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  1. Silent / Solitary
  2. Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity
  3. Silent Warrior
  4. Quiet Warrior
  5. Serenity Prayer
  6. Peaceful / Tranquil / Calm...
  7. Calm and Collected
  8. Calm / Cool
  9. Serenity / Tranquility
10. Tranquil / Tranquility / Serenity
11. Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation
12. Open and Calm Mind
13. Keep Calm, Be Not Impatient
14. Calm / Tranquility
15. Keep Calm in Face of Adversity
16. Calm / Cool-Headed
17. A Life of Serenity Yields Understanding
18. Life of Serenity
19. Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind / Calm Mind
20. Peacefulness / Tranquility...
21. Inner Peace
22. Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium
23. Stillness / Quiet / Calm


Silent / Solitary

China
Japan jaku
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This character means silent, solitary, quiet, calm, still, rest, or tranquil.

This also has a strong Buddhist association where it can mean "entering into Nirvana." In that context, this is sometimes used to refer to the passing of a Buddhist monk (he is silent, as he has entered Nirvana). For the living, this is about tranquility (especially of mind).

Some will also use this to mean "elegant simplicity."

From Sanskrit, this can represent praśama, vivikta, śānti, or nibbāna (nirvāṇa).

Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity

China jìng
Japan shizu / sei
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This is the simplest way to convey the meaning of inner peace and serenity.

This character is often translated as "serenity." It can also be used to express the ideas of still, calm, serene, quiet, silent, stillness, not moving or tranquility.

In the old days, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean people might hang a wall scroll with this character in their reading room to bring about a sense of peace in the room.


静While they once used the same character form in Japan, they now use a slightly-simplified version in modern Japan (after WWII). This version is shown to the right, and can be selected for your wall scroll by clicking on that Kanji instead of the button above.


See Also:  Peace

Silent Warrior

China chén mò de wǔ shì
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This is a way to write "silent warrior" in Chinese.

The first two characters mean "silent."

The middle character is a connecting or possessive particle.

The last two characters mean "warrior."

Silent Warrior

Japan seijakuna senshi
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This means, "silent warrior" or "quiet warrior," in Japanese.

Quiet Warrior

China jìng wǔ shì
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靜武士 is the shortest way to write "Quiet Warrior" or "Tranquil Warrior" in Chinese.


See Also:  Peaceful Warrior

Quiet Warrior

China jìng mì wǔ shì
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靜謐武士 means "Quiet Warrior" in Chinese.

靜謐 means quiet or tranquil.
武士 means warrior or soldier.


See Also:  Peaceful Warrior

Serenity Prayer

China shàng dì cì wǒ píng jìng qù jiē shòu wǒ suǒ bù néng gǎi biàn de wǒ yǒng qì qù gǎi biàn wǒ suǒ néng gǎi biàn de bìng wǒ zhì huì qù fēn biàn zhè liǎng zhě
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This is the serenity prayer, as used by many 12-step programs and support groups.

In Chinese, this says:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Serenity Prayer

Japan kamisama ha watashi ni kaeru koto no deki nai mono o ukeireru odayaka sa to kaeru koto no dekiru yuuki to sono chigai o shiru kenmei sa o ataeru
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This is a Japanese version of the serenity prayer, as used by many 12-step programs and support groups.

In Japanese, this says:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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

Peaceful / Tranquil / Calm
Free From Worry

China ān níng
Japan an nei
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This is a nice word that means peaceful, tranquil, calm, composed, "free from worry," "public peace," tranquility, good health, well-being, or welfare in Chinese and Korean.

Note: The definition in Japanese is not so broad but still means peaceful or "public peace."

Calm and Collected

China chén zhuó
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These two characters mean calm and collected, or simply not nervous.

Calm / Cool

China zhèn jìng
Japan chin sei
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These two characters represent the idea of being calm or cool in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

My Korean dictionary further defines this as quiet, calm, tranquility, pacification.
From my Japanese dictionary: calm, quiet, tranquility, appeasement, pacification.


Note: This term is also used in Korean Hanja but there is a slight deviation in the way they write the second character in Korean. Still, a Korean person who can read Hanja, will be able to read this word. We can write it in the Korean form if you wish (just let us know when you place your order). In Korean, this is the word you might use to tell someone to "calm down" or "take it easy."

Serenity / Tranquility

China píng jìng
Japan heisei
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This is one of several ways to express as "serenity" or "tranquility" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It can also be translated as calm, serenity, tranquil, undisturbed or serene.


See Also:  Peace

Serenity / Tranquility

Japan seion
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This is a Japanese-specific way to express "serenity" or "tranquility."

Notes: The second Kanji is not a Chinese character - it was morphed or developed in Japan after Chinese characters were absorbed into the Japanese language during the 5th century.
The first character is slightly-simplified from the original Chinese form but still recognizable.


See Also:  Peace

Tranquil / Tranquility / Serenity

China níng jìng
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This word expresses the idea of tranquility and serenity in Chinese.


See Also:  Peace | Inner Peace | Harmony | Calm

Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation

China ān chán
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These two Chinese characters create a title that means to reach peace and calm through meditation. This is an excellent wall scroll for your relaxation or meditation room.

This is also a Buddhist-related term that encompasses the idea of entering into dhyana meditation.

Open and Calm Mind

Japan kyoshintankai
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This is a Japanese proverb that means, "with an open and calm mind," "with no preconceived notions," or "without reservations." In some context it can mean frank or candid.

Keep Calm, Be Not Impatient

China shǎo ān wú zào
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This is a short Chinese phrase that means keep calm, don't get excited, and don't be impatient or hot-tempered.

Calm / Tranquility

China ān
Japan an
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This character is used in a lot of compound words in the CJK world. Alone, this character has a broad span of possible meanings. These meanings include relaxed, quiet, rested, contented, calm, still, to pacify, peaceful, at peace, soothing or soothed.

This character and even the pronunciation was borrowed from Chinese and absorbed into both Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja. In all these languages, this character is pronounced like "an."

Keep Calm in Face of Adversity

Japan shitsuitaizen
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This is a very old Japanese proverb. It suggests, "keeping calm and collected at times of disappointment," or "maintaining a serene state of mind when faced with adversity."

It's hard to relate individual character meanings into the overall meaning unless you also understand Japanese grammar. The word order is very different than English. That being said, here's the character meaning breakdown:
失 To miss, lose or fail.
意 Feelings, thoughts, meaning.
泰 Safe, peaceful.
然 Like that, in that way, however, although.

Using these definitions in English, we might say, "Although you may fail or lose, have a feeling of peace and calm."

Calm / Cool-Headed

China lěng jìng
Japan rei sei
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These characters mean calm and cool-headed in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Other translations: calmness, composure, coolness, serenity, tranquility.

This is a good wall scroll for someone that wants to remind themselves to stay calm and level-headed.


See Also:  Sober Calm

A Life of Serenity Yields Understanding

China dàn bó yǐ míng zhì, níng jìng ér zhì yuǎn
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This is a kind of complex ten-character proverb composed by Zhuge Liang about 1800 years ago.

This Chinese proverb means "Leading a simple life will yield a clear mind, and having inner peace will help you see far (into the world)."

What I have translated as "simple life" means NOT being materialistic and NOT competing in the rat race.

The last word means "far" but the deeper meaning is that you will surpass what you can currently see or understand. Perhaps even the idea of opening up vast knowledge and understanding of complex ideas.

The whole phrase has a theme that suggests if you are NOT an aggressive cut-throat person who fights his way to the top no matter how many people he crushes on the way, and instead seek inner peace, you will have a happier existence and be more likely to understand the meaning of life.


See Also:  Serenity

Life of Serenity

Japan yuu yuu kan kan
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This means, "life of serenity" in Japanese.
However, it can also have these meanings depending on how it's read: "composed and unhurried," "easygoing and leisurely," "in indolence," or "life of idleness."

Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind / Calm Mind

China ān xīn
Japan an shin
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This is a nice word that encompasses great meanings within just two characters. This can be defined as relief, peace of mind, feeling at ease, to be relieved, set one's mind at rest. easiness. To put it another way, it's the idea of feeling a sense of security, safety, and confidence in your state of well-being.

Peacefulness / Tranquility
Perfectly Quiet

China jìng mì
Japan seihitsu
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The first and second character both mean quiet. Together, they reinforce the meanings almost creating a word that means "double quiet" or "perfect quiet."

A good wall scroll for a library, reading room, or other quiet place.


See Also:  Peace | Harmony

Inner Peace

China nèi xīn píng jìng
Japan naishin heizyou
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This Chinese and Japanese phrase is a direct translation for the western idea of inner peace.

The first two characters contain the idea of "heart," "innermost being," or "deep in the/your inner mind."

The last two characters mean "tranquil" and "serene."

I have seen this phrase used as "inner peace" for art prints and even on the side of coffee cups. But I think the translation is too literal. It feels like a direct translation from English rather than a nicely composed Chinese or Japanese phrase. See my other entries for "inner peace."


See Also:  Serenity | Simplicity | Peace

Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium

China ān dìng
Japan an tei
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This word means: quiet; settled; maintain; calm and orderly; stability; equilibrium.

Stillness / Quiet / Calm

China jì jìng
Japan sekisei / jakujou
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This is the Chinese and old Japanese word for calmness, stillness, and tranquility.

In Buddhist context, this can refer to the calmness of the heart, enlightenment, or the state of being calm and quiet - free from temptation and distress. Basically a state of earthly nirvāṇa.


Note: The second character is written just slightly differently in modern Japanese (静 instead of 靜). Expect a slight variation if you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher. The version shown here is considered the ancient Japanese and original Chinese form.


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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.




If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.

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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Silent / Solitary jakujì / ji4 / ji chi
Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity
shizu / seijìng / jing4 / jing ching
Silent Warrior 沉默的武士chén mò de wǔ shì
chen2 mo4 de wu3 shi4
chen mo de wu shi
chenmodewushi
ch`en mo te wu shih
chenmotewushih
chen mo te wu shih
Silent Warrior 靜寂な戦士
静寂な戦士
seijakuna senshi
seijakunasenshi
Quiet Warrior 靜武士
静武士
jìng wǔ shì
jing4 wu3 shi4
jing wu shi
jingwushi
ching wu shih
chingwushih
Quiet Warrior 靜謐武士
静谧武士
jìng mì wǔ shì
jing4 mi4 wu3 shi4
jing mi wu shi
jingmiwushi
ching mi wu shih
chingmiwushih
Serenity Prayer 上帝賜給我平靜去接受我所不能改變的給我勇氣去改變我所能改變的並給我智慧去分辨這兩者
上帝赐给我平静去接受我所不能改变的给我勇气去改变我所能改变的并给我智慧去分辨这两者
shàng dì cì wǒ píng jìng qù jiē shòu wǒ suǒ bù néng gǎi biàn de wǒ yǒng qì qù gǎi biàn wǒ suǒ néng gǎi biàn de bìng wǒ zhì huì qù fēn biàn zhè liǎng zhě
shang4 di4 ci4 gei3 wo3 ping2 jing4 qu4 jie1 shou4 wo3 suo3 bu4 neng2 gai3 bian4 de gei3 wo3 yong3 qi4 qu4 gai3 bian4 wo3 suo3 neng2 gai3 bian4 de bing4 gei3 wo3 zhi4 hui4 qu4 fen1 bian4 zhe4 liang3 zhe3
shang di ci gei wo ping jing qu jie shou wo suo bu neng gai bian de gei wo yong qi qu gai bian wo suo neng gai bian de bing gei wo zhi hui qu fen bian zhe liang zhe
shang ti tz`u kei wo p`ing ching ch`ü chieh shou wo so pu neng kai pien te kei wo yung ch`i ch`ü kai pien wo so neng kai pien te ping kei wo chih hui ch`ü fen pien che liang che
shang ti tzu kei wo ping ching chü chieh shou wo so pu neng kai pien te kei wo yung chi chü kai pien wo so neng kai pien te ping kei wo chih hui chü fen pien che liang che
Serenity Prayer 神様は私に変える事の出来ない物を受け入れる穏やかさと変える事の出来る勇気とその違いを知る賢明さを与えるkamisama ha watashi ni kaeru koto no deki nai mono o ukeireru odayaka sa to kaeru koto no dekiru yuuki to sono chigai o shiru kenmei sa o ataeru
kamisama ha watashi ni kaeru koto no deki nai mono o ukeireru odayaka sa to kaeru koto no dekiru yuki to sono chigai o shiru kenmei sa o ataeru
kamisamahawatashinikaerukotonodekinaimonooukeireruodayakasatokaerukotonodekiruyukitosonochigaioshirukenmeisaoataeru
Peaceful / Tranquil / Calm / Free From Worry 安寧
安宁
an nei / anneiān níng / an1 ning2 / an ning / anning
Calm and Collected 沉著
沉着
chén zhuó
chen2 zhuo2
chen zhuo
chenzhuo
ch`en cho
chencho
chen cho
Calm / Cool 鎮靜
镇静
chin sei / chinseizhèn jìng
zhen4 jing4
zhen jing
zhenjing
chen ching
chenching
Serenity / Tranquility 平靜
平静
heiseipíng jìng
ping2 jing4
ping jing
pingjing
p`ing ching
pingching
ping ching
Serenity / Tranquility 靜穏
静穏
seion
Tranquil / Tranquility / Serenity 寧靜
宁静
níng jìng
ning2 jing4
ning jing
ningjing
ning ching
ningching
Reach Peace and Calm by Meditation 安禪
安禅
ān chán / an1 chan2 / an chan / anchan an ch`an / anchan / an chan
Open and Calm Mind 虛心坦懐
虚心坦懐
kyoshintankai
Keep Calm, Be Not Impatient 少安毋躁shǎo ān wú zào
shao3 an1 wu2 zao4
shao an wu zao
shaoanwuzao
shao an wu tsao
shaoanwutsao
Calm / Tranquility anān / an1 / an
Keep Calm in Face of Adversity 失意泰然shitsuitaizen
Calm / Cool-Headed 冷靜
冷静
rei sei / reiseilěng jìng
leng3 jing4
leng jing
lengjing
leng ching
lengching
A Life of Serenity Yields Understanding 淡泊以明志寧靜而致遠
淡泊以明志宁静而致远
dàn bó yǐ míng zhì, níng jìng ér zhì yuǎn
dan4 bo2 yi3 ming2 zhi4, ning2 jing4 er2 zhi4 yuan3
dan bo yi ming zhi, ning jing er zhi yuan
tan po i ming chih, ning ching erh chih yüan
Life of Serenity 悠悠閑閑yuu yuu kan kan
yuuyuukankan
yu yu kan kan
yuyukankan
Peaceful Heart / Peace of Mind / Calm Mind 安心an shin / anshinān xīn / an1 xin1 / an xin / anxin an hsin / anhsin
Peacefulness / Tranquility / Perfectly Quiet 靜謐
静谧
seihitsujìng mì / jing4 mi4 / jing mi / jingmi ching mi / chingmi
Inner Peace 內心平靜
内心平静
naishin heizyou
naishinheizyou
naishin heizyo
naishinheizyo
nèi xīn píng jìng
nei4 xin1 ping2 jing4
nei xin ping jing
neixinpingjing
nei hsin p`ing ching
neihsinpingching
nei hsin ping ching
Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium 安定an tei / anteiān dìng / an1 ding4 / an ding / anding an ting / anting
Stillness / Quiet / Calm 寂靜
寂静
sekisei / jakujou
sekisei / jakujo
sekisei/jakujo
jì jìng / ji4 jing4 / ji jing / jijing chi ching / chiching

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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