光明 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Light / Bright and Promising Future

guāng míng
kou mei / mitsu haru
Light / Bright and Promising Future Scroll

光明 is a nice way to say "light" in Chinese, and old Korean Hanja. 光明 is because the word also suggests a bright future or refers so someone who is very promising (great future potential).

The first character means light or bright.

The second character means bright and clear (in this context).

光明 appears in most Japanese dictionaries but it not the most common Japanese Kanji word for light (more commonly used for the name Mitsuharu).

In old Korean Hanja, this can have a meaning of brightness or brilliancy.

In the context of Buddhism, this means, "Light emanating from a Buddha or Bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion"

Reiki - Master Symbol

dà guāng míng
dai kou myou
Reiki - Master Symbol Scroll

大光明 is the master symbol "Daikomyo", which is usually associated with the healing practice of Reiki.

This title can be translated as "Great Bright Light". This symbol, as used in Reiki, alludes to "Enlightened Nature" or the radiance of a purified soul or deity.

Pronunciations in Chinese and Korean are included above but this title has no meaning except when used by a Reiki practitioner. In fact, this title is not that well known by those outside the Reiki community in Japan.

In Chinese, this would be interpreted as "Great Bright Future" (the second two characters alone create a word that means "bright future" in Chinese).

Shiken Haramitsu Daikomyo

shi ken ha ra mitsu dai kou myou
Shiken Haramitsu Daikomyo Scroll

This is "shiken haramitsu daikōmyō", a famous Japanese Buddhist mantra.

四拳 = shi-ken = four fist (many translate this as "four hearts").
波羅蜜 = ha-ra-mitsu = A loanword representing pāramitā, or entrance into Nirvana. Awkwardly, it also means jackfruit.
大光明 = dai-kou-myo = big/great light bright (great bright light).

Shiken represents four hearts:
1. The Merciful Heart - Love and caring for all living things.
2. The Sincere Heart - Pursues righteousness, or the right path - sincerely trying to do what is right.
3. The Attuned Heart - Knows that nature and fate have their ways, and thus stays in tune with the universe.
4. The Dedicated Heart - Steadfast on the chosen path to the end.

Shikin Haramitsu Daikomyo

shi kin ha ra mitsu dai kou myo
Shikin Haramitsu Daikomyo Scroll

These are the Japanese Kanji characters that romanize as "Shikin Haramitsu Daikōmyō".

This is a complicated proverb. I'm actually going to forgo writing any translation information here. You can figure it out via Google search and at sites like Paramita and the Perfection of Wisdom or Fecastel.Wordpress.com::Shikin Haramitsu Daikōmyō

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark

xìn niǎn shì zài lí míng qián de hēi àn zhōng néng gǎn dào guāng míng de niǎo
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark Scroll

信唸是在黎明前的黑闇中能感到光明的鳥 is a philosophical poem/quote from Indian Poet and Philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, 1915

This quote is not sourced, and therefore several variations exist in English. Some suggest the original was in the Bengali language.

This, of course, is the Chinese translation which has the meaning of, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark".

More about Rabindranath Tagore


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Light
Bright and Promising Future
光明kou mei / mitsu haru
koumei / mitsuharu
ko mei / mitsu haru
komei / mitsuharu
guāng míng
guang1 ming2
guang ming
guangming
kuang ming
kuangming
Reiki - Master Symbol大光明dai kou myou
daikoumyou
dai ko myo
daikomyo
dà guāng míng
da4 guang1 ming2
da guang ming
daguangming
ta kuang ming
takuangming
Shiken Haramitsu Daikomyo四拳波羅蜜大光明shi ken ha ra mitsu dai kou myou
shi ken ha ra mitsu dai ko myo
shikenharamitsudaikomyo
Shikin Haramitsu Daikomyo詞韻波羅蜜大光明
词韵波罗蜜大光明
shi kin ha ra mitsu dai kou myo
shikinharamitsudaikoumyo
shi kin ha ra mitsu dai ko myo
shikinharamitsudaikomyo
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark信唸是在黎明前的黑闇中能感到光明的鳥
信念是在黎明前的黑暗中能感到光明的鸟
xìn niǎn shì zài lí míng qián de hēi àn zhōng néng gǎn dào guāng míng de niǎo
xin4 nian3 shi4 zai4 li2 ming2 qian2 de hei1 an4 zhong1 neng2 gan3 dao4 guang1 ming2 de niao3
xin nian shi zai li ming qian de hei an zhong neng gan dao guang ming de niao
hsin nien shih tsai li ming ch`ien te hei an chung neng kan tao kuang ming te niao
hsin nien shih tsai li ming chien te hei an chung neng kan tao kuang ming te niao
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

光明

see styles
guāng míng / guang1 ming2
kuang ming
 koumyou(p);koumei / komyo(p);kome / こうみょう(P);こうめい
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark Scroll
light; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted
(1) bright light; (2) hope; bright future; (3) {Buddh} light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion; (personal name) Mitsuharu
v. last entry; radiance

大光明

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dà guāng míng / da4 guang1 ming2
ta kuang ming
 daikōmyō / おおみや
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark Scroll
(surname) Oomiya

世光明

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shì guāng míng / shi4 guang1 ming2
shih kuang ming
 sekōmyō
light of the world

光明台

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 koumyoudai / komyodai / こうみょうだい (place-name) Koumyoudai

光明園

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 koumyouen / komyoen / こうみょうえん (place-name) Koumyouen

光明土

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guāng míng tǔ / guang1 ming2 tu3
kuang ming t`u / kuang ming tu
 kōmyō do
The glory land, or Paradise of Amitābha; brightly shining land

光明壇


光明坛

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guāng míng tán / guang1 ming2 tan2
kuang ming t`an / kuang ming tan
 kōmyō dan
The fire altar.

光明子

see styles
 koumyoushi / komyoshi / こうみょうし (female given name) Koumyoushi

光明寺

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guāng míng sì / guang1 ming2 si4
kuang ming ssu
 Kōmyō ji / こうみようじ
(personal name) Koumiyouji
光明大師 (or 光明和尚). Guangming si, temple and title of 善導 Shandao, a noted monk of the Tang dynasty under Gaozong.

光明山

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guāng míng shān / guang1 ming2 shan1
kuang ming shan
 Kōmyō sen / こうみょうざん
(personal name) Koumyouzan
The shining hill, or monastery, a name for the abode of Guanyin, said to be in India, and called Potala.

光明峠

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 koumyoutouge / komyotoge / こうみょうとうげ (place-name) Koumyoutouge

光明想

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guāng míng xiǎng / guang1 ming2 xiang3
kuang ming hsiang
 kōmyō sō
illuminating conception

光明星

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guāng míng xīng / guang1 ming2 xing1
kuang ming hsing
bright star; name of North Korean space satellite

光明池

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 koumyouike / komyoike / こうみょういけ (place-name) Koumyouike

光明滝

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 koumyounotaki / komyonotaki / こうみょうのたき (personal name) Koumyounotaki

光明王

see styles
guāng míng wáng / guang1 ming2 wang2
kuang ming wang
 Kōmyō ō
One of the twenty-five bodhisattvas who, with Amitābha, welcomes to Paradise the dying who call on Buddha; Jvalanâdhipati

光明町

see styles
 koumeichou / komecho / こうめいちょう (place-name) Koumeichō

光明節


光明节

see styles
guāng míng jié / guang1 ming2 jie2
kuang ming chieh
Hanukkah (Chanukah), 8 day Jewish holiday starting on the 25th day of Kislev (can occur from late Nov up to late Dec on Gregorian calendar); also called 哈努卡節|哈努卡节 and simply 哈努卡

光明經


光明经

see styles
guāng míng jīng / guang1 ming2 jing1
kuang ming ching
 Kōmyō kyō
Suvarṇa-prabhāsa-sūtra

光明藏

see styles
guāng míng zàng / guang1 ming2 zang4
kuang ming tsang
 kōmyō zō
storehouse of brilliance

光明谷

see styles
 koumyoutani / komyotani / こうみょうたに (place-name) Koumyoutani

光明院

see styles
 komeiin / komen / こめいいん (surname) Komeiin

寶光明


宝光明

see styles
bǎo guāng míng / bao3 guang1 ming2
pao kuang ming
 hō kōmyō
radiance of a jewel

後光明

see styles
 gokoumyou / gokomyo / ごこうみょう (surname, given name) Gokoumyou

心光明

see styles
xīn guāng míng / xin1 guang1 ming2
hsin kuang ming
 shin kōmyō
mental light

放光明

see styles
fàng guāng míng / fang4 guang1 ming2
fang kuang ming
 hō kōmyō
to shine

智光明

see styles
zhì guāng míng / zhi4 guang1 ming2
chih kuang ming
 chi kōmyō
wisdom-illumination

法光明

see styles
fǎ guāng míng / fa3 guang1 ming2
fa kuang ming
 hō kōmyō
illumination of the teaching

淨光明

see styles
jìng guāng míng / jing4 guang1 ming2
ching kuang ming
 jōkōmyō
vimala-prabhāsa

發光明


发光明

see styles
fā guāng míng / fa1 guang1 ming2
fa kuang ming
 hotsukōmyō
shining brightly

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