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There are 23 total results for your Good Deed search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese gō / わざ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in; already
Japanese deed; act; work; performance; (personal name) Hajime
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

一日一善

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Japanese ichinichiichizen / ichinichichizen / いちにちいちぜん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (yoji) doing a good deed each day; doing one good turn a day

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Mandarin gōng / gong1
Taiwan kung
Japanese kō / こう
Chinese meritorious deed or service; achievement; result; service; accomplishment; work (physics)
Japanese (1) merit; success; meritorious deed; (2) achievement; accumulated experience; (male given name) Tsutomu
Merit, meritorious; achievement, hence 功力 achieving strength, earnest effort after the good); efficacy

三業


三业

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Mandarin sān yè / san1 ye4
Taiwan san yeh
Japanese sangō / さんごう
Japanese {Buddh} (See 身口意) three activities (action, speech and thought)
trividha-dvāra. The three conditions, inheritances, or karma, of which there are several groups. (1) Deed, word, thought, 身, 口, 意. (2) (a) Present-1ife happy karma; (6) present-life unhappy karma; (c) 不動 karma of an imperturbable nature. (3) (a) Good; (b) evil; (c) neutral karma. (4) (a) 漏業 Karma of ordinary rebirth; (6) 無漏業 karma of Hīnayāna nirvana; (c) 非漏非無漏 karma of neither, independent of both, Mahāyāna nirvana. (5) (a) Present deeds and their consequences in this life; (b) present deeds and their next life consequences; (c) present deeds and consequences after the next life, There are other groups of three; three activities

二善

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Mandarin èr shàn / er4 shan4
Taiwan erh shan
Japanese nizen / ふたよし
Japanese (surname) Futayoshi
The two good things, 定善 the good character that arises from meditation or contemplation mdash especially of the Pure Land; 散善 the good character attainable when, though not in meditation, one controls oneself in thought, word, and deed;. Also 未生善 the good character not yet evolved; and 已生善 the good character already evolved;. Also 事理善 goodness in theory and practice; two kinds of goodness

佳話


佳话

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Mandarin jiā huà / jia1 hua4
Taiwan chia hua
Japanese kawa / かわ
Chinese story or deed that captures the imagination and is spread far and wide
Japanese good story

功勛


功勋

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Mandarin gōng xūn / gong1 xun1
Taiwan kung hsün
Chinese achievement; meritorious deed; contributions (for the good of society)

十心

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Mandarin shí xīn / shi2 xin1
Taiwan shih hsin
Japanese jisshin
The ten kinds of heart or mind; there are three groups. One is from the 止觀 4, minds ignorant and dark; affected by evil companions; not following the good; doing evil in thought, word, deed; spreading evil abroad; unceasingly wicked; secret sin; open crime; utterly shameless; denying cause and effect (retribution)―all such must remain in the flow 流 of reincarnation. The second group (from the same book) is the 逆流 the mind striving against the stream of perpetual reincarnation; it shows itself in devout faith, shame (for sin), fear (of wrong-doing), repentance and confession, reform, bodhi (i.e. the bodhisattva mind), doing good, maintaining the right law, thinking on all the Buddhas, meditation on the void (or, the unreality of sin). The third is the 眞言 group from the 大日經疏 3; the "seed" heart (i.e. the original good desire), the sprout (under Buddhist religious influence), the bud, leaf, flower, fruit, its serviceableness; the child-heart, the discriminating heart, the heart of settled judgment (or resolve); ten kinds of mind

善事

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Mandarin shàn shì / shan4 shi4
Taiwan shan shih
Japanese zenji / ぜんじ
Chinese good deeds
Japanese good thing; good deed
good deed

善因

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Mandarin shàn yīn / shan4 yin1
Taiwan shan yin
Japanese zen in / ぜんいん
Japanese {Buddh} (ant: 悪因) good cause (that will bring a good reward); good deed
Good causation, i.e. a good cause for a good effect.

善行

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Mandarin shàn xíng / shan4 xing2
Taiwan shan hsing
Japanese zengyō / ぜんこう
Chinese good actions
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (ant: 悪行) good deed; good conduct; benevolence; (given name) Yoshiyuki
practice of good deeds; practice of good deeds

好事

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Mandarin hǎo shì / hao3 shi4
Taiwan hao shih
Japanese kōzu / こうじ;こうず
Chinese to be meddlesome
Japanese fortune; good deed; curious
good works

小善

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Mandarin xiǎo shàn / xiao3 shan4
Taiwan hsiao shan
Japanese shōzen / しょうぜん
Japanese a small kindness; minor good deed; (surname) Shouzen
small amount of goodness

尸羅


尸罗

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Mandarin shī luó / shi1 luo2
Taiwan shih lo
Japanese shira
Chinese sila (Buddhism)
Sila, 尸; 尸怛羅 intp. by 淸凉 pure and cool, i.e. chaste; also by 戒 restraint, or keeping the commandments; also by 性善 of good disposition. It is the second pāramitā, moral purity, i. e. of thought, word, and deed. The four conditions of śīla are chaste, calm, quiet, extinguished, i. e. no longer perturbed by the passions. Also, perhaps śīla, a stone, i. e. a precious stone, pearl, or coral. For the ten śīlas or commandments v. 十戒, the first five, or pañca-śīla 五戒, are for all Buddhists; (Skt. śīla)

業因


业因

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Mandarin yè yīn / ye4 yin1
Taiwan yeh yin
Japanese gōin / ごういん
Japanese karma
The deed as cause; the cause of good or bad karma; karma-cause

行好

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Mandarin xíng hǎo / xing2 hao3
Taiwan hsing hao
Japanese yukiyoshi / ゆきよし
Chinese to be charitable; to do a good deed
Japanese (s,m) Yukiyoshi

逆縁

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Japanese gyakuen / ぎゃくえん Japanese (1) {Buddh} bad deed which ultimately results in the creation of a good Buddhist; (2) older person conducting a funeral service for a younger relative, in particular, a parent for a child

善之行

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Mandarin shàn zhī xíng / shan4 zhi1 xing2
Taiwan shan chih hsing
Japanese zen no gyō
good deed(s); good deed(s)

恩送り

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Japanese onokuri / おんおくり Japanese (expression) pay it forward; paying it forward; repaying a good deed by doing good for others

善い行い

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Japanese yoiokonai / よいおこない Japanese (exp,n) good deed

形影一如

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Japanese keieiichinyo / keechinyo / けいえいいちにょ Japanese (yoji) being inseparable as a form and its shadow; a person's deed mirrors the good or evil of his mind; husband and wife being never apart

日行一善

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Mandarin rì xíng yī shàn / ri4 xing2 yi1 shan4
Taiwan jih hsing i shan
Chinese to do a good deed every day

好事不出門,惡事傳千里


好事不出门,恶事传千里

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Mandarin hǎo shì bù chū mén , è shì chuán qiān lǐ / hao3 shi4 bu4 chu1 men2 , e4 shi4 chuan2 qian1 li3
Taiwan hao shih pu ch`u men , o shih ch`uan ch`ien li / hao shih pu chu men , o shih chuan chien li
Chinese lit. good deeds do not go beyond the door, evil deeds spread a thousand miles; a good deed goes unnoticed, but scandal spreads fast (idiom)

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 23 results for "Good Deed" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



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