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Bright and Promising Future

Japan akarui mirai
Bright and Promising Future

This Japanese proverb means, "Bright Future." It suggests a lot of possibility and potential awaits in your future. A great gift for a graduate.

The first part of this proverb literally means bright or light. The second part means future but can also be translated as, "the world to come."


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Light / Bright and Promising Future

China guāng míng
Japan kou mei / mitsu haru
Light / Bright and Promising Future

光明 is a nice way to say "light" in Chinese, and old Korean Hanja. 光明 is because the word also suggests a bright future or refers so someone who is very promising (great future potential).

The first character means light or bright.

The second character means bright and clear (in this context).

光明 appears in most Japanese dictionaries but it not the most common Japanese Kanji word for light (more commonly used for the name Mitsuharu).

In old Korean Hanja, this can have a meaning of brightness or brilliancy.

In the context of Buddhism, this means, "Light emanating from a Buddha or Bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion"


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

体力

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Japanese tairyoku / たいりょく
Light / Bright and Promising Future
Japanese (1) stamina; endurance; physical strength; resilience; resistance to disease; (2) strength of an organization (e.g. profitability, productivity, economic clout, stability, growth potential)

太極


太极

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Mandarin tài jí / tai4 ji2
Taiwan t`ai chi / tai chi
Japanese taikyoku / たいきょく
Chinese the Absolute or Supreme Ultimate, the source of all things according to some interpretations of Chinese mythology
Japanese taiji (in Chinese philosophy, the principle that embodies all potential things, incl. time and space); (personal name) Taikyoku


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Mandarin shì / shi4
Taiwan shih
Japanese zei / ze / ぜい    sei / se / せい
Chinese power; influence; potential; momentum; tendency; trend; situation; conditions; outward appearance; sign; gesture; male genitals
Japanese (suffix) groups engaged in some activity (players, companies, forces, etc.); (n,n-suf) (1) energy; (2) military strength; (personal name) Seiji; (surname, given name) Sei; (surname) Kioi
bala, sthāman. Power, influence, authority; aspect, circumstances.

れる

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Japanese reru / れる Japanese (aux-v,v1) (1) indicates passive voice (incl. the "suffering passive"); (2) indicates the potential form; (3) indicates spontaneous occurrence; (4) (honorific or respectful language) used as an honorific for others' actions

三覺


三觉

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Mandarin sān jué / san1 jue2
Taiwan san chüeh
Japanese sankaku
The three kinds of enlightenment: (1) (a) 自覺 Enlightenment for self; (b) 覺他 for others; (c) 覺行圓 (or 窮) 滿 perfect enlightenment and accomplishment; the first is an arhat's, the first and second a bodhisattva's, all three a Buddha's. (2) From the Awakening of Faith 起信論 (a) 本覺 inherent, potential enlightenment or intelligence of every being; (b) 始覺 , initial, or early stages of such enlightenment, brought about through the external perfuming or influence of teaching, working on the internal perfuming of subconscious intelligence; (c) 究竟覺 completion of enlightenment, the subjective mind in perfect accord with the subconscious (or superconscious) mind, or the inherent intelligence.

三身

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Mandarin sān shēn / san1 shen1
Taiwan san shen
Japanese sanjin;sanshin / さんじん;さんしん
Japanese {Buddh} trikaya (three bodies of the Buddha); (surname) Sanmi
trikāya. 三寶身 The threefold body or nature of a Buddha, i.e. the 法, 報, and 化身, or dharmakāya, sambhogakāya, and nirmāṇakāya. The three are defined as 自性, 受用, and 變化, the Buddha-body per se, or in its essential nature; his body of bliss, which he "receives" for his own "use" and enjoyment; and his body of transformation, by which he can appear in any form; i.e. spiritual, or essential; glorified; revealed. While the doctrine of the trikāya is a Mahāyāna concept, it partly results from the Hīnayāna idealization of the earthly Buddha with his thirty-two signs, eighty physical marks, clairvoyance, clairaudience, holiness, purity, wisdom, pity, etc. Mahāyāna, however, proceeded to conceive of Buddha as the Universal, the All, with infinity of forms, yet above all our concepts of unity or diversity. To every Buddha Mahāyāna attributed a three-fold body: that of essential Buddha; that of joy or enjoyment of the fruits of his past saving labours; that of power to transform himself at will to any shape for omnipresent salvation of those who need him. The trinity finds different methods of expression, e.g. Vairocana is entitled 法身, the embodiment of the Law, shining everywhere, enlightening all; Locana is 報身; c.f. 三賓, the embodiment of purity and bliss; Śākyamuni is 化身 or Buddha revealed. In the esoteric sect they are 法 Vairocana, 報 Amitābha, and 化 Śākyamuni. The 三賓 are also 法 dharma, 報 saṅgha, 化 buddha. Nevertheless, the three are considered as a trinity, the three being essentially one, each in the other. (1) 法身 Dharmakāya in its earliest conception was that of the body of the dharma, or truth, as preached by Śākyamuni; later it became his mind or soul in contrast with his material body. In Mādhyamika, the dharmakāya was the only reality, i.e. the void, or the immateria1, the ground of all phenomena; in other words, the 眞如 the tathāgatagarbha, the bhūtatathatā. According to the Huayan (Kegon) School it is the 理or noumenon, while the other two are氣or phenomenal aspects. "For the Vijñānavāda... the body of the law as highest reality is the void intelligence, whose infection (saṃkleҫa) results in the process of birth and death, whilst its purification brings about Nirvāṇa, or its restoration to its primitive transparence" (Keith). The "body of the law is the true reality of everything". Nevertheless, in Mahāyāna every Buddha has his own 法身; e.g. in the dharmakāya aspect we have the designation Amitābha, who in his saṃbhogakāya aspect is styled Amitāyus. (2) 報身Sambhogakāya, a Buddha's reward body, or body of enjoyment of the merits he attained as a bodhisattva; in other words, a Buddha in glory in his heaven. This is the form of Buddha as an object of worship. It is defined in two aspects, (a) 自受用身 for his own bliss, and (b) 他受用身 for the sake of others, revealing himself in his glory to bodhisattvas, enlightening and inspiring them. By wisdom a Buddha's dharmakāya is attained, by bodhisattva-merits his saṃbhogakāya. Not only has every Buddha all the three bodies or aspects, but as all men are of the same essence, or nature, as Buddhas, they are therefore potential Buddhas and are in and of the trikāya. Moreover, trikāya is not divided, for a Buddha in his 化身 is still one with his 法身 and 報身, all three bodies being co-existent. (3) 化身; 應身; 應化身 nirmāṇakāya, a Buddha's transformation, or miraculous body, in which he appears at will and in any form outside his heaven, e.g. as Śākyamuni among men; three bodies [of the Buddha]

五覺


五觉

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Mandarin wǔ jué / wu3 jue2
Taiwan wu chüeh
Japanese gokaku
The five bodhi, or states of enlightenment, as described in the 起信論 Awakening of Faith; see also 五菩提 for a different group. (1) 本覺 Absolute eternal wisdom, or bodhi; (2) 始覺 bodhi in its initial stages, or in action, arising from right observances; (3) 相似覺 bodhisattva. attainment of bodhi in action, in the 十信; (4) 隨分覺 further bodhisattva-enlightenment according to capacity, i. e. the stages 十住, 十行, and 十廻向; (5) 究竟覺 final or complete enlightenment, i. e. the stage of 妙覺, which is one with the first, i. e. 本覺. The 本覺 is bodhi in the potential, 始覺 is bodhi in the active state, hence (2), (3), (4), and (5) are all the latter, but the fifth has reached the perfect quiescent stage of original bodhi; five kinds of enlightenment

仮想

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Japanese kasou / kaso / かそう Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) imagination; supposition; virtual; potential (enemy)

佛性

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Mandarin fú xìng / fu2 xing4
Taiwan fu hsing
Japanese butsushou / butsusho / ぶつしょう
Chinese Buddha nature
Japanese (surname) Butsushou
buddhatā. The Buddha-nature, i.e. gnosis, enlightenment; potential bodhi remains in every gati, i.e. all have the capacity for enlightenment; for the Buddha-nature remains in all as wheat-nature remains in all wheat. This nature takes two forms: 理 noumenal, in the absolute sense, unproduced and immortal, and 行 phenomenal, in action. While every one possesses the Buddha-nature, it requires to be cultivated in order to produce its ripe fruit.

勢能


势能

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Mandarin shì néng / shi4 neng2
Taiwan shih neng
Japanese senou / seno / せのう    seino / seno / せの
Chinese potential energy
Japanese (surname) Senou; (personal name) Seno; (surname) Seino

勢阱


势阱

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Mandarin shì jǐng / shi4 jing3
Taiwan shih ching
Chinese potential well (physics)

勢降


势降

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Mandarin shì jiàng / shi4 jiang4
Taiwan shih chiang
Chinese potential drop (elec.)

可能

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Mandarin kě néng / ke3 neng2
Taiwan k`o neng / ko neng
Japanese kanou / kano / かのう
Chinese might (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) potential; possible; practicable; feasible; (surname) Kanou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

地力

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Mandarin dì lì / di4 li4
Taiwan ti li
Japanese chiryoku / ちりょく    jiriki / じりき
Chinese soil fertility; land capability
Japanese fertility; one's own potential; real ability; one's own strength
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

戦力

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Japanese senryoku / せんりょく Japanese (1) war potential; military strength; fighting power; (2) ability (to compete); capabilities; valuable asset

本明

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Mandarin běn míng / ben3 ming2
Taiwan pen ming
Japanese motoaki / もとあき    honmyou / honmyo / ほんみょう
Japanese (surname) Motoaki; (place-name, surname) Honmyou
The original light, or potential enlightenment, that is in all beings; also 元明; cf. 本覺; original luminosity

本覺


本觉

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Mandarin běn jué / ben3 jue2
Taiwan pen chüeh
Japanese hongaku
Original bodhi, i. e. 'enlightenment', awareness, knowledge, or wisdom, as contrasted with 始覺 initial knowledge, that is 'enlightenment a priori is contrasted with enlightenment a posteriori'. Suzuki, Awakening of Faith, P. 62. The reference is to universal mind 衆生之心體, which is conceived as pure and intelligent, with 始覺 as active intelligence. It is considered as the Buddha-dharmakāya, or as it might perhaps be termed, the fundamental mind. Nevertheless in action from the first it was influenced by its antithesis 無明 ignorance, the opposite of awareness, or true knowledge. See 起信論 and 仁王經,中. There are two kinds of 本覺, one which is unconditioned, and never sullied by ignorance and delusion, the other which is conditioned and subject to ignorance. In original enlightenment is implied potential enlightenment in each being.

核勢

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Mandarin hé shì / he2 shi4
Taiwan ho shih
Chinese nuclear potential

法身

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Mandarin fǎ shēn / fa3 shen1
Taiwan fa shen
Japanese hosshin;houshin / hosshin;hoshin / ほっしん;ほうしん
Japanese {Buddh} (See 三身) dharmakaya (dharma body, Buddhism's highest form of existence); (surname) Hotsushin; (female given name) Norimi
dharmakāya, embodiment of Truth and Law, the "spiritual" or true body; essential Buddhahood; the essence of being; the absolute, the norm of the universe; the first of the trikāya, v.三身. The dharmakāya is divided into 總 unity and 別 diversity; as in the noumenal absolute and phenomenal activities, or potential and dynamic; but there are differences of interpretation, e.g. as between the 法相 and 法性 schools. Cf. 法身體性. There are many categories of the dharmakāya. In the 2 group 二法身 are five kinds: (1) 理 "substance" and 智 wisdom or expression; (2) 法性法身 essential nature and 應化法身 manifestation; the other three couples are similar. In the 3 group 三法身 are (1) the manifested Buddha, i.e. Śākyamuni; (2) the power of his teaching, etc.; (3) the absolute or ultimate reality. There are other categories.

潛力

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Mandarin qián lì / qian2 li4
Taiwan ch`ien li / chien li
Chinese potential; capacity

潛在

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Mandarin qián zài / qian2 zai4
Taiwan ch`ien tsai / chien tsai
Chinese hidden; potential; latent

潛能

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Mandarin qián néng / qian2 neng2
Taiwan ch`ien neng / chien neng
Chinese potential; hidden capability

潛質

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Mandarin qián zhì / qian2 zhi4
Taiwan ch`ien chih / chien chih
Chinese potential

理事

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Mandarin lǐ shì / li3 shi4
Taiwan li shih
Japanese riji / りじ
Chinese member of council
Japanese director; board of directors
Noumena and phenomena, principle and practice, absolute and relative, real and empirical, cause and effect, fundamental essence and external activity, potential and actual; e.g. store and distribution, ocean and wave, static and kinetic; principle and phenomena

盡展

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Mandarin jìn zhǎn / jin4 zhan3
Taiwan chin chan
Chinese to display (one's potential, one's talents etc)

踩線

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Mandarin cǎi xiàn / cai3 xian4
Taiwan ts`ai hsien / tsai hsien
Chinese to scout for a tour operator; to reconnoiter a potential tour itinerary; (tennis) to commit a foot fault

軍勢

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Mandarin jun shì / jun1 shi4
Taiwan chün shih
Japanese gunzei / gunze / ぐんぜい
Chinese army strength; military prowess or potential
Japanese military forces; hosts; troops

電位

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Mandarin diàn wèi / dian4 wei4
Taiwan tien wei
Japanese deni / でんい
Chinese electric potential; voltage
Japanese potential (electric)

られる

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Japanese rareru / られる Japanese (aux-v,v1) (1) indicates passive voice (incl. the "suffering passive"); (2) indicates the potential form; (3) indicates spontaneous occurrence; (4) (honorific or respectful language) used as an honorific for others' actions

不審物

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Japanese fushinbutsu / ふしんぶつ Japanese suspicious object (e.g. potential bomb); suspicious substance

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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
Bright and Promising Future明るい未来akarui mirai
akaruimirai
Light
Bright and Promising Future
光明kou mei / mitsu haru
koumei / mitsuharu
ko mei / mitsu haru
komei/mitsuharu
guāng míng
guang1 ming2
guang ming
guangming
kuang ming
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