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This is Life

China zhè jiù shì shēng huó
This is Life Wall Scroll

This is a Chinese phrase that means, "This is life," or "Such is life."

If you are looking for the French, "C'est la vie," this is a close match.


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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese hotoke ほとけ
 butsusaki ぶつさき
Chinese Buddha; Buddhism
Japanese (surname) Hotoke; (surname) Butsusaki
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.
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Buddhism / Buddha

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Japanese yuki ゆき
 michi みち
 makoto まこと
 noburu のぶる
 nobutsugu のぶつぐ
 nobutaka のぶたか
 nobuji のぶじ
 nobusaki のぶさき
 nobukatsu のぶかつ
 nobu のぶ
 shinji しんじ
 shino しん
 akira しの
Chinese letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
Japanese (adv,n) (1) honesty; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; (3) (religious) faith; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Makoto; (personal name) Noburu; (personal name) Nobutsugu; (surname) Nobutaka; (personal name) Nobuji; (surname) Nobusaki; (personal name) Nobukatsu; (female given name) Nobu; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shino; (female given name) Akira
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.
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Believe / Faith / Trust


寿

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Mandarin shòu / shou4
Taiwan shou
Japanese hisashi ひさし
 hisa ひさ
 toshinaga としなが
 suzaki すざき
 susaki すさき
 kotobuki ことぶき
Chinese long life; old age; age; life; birthday; funerary; surname Shou
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) congratulations; felicitations; best wishes; (2) longevity; long life; (given name) Hisashi; (female given name) Hisa; (surname) Toshinaga; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (surname) Kotobuki
Long life, longevity, age, v. 耆婆 jīva; long life
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Longevity / Long Life

寿

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Japanese yasushi やすし
 hitoshi ひとし
 hisashi ひさし
 hisae ひさえ
 hisa ひさ
 toshikatsu としかつ
 toshio としお
 tamotsu たもつ
 sumi すみ
 suzu すず
 suzaki すざき
 susaki すさき
 su
 jufuku じゅふく
 ju じゅ
 satoshi さとし
 kotoho ことほ
 kotobuki ことぶき
Chinese See:
Japanese (1) congratulations; felicitations; best wishes; (2) longevity; long life; (personal name) Yasushi; (male given name) Hitoshi; (surname, given name) Hisashi; (female given name) Hisae; (female given name) Hisa; (given name) Toshikatsu; (personal name) Toshio; (surname, female given name) Toshi; (given name) Tamotsu; (female given name) Sumi; (given name) Suzu; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (surname) Su; (personal name) Jufuku; (surname, female given name) Ju; (given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Kotoho; (p,s,f) Kotobuki

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Mandarin de / de
Taiwan te
Japanese hamaji はまぢ
 chitoku ちとく
 chizaki ちざき
 shouchi / shochi しょうち
 koochi こおち
Chinese earth; ground; field; place; land; CL:片[pian4]; -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
Japanese (1) earth; soil; dirt; clay; mud; (2) the earth (historically, esp. as opposed to the heavens); the ground; the land; (3) low-quality torinoko-gami (containing mud); (4) (period of) refraining from construction in the direction of the god of the earth (in Onmyodo); (n,n-suf) (1) earth; ground; land; soil; (2) place; (3) territory; (4) bottom (of a package, book, etc.); (5) earth (one of the five elements); (1) (abbreviation) ground; land; earth; soil; (2) the region in question; the local area; (3) skin; (4) texture; fabric; material; weave; (5) base; background; (6) one's true nature; (7) narrative (i.e. descriptive part of a story); (8) real life; actuality; (9) (in the game of go) captured territory; (10) noh chorus; (11) (in Japanese dance) accompaniment music; (12) (in Japanese music) basic phrase (usu. repetitive); (13) base part (of multiple shamisens); (surname) Hamadzi; (surname) Chitoku; (surname) Chizaki; (surname) Chi; (surname) Shouchi; (surname) Koochi
pṛthivī, 鉢里體尾 the earth, ground; bhūmi, 歩弭 the earth, place, situation; talima, 託史麽 (or 託吏麽) ground, site; explained by 土地 earth, ground; 能生 capable of producing; 所依 that on which things rely. It is also the spiritual rank, position, or character attained by a Bodhisattva as a result of 住 remaining and developing in a given state in order to attain this 地 rank; v. 十住; 住位 and 十地.
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Earth

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Mandarin mìng / ming4
Taiwan ming
Japanese mei / me めい
 mikoto みこと
 makoto まこと
 inochi いのち
 akira あきら
Chinese life; fate; order or command; to assign a name, title etc
Japanese (1) command; decree; (2) life; (3) destiny; (n-suf,n) (1) Lord; Highness; (pronoun) (2) (archaism) (derogatory term) you; (honorific or respectful language) the spoken words of the emperor or a noble; (1) life; life force; (2) lifetime; lifespan; (3) most important thing; foundation; core; (4) (archaism) paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love); (5) (archaism) fate; destiny; karma; (female given name) Mei; (female given name) Mikoto; (given name) Makoto; (surname, female given name) Inochi; (given name) Akira
jīvita . Life, vital, length of life, fate, decree.
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Destiny / Fate


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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese hajime はじめ
 gyou / gyo ぎょう
Chinese line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in; already; surname Ye
Japanese deed; act; work; performance; (Buddhist term) karma (i.e. actions committed in a former life); (n,suf) (1) work; business; company; agency; (2) study; (personal name) Hajime; (surname) Gyou
karman, karma, "action, work, deed"; "moral duty"; "product, result, effect." M.W. The doctrine of the act; deeds and their effects on the character, especially in their relation to succeeding forms of transmigration. The 三業 are thought, word, and deed, each as good, bad, or indifferent. Karma from former lives is 宿業, from present conduct 現業. Karma is moral action that causes future retribution, and either good or evil transmigration. It is also that moral kernel in which each being survives death for further rebirth or metempsychosis. There are categories of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10; the 六業 are rebirth in the hells, or as animals, hungry ghosts, men, devas, or asuras: v. 六趣; activity
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Karma

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Mandarin chūn / chun1
Taiwan ch`un / chun
Japanese haruji はるじ
 harusaki はるさき
 haru はる
 hajime はじめ
 nagoshi なごし
 toki とき
 chiyun ちゆん
 shunmin しゅんみん
 shun しゅん
 kazu かず
 azuma あずま
Chinese spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life; surname Chun
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (1) spring; springtime; (2) New Year; (3) prime (of one's life, etc.); (4) adolescence; puberty; (5) sexuality; (personal name) Haruji; (surname) Harusaki; (female given name) Haru; (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Nagoshi; (female given name) Toki; (personal name) Chiyun; (given name) Shunmin; (female given name) Shun; (female given name) Kazu; (female given name) Azuma
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Spring Season

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Mandarin liè / lie4
Taiwan lieh
Japanese retsu れつ
 tsuyoshi つよし
 tadashi ただし
 takeshi たけし
 isao いさお
 akira あきら
Chinese ardent; intense; fierce; stern; upright; to give one's life for a noble cause; exploits; achievements
Japanese (female given name) Retsu; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Takeshi; (female given name) Isao; (given name) Akira
Burning, fierce; virtuous, heroic.
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Ardent / Fierce

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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 shēn / shen1
Taiwan shen
Japanese misaki みさき
Chinese body; life; oneself; personally; one's morality and conduct; the main part of a structure or body; pregnant; classifier for sets of clothes: suit, twinset; Kangxi radical 158
Japanese (dead) body; corpse; (1) body; (2) oneself; (3) one's place; one's position; (4) main part; meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.); wood (as opposed to bark); blade (as opposed to its handle); container (as opposed to its lid); (surname) Misaki
kāya; tanu; deha. The body; the self.; Two forms of body; there are numerous pairs, e. g. (1) (a) 分段身 The varied forms of the karmic or ordinary mortal body, or being; (b) 變易身 the transformable, or spiritual body. (2) (a) 生身 The earthly body of the Buddha; (b) 化身 hinirmāṇakāya, which may take any form at will. (3) (a) 生身 his earthly body; (b) 法身 his moral and mental nature—a Hīnayāna definition, but Mahāyāna takes his earthly nirmāṇakāya as the 生身 and his dharmakāya or that and his saṃbhogakāya as 法身. (4) 眞應二身 The dharmakāya and nirmāṇakāya. (5) (a) 實相身 The absolute truth, or light, of the Buddha, i. e. the dharmakāya; (b) 爲物身 the functioning or temporal body. (6) (a) 眞身 the dharmakāya and saṃbhogakāya; (b) 化身 the nirmāṇakāya. (7) (a) 常身 his permanent or eternal body; (b) 無常身 his temporal body. (8) (a) 實身 and 化身 idem 二色身.
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Body

大夢


大梦

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Mandarin dà mèng / da4 meng4
Taiwan ta meng
Japanese hiromu ひろむ
 daimu だいむ
 taimu たいむ
 oomu おおむ
Japanese (female given name) Hiromu; (given name) Daimu; (given name) Taimu; (female given name) Oomu
The great dream, "the dream of life," this life, the world.
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Big Dream

復活


复活

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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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Resurrection / Re-Birth

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

先生

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Mandarin xiān shēng / xian1 sheng1
Taiwan hsien sheng
Japanese senjou / senjo せんじょう
Chinese teacher; husband; doctor (dialect); CL:位[wei4]; Mister (Mr.)
Japanese (honorific or respectful language) boy (chi:); (1) (honorific or respectful language) teacher; master; doctor; (suffix) (2) (honorific or respectful language) with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) (honorific or respectful language) teacher; master; doctor; (suffix) (2) (honorific or respectful language) with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific; (3) (archaism) previous existence; (surname) Senjou
Senior, sir, teacher, master, Mr.; a previous life.
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Sensei / Master / Teacher / Mister

四大

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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 lun4], 大字報|大字报[da4 zi4 bao4] (PRC)
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; four great elements
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Shidai / Sida / Mahabhuta

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)

来世

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Japanese raisei / raise らいせい
 raise らいせ
Chinese See: 來世
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (Buddhist term) the next world; the hereafter; life after death; (personal name) Raisei; (female given name) Raise

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正命

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Mandarin zhèng mìng / zheng4 ming4
Taiwan cheng ming
Japanese shoumyou / shomyo しょうみょう
Japanese (Buddhist term) right livelihood
samyagājīva, the fifth of the 八正道, right livelihood, right life; 'abstaining from any of the forbidden modes of living. ' 正因 The true or direct cause, as compared with 緣因 a contributory cause.

正業


正业

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Mandarin zhèng yè / zheng4 ye4
Taiwan cheng yeh
Japanese seigyou / segyo せいぎょう
 shougou / shogo しょうごう
Chinese one's regular job
Japanese legitimate occupation; honest business; (1) (Buddhist term) (abbreviation) right action; (2) correct meditative activity (in Jodo, saying the name of Amitabha)
samyakkarmānta, right action, purity of body, avoiding all wrong, the fourth of the 八正道; 'right action, abstaining from taking life, or what is not given, or from carnal indulgence. ' Keith; right behavior
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4. Right Action / Perfect Conduct

永生

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Mandarin yǒng shēng / yong3 sheng1
Taiwan yung sheng
Japanese hisaki ひさき
 hisao ひさお
 nagasu ながす
 nagao ながお
 eisei / ese えいせい
Chinese to live forever; eternal life; all one's life
Japanese eternal life; immortality; (personal name) Hisaki; (given name) Hisao; (surname) Nagasu; (given name) Nagao; (personal name) Eisei
Eternal life; immortality; nirvana is defined as 不生 not being born, i. e. not reborn, and therefore 不滅 not dying; 永生 is also perpetual life; the Amitābha cult says in the Pure Land.

法輪


法轮

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Mandarin fǎ lún / fa3 lun2
Taiwan fa lun
Japanese noriwa のりわ
Chinese the Eternal Wheel of life in Buddhism
Japanese (Buddhist term) the teachings of Buddha (as likened to the Dharmachakra, originally a wheel-like weapon used to destroy the evils of mankind); Buddhist doctrine; (surname) Noriwa
dharmacakra, the Wheel of the Law, Buddha-truth which is able to crush all evil and all opposition, like Indra's wheel, and which rolls on from man to man, place to place, age to age. 轉法輪To turn, or roll along the Law-wheel, i.e. to preach Buddha-truth; wheel of the dharma
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游泳

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Mandarin yóu yǒng / you2 yong3
Taiwan yu yung
Japanese yuuei / yue ゆうえい
Chinese swimming; to swim
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) swimming; bathing; (2) conduct of life
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Swim / Swimming

新生

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Mandarin xīn shēng / xin1 sheng1
Taiwan hsin sheng
Japanese wakaki わかき
 yoshio よしお
 niibu / nibu にいぶ
 niio / nio にいお
 shinsei / shinse しんせい
 shinjou / shinjo しんじょう
 shisosei / shisose しそせい
 araoi あらおい
 arao あらお
Chinese new; newborn; emerging; nascent; rebirth; regeneration; new life; new student
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) rebirth; new birth; nascent; (given name) Wakaki; (male given name) Yoshio; (surname) Niibu; (personal name) Niio; (place-name, surname) Shinsei; (place-name) Shinjou; (personal name) Shisosei; (place-name, surname) Araoi; (surname) Arao
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New Life

獻身


献身

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Mandarin xiàn shēn / xian4 shen1
Taiwan hsien shen
Chinese to commit one's energy to; to devote oneself to; to sacrifice one's life for; (coll.) (of a woman) to give one's virginity to
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Sacrifice / Devotion / Dedication

現世


现世

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Mandarin xiàn shì / xian4 shi4
Taiwan hsien shih
Japanese ariyo ありよ
Chinese this life; to lose face; to be disgraced
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (Buddhist term) present world; present age; transient world; life; (2) recent epoch (i.e. the Holocene epoch); (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun - becomes adjective with の) (Buddhist term) present world; present age; transient world; life; (female given name) Ariyo
The present world; this life
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Live In The Moment / Live In The Now

生命

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Mandarin shēng mìng / sheng1 ming4
Taiwan sheng ming
Japanese seimei / seme せいめい
Chinese life; living; biological; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese life; existence
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生活

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Mandarin shēng huó / sheng1 huo2
Taiwan sheng huo
Japanese seikatsu / sekatsu せいかつ
Chinese life; activity; to live; livelihood
Japanese (noun/participle) living; life (one's daily existence); livelihood
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Living / Live Life

独居

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Japanese dokkyo どっきょ
Japanese (noun/participle) solitude; solitary life

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身心

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Mandarin shēn xīn / shen1 xin1
Taiwan shen hsin
Japanese shinjin しんじん
 shinshin しんしん
Chinese body and mind; mental and physical
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) mind and body
Body and mind, the direct fruit of the previous life. The body is rūpa, the first skandha; mind embraces the other four, consciousness, perception, action, and knowledge; v. 五蘊.
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
This is Life 這就是生活
这就是生活
zhè jiù shì shēng huó
zhe4 jiu4 shi4 sheng1 huo2
zhe jiu shi sheng huo
zhejiushishenghuo
che chiu shih sheng huo
chechiushihshenghuo
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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Always
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Bushido
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Earth
Elder Brother
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Fortitude
Grace
Guardian
Happiness
Heart Sutra
Iaido
Independent Spirit
Integrity
Jujitsu
Karma
Learning is Eternal
Longevity
Love
Martial Arts
Master of Martial Arts
Mother and Son
Peace and Happiness
Peace and Harmony
Peace and Health
Peace and Prosperity
Peace and Security
Peace and Tranquility
Peace of Mind
Pine
Princess
Respect and Loyalty
Rooster
Self-Respect
Semper Fidelis
Shine
Spirit
Tiger
Truth
Warrior
Wind

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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

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