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Appreciation of Truth by Meditation

China xīn yìn
Japan shin nin
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心印 is a Buddhist concept that simply stated is "appreciation of truth by meditation."

It's a deep subject, but my understanding is that you can find truth through meditation, and once you've found the truth, you can learn to appreciate it more through further meditation. This title is not commonly used outside of the Buddhist community (your Asian friends may or may not understand it). The literal translation would be something like "the mind seal," I've seen this term translated this way from Japanese Buddhist poetry. But apparently, the seal that is stamped deep in your mind is the truth. You just have to meditate to find it.

Soothill defines it this way: Mental impression, intuitive certainty; the mind is the Buddha-mind in all, which can seal or assure the truth; the term indicates the intuitive method of the Chan (Zen) school, which was independent of the spoken or written word.


Reference: Soothill-Hodous Dictionary of Chinese Buddhism


See Also:  Zen

Navy SEALS

China hǎi bào bù duì
Navy SEALS Wall Scroll

海豹部隊 is the title for United States Navy SEALs in Chinese. The U.S. part in implied, as few if any other nations claim to have sailors with the title "navy seals."

Sometimes the term 海豹突击队 (Simplified) or 海豹突擊隊 (Traditional) is also used in Chinese. It means "Seal Commando Team."

Navy SEALS

Japan neibii shiiruzu
Navy SEALS Wall Scroll

This is the title for Navy SEALs in Japanese Katakana (phonetic Japanese for western words). This is supposed to sound like "navy seals" but does not have any meaning unless the Japanese person who reads it knows what the title is supposed to be.


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Seal

China hǎi bào
Japan kaihyou
Seal Wall Scroll

海豹 is the title for a true seal (also known as an earless seal).


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

心印

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Mandarin xīn yìn / xin1 yin4
Taiwan hsin yin
Japanese shinnin
Mental impression, intuitive certainty; the mind is the Buddha-mind in all, which can seal or assure the truth; the term indicates the intuitive method of the 禪 Ch' an (Zen) school, which was independent of the spoken or written word; mind-seal
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海豹

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Mandarin hǎi bào / hai3 bao4
Taiwan hai pao
Japanese kaihyou / kaihyo かいひょう
Chinese seal (zoology)
Japanese (kana only) true seal (animal); earless seal; (given name) Kaihyou
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Mandarin jié / jie2
Taiwan chieh
Japanese warifu わりふ
Chinese "seal" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 26)
Japanese kanji "seal" radical (radical 26)

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Mandarin yìn / yin4
Taiwan yin
Japanese in いん
Chinese to print; to mark; to engrave; a seal; a print; a stamp; a mark; a trace; image; surname Yin; abbr. for 印度[Yin4 du4]
Japanese (1) mark; sign; (2) symbol; emblem; (3) badge; crest; flag; (4) evidence; proof; (5) (kana only) token (of gratitude, affection, etc.); (1) seal; stamp; mark; print; (2) (Buddhist term) mudra (symbolic hand gesture); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (3) (abbreviation) India; (surname) In
mudrā; seal, sign, symbol, emblem, proof, assurance, approve; also 印契; 契印; 印相. Manual signs indicative of various ideas, e. g. each finger represents one of the five primary elements, earth, water, fire, air, and space, beginning with the little finger; the left hand represents 定 stillness, or meditation, the right hand 慧 discernment or wisdom; they have also many other indications. Also, the various symbols of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, e. g. the thunderbolt; cf. 因.; (度) The five Indias, or five regions of India, idem 五天竺 q. v; a seal

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Mandarin fēng / feng1
Taiwan feng
Japanese fuu / fu ふう
 kizuku きずく
Chinese to confer; to grant; to bestow a title; to seal; classifier for sealed objects, esp. letters; surname Feng
Japanese seal; (surname) Fuu; (given name) Kizuku
To seal, close (a letter); classifier, or numerative of letters, etc.; to appoint (imperially); to seal

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Mandarin/ tu2
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese zu
Chinese diagram; picture; drawing; chart; map; CL:張|张[zhang1]; to plan; to scheme; to attempt; to pursue; to seek
Japanese (surname) Zu
A plan, map; seal; to plan, scheme, calculate; a map

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Mandarin pàn / pan4
Taiwan p`an / pan
Japanese wakatsu わかつ
 ban ばん
Chinese to judge; to sentence; to discriminate; to discern; obviously (different)
Japanese (n,n-suf) size (of paper or books); (1) seal; stamp; monogram signature; (2) judgment; judgement; (n,n-suf) (3) size (of paper or books); (given name) Wakatsu; (surname) Ban
Divide, judge, decide; to divide

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Japanese yuki ゆき
 fumi ふみ
 hajime はじめ
 takashi たかし
 suguro すぐろ
 shouwa / showa しょうわ
 shouroku / shoroku しょうろく
 shougo / shogo しょうご
 shou / sho しょう
 katsurou / katsuro かつろう
 katsuro かつろ
 katsuren かつれん
 katsunami かつなみ
 katsukazu かつかず
 katsuo かつお
 aya あや
 akira あきら
 akinori あきのり
 akitsugu あきつぐ
 aki あき
Chinese chapter; section; clause; movement (of symphony); seal; badge; regulation; order; surname Zhang
Japanese (1) chapter; section; (2) medal; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Fumi; (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Nori; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguro; (personal name) Shouwa; (personal name) Shouroku; (personal name) Shougo; (surname, female given name) Shou; (personal name) Katsurou; (personal name) Katsuro; (personal name) Katsuren; (personal name) Katsunami; (personal name) Katsukazu; (personal name) Katsuo; (female given name) Aya; (female given name) Akira; (personal name) Akinori
A section, chapter; finished, elegant; essay, document; rule, according to pattern; sentence

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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese fu
Chinese mark; sign; talisman; to seal; to correspond to; tally; symbol; written charm; to coincide; surname Fu
Japanese (1) charm; talisman; amulet; (2) tally; (3) sign; mark; note; (surname) Fu

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Mandarin zhuàn / zhuan4
Taiwan chuan
Chinese seal (of office); seal script (a calligraphic style); the small seal 小篆 and great seal 大篆; writing in seal script

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Mandarin zhòu / zhou4
Taiwan chou
Chinese (writing); to develop; seal script used throughout the pre-Han period; surname Zhou

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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Chinese ribbon for a seal; sash

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Mandarin shòu / shou4
Taiwan shou
Japanese tamotsu たもつ
Chinese cord on a seal
Japanese ribbon; cordon; (given name) Tamotsu

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese letters; to close; to seal

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Mandarin/ xi3
Taiwan hsi
Japanese ji
Chinese ruler's seal
Japanese emperor's seal
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ na4
Taiwan na
Chinese see 膃肭|腽肭, fur seal or its blubber

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Mandarin qián / qian2
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese latch of door; seal

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Mandarin/ xi3
Taiwan hsi
Chinese variant of 璽|玺 ruler's seal

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丸一

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Japanese maruichi まるいち
Japanese bisected-circle seal; (surname) Maruichi

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一印

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Mandarin yī yìn / yi1 yin4
Taiwan i yin
Japanese ichi'in
A seal, sign, symbol; a seal

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佛印

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Mandarin fú yìn / fu2 yin4
Taiwan fu yin
Japanese butchin
Buddha-seal, the sign of assurance, see 佛心印; buddha-seal

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偽印

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Japanese giin / gin ぎいん
Japanese forged seal

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印信

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Mandarin yìn xìn / yin4 xin4
Taiwan yin hsin
Chinese official seal; legally binding seal

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印字

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Japanese inji いんじ
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) printing; typing; (2) printed character; typed character; (3) character(surname) carved onto a seal

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印形

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Japanese ingyou / ingyo いんぎょう
Japanese seal; signet

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印影

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Japanese inei / ine いんえい
Japanese impression of a seal

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印匣

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Japanese inbako いんばこ
 inkou / inko いんこう
Japanese seal (stamp) box

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印判

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Japanese inpan いんぱん
 inban いんばん
Japanese seal; stamp

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印刻

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Japanese inkoku いんこく
Japanese (noun/participle) seal engraving

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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
Appreciation of Truth by Meditation 心印shin nin / shinninxīn yìn / xin1 yin4 / xin yin / xinyin hsin yin / hsinyin
Navy SEALS 海豹部隊
海豹部队
hǎi bào bù duì
hai3 bao4 bu4 dui4
hai bao bu dui
haibaobudui
hai pao pu tui
haipaoputui
Navy SEALS ネイビーシールズneibii shiiruzu
neibiishiiruzu
neibi shiruzu
neibishiruzu
Seal 海豹kaihyou / kaihyohǎi bào / hai3 bao4 / hai bao / haibao hai pao / haipao
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.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Abundance
Aikido
Amita
Angel
Art of War
Autumn
Be True to Yourself
Beloved
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Breath
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Charity
Choi
Christ
Chung Shin Tong Il
Clarity
Conqueror
Dark Angel
Daruma
Divine
Divine Blessing
Doku
Dragon
Dragon Warrior
Drain the Pond
Drunken Monkey
Elegant
Enjoy Life
Enlightened Warrior
Family
Fear No Evil
Fortune Favors the Brave
Frog
Future
Ghost
Goat
God Give Me Strength
Greatest Love
Hero
Hope
Horse
In God We Trust
Inner Beauty
Inner Happiness
Iris
Jeremy
Judo
Jujitsu
Kirin
Kyokushinkai
Large Painting
Legendary Turtle
Live Free or Die
Live in Prosperity
Live Laugh Love
Live Without Regret
London
Lotus
Love
Love Faith Strength
Love Honor Respect
Manila
Metal
Misery Loves Company
Mizu No Kokoro
Monkey
Mother Daughter
Muhammad
Musashi
Musician
My Life My Rules
Namo Amitabha Buddha
Nimra
Nixon
No Guts No Glory
One Family Under Heaven
Peace and Love
Prosperity
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Purity of Mind
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Reason
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Right Decision
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Trust No Man
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Water
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Yin Yang
Yoshi

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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