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The Name Six in Chinese / Japanese...

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Six

The number six
China liù
Japan ryuu / roku / muu
Six Wall Scroll

六 / 陸 is the number 6 in Chinese, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji. I have no idea why you would want this as a calligraphy wall scroll but hundreds of visitors search for this number.

In Japanese, this character can be pronounced several different ways depending on context. It can be ryu, roku, mu, and a few others when combined with other Kanji.

There's just one way to pronounce this in Chinese. Korean also has just one pronunciation.


Also written 陸 or 陆 as an anti-fraud banker's numeral.


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Characters

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Mandarin/ lv4
Taiwan
Japanese ritsuji りつじ
 ritsu りつ
 rizumu りずむ
 hiroshi ひろし
 nori のり
 tadasu ただす
 tadashi ただし
 takashi たかし
 osamu おさむ
Chinese law; surname Lü
Japanese (1) law (esp. ancient East Asian criminal code); regulation; (2) (Buddhist term) vinaya (rules for the monastic community); (3) (abbreviation) Ritsu (school of Buddhism); (4) (abbreviation) lushi (style of Chinese poem); (5) (musical) pitch; (6) six odd-numbered notes of the ancient chromatic scale; (7) (abbreviation) Japanese seven-tone gagaku scale, similar to Dorian mode (corresponding to: re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do); (n,n-suf,ctr) (8) (in traditional Eastern music) step (corresponding to a Western semitone); (personal name) Ritsuji; (female given name) Ritsu; (female given name) Rizumu; (given name) Hiroshi; (given name) Nori; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (male given name) Takashi; (personal name) Osamu
vinaya, from vi-ni, to 1ead, train: discipline: v. 毘奈耶; other names are Prātimokṣa, śīla, and upalakṣa. The discipline, or monastic rules; one of the three divisions of the Canon, or Tripiṭaka, and said to have been compiled by Upāli.
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Ritsu

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Mandarin rěn / ren3
Taiwan jen
Japanese nin にん
 shinobu しのぶ
 shinobi しのび
 shino しの
 oshi おし
 azumi あずみ
Chinese to bear; to endure; to tolerate; to restrain oneself
Japanese (archaism) endurance; forbearance; patience; self-restraint; (1) (kana only) squirrel's foot fern (Davallia mariesii); (2) (kana only) Lepisorus thunbergianus (species of fern); (3) color of clothing layers under one's overcoat (light green on blue); (4) (abbreviation) ancient women's hairstyle; (5) (abbreviation) clothing patterned using squirrel's foot fern; (given name) Nin; (surname, female given name) Shinobu; (place-name) Shinobi; (female given name) Shino; (p,s,g) Oshi; (female given name) Azumi
kṣānti, 羼提 (or 羼底); patience, endurance, (a) in adverse circumstances, (b) in the religious state. There are groups of two, three, four, five, six, ten, and fourteen, indicating various forms of patience, equanimity, repression, forbearance, endurance, constancy, or "perseverance of the saints," both in mundane and spiritual things; to endure
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Ninja

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese moto もと
 misato みさと
 manaka まなか
 makoto まこと
 haato / hato はあと
 nozomi のぞみ
 naka なか
 tenshi てんし
 shinba しんば
 shinji しんじ
 shin しん
 shizuka しずか
 kokko こっこ
 kokoro こころ
 koko ここ
 kiyo きよ
 ai あい
Chinese heart; mind; intention; center; core; CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) heart; mind; (n,suf) (2) spirit; vitality; inner strength; (3) (astron) Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (4) (archaism) friend; (1) mind; heart; spirit; (2) the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.); (personal name) Moto; (female given name) Misato; (female given name) Manaka; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Haato; (female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Naka; (female given name) Tenshi; (female given name) Shinba; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shizuka; (female given name) Kokko; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Koko; (female given name) Kiyo; (female given name) Ai
hṛd, hṛdaya 汗栗太 (or 汗栗馱); 紀哩馱 the heart, mind, soul; citta 質多 the heart as the seat of thought or intelligence. In both senses the heart is likened to a lotus. There are various definitions, of which the following are six instances: (1) 肉團心 hṛd, the physical heart of sentient or nonsentient living beings, e. g. men, trees, etc. (2) 集起心 citta, the ālayavijñāna, or totality of mind, and the source of all mental activity. (3) 思量心 manas, the thinking and calculating mind; (4) 緣慮心; 了別心; 慮知心; citta; the discriminating mind; (5) 堅實心 the bhūtatathatā mind, or the permanent mind; (6) 積聚精要心 the mind essence of the sutras.
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Heart / Mind / Spirit


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Mandarin dōng / dong1
Taiwan tung
Japanese yamato やまと
 higashitsuru ひがしつる
 higashi ひがし
 hajime はじめ
 noboru のぼる
 ton とん
 toumin / tomin とうみん
 toufuku / tofuku とうふく
 touhama / tohama とうはま
 toua / toa とうあ
 tou / to たかとう
 takatou / takato さき
 saki こちざき
 kochizaki あづま
 azuma あずま
 azukiyo あずきよ
 azu あず
 akira あきら
 agari あがり
Chinese east; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord; surname Dong
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) east; east; (1) (archaism) eastern Japan (esp. Kamakura or Edo, from perspective of Kyoto or Nara); eastern provinces; (2) (archaism) east; (3) (abbreviation) six-stringed Japanese zither; (personal name) Yamato; (surname) Higashitsuru; (place-name, surname) Higashi; (surname, given name) Hajime; (given name) Noboru; (surname) Ton; (given name) Toumin; (personal name) Toufuku; (surname) Touhama; (surname) Toua; (surname, given name) Tou; (surname) Takatou; (female given name) Saki; (surname) Kochizaki; (surname, female given name) Adzuma; (p,s,f) Azuma; (female given name) Azukiyo; (surname, female given name) Azu; (
pūrva, east.
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East

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Mandarin/ fa3
Taiwan fa
Japanese minori みのり
 houshou / hosho ほうしょう
 housaki / hosaki ほうさき
 hakaru はかる
 nori のり
 sadamu さだむ
Chinese law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France; French; abbr. for 法國|法国[Fa3 guo2]; Taiwan pr. [Fa4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) law; act; principle; (2) method; (3) (linguistics terminology) mood; (4) (Buddhist term) dharma; (female given name) Minori; (given name) Houshou; (surname) Housaki; (given name) Hakaru; (surname) Nori; (given name) Sadamu
Dharma, 達磨; 曇無 (or 曇摩); 達摩 (or 達謨) Law, truth, religion, thing, anything Buddhist. Dharma is 'that which is held fast or kept, ordinance, statute, law, usage, practice, custom'; 'duty'; 'right'; 'proper'; 'morality'; 'character'. M. W. It is used in the sense of 一切 all things, or anything small or great, visible or invisible, real or unreal, affairs, truth, principle, method, concrete things, abstract ideas, etc. Dharma is described as that which has entity and bears its own attributes. It connotes Buddhism as the perfect religion; it also has the second place in the triratna 佛法僧, and in the sense of 法身 dharmakāya it approaches the Western idea of 'spiritual'. It is also one of the six media of sensation, i. e. the thing or object in relation to mind, v. 六塵.
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Dharma / The Law


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Mandarin chán / chan2
Taiwan ch`an / chan
Japanese yuzuri ゆずり
 zen ぜん
Chinese to abdicate; dhyana (Sanskrit); Zen; meditation (Buddhism)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) (Buddhist term) dhyana (profound meditation); (2) (abbreviation) Zen (Buddhism); (surname) Yuzuri; (personal name) Zen
To level a place for an altar, to sacrifice to the hills and fountains; to abdicate. Adopted by Buddhists for dhyāna, 禪 or 禪那, i.e. meditation, abstraction, trance. dhyāna is 'meditation, thought, reflection, especially profound and abstract religious contemplation'. M.W. It was intp. as 'getting rid of evil', etc., later as 靜慮 quiet meditation. It is a form of 定, but that word is more closely allied with samādhi, cf. 禪定. The term also connotes Buddhism and Buddhist things in general, but has special application to the 禪宗 q.v. It is one of the six pāramitās, cf. 波. There are numerous methods and subjects of meditation. The eighteen brahmalokas are divided into four dhyāna regions 'corresponding to certain frames of mind where individuals might be reborn in strict accordance with their spiritual state'. The first three are the first dhyāna, the second three the second dhyāna, the third three the third dhyāna, and the remaining nine the fourth dhyāna. See Eitel. According to Childers' Pali Dictionary, 'The four jhānas are four stages of mystic meditation, whereby the believer's mind is purged from all earthly emotions, and detached as it were from his body, which remains plunged in a profound trance.' Seated cross-legged, the practiser 'concentrates his mind upon a single thought. Gradually his soul becomes filled with a supernatural ecstasy and serenity', his mind still reasoning: this is the first jhāna. Concentrating his mind on the same subject, he frees it from reasoning, the ecstasy and serenity remaining, which is the second jhāna. Then he divests himself of ecstasy, reaching the third stage of serenity. Lastly, in the fourth stage the mind becomes indifferent to all emotions, being exalted above them and purified. There are differences in the Mahāyāna methods, but similarity of aim.
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Zen / Chan / Meditation

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Mandarin shēng / sheng1
Taiwan sheng
Japanese yanao やなお
 yadoru やどる
 hayuru はゆる
 hayu はゆ
 naru なる
 sei / se せい
 susumu すすむ
 sakibu さきぶ
 ubumi うぶみ
 ubu うぶ
 ibuki いぶき
 izuru いずる
 ikuru いくる
 ikusaki いくさき
 iku いく
 ari あり
Chinese to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student
Japanese (n,n-suf) area of thick growth (of trees, grass, etc.); (irregular okurigana usage) (kana only) (abbreviation) boiled and half-dried bonito; (adj-no,adj-na,n,n-pref) (1) raw; uncooked; fresh; (2) natural; as it is; unedited; unprocessed; (3) (colloquialism) unprotected (i.e. not wearing a condom); (4) live (i.e. not recorded); (5) inexperienced; unpolished; green; crude; (6) (abbreviation) impudence; sauciness; (7) (abbreviation) unpasteurized beer; draft beer; draught beer; (prefix) (8) just a little; somehow; vaguely; partially; somewhat; half-; semi-; (9) irresponsibly; half-baked; (10) (archaism) cash; (11) (abbreviation) tipsiness; (1) life; living; (n,n-suf) (2) (masculine speech) (humble language) I; me; myself; life; living; (n,pref) pure; undiluted; raw; crude; (adj-na,n,adj-no) (1) (kana only) innocent; naive; unsophisticated; inexperienced; green; wet behind the ears; (prefix noun) (2) birth-; (prefix) (archaism) vital; virile; lively; (surname) Yanao; (given name) Yadoru; (female given name) Hayuru; (female given name) Hayu; (female given name) Naru; (surname, female given name) Sei; (given name) Susumu; (surname) Sakibu; (female given name) Ubumi; (female given name) Ubu; (female given name) Ibuki; (female given name) Izuru; (female given name) Ikuru; (surname) Ikusaki; (female given name) Iku; (female given name) Ari
jāti 惹多; life; utpāda means coming forth, birth, production; 生 means beget, bear, birth, rebirth, born, begin, produce, life, the living. One of the twelve nidānas, 十二因緣; birth takes place in four forms, catur yoni, v. 四生, in each case causing: a sentient being to enter one of the 六道 six gati, or paths of transmigration; arising
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Birth / Life

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Mandarin dào / dao4
Taiwan tao
Japanese wataru わたる
 motoi もとい
 michihiro みちひろ
 michizaki みちざき
 michi みち
 makoto まこと
 fumi ふみ
 naoshi なおし
 douzaki / dozaki どうざき
 dou / do どう
 tooru とおる
 tadasu ただす
 tadashi ただし
 tao たお
 susumu すすむ
 osamu おさむ
Chinese road; path; CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3]; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) administrative division (similar to province in Tang times)
Japanese (1) road; street; way; path; course; route; lane; (2) distance; ways (e.g. "a long ways"); (3) the way (of proper conduct, etc.); one's way; morals; (4) teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist); dogma; (5) field (of medicine, etc.); subject; (6) way; method; means; (1) (abbreviation) road; (2) way; (3) Buddhist teachings; (4) Taoism; (5) modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido); (6) historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.); (7) province (Tang-era administrative region of China); (8) province (modern administrative region of Korea); (1) (archaism) way; road; (suffix noun) (2) way to ...; road to ...; (personal name) Wataru; (given name) Motoi; (personal name) Michihiro; (surname) Michizaki; (surname, female given name) Michi; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Fumi; (given name) Naoshi; (surname) Douzaki; (surname) Dou; (female given name) Tooru; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (female given name) Tao; (personal name) Susumu; (given name) Osamu
mārga. A way, road; the right path; principle, Truth, Reason, Logos, Cosmic energy; to lead; to say. The way of transmigration by which one arrives at a good or bad existence; any of the six gati, or paths of destiny. The way of bodhi, or enlightenment leading to nirvāṇa through spiritual stages. Essential nirvāṇa, in which absolute freedom reigns. For the eightfold noble path v. 八聖道.; The two Ways: (1) (a) 無礙道 or 無間道 The open or unhindered way, or the way of removing all obstacles or intervention, i. e. all delusion; (b) 解脫道 the way of release, by realization of truth. (2) (a) 難行道 The hard way of "works", i. e. by the six pāramitā and the disciplines. (b) 易行道 the easy way salvation, by the invocation of Amitābha. (3) (a) 有漏道 The way of reincarnation or mortality; (b) 無漏 the enlightened way of escape from the miseries of transmigration. (4) (a) 教道 The way of instruction; (b) 證道 the way of realization. (5) The two lower excretory organs.
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Daoism / Taoism

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Mandarin xiāng / xiang1
Taiwan hsiang
Japanese yuka ゆか
 koron ころん
 kouyatsu / koyatsu こうやつ
 kouzaki / kozaki こうざき
 koukei / koke こうけい
 kou / ko こう
 kyouji / kyoji きょうじ
 kyou / kyo きょう
 kamura かをり
 kahoru かむら
 kanata かほる
 kasumi かなた
 kaoru かすみ
 kaori かおる
 kaaya / kaya かおり
 ka かあや
Chinese fragrant; sweet smelling; aromatic; savory or appetizing; (to eat) with relish; (of sleep) sound; perfume or spice; joss or incense stick; CL:根[gen1]
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) incense; incense; (shogi) (abbreviation) lance; (irregular okurigana usage) aroma; fragrance; scent; smell; smell (esp. a good smell); fragrance; scent; aroma; perfume; (female given name) Yuka; (female given name) Koron; (place-name) Kouyatsu; (surname) Kouzaki; (given name) Koukei; (female given name) Kou; (personal name) Kyouji; (female given name) Kyou; (female given name) Kaori (Kawori); (personal name) Kamura; (female given name) Kahoru; (female given name) Kanata; (personal name) Kasumi; (m,f) Kaoru; (surname, female given name) Kaori; (female given name) Kaaya; (surname) Ka
(竹; 象) Incense made in coils and burnt to measure the time; also 香盤; 香印.; gandha. Fragrance; incense; the sense of smell, i.e. one of the ṣaḍāyātana, six senses. Incense is one of the 使 Buddha's messengers to stimulate faith and devotion; scent
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Fragrant / Good Smell

天上

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Mandarin tiān shàng / tian1 shang4
Taiwan t`ien shang / tien shang
Japanese tenjou / tenjo てんじょう
 amaue あまうえ
Chinese celestial; heavenly
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) the heavens; (given name) Tenjou; (surname) Amaue
The heavens above, i. e. the six devalokas 六欲天 of the region of desire and the rupalokas andarupalokas, i. e. 色 and 無色界; heavenly realm
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Heavenly / Celestial

地獄


地狱

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Mandarin dì yù / di4 yu4
Taiwan ti yü
Japanese jigoku じごく
Chinese hell; infernal; underworld
Japanese hell; (place-name) Jigoku
naraka, 捺落迦 (or 那落迦) ; niraya 泥犂; explained by 不樂 joyless; 可厭 disgusting, hateful; 苦具, 苦器 means of suffering; if 地獄 earth-prison; 冥府 the shades, or departments of darkness. Earth-prison is generally intp. as hell or the hells; it may also be termed purgatory; one of the six gati or ways of transmigration. The hells are divided into three classes: I. Central, or radical, 根本地獄 consisting of (1) The eight hot hells. These were the original hells of primitive Buddhism, and are supposed to be located umder the southern continent Jambudvīpa 瞻部州, 500 yojanas below the surface. (a) 等活 or 更活 Saṃjīva, rebirth, where after many kinds of suffering a cold wind blows over the soul and returns it to this life as it was before, hence the name 等活. (b) 黑繩 Kaslasūtra, where the sufferer is bound with black chains and chopped or sawn asunder. (c) 線合; 衆合; 堆壓 Saṃghāta, where are multitudes of implements of torture, or the falling of mountains upon the sufferer. (d) 號呌; 呼呼; 叫喚 Raurava, hell of wailing. (e) 大呌; 大號呌; 大呼 Mahāraurava, hell of great wailing. (f) 炎熱; 燒炙 Tapana, hell of fames and burning. (g) 大熱; 大燒炙; 大炎熱 Pratāpana, hell of molten lead. (h) 無間; 河鼻旨; 阿惟越致; 阿毗至; 阿鼻; 阿毗 Avīci, unintermitted suffering, where sinners die and are reborn to suffer without interval. (2) The eight cold hells 八寒地獄. (a) 頞浮陀地獄 Arbuda, where the cold causes blisters. (b) 尼刺部陀 Nirarbuda, colder still causing the blisters to burst. (c) 頞哳吒; 阿吒吒 Atata, where this is the only possible sound from frozen lips. (d) 臛臛婆; 阿波波 Hahava or Apapa, where it is so cold that only this sound can be uttered. (e) 虎虎婆 Hāhādhara or Huhuva, where only this sound can be uttered. (f) 嗢鉢羅; 鬱鉢羅 (or 優鉢羅) Utpala, or 尼羅鳥 (or 漚) 鉢羅 Nīlotpala, where the skin is frozen like blue lotus buds. (g) 鉢特摩 Padma, where the skin is frozen and bursts open like red lotus buds. (h) 摩訶鉢特摩 Mahāpadma, ditto like great red lotus buds. Somewhat different names are also given. Cf. 倶舍論 8; 智度論 16; 涅槃經 11. II. The secondary hells are called 近邊地獄 adjacent hells or 十六遊增 each of its four sides, opening from each such door are four adjacent hells, in all sixteen; thus with the original eight there are 136. A list of eighteen hells is given in the 十八泥梨經. III. A third class is called the 孤地獄 (獨地獄) Lokāntarika, or isolated hells in mountains, deserts, below the earth and above it. Eitel says in regard to the eight hot hells that they range 'one beneath the other in tiers which begin at a depth of 11,900 yojanas and reach to a depth of 40,000 yojanas'. The cold hells are under 'the two Tchahavālas and range shaft-like one below the other, but so that this shaft is gradually widening to the fourth hell and then narrowing itself again so that the first and last hell have the shortest, those in the centre the longest diameter'. 'Every universe has the same number of hells, ' but 'the northern continent has no hell whatever, the two continents east and west of Meru have only small Lokāntarika hells... whilst all the other hells are required for the inhabitants of the southern continent '. It may be noted that the purpose of these hells is definitely punitive, as well as purgatorial. Yama is the judge and ruler, assisted by eighteen officers and a host of demons, who order or administer the various degrees of torture. 'His sister performs the same duties with regard to female criminals, ' and it may be mentioned that the Chinese have added the 血盆池 Lake of the bloody bath, or 'placenta tank' for women who die in childbirth. Release from the hells is in the power of the monks by tantric means.
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Hell

四諦


四谛

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Mandarin sì dì / si4 di4
Taiwan ssu ti
Japanese shitai したい
Chinese the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), covered by the acronym 苦集滅道: all life is suffering 苦, the cause of suffering is desire 集, emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅|灭, the way 道 to emancipation is the Eight-fold Noble Way 八正道
Japanese (Buddhist term) The Four Noble Truths (of Buddhism)
catvāri-ārya-satyāni; 四聖諦; 四眞諦. The four dogmas, or noble truths, the primary and fundamental doctrines of Śākyamuni, said to approximate to the form of medical diagnosis. They are pain or 'suffering, its cause, its ending, the way thereto; that existence is suffering, that human passion (taṇhā, 欲 desire) is the cause of continued suffering, that by the destruction of human passion existence may be brought to an end; that by a life of holiness the destruction of human passion may be attained'. Childers. The four are 苦, 聚 (or 集), 滅, and 道諦, i. e. duḥkha 豆佉, samudaya 三牟提耶, nirodha 尼棲陀, and mārga 末加. Eitel interprets them (1) 'that 'misery' is a necessary attribute of sentient existence'; (2) that 'the 'accumulation' of misery is caused by the passions'; (3) that 'the 'extinction' of passion is possible; (4) mārga is 'the doctrine of the 'path' that leads to the extinction of passion'. (1) 苦 suffering is the lot of the 六趣 six states of existence; (2) 集 is the aggregation (or exacerbation) of suffering by reason of the passions; (3) 滅 is nirvana, the extinction of desire and its consequences, and the leaving of the sufferings of mortality as void and extinct; (4) 道 is the way of such extinction, i. e. the 八正道 eightfold correct way. The first two are considered to be related to this life, the last two to 出世間 a life outside or apart from the world. The four are described as the fundamental doctrines first preached to his five former ascetic companions. Those who accepted these truths were in the stage of śrāvaka. There is much dispute as to the meaning of 滅 'extinction' as to whether it means extinction of suffering, of passion, or of existence. The Nirvana Sutra 18 says that whoever accepts the four dogmas will put an end to births and deaths 若能見四諦則得斷生死 which does not of necessity mean the termination of existence but that of continued transmigration. v. 滅; four [noble] truths
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Four Noble Truths (Buddhism)

業輪


业轮

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Mandarin yè lún / ye4 lun2
Taiwan yeh lun
Japanese gōrin
The wheel of karma which turns men into the six paths of transmigration.
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Wheel of Karma

輪廻


轮迴

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Mandarin lún huí / lun2 hui2
Taiwan lun hui
Japanese rinne りんね
 kururu くるる
Japanese (noun/participle) (Buddhist term) samsara; endless cycle of death and rebirth; (female given name) Rinne; (female given name) Kururu
輪轉 saṃsāra, the turning of the wheel, to revolve, i.e. transmigration in the six ways, the wheel of transmigration; the round of existence.
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阿修羅


阿修罗

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Mandarin ā xiū luō / a1 xiu1 luo1
Taiwan a hsiu lo
Japanese ashura あしゅら
Chinese Asura, malevolent spirits in Indian mythology
Japanese Asura (fighting demon); (female given name) Ashura
asura, 修羅 originally meaning a spirit, spirits, or even the gods, it generally indicates titanic demons, enemies of the gods, with whom, especially Indra, they wage constant war. They are defined as 'not devas', and 'ugly', and 'without wine'. Other forms are 阿須羅 (or 阿蘇羅, or 阿素羅); 阿修倫 (or羅須倫 or 阿修輪 or 羅須輪); 阿素洛; 阿差. Four classes are named according to their manner of rebirth-egg, born, womb-born, transformation-born, and spawn- or water-born. Their abode is in the ocean, north of Sumeru, but certain of the weaker dwell in a western mountain cave. They have realms, rulers, and palaces, as have the devas. The 阿修羅道 is one of the six gatis, or ways of reincarnation. The 修羅場 or 修羅巷 is the battlefield of the asuras against Indra. The 阿修羅琴 are their harps.
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Mandarin fǎn / fan3
Taiwan fan
Japanese sori そり
Chinese contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to reverse; to return; to oppose; opposite; against; anti-; to rebel; to use analogy; instead; abbr. for 反切[fan3 qie4] phonetic system
Japanese (prefix) (1) anti-; (2) antithesis; (3) (abbreviation) fanqie; traditional Chinese spelling system in which two characters are used: the first one for the onset, the second one for rhyme and tone; (1) variable measure of fabric (28.8 cm in width); for kimonos: at least 10 m in length; for haori: at least 7.27 m in length; for other clothes: at least 6.06 m in length; (2) 300 tsubo (991.74 meters square, 0.24506 acres); (3) six ken (10.91 m); (surname) Sori
To turn over, turn or send back; contrary; to rebel; to return

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Mandarin chén / chen2
Taiwan ch`en / chen
Japanese chiri ちり
 jin じん
 gomi ごみ
Chinese dust; dirt; earth
Japanese dust; dirt; (1) (Buddhist term) defilement; impurity; affliction; (2) object (perceived with the mind or the senses); (numeric) (3) one billionth; (kana only) rubbish; trash; garbage; refuse
guṇa, in Sanskrit inter alia means 'a secondary element', 'a quality', 'an attribute of the five elements', e.g. 'ether has śabda or sound for its guṇa and the ear for its organ'. In Chinese it means 'dust, small particles; molecules, atoms, exhalations'. It may be intp. as an atom, or matter, which is considered as defilement; or as an active, conditioned principle in nature, minute, subtle, and generally speaking defiling to pure mind; worldly, earthly, the world. The six guṇas or sensation-data are those of sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and thought; object

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Mandarin/ da4
Taiwan ta
Japanese yutaka ゆたか
 masaru まさる
 masa まさ
 futoshi ふとし
 hiroshi ひろし
 hiro ひろ
 hajime はじめ
 daibuku だいぶく
 daifuku だいふく
 daisue だいすえ
 daijou / daijo だいじょう
 daikatsu だいかつ
 dai だい
 takeshi たけし
 takashi たかし
 shin しん
 kazuhito かずひと
 ooyanagi おおやなぎ
 ooyagi おおやぎ
 oomine おおみね
 oobuku おおぶく
 oofuku おおふく
 oohama おおはま
 oono おおの
 ootou / ooto おおとう
 ootsuru おおつる
 oodaka おおだか
 ootaka おおたか
 oosumi おおすみ
 oosugi おおすぎ
 oojio おおじお
 ooshio おおしお
 ooshi おおし
 oozaki おおざき
 oosaki おおさき
 ookuwa おおくわ
 ooki おおき
 oogami おおがみ
 oogachi おおがち
 ookatsu おおかつ
 oo おお
Chinese see 大夫[dai4 fu5]; big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; older (than); oldest; eldest; greatly; very much; (dialect) father; father's elder or younger brother
Japanese (prefix) (1) the large part of; (2) big; large; great; (suffix) (3) approximate size; no larger than; (4) (abbreviation) -university; (5) large (e.g. serving size); loud (e.g. volume setting); (irregular okurigana usage) (prefix) (1) (archaism) great; grand; large; (2) greater (of equal court ranks); upper; senior; (noun or adjectival noun) (3) a great deal; very much; (prefix) (1) (archaism) greater (of equal court ranks); upper; senior; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) a great deal; very much; (prefix) big; large; (given name) Yutaka; (surname, given name) Masaru; (personal name) Masa; (male given name) Futoshi; (male given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hiro; (surname, given name) Hajime; (personal name) Daibuku; (personal name) Daifuku; (personal name) Daisue; (surname) Daijou; (personal name) Daikatsu; (surname, female given name) Dai; (given name) Takeshi; (male given name) Takashi; (given name) Shin; (personal name) Kazuhito; (surname) Oyagi; (surname) Otaka
Maha. 摩訶; 麼賀. Great, large, big; all pervading, all-embracing; numerous 多; surpassing ; mysterious 妙; beyond comprehension 不可思議; omnipresent 體無不在. The elements, or essential things, i.e. (a) 三大 The three all-pervasive qualities of the 眞如 q.v. : its 體, 相 , 用 substance, form, and functions, v. 起信論 . (b) 四大 The four tanmātra or elements, earth, water, fire, air (or wind) of the 倶舍論. (c)五大 The five, i.e. the last four and space 空, v. 大日經. (d) 六大 The six elements, earth, water, fire, wind, space (or ether), mind 識. Hīnayāna, emphasizing impersonality 人空, considers these six as the elements of all sentient beings; Mahāyāna, emphasizing the unreality of all things 法空, counts them as elements, but fluid in a flowing stream of life, with mind 識 dominant; the esoteric sect emphasizing nonproduction, or non-creation, regards them as universal and as the Absolute in differentiation. (e) 七大 The 楞嚴經 adds 見 perception, to the six above named to cover the perceptions of the six organs 根.

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Mandarin zōng / zong1
Taiwan tsung
Japanese motoi もとい
 muneto むねと
 munetaka むねたか
 mune むね
 miyako みやこ
 hajime はじめ
 chon ちょん
 takashi たかし
 souzaki / sozaki そうざき
 sou / so そう
 shuu / shu しゅう
Chinese school; sect; purpose; model; ancestor; clan; to take as one's model (in academic or artistic work); classifier for batches, items, cases (medical or legal), reservoirs; surname Zong
Japanese center (centre); pillar; principle; sect; (given name) Motoi; (personal name) Muneto; (surname) Munetaka; (surname, female given name) Mune; (female given name) Miyako; (personal name) Hajime; (surname) Chon; (given name) Takashi; (surname) Souzaki; (surname) Sou; (surname, given name) Shuu
Ancestors, ancestral; clan; class, category. kind; school, sect; siddhānta, summary, main doctrine, syllogism, proposition, conclusion, realization. Sects are of two kinds: (1) those founded on principles having historic continuity, as the twenty sects of the Hīnayāna, the thirteen sects of China, and the fourteen sects of Japan: (2) those arising from an individual interpretation of the general teaching of Buddhism, as the sub-sects founded by Yongming 永明 (d. 975), 法相宗, 法性宗, 破相宗, or those based on a peculiar interpretation of one of the recognized sects, as the Jōdo-shinshū 淨土眞宗 found by Shinran-shōnin. There are also divisions of five, six, and ten, which have reference to specific doctrinal differences. Cf. 宗派; a tenet

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Mandarin shǎo / shao3
Taiwan shao
Japanese shou / sho しょう
Chinese young; few; less; to lack; to be missing; to stop (doing something); seldom
Japanese (prefix) small; little; few
Few: also used as a transliteration of ṣat, six.

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Mandarin gōng / gong1
Taiwan kung
Japanese yumi ゆみ
 yuge ゆげ
 hiroshi ひろし
 kyuuji / kyuji きゅうじ
 kyuu / kyu きゅう
Chinese a bow (weapon); CL:張|张[zhang1]; to bend; to arch (one's back etc); surname Gong
Japanese (1) bow (and arrow); (2) archery; (3) bow (for a violin, etc.); (1) bow (and arrow); (2) archery; (3) bow (for a violin, etc.); (archaism) bow (and arrow; esp. of a noble); (1) bow (and arrow); (2) unit of distance to an archery target (approx. six feet); (3) unit of distance for land surveying (approx. eight feet); (surname, female given name) Yumi; (personal name) Yuge; (personal name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Kyuu
Dhanus. A bow; a bow's length, i. e. the 4, 000th part of a yojana. Seven grains of wheat 麥 make 1 finger-joint 指節; 24 finger-joints make 1 elbow or cubit 肘; 4 cubits make 1 bow; or 1 foot 5 inches make 1 elbow or cubit: 4 cubits make 1 bow; 300 bows make 1 li; but the measures are variously given.

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Mandarin gòu / gou4
Taiwan kou
Japanese yoshimi よしみ
 yoshitsugu よしつぐ
 yoshi よし
 konomi このみ
 kousou / koso こうそう
 kouji / koji こうじ
 koushou / kosho こうしょう
 kou / ko こう
Chinese dirt; disgrace
Japanese (Buddhist term) klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering); (1) dirt; filth; grime; (2) (joc) (slang) account (e.g. online service); (personal name) Yoshimi; (personal name) Yoshitsugu; (personal name) Yoshi; (personal name) Konomi; (personal name) Kou
mala. Dust, impurity, dregs; moral impurity; mental impurity. Whatever misleads or deludes the mind; illusion; defilement; the six forms are vexation, malevolence, hatred, flattery, wild talk, pride; the seven are desire, false views, doubt, presumption, arrogance, inertia, and meanness.

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Mandarin wèi / wei4
Taiwan wei
Japanese mi
 aji あじ
Chinese taste; smell; classifier for drugs (in TCM)
Japanese (1) (sense of) taste; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for food, drink, medicine, etc.; (noun or adjectival noun) (1) flavor; flavour; taste; (2) charm; style; (3) experience; (adjectival noun) (4) smart; clever; witty; strange
rasa. Taste, flavour; the sense of taste. One of the six sensations; flavor

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Mandarin/ lu:3
Taiwan
Japanese roi ろい
 ro
 ryo りょ
 ri
 oto おと
Chinese pitchpipe, pitch standard, one of the twelve semitones in the traditional tone system; surname Lü
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) bass range (in Japanese music); (2) six even-numbered notes of the ancient chromatic scale; (3) Japanese seven-tone gagaku scaleimilar to Mixolydian mode (corresponding to: re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do); (surname) Roi; (surname) Ro; (surname) Ryo; (surname) Ri; (personal name) Oto

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Mandarin ǎn / an3
Taiwan an
Japanese on
Chinese (interjection) oh!; (dialect) to stuff something in one's mouth; (used in buddhist transliterations) om
oṃ; auṃ; 'a word of solemn affirmation and respectful assent (sometimes translated by yes, verily, so be it, and in this sense compared with Amen). 'M. W. It is 'the mystic name for the Hindu triad', and has other significations. It was adopted by Buddhists, especially by the Tantric school, as a mystic spell, and as an object of meditation. It forms the first syllable of certain mystical combinations, e. g. 唵?呢叭 061971 吽 oṃ maṇi padme huṃ, which is a formula of the Lamaistic branch, said to be a prayer to Padmapani; each of the six syllables having its own mystic power of salvation from the lower paths of transmigration, etc.; the formula is used in sorcery, auguries, etc.; other forms of it are 唵?呢鉢頭迷吽; 唵麽抳鉢訥銘吽; (Skt. oṃ)

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Mandarin liù / liu4
Taiwan liu
Japanese roku ろく
 renko れんこ
 mutsusho むつしょ
 mutsuzaki むつざき
 mutsu むつ
 mui むい
 hasuko はすこ
Chinese six; 6
Japanese (numeric) six; (surname, given name) Roku; (personal name) Renko; (personal name) Mutsusho; (surname) Mutsuzaki; (given name) Mutsu; (personal name) Mui; (personal name) Hasuko
ṣaṭ, ṣaḍ. Six.
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Mandarin duàn / duan4
Taiwan tuan
Japanese dan だん
 tan たん
 isuke いすけ
Chinese paragraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc; surname Duan
Japanese (1) step; stair; (flight of) steps; (row of) stitches; columns (of print); (n,ctr) (2) grade; rank; level; (counter) (3) counter for breaks in written language (or speech, etc.); (1) variable measure of fabric (28.8 cm in width); for kimonos: at least 10 m in length; for haori: at least 7.27 m in length; for other clothes: at least 6.06 m in length; (2) 300 tsubo (991.74 meters square, 0.24506 acres); (3) six ken (10.91 m); (place-name, surname) Dan; (surname) Tan; (personal name) Isuke
A piece; a section, paragraph. piṇda, a ball, lump, especially of palatable food, sustenance.

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Japanese kokoro こころ
Chinese idea; meaning; thought; to think; wish; desire; intention; to expect; to anticipate; Italy; Italian; abbr. for 意大利[Yi4 da4 li4]
Japanese (1) feelings; thoughts; (2) meaning; (personal name) Kokoro
Manas, the sixth of the ṣaḍāyatanas or six means of perception, i.e. sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and mind. Manas means "mind (in its widest sense as applied to all the mental powers), intellect, intelligence, understanding, perception, sense, conscience, will". M.W. It is "the intellectual function of consciousness", Keith. In Chinese it connotes thought, idea, intention, meaning, will; but in Buddhist terminology its distinctive meaning is mind, or the faculty of thought; mentation

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Mandarin chēn / chen1
Taiwan ch`en / chen
Japanese shin しん
Chinese to stare at angrily; variant of 嗔[chen1]
Japanese (Buddhist term) dosa (ill will, antipathy)
krodha; pratigha; dveṣa; one of the six fundamental kleśas, anger, ire, wrath, resentment, one of the three poisons; also called 瞋恚; hatred

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Mandarin xíng / xing2
Taiwan hsing
Japanese yukue ゆくえ
 yukimune ゆきむね
 yuki ゆき
 michi みち
 makoto まこと
 nameki なめき
 namekata なめかた
 tooru とおる
 tsuyoshi つよし
 tsutomu つとむ
 susumu すすむ
 kou / ko こう
 gyoutoku / gyotoku ぎょうとく
 gyou / gyo ぎょう
 itaru いたる
 iku いく
 iki いき
 an あん
 aruki あるき
 akira あきら
Chinese to walk; to go; to travel; a visit; temporary; makeshift; current; in circulation; to do; to perform; capable; competent; effective; all right; OK!; will do; behavior; conduct; Taiwan pr. [xing4] for the behavior-conduct sense; a row; series; age order (of brothers); profession; professional; relating to company
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) going; travelling (traveling); (2) type of classical Chinese verse (usu. an epic); (3) (archaism) district (of similar merchants); guild; (suf,pref,ctr) (4) bank; (1) line (i.e. of text); row; verse; (2) (Buddhist term) carya (austerities); (3) (Buddhist term) samskara (formations); (4) (abbreviation) running script (a semi-cursive style of kanji); (female given name) Yukue; (personal name) Yukimune; (p,s,f) Yuki; (personal name) Michi; (given name) Makoto; (surname) Nameki; (surname) Namekata; (given name) Tooru; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Susumu; (given name) Kou; (surname) Gyoutoku; (surname, given name) Gyou; (female given name) Itaru; (female given name) Iku; (place-name) Iki; (female given name) An; (place-name) Aruki; (given name) Akira
Go; act; do; perform; action; conduct; functioning; the deed; whatever is done by mind, mouth, or body, i.e. in thought, word, or deed. It is used for ayana, going, road, course; a march, a division of time equal to six months; also for saṁskāra, form, operation, perfecting, as one of the twelve nidānas, similar to karma, action, work, deed, especially moral action, cf. 業; to practice

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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
Six 六 / 陸
六 / 陆
ryuu / roku / muu
ryu / roku / mu
ryu/roku/mu
liù / liu4 / liu
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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Application
Bamboo
Bruce Lee
Bushido
Calm Mind
Compassion
Courage
Crane
Devil
Dragon
Earth
Endurance
Enso
Fortitude
God Protect Me
Gold
Grace
Heart Sutra
Heaven
I Love You
Inner Strength
Integrity
Jade
Jasmine
Judo
Longevity
Lotus
Lover
Mind
Mother and Son
Music
Patience
Peace
Perserverance
Pine
Princess
Rooster
Sei Shin
Sheep
Shizen
Snoopy
Strength
Strong of Heart
Tao Te Ching
Tiger
Wedding
Wind

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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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