中道 in Chinese / Japanese...

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The Middle Way

zhōng dào
chuu dou
The Middle Way Vertical Wall Scroll

In the most basic translation, this means road through the middle, or middle road.

The expanded meaning can be moderation, golden mean.

But if you are looking for this title, you are probably seeking the Buddhist definition, which is more complex.

中道 is the middle way or middle path of Buddhism. 中道 has various interpretations. In general, it denotes the mean between two extremes and has special reference to the mean between realism and nihilism, or eternal substantial existence and annihilation.

The Buddha teaches that one should not take things to extremes. Don't be extremely evil, and engage in debauchery and murder. But do not spend every waking out trying to be a perfect saint. Instead, take the middle path, try to help others, show loving kindness wherever you can, try not to do harm. If you do inadvertently harm another being, make amends if you can, and move on. Realize you are not perfect, but in time, a path of moderation lead toward proper living and enlightenment.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Middle Way中道chuu dou / chuudou / chu do / chudozhōng dào
zhong1 dao4
zhong dao
zhongdao
chung tao
chungtao


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your 中道 search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

中道

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zhōng dào / zhong1 dao4
chung tao
 nakamichi / なかみち
The Middle Way Vertical Wall Scroll
road through the middle; middle road; (place-name, surname) Nakamichi
The 'mean' has various interpretations. In general it denotes the mean between two extremes, and has special reference to the mean between realism and nihilism, or eternal substantial existence and annihilation; this 'mean' is found in a third principle between the two, suggesting the idea of a realm of mind or spirit beyond the terminology of 有 or 無, substance or nothing, or, that which has form, and is therefore measurable and ponderable, and its opposite of total non-existence. See 中論. The following four Schools define the term according to their several scriptures: the 法相 School describes it as the 唯識, v. 唯識中道; the 三論 School as the 八不 eight negations, v. 三論; the Tiantai as 實相 the true reality; and the Huayan as the 法界 dharmadhātu. Four forms of the Mean are given by the 三論玄義; middle way

中道上

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 nakamichiue / なかみちうえ (place-name) Nakamichiue

中道下

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 nakamichishita / なかみちした (place-name) Nakamichishita

中道前

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 nakamichimae / なかみちまえ (place-name) Nakamichimae

中道北

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 nakamichikita / なかみちきた (place-name) Nakamichikita

中道台

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 nakamichidai / なかみちだい (place-name) Nakamichidai

中道地

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 nakadouchi / nakadochi / なかどうち (place-name) Nakadouchi

中道壇

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 nakamichidan / なかみちだん (place-name) Nakamichidan

中道宗

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zhōng dào zōng / zhong1 dao4 zong1
chung tao tsung
 Chūdō Shū
The third period of the Buddha's teaching, according to the 法相宗, giving the via media between the two extremes, the absolute as not confined to the phenomenal or the noumenal; also called 中道教; Middle Way School

中道寺

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 chuudouji / chudoji / ちゅうどうじ (personal name) Chuudouji

中道峠

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 takamichidao / たかみちだお (place-name) Takamichidao

中道島

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 nakadoujima / nakadojima / なかどうじま (place-name) Nakadoujima

中道川

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 nakamichigawa / なかみちがわ (place-name) Nakamichigawa

中道教

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zhōng dào jiào / zhong1 dao4 jiao4
chung tao chiao
 chūdō kyō
teaching of the middle way

中道東

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 nakamichihigashi / なかみちひがし (place-name) Nakamichihigashi

中道橋

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 nakamichibashi / なかみちばし (place-name) Nakamichibashi

中道武

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 nakamichitakeshi / なかみちたけし (person) Nakamichi Takeshi (1950-)

中道沢

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 nakamichizawa / なかみちざわ (place-name) Nakamichizawa

中道派

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 chuudouha / chudoha / ちゅうどうは middle-of-the-roaders; neutrals

中道浴

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 nakamichieki / なかみちえき (place-name) Nakamichieki

中道湾

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 chuudouwan / chudowan / ちゅうどうわん (place-name) Chuudouwan

中道町

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 nakamichimachi / なかみちまち (place-name) Nakamichimachi

中道義


中道义

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zhōng dào yì / zhong1 dao4 yi4
chung tao i
 chūdō gi
meaning of middle way

中道行

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zhōng dào xíng / zhong1 dao4 xing2
chung tao hsing
 chūdō gyō
the middle path

中道西

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 nakamichinishi / なかみちにし (place-name) Nakamichinishi

中道觀


中道观

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zhōng dào guān / zhong1 dao4 guan1
chung tao kuan
 chūdō kan
One of the Tiantai 三觀 three meditations, i. e. on the doctrine of the Mean to get rid of the illusion of phenomena; contemplation of the middle way

中道谷

see styles
 nakamichidani / なかみちだに (place-name) Nakamichidani

中道通

see styles
 nakamichidoori / なかみちどおり (place-name) Nakamichidoori

南中道

see styles
 minaminakamichi / みなみなかみち (surname) Minaminakamichi

口中道

see styles
 kuchinakamichi / くちなかみち (surname) Kuchinakamichi

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