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印
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Mandarin yìn / yin4
Taiwan yin
Japanese shirushi しるし
 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; In (surname)
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.

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學
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Mandarin xué / xue2
Taiwan hsüeh
Japanese gaku まなぶ
Chinese to learn; to study; science; -ology
Japanese Manabu (personal name)
śikṣ; to study, learn, the process of acquiring knowledge; learning.
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Study / Learn / School
背
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Mandarin bèi // bēi / bei4 // bei1
Taiwan pei
Japanese sei / se せい
 se
Chinese the back of a body or object; to turn one's back; to hide something from; to learn by heart; to recite from memory; unlucky (slang); hard of hearing; to be burdened; to carry on the back or shoulder
Japanese height; stature; (1) back; spine; (2) reverse; rear side; (3) height; (4) ridge (of a mountain);
Back, behind; turn the back on, go contrary on the back.

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肄
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Mandarin yì / yi4
Taiwan i
Chinese to learn; to practice or study (old)

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陶
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Mandarin táo / tao2
Taiwan t`ao / tao
Japanese  とう
Chinese pottery; pleased; surname Tao
Japanese Tou (surname/given name)
Pottery, kiln.

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南山
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南山 Mandarin nán shān / nan2 shan1
Taiwan nan shan
Japanese nanzan なんざん
Chinese Nanshan or Namsan, common place name; Nanshan district of Shenzhen City 深圳市, Guangdong
Japanese southern mountain; Minamiyama (place-name/surname)
Southern hill, name of a monastery which gave its name to 道宣 Tao-hsuan of the Tang dynasty, founder of the 四分律 school.

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口印
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口印 Mandarin kǒu yìn / kou3 yin4
Taiwan k`ou yin / kou yin
Japanese kuin
The mouth sign, one of the fourteen symbols of 不重尊 q.v.

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取經
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取經
取经
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

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受業
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受業
受业
Mandarin shòu yè / shou4 ye4
Taiwan shou yeh
Japanese jugō
Chinese to study; to learn from a master; (pupils's first person pronoun) I, your student
duties of the recipients of the precepts

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同學
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同學
同学
Mandarin tóng xué / tong2 xue2
Taiwan t`ung hsüeh / tung hsüeh
Japanese dōgaku
Chinese to study at the same school; fellow student; classmate; CL:位[wei4],個|个[ge4]
FeIlow-students, those who learn or study together.

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大日
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大日 Mandarin Dà rì / Da4 ri4
Taiwan Ta jih
Japanese dainichi だいにち
Japanese Mahavairocana (Tathagata); Great Sun; Supreme Buddha of Sino-Japanese esoteric Buddhism; Dainichi (place-name/surname)
Vairocana, or Mahāvairocana 大日如來; 遍照如來; 摩訶毘盧遮那; 毘盧遮那; 大日覺王 The sun, "shining everywhere" The chief object of worship of the Shingon sect in Japan, "represented by the gigantic image in the temple at Nara." (Eliot.) There he is known as Dai-nichi-nyorai. He is counted as the first, and according to some, the origin of the five celestial Buddhas (dhyāni-buddhas, or jinas). He dwells quiescent in Arūpa-dhātu, the Heaven beyond form, and is the essence of wisdom (bodhi) and of absolute purity. Samantabhadra 普賢 is his dhyāni-bodhisattva. The 大日經 "teaches that Vairocana is the whole world, which is divided into Garbhadhātu (material) and Vajradhātu (indestructible), the two together forming Dharmadhātu. The manifestations of Vairocana's body to himself―that is, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas ―are represented symbolically by diagrams of several circles ". Eliot. In the 金剛界 or vajradhātu maṇḍala he is the center of the five groups. In the 胎藏界 or Garbhadhātu he is the center of the eight-leaf (lotus) court. His appearance, symbols, esoteric word, differ according to the two above distinctions. Generally he is considered as an embodiment of the Truth 法, both in the sense of dharmakāya 法身 and dharmaratna 法寳. Some hold Vairocana to be the dharmakāya of Śākyamuni 大日與釋迦同一佛 but the esoteric school denies this identity. Also known as 最高顯廣眼藏如來, the Tathagata who, in the highest, reveals the far-reaching treasure of his eye, i.e. the sun. 大日大聖不動明王 is described as one of his transformations. Also, a śramaņa of Kashmir (contemporary of Padma-saṃbhava); he is credited with introducing Buddhism into Khotan and being an incarnation of Mañjuśrī; the king Vijaya Saṃbhava built a monastery for him.

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大空
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大空 Mandarin dà kōng / da4 kong1
Taiwan ta k`ung / ta kung
Japanese oozora おおぞら
Japanese heavens; firmament; sky; Hirotaka (personal name)
The great void, or the Mahāyāna parinirvāṇa, as being more complete and final than the nirvāṇa of Hīnayāna. It is used in the Shingon sect for the great immaterial or spiritual wisdom, with its esoteric symbols; its weapons, such as the vajra; its samādhis; its sacred circles, or maṇḍalas, etc. It is used also for space, in which there is neither east, west, north, nor south.

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学ぶ
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学ぶ Japanese manabu まなぶ
Japanese (Godan verb with "bu" ending) to study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in;

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學ぶ
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學ぶ Japanese manabu まなぶ
Japanese (Godan verb with "bu" ending) to study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in

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學乖
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學乖
学乖
Mandarin xué guāi / xue2 guai1
Taiwan hsüeh kuai
Chinese to learn from experience (colloquial)

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學會
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學會
学会
Mandarin xué huì / xue2 hui4
Taiwan hsüeh hui
Chinese to learn; to master; institute; learned society; (scholarly) association

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學習
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學習
学习
Mandarin xué xí / xue2 xi2
Taiwan hsüeh hsi
Chinese to learn; to study

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學藝
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學藝
学艺
Mandarin xué yì / xue2 yi4
Taiwan hsüeh i
Chinese to learn a skill or art

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寶印
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寶印
宝印
Mandarin bǎo yìn / bao3 yin4
Taiwan pao yin
Japanese hōin
Precious seal, or symbol. (1) The second of the triratna, i.e. 法寶. (2) The three evidences of the genuineness of a sutra, v. 三法印. (3) The symbols of buddhas, or bodhisattvas. (4) Their magical 種子, i.e. germ-letters, or sounds.

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常道
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常道 Mandarin cháng dào / chang2 dao4
Taiwan ch`ang tao / chang tao
Japanese joudou / jodo じょうどう
Chinese normal and proper practice; conventional practice; common occurrence
Japanese normal practice; proper practice; Tsunemichi (surname/given name)
Eternal Tao; the way of eternity; regular ways, the regulation path.

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得悉
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得悉 Mandarin dé xī / de2 xi1
Taiwan te hsi
Chinese to learn about; to be informed

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得知
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得知 Mandarin dé zhī / de2 zhi1
Taiwan te chih
Japanese tokuchi とくち
Chinese to find out; to know; to learn about
Japanese Tokuchi (surname/given name)
knowable, apprehensible, cognizable

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忽聞
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忽聞
忽闻
Mandarin hū wén / hu1 wen2
Taiwan hu wen
Chinese to hear suddenly; to learn of something unexpectedly

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地藏
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地藏 Mandarin dì zàng / di4 zang4
Taiwan ti tsang
Japanese Jizō じぞう
Chinese Kṣitigarbha, the Bodhisattva of the Great Vow (to save all souls before accepting Bodhi); also translated Earth Treasury, Earth Womb, or Earth Store Bodhisattva
Japanese Jizou (surname)
Ti-tsang, J. Jizō, Kṣitigarbha, 乞叉底蘗沙; Earth-store, Earth-treasury, or Earthwomb. One of the group of eight Dhvani- Bodhisattvas. With hints of a feminine origin, he is now the guardian of the earth. Though associated with Yama as overlord, and with the dead and the hells, his role is that of saviour. Depicted with the alarum staff with its six rings, he is accredited with power over the hells and is devoted to the saving of all creatures between the nirvana of Śākyamuni and the advent of Maitreya the fifth century he has been especially considered as the deliverer from the hells. His central place in China is at Chiu-hua-shan, forty li south-west of Ch'ing-yang in Anhui. In Japan he is also the protector of travellers by land and his image accordingly appears on the roads; bereaved parents put stones by his images to seek his aid in relieving the labours of their dead in the task of piling stones on the banks of the Buddhist Styx; he also helps women in labour. He is described as holding a place between the gods and men on the one hand and the hells on the other for saving all in distress; some say he is an incarnation of Yama. At dawn he sits immobile on the earth 地 and meditates on the myriads of its beings 藏. When represented as a monk, it may be through the influence of a Korean monk who is considered to be his incarnation, and who came to China in 653 and died in 728 at the age of 99 after residing at Chiu-hua-shan for seventy-five years: his body, not decaying, is said to have been gilded over and became an object of worship. Many have confused 眞羅 part of Korea with 暹羅 Siam. There are other developments of Ti-tsang, such as the 六地藏 Six Ti-tsang, i. e. severally converting or transforming those in the hells, pretas, animals, asuras, men, and the devas; these six Ti-tsang have different images and symbols. Ti-tsang has also six messengers 六使者: Yama for transforming those in hell; the pearl-holder for pretas; the strong one or animals; the devīof mercy for asuras; the devī of the treasure for human beings; one who has charge of the heavens for the devas. There is also the 延命地藏 Yanming Ti-tsang, who controls length of days and who is approached, as also may be P'u-hsien, for that Purpose; his two assistants are the Supervisors of good and evil 掌善 and 掌惡. Under another form, as 勝軍地藏 Ti-tsang is chiefly associated with the esoteric cult. The benefits derived from his worship are many, some say ten, others say twenty-eight. His vows are contained in the 地藏菩薩本願經. There is also the 大乘大集地藏十電經 tr. by Xuanzang in 10 juan in the seventh century, which probably influenced the spread of the Ti-tsang cult.

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切磋
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切磋 Mandarin qiē cuō / qie1 cuo1
Taiwan ch`ieh ts`o / chieh tso
Japanese sessa せっさ
Chinese to compare notes; to learn by interaction
Japanese (noun/participle) polishing (stones); polishing (character)

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四大
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四大 Mandarin sì dà / si4 da4
Taiwan ssu ta
Japanese yondai よんだい
 shidai しだい
Chinese the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism); the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放[da4 ming2 da4 fang4], 大辯論|大辩论[da4 bian4
Japanese university or college offering four-year programs; (1) (Buddhist term) the four elements (earth, water, fire, wind); (2) the human body; (3) Tao, heaven, earth and king
mahābhūta, 四界; 四大界. The four elements of which all things are made; or the four realms; i. e. earth, water, fire, and wind (or air); they represent 堅, 濕, 煖, and 動 solid, liquid, heat, and motion; motion produces and maintains life. As 實 active or formative forces they are styled 四界 (四大界) ; as 假 passive or material objects they are 四大; but the 成實論 Satyasiddhi śāstra disputes the 實 and recognizes only the 假.

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四象
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四象 Mandarin sì xiàng / si4 xiang4
Taiwan ssu hsiang
Japanese shishou / shisho ししょう
Chinese four divisions (of the twenty-eight constellations 二十八宿[er4 shi2 ba1 xiu4] of the sky into groups of seven mansions), namely: Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙[Qing1 long2], White Tiger 白虎[Bai2 hu3], Vermilion Bird 朱雀[Zhu1 que4], Black Tortoise
Japanese four images; four symbols; four emblems; four phenomena; four phases; Shishou (given name)

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標幟
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標幟
标帜
Mandarin biāo zhì / biao1 zhi4
Taiwan piao chih
Japanese hyōji
Chinese an emblem; the epitome (of); to epitomize
Signals, symbols, especially those used by the Yoga sect.

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歷練
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歷練
历练
Mandarin lì liàn / li4 lian4
Taiwan li lien
Chinese to learn through experience; experience; practiced; experienced

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死記
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死記
死记
Mandarin sǐ jì / si3 ji4
Taiwan ssu chi
Chinese to learn by rote; to cram

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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4-character 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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