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Restoration to Good Health

China píng fù
Japan byou fuku
Restoration to Good Health Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese title means "to be cured," "to be healed," "restoration to health," or "recovery from illness."

In some context, it can mean "to pacify" or "to calm down."

Resilience / Restoration / Recovery

China huī fù lì
Resilience / Restoration / Recovery Vertical Wall Scroll

This title suggests having the power to recover, restore, rehabilitate. This can refer to yourself, someone else, or even to something, like rehabilitating a burned forest. 恢復力 is the essence of resilience in life.

The first two characters are a word that means to reinstate, to resume, to restore, to recover, to regain, to rehabilitate, restoration, rehabilitation, recovery, return, improvement, recovery (from an illness), recuperation, or convalescence.

The last character means strength or power.

See Also:  Tenacity | Perseverance

Retro / Old School

China fù gǔ
Japan fukko
Retro / Old School Vertical Wall Scroll

The meaning of this title can vary depending on context. It used to just mean a return to the old ways.

It can also mean, "to turn back the clock," "retro" (fashion style based on nostalgia, esp. for 1960s), "revival," or "restoration."

The return to "the old ways" was also an aspiration of Confucius about 2500 years ago. This proves that "going retro" or "old school" has been cool since at least 500 B.C.

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Mandarin píng fù / ping2 fu4
Taiwan p`ing fu / ping fu
Japanese heifuku / hefuku / へいふく
Chinese to pacify; to calm down; to be cured; to be healed
Japanese (noun/participle) restoration to health
recovery from illness



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Mandarin fù gǔ / fu4 gu3
Taiwan fu ku
Japanese fukko / ふっこ
Chinese to return to old ways (a Confucian aspiration); to turn back the clock; neoclassical school during Tang and Song associated with classical writing 古文; retro (fashion style based on nostalgia, esp. for 1960s)
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) revival; restoration



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Mandarin fù huó / fu4 huo2
Taiwan fu huo
Japanese fukkatsu / ふっかつ
Chinese resurrection
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) revival (e.g. musical); come-back; (2) restoration; rebirth; resurrection
To live again, return to life; revived


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Japanese isshin / いっしん Japanese (noun/participle) complete change; reform; restoration; remodeling; remodelling; renewal; (surname) Itsushin; (given name) Isshin


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Japanese sanketsu / さんけつ Japanese (See 維新の三傑) three great people (e.g. of the Meiji Restoration)


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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]



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Mandarin zhōng xīng / zhong1 xing1
Taiwan chung hsing
Japanese chuukou / chuko / ちゅうこう
Chinese resurgence; recovery; restoration
Japanese (noun/participle) restoration; revival; resurgence; (place-name, surname) Nakaoki



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Mandarin xiū fù / xiu1 fu4
Taiwan hsiu fu
Japanese shuufuku / shufuku / しゅふく
Chinese to restore; to renovate; restoration; (computing) to fix (a bug)
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) restoration; repair; mending



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Mandarin xiū zhù / xiu1 zhu4
Taiwan hsiu chu
Japanese shuuchiku / shuchiku / しゅうちく
Chinese to build
Japanese (noun/participle) repair; renovation; restoration


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Japanese shuufuku / shufuku / しゅふく Japanese (out-dated kanji) (n,vs,adj-no) restoration; repair; mending


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Japanese kokufuku / こくふく Japanese (noun/participle) restoration


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Mandarin zài shēng / zai4 sheng1
Taiwan tsai sheng
Japanese saisei / saise / さいせい
Chinese to be reborn; to regenerate; to be a second so-and-so (famous dead person); recycling; regeneration
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) resuscitation; regeneration; restoration to life; (2) reformation; rehabilitation; (3) playback; regeneration (sound, etc.); view (of a video clip); (4) reclamation; recovery; (5) rebirth; reincarnation


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Japanese saikou / saiko / さいこう Japanese (noun/participle) revival; restoration; resuscitation


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Mandarin zài qǐ / zai4 qi3
Taiwan tsai ch`i / tsai chi
Japanese saiki / さいき
Chinese to arise again; to make a comeback; resurgence
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) comeback; recovery; restoration; rally; reflexive (in grammar); (surname, given name) Saiki


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Mandarin zài zào / zai4 zao4
Taiwan tsai tsao
Japanese saizou / saizo / さいぞう
Chinese to give a new lease of life; to reconstruct; to reform; to rework; to recycle; to reproduce (copies, or offspring); restoration; restructuring
Japanese (given name) Saizou


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Japanese furunori / ふるのり Japanese aged paste; microbially fermented weak adhesive for restoration of Japanese works of art on paper



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Mandarin huí fù / hui2 fu4
Taiwan hui fu
Japanese kaifuku / かいふく
Chinese to reply; to recover; to return (to a previous condition); Re: in reply to (email)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) restoration; rehabilitation; recovery; return; replevin; improvement; (2) recovery (from an illness); recuperation; convalescence


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Japanese kizoku / きぞく Japanese (noun/participle) (1) belonging; ascription; attribution; imputation; possession; jurisdiction; (2) reversion; return; restoration



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Mandarin fù jiāo / fu4 jiao1
Taiwan fu chiao
Japanese fukkou / fukko / ふっこう
Chinese to reopen diplomatic relations
Japanese (noun/participle) restoration of diplomatic relations



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Mandarin fù wèi / fu4 wei4
Taiwan fu wei
Japanese fukui / ふくい
Chinese to restore sb or something to its original position; to regain the throne; to reset (a dislocated joint, an electronic device etc); reset
Japanese (noun/participle) restoration; reinstatement



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Mandarin fù yuán / fu4 yuan2
Taiwan fu yüan
Japanese fukugen / ふくげん
Chinese variant of 復原|复原[fu4 yuan2]
Japanese (noun/participle) restoration (to original state); reconstruction



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Mandarin fù yuán / fu4 yuan2
Taiwan fu yüan
Japanese fukugen / ふくげん
Chinese to restore (something) to (its) former condition; to recover from illness; recovery
Japanese (noun/participle) restoration (to original state); reconstruction; (surname) Fukuhara


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Japanese fukkyuu(p);fukukyuu / fukkyu(p);fukukyu / ふっきゅう(P);ふくきゅう Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) restoration; restitution; rehabilitation


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Japanese fukken(p);fukuken / ふっけん(P);ふくけん Japanese (noun/participle) rehabilitation; reinstatement; restoration of rights



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Mandarin fù xīng / fu4 xing1
Taiwan fu hsing
Japanese fukkou / fukko / ふっこう
Chinese to revive; to rejuvenate; Fuxing district of Handan city 邯鄲市|邯郸市[Han2 dan1 shi4], Hebei; Fuxing or Fuhsing township in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县[Tao2 yuan2 xian4], north Taiwan
Japanese (noun/participle) revival; renaissance; reconstruction; restoration



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Mandarin fù bì / fu4 bi4
Taiwan fu pi
Japanese fukuheki / ふくへき
Chinese to recover one's power or authority; restoration (of a past regime)
Japanese (noun/participle) restoration (of an abdicated ruler)


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Japanese fukuden / ふくでん Japanese restoration of power (e.g. after power failure)



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Mandarin huī fù / hui1 fu4
Taiwan hui fu
Japanese kaifuku / かいふく
Chinese to reinstate; to resume; to restore; to recover; to regain; to rehabilitate
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) restoration; rehabilitation; recovery; return; replevin; improvement; (2) recovery (from an illness); recuperation; convalescence


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Mandarin wǎn huí / wan3 hui2
Taiwan wan hui
Japanese bankai / ばんかい
Chinese to retrieve; to redeem
Japanese (noun/participle) recovery; restoration


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Mandarin gēng shēng / geng1 sheng1
Taiwan keng sheng
Japanese kousei / kose / こうせい
Chinese resurrection; rebirth; reinvigorated; rejuvenated; a new lease of life
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) rehabilitation; remaking one's life; starting life anew; (2) rebirth; regeneration; reorganization; rebuilding; recovery; restoration; remaking; (3) coming back to life; revival; resuscitation; (given name) Tsugio; (surname, given name) Sarao; (g,p) Kousei

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Restoration to Good Health平復
byou fuku / byoufuku / byo fuku / byofukupíng fù / ping2 fu4 / ping fu / pingfup`ing fu / pingfu / ping fu
huī fù lì
hui1 fu4 li4
hui fu li
Old School
fukko / fukofù gǔ / fu4 gu3 / fu gu / fugufu ku / fuku
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