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This literally translates as:
[One who has] not been a monk [does not] know the suffering of [being on a] vegetarian diet.
This is a bit like the "walk a mile in another man's shoes" saying. Basically it's about you cannot fully understand the plight of others until you experience it yourself.
This proberb means "principles of life" or "The personal obligations and rules that you live by". For instance, if you were a vegetarian, the act of not eating meat fits into this category.
This could also be translated as "Way of living".
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your vegetarian search...
|Character Images||Characters / Kanji
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
|素|| sù / su4
| raw silk; white; plain, unadorned; vegetarian (food); essence; nature; element; constituent; usually; always; ever
(1) origin; source; (2) base; basis; foundation; root; (3) cause; (4) ingredient; material; (5) original cost (or capital, principal, etc.); (6) (plant) root; (tree) trunk; (7) first section of a waka; (8) handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip; (adj-na,n,adj-no) (1) plain, white silk; (2) (mathematics term) prime; (adj-no,n) (1) plain; unadorned; undecorated; unadulterated; au naturel; (prefix) (2) (derogatory term) (before a noun) mere; poor; (3) (before an adjective) exceedingly; Motoi (given name)
To keep to vegetarian diet; vegetarian.
|疏|| shū / shu1
| to dredge; to clear away obstruction; thin; sparse; scanty; distant (relation); not close; to neglect; negligent; to present a memorial to the Emperor; commentary; annotation; surname Shu
疎 Open, wide apart; distant, coarse; estrange; lax, careless; to state report; commentary; also used for 蔬 vegetarian food.
| hūn / hun1
| strong-smelling vegetable (garlic etc); non-vegetarian food (meat, fish, spicy food etc)
Strongly smelling vegetables, e.g. onions, garlic, leeks, etc., forbidden to Buddhist vegetarians; any non-vegetarian food.
|蔬|| shū / shu1
| zhāi / zhai1
| to fast or abstain from meat, wine etc; vegetarian diet; study room; building; to give alms (to a monk)
To reverence: abstinence; to purify as by fasting, or abstaining, e.g. from flesh food; religious or abstinential duties, or times; upavasatha (uposatha), a fast; the ritual period for food, i.e. before noon; a room for meditation, a study, a building, etc., devoted to abstinence, chastity, or the Buddhist religion; mourning (for parents).
|ベジ|| beji ベジ
|| (abbreviation) (colloquialism) vegetarian
|吃素|| chī sù / chi1 su4
ch`ih su / chih su
| to be a vegetarian
|喫素|| chī sù / chi1 su4
ch`ih su / chih su
| To eat ordinary, or vegetarian food.
| qīng zhāi / qing1 zhai1
ch`ing chai / ching chai
| Pure observance of monastic rules for food; to eat purely, i.e. vegetarian food; fasting.
|持素|| chí sù / chi2 su4
ch`ih su / chih su
| dǎ zhāi / da3 zhai1
| to beg for (vegetarian) food
| jīng jìn / jing1 jin4
soujin / sojin そうじん
souji / soji そうじ
shoujin / shojin しょうじん
shouji / shoji しょうじ
| to forge ahead vigorously; to dedicate oneself to progress
(noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (2) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (2) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; Shoujin (surname)
vīrya, zeal, unchecked progress.
More info / calligraphy:
Devotion / Diligence / Vigorous / Energetic
|素筵|| sù yán / su4 yan2
| vegetarian feast; food offerings to Buddha
|素食|| sù shí / su4 shi2
| vegetables; vegetarian food
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) usual diet; (2) vegetarian food; vegetarian diet
素饌 Vegetarian food.
| sù zhāi / su4 zhai1
| vegetarian food
| chún sù / chun2 su4
ch`un su / chun su
| plain; ordinary; vegetarian
|菜色|| cài sè / cai4 se4
ts`ai se / tsai se
| dish; lean and hungry look (resulting from vegetarian diet); emaciated look (from malnutrition)
|茹素|| rú sù / ru2 su4
| to eat a vegetarian diet
| hūn cài / hun1 cai4
hun ts`ai / hun tsai
| non-vegetarian dish (including meat, fish, garlic, onion etc)
| hūn jiǔ / hun1 jiu3
| garlic and wine
Non-vegetarian foods and wine.
|蔬食|| shū shí / shu1 shi2
| vegetarian meal; vegetarian diet
| zhāi zhōu / zhai1 zhou1
| The midday and morning meals, breakfast of rice or millet congee, dinner of vegetarian foods.
| zhāi shí / zhai1 shi2
| The midday meal; not eating after noon; abstinential food, i.e. vegetarian food, excluding vegetables of strong odour, as garlic, or onions.
| kāi zhāi / kai1 zhai1
k`ai chai / kai chai
| to stop following a vegetarian diet; to break a fast
To break the fast, breakfast.
|采蔬|| cǎi shū / cai3 shu1
ts`ai shu / tsai shu
| Vegetarian food.
| cǎi tóu / cai3 tou2
ts`ai t`ou / tsai tou
| The monk who has charge of the 采蔬 vegetarian food department.
| fó tiào qiáng / fo2 tiao4 qiang2
fo t`iao ch`iang / fo tiao chiang
| lit. Buddha jumps over the wall, name for a Chinese dish that uses many non-vegetarian ingredients
|在理教|| Zài lǐ jiào / Zai4 li3 jiao4
Tsai li chiao
| The Tsai-li secret society, an offshoot of the White Lily Society, was founded in Shantung at the beginning of the Ch'ing dynasty; the title 'in the li, ' indicating that the society associated itself with all three religions, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism; its followers set up no images, burnt no incense, neither smoked nor drank, and were vegetarian.
|慈力王|| Cí lì wáng / Ci2 li4 wang2
Tz`u li wang / Tzu li wang
| Maitrībala-rāja, king of merciful virtue, or power, a former incarnation of the Buddha when, as all his people had embraced the vegetarian life, and yakṣas had no animal food and were suffering, the king fed five of them with his own blood.
|素食者|| sù shí zhě / su4 shi2 zhe3
su shih che
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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
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|If you have not been a monk, how can you know what it is like to be a vegetarian?||不当和尚不知斋戒苦|
|bù dāng hé shang bù zhī zhāi jiè kǔ|
bu dang he shang bu zhi zhai jie ku
pu tang ho shang pu chih chai chieh k`u
|bu4 dang1 he2 shang bu4 zhi1 zhai1 jie4 ku3|
pu tang ho shang pu chih chai chieh ku
|Principles of Life||生活信条|
|shēng huó xìn tiáo|
sheng huo xin tiao
sheng huo hsin t`iao
|sheng1 huo2 xin4 tiao2|
sheng huo hsin tiao
If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "vegetarian" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.
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