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Seek / Quest

China tàn qiú
Japan tankyuu
Seek / Quest Vertical Wall Scroll

探求 means: to seek; to pursue; to investigate; quest; pursuit.

探求 is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Devotion / Diligence / Vigorous / Energetic

vīrya
China jīng jìn
Japan shoujin
Devotion / Diligence / Vigorous / Energetic Vertical Wall Scroll

精進 is a wide-ranging word that is used in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

It can mean devotion, diligence, concentration, aggressive, enterprising, vigorous, energetic, purification, pushing, asceticism, assiduity, or virility. 精進 is deep, and these two characters can express ideas that take a full English phrase to describe such as, "concentration of mind," "to forge ahead vigorously," or "to dedicate oneself to progress."

Used in the context of Buddhism, it means, "making earnest efforts to cultivate virtue and get rid of evil," or "zeal in one's quest for enlightenment."

Smooth Sailing

China yī fán fēng shùn
Smooth Sailing Vertical Wall Scroll

一帆風順 is just what you think it means. It suggests that you are on a trouble-free voyage through life, or literally on a sailing ship or sail boat. It is often used in China as a wish for good luck on a voyage or as you set out on a new quest or career in your life. Some may use this in lieu of "bon voyage."

The literal meaning is roughly, "Once you raise your sail, you will get the wind you need, and it will take you where you want to go." Another way to translate it is "Your sail and the wind follow your will."

一帆風順 is a great gift for a mariner, sailor, adventurer, or someone starting a new career.

Note: Can be understood in Korean Hanja but rarely used.


See Also:  Bon Voyage | Adventure | Travel


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

探求

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Mandarin tàn qiú / tan4 qiu2
Taiwan t`an ch`iu / tan chiu
Japanese tankyuu / tankyu / たんきゅう
Smooth Sailing Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to seek; to pursue; to investigate
Japanese (noun/participle) search; quest; pursuit

精進


精进

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Mandarin jīng jìn / jing1 jin4
Taiwan ching chin
Japanese shoujin(p);soujin(ok);shouji(ok);souji(ok) / shojin(p);sojin(ok);shoji(ok);soji(ok) / しょうじん(P);そうじん(ok);しょうじ(ok);そうじ(ok)
Chinese to forge ahead vigorously; to dedicate oneself to progress
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (2) (See 六波羅蜜) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; (surname) Shoujin; (place-name) Shouji
vīrya, one of the seven bodhyaṅga; 'vigour,' 'valour, fortitude,' 'virility' (M.W.); 'welldoing' (Keith). The Chinese interpretation may be defined, as pure or unadulterated progress, i.e. 勤 zeal, zealous, courageously progressing in the good and eliminating the evil.; vīrya, zeal, unchecked progress; effort

取經


取经

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Mandarin qǔ jīng / qu3 jing1
Taiwan ch`ü ching / chü ching
Chinese to journey to India on a quest for the Buddhist scriptures; to learn by studying another's experience

求索

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Mandarin qiú suǒ / qiu2 suo3
Taiwan ch`iu so / chiu so
Japanese gusaku
Chinese to search for something; to seek; to quest; to explore
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

クエスト

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Japanese kuesuto / クエスト Japanese quest; pursuit; search

サブクエ

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Japanese sabukue / サブクエ Japanese (abbreviation) (See サブクエスト) subquest (in video game); sub quest

サブクエスト

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Japanese sabukuesuto / サブクエスト Japanese subquest (in a video game); sub quest

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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
Seek
Quest
探求tankyuu / tankyutàn qiú / tan4 qiu2 / tan qiu / tanqiut`an ch`iu / tanchiu / tan chiu
Devotion
Diligence
Vigorous
Energetic
精進
精进
shoujin / shojinjīng jìn / jing1 jin4 / jing jin / jingjinching chin / chingchin
Smooth Sailing一帆風順
一帆风顺
yī fán fēng shùn
yi1 fan2 feng1 shun4
yi fan feng shun
yifanfengshun
i fan feng shun
ifanfengshun
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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