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  1. Chastity / Pure Heart
  2. Pure Heart
  3. Pure Love / Junai
  4. Pure Land / Jodo
  5. Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism
  6. Purity
  7. Purity of Mind


Chastity / Pure Heart

Also: Clean / Innocent / Pure
China chún jié
Japan jun ketsu
Chastity / Pure Heart

This would be associated with "chastity" but with the direct meaning of clean, innocent, and pure. If you were expressing the idea of a "pure heart" in Chinese, while not literal, this would be the word you would use.

In Japanese, this word is sometimes used to express purity.

In Korean, it describes purity, chastity, virginity, and innocence (basically the same as the Chinese definition).

Pure Heart

Pure and Innocent
China chún qíng
Japan jun jou
Pure Heart

純情 means, "Pure Heart" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It's used to reflect the ideas of being "pure and innocent."

Depending on the context in which this title is used, it can relay "self-sacrificing devotion" or in some cases, "naïveté."
This would be in the same way we might refer to a young girl giving her lunch money to a beggar on the street. She has a pure and precious heart but perhaps is also a bit naive.

Pure Love / Junai

Japan jun ai
Pure Love / Junai

純愛 is a Japanese word that means pure love.

This is also a variety of female given names in Japan with these romanizations: Pyua; Hiroe; Sumie; Jun'ai; Ayame; Ayane.

Pure Land / Jodo

Also a sect of Buddhism
China jìng tǔ
Japan jou do
Pure Land / Jodo

This literally means "pure land" or "clean earth."

This is also the abbreviated title of a Buddhist sect which involves faith in rebirth of Buddha Amitabha (Amitābha) in the Western Heaven. Sometimes this sect is translated as "Paradise of the West." Other titles of this school of Buddhism include Amidism or Elvsium.


See Also:  Nirvana | Shin Buddhism

Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism

China jìng tǔ zōng
Japan jou do shuu
Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism

淨土宗 is the title of Japanese "Pure Land Buddhism." This form is also romanized/known as "Jodo Shu" (jōdo shū).

Also known as Amidism for the fact that this is a branch of Mahayana (Mahāyāna) Buddhism which focuses on Amitabha (Amitābha) Buddha. This form of Buddhism, along with Chinese characters, came to Japan via China in the 5th century according to most historians.


Notes:
Pure Land Buddhism is also known as 浄土仏教 (jōdo bukkyō).
Some will just express it with just 浄土 (Pure Land).


See Also:  Shin Buddhism

Purity

Clean and Pure
China jìng
Japan jou
Purity

淨 is the most simple way to express purity or cleanliness in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. As a single character, the concept is broad: This can be a verb (the act of cleaning, purifying, or to cleanse) but it can also be the state of being clean, pure, and chaste. In some context, it can be a place to clean (like a bathing room for the soul in a Buddhist context). In Japanese, this can be a female given name "Jou" or "jō" (the Japanese equivalent of the English girl's name "Chastity").

Purity of Mind

China xīn chéng jìng
Japan shin chou jou
Purity of Mind

心澄淨 is the Buddhist concept of the pure and calm mind. It is believed that once you achieve a meditative state of pure focused thought, the mind becomes clear and calm. Although, others will say this means that achieving a calm mind will allow you to reach pure thought.

From Sanskrit, this is known as citta-prasāda. The concept of citta-prasāda is sometimes defined as, "clear heart-mind," or "the single and definitive aspiration."

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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
Chastity
Pure Heart
純潔
纯洁
jun ketsu / junketsuchún jié / chun2 jie2 / chun jie / chunjie ch`un chieh / chunchieh / chun chieh
Pure Heart 純情
纯情
jun jou / junjou / jun jo / junjochún qíng
chun2 qing2
chun qing
chunqing
ch`un ch`ing
chunching
chun ching
Pure Love
Junai
純愛jun ai / junai
Pure Land
Jodo
淨土
净土
jou do / joudo / jo do / jodojìng tǔ / jing4 tu3 / jing tu / jingtu ching t`u / chingtu / ching tu
Pure Land Buddhism
Jodo Buddhism
淨土宗
浄土宗
jou do shuu
joudoshuu
jo do shu
jodoshu
jìng tǔ zōng
jing4 tu3 zong1
jing tu zong
jingtuzong
ching t`u tsung
chingtutsung
ching tu tsung
Purity jou / jojìng / jing4 / jing ching
Purity of Mind 心澄淨shin chou jou
shinchoujou
shin cho jo
shinchojo
xīn chéng jìng
xin1 cheng2 jing4
xin cheng jing
xinchengjing
hsin ch`eng ching
hsinchengching
hsin cheng ching
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