 恐[kong3], fright 驚|惊[jing1]; seven relations
Japanese (1) seven emotions (in The Book of Rites: joy, anger, sorrow, fear, love, hate, desire); seven emotions (in Buddhism: joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure, love, hate, desire); (2) seven effects (of a traditional Chinese medicine); (surname) Shichijou
The seven emotions : pleasure, anger, sorrow, joy, love, hate, desire.

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三受

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Mandarin sān shòu / san1 shou4
Taiwan san shou
Japanese sanju
The three states of Vedanā, i. e. sensation, are divided into painful, pleasurable, and freedom from both 苦, 樂, 捨. When things are opposed to desire, pain arises; when accordant, there is pleasure and a desire for their continuance; when neither, one is detached or free. 倶舍論 1; three feelings

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享受

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Mandarin xiǎng shòu / xiang3 shou4
Taiwan hsiang shou
Japanese kyouju / kyoju きょうじゅ
Chinese to enjoy; to live it up; pleasure; CL:種|种[zhong3]
Japanese (noun/participle) reception; acceptance; enjoyment; being given
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享楽

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Japanese kyouraku / kyoraku きょうらく
Japanese (noun/participle) enjoyment; pleasure

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二受

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Mandarin èr shòu / er4 shou4
Taiwan erh shou
Japanese niju
The dual receptivity or karma of pleasure and pain, the physical and the mental, i.e. 身 and 心; two sensations

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二因

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Mandarin èr yīn / er4 yin1
Taiwan erh yin
Japanese niin / nin にいん
Japanese (Buddhist term) two causes
Two causes, of which there are various definitions: (1) 生因 The producing cause (of all good things); and 了因 the revealing or illuminating cause i.e. knowledge, or wisdom. (2) 能生因 The 8th 識 q. v.: the cause that is able to produce all sense and perceptions, also all good and evil; and 方便因 the environmental or adaptive cause, which aids the 8th 識, as water or earth does the seed, etc. (3) 習因 or 同類因 Practice or habit as cause e. g. desire causing desire; and 報因 or 果熟因 the rewarding cause, or fruit-ripening cause, e. g. pleasure or pain caused by good or evil deeds. (4) 正因 Correct or direct cause i.e. the Buddha-nature of all beings; and 緣因 the contributory cause, or enlightenment (see 了因 above) which evolves the 正因 or Buddha-nature by good works. (5) 近因 Immediate or direct cause and 遠因 distant or indirect cause or causes.

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二求

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Mandarin èr qiú / er4 qiu2
Taiwan erh ch`iu / erh chiu
Japanese nigu
The two kinds of seeking: 得求 seeking to get (e.g. pleasure) and 命求 seeking long life.

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二果

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Mandarin èr guǒ / er4 guo3
Taiwan erh kuo
Japanese nika
Sakṛdāgāmin; v. 裟 and 斯. The second "fruit" of the four kinds of Hīnayāna arhats, who have only once more to return to mortality. Also the two kinds of fruit or karma: (a) 習氣果 The good or evil characteristics resulting from habit or practice in a former existence; (b) 報果the pain or pleasure resulting (in this life) from the practices of a previous life; second realization

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五受

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Mandarin wǔ shòu / wu3 shou4
Taiwan wu shou
Japanese goju
The five vedanas, or sensations; i. e. of sorrow, ofjoy; of pain, of pleasure; of freedom from them all; the first two are limited to mental emotions, the two next are of the senses, and the fifth of both; v. 唯識論 5; five sensations

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五海

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Mandarin wǔ hǎi / wu3 hai3
Taiwan wu hai
Japanese goumi / gomi ごうみ
Japanese (surname) Goumi
The five 'seas' or infinities seen in a vision by Puxian, v. 舊華嚴經 3, viz., (1) all worlds, (2) all the living, (3) universal karma, (4) the roots of desire and pleasure of all the living, (5) all the Buddhas, past, present, and future; five seas

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五果

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Mandarin wǔ guǒ / wu3 guo3
Taiwan wu kuo
Japanese goka ごか
Japanese (1) five fruits (peach, Japanese plum, apricot, jujube, Japanese chestnut); (2) (Buddhist term) five types of effect in cause-and-effect relationships; (3) (Buddhist term) five effects of ignorance and formations on one's current life
The five fruits, or effects; there are various groups, e. g. I. (1) 異熟果 fruit ripening divergently, e. g. pleasure and goodness are in different categories; present organs accord in pain or pleasure with their past good or evil deeds; (2) 等流果 fruit of the same order, e. g. goodness reborn from previous goodness; (3) 土用果 present position and function fruit, the rewards of moral merit in previous lives; (4) 增上果 superior fruit, or position arising from previous earnest endeavor and superior capacity: (5) 離繋果 fruit of freedom from all bonds, nirvana fruit. II. Fruit, or rebirth: (1) 識 conception (viewed psychologically); (2) 名色 formation mental and physical; (3) 六處 the six organs of perception complete; (4) 觸 their birth and contact with the world; (5) 受 consciousness. III. Five orders of fruit, with stones, pips, shells (as nuts), chaff-like (as pine seeds), and with pods; fivefold aspects of cause and effect

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五識


五识

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Mandarin wǔ shí / wu3 shi2
Taiwan wu shih
Japanese goshiki
The five parijñānas, perceptions or cognitions; ordinarily those arising from the five senses, i. e. of form-and-color, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The 起信論 Awakening of Faith has a different set of five steps in the history of cognition; (1) 業識 initial functioning of mind under the influence of the original 無明 unenlightenment or state of ignorance; (2) 轉識 the act of turning towards the apparent object for its observation; (3) 現識 observation of the object as it appears; (4) 知識 the deductions derived from its appearance; (5) 相續識 the consequent feelings of like or dislike, pleasure or pain, from which arise the delusions and incarnations; five consciousnesses

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五食

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Mandarin wǔ shí / wu3 shi2
Taiwan wu shih
Japanese gojiki
The five kinds of spiritual food by which roots of goodness are nourished: correct thoughts; delight in the Law; pleasure in meditation; firm resolve, or vows of self-control; and deliverance from the karma of illusion; five kinds of nourishment

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五逆

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Mandarin wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
Taiwan wu ni
Japanese gogyaku
pañcānantarya; 五無間業 The five rebellious acts or deadly sins, parricide, matricide, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, destroying the harmony of the sangha, or fraternity. The above definition is common both to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. The lightest of these sins is the first; the heaviest the last. II. Another group is: (1) sacrilege, such as destroying temples, burning sutras, stealing a Buddha's or a monk's things, inducing others to do so, or taking pleasure therein; (2) slander, or abuse of the teaching of śrāvaka s, pratyekabuddhas, or bodhisattvas; (3) ill-treatment or killing of a monk; (4) any one of the five deadly sins given above; (5) denial of the karma consequences of ill deeds, acting or teaching others accordingly, and unceasing evil life. III. There are also five deadly sins, each of which is equal to each of the first set of five: (1) violation of a mother, or a fully ordained nun; (2) killing a bodhisattva in a sangha; (5) destroying a Buddha's stūpa. IV. The five unpardonable sin of Devadatta who (1) destroyed the harmony of the community; (2) injured Śākyamuni with a stone, shedding his blood; (3) induced the king to let loose a rutting elephant to trample down Śākyamuni; (4) killed a nun; (5) put poison on his finger-nails and saluted Śākyamuni intending to destroy him thereby; five heinous crimes

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佚楽

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Japanese itsuraku いつらく
Japanese (noun/participle) pleasure

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偷安

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Mandarin tōu ān / tou1 an1
Taiwan t`ou an / tou an
Chinese to shirk responsibility; thoughtless pleasure-seeking

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叡慮

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Japanese eiryo / eryo えいりょ
Japanese the emperor's pleasure

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合歓

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Japanese nemu ねむ
 nebu ねぶ
Japanese silk tree (Albizia julibrissin); (noun/participle) enjoying pleasure together; (female given name) Nemu; (personal name) Nebu

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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
Pleasure yuyú / yu2 / yu
There is no pleasure without pain 苦は楽の種ku wa raku no tane
kuwarakunotane
Eat Drink and Be Merry 吃喝玩樂
吃喝玩乐
chī hē wán lè
chi1 he1 wan2 le4
chi he wan le
chihewanle
ch`ih ho wan le
chihhowanle
chih ho wan le
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die 食べ飲み楽しめ明日は皆死ぬtabe nomi tanoshime ashita wa mina shinu
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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