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  1. Goodness / Good Deed
  2. Charity
  3. Good Heart
  4. Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith
  5. Goodness / Kind-Hearted
  6. Kai Zen / Kaizen
  7. Shinzen
  8. Truth Goodness and Beauty
  9. One Good Deed Each Day
10. Good and Evil
11. Doing good is the greatest source of happiness
12. Ultimate Goodness of Water
13. Distinguish Good and Evil
14. God is Good
15. Seven Heavenly Virtues
16. Tom Clan Generational Poem
17. Daodejing / Tao Te Ching Chapter 81
18. Shaolin Generational Poem

Goodness / Good Deed

China shàn
Japan zen
Goodness / Good Deed

善 means goodness, virtue, good deed, charitable, benevolent, well-disposed, nice, pleasant, kind, or simply, "good."

善 is the kind of good that applies to someone's good character, or a good person in general.

Referring to someone with this word means that they have a well-aimed moral compass, are charitable, giving, wise, and honest. Basically, this is a blanket statement for every good trait a human can have, or all the things that make someone good.

In another context, it can mean to improve or perfect something or refer to someone who is good at something.

Charity

China cí shàn
Japan jizen
Charity

There are a few different words used to express charity in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja but this is the most common. Some of the other words describe acts such as "giving alms" etc.


Note: Also considered to be one of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

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Note: Sometimes this is translated as benevolence or benevolent.


See Also:  Benevolence | Altruism

Good Heart

A heart of kindness, benevolence, and virtuous intentions
China shàn xīn
Japan yoshinaka
Good Heart

This literally reads, "Good Heart" but is used to refer to the ideas of kindness, benevolence, philanthropy, virtuous intentions, moral sense, and conscience.

Some will also translate this as morality of mind (as the character for heart is often used to mean mind).

In Japanese, this can be the given name Yoshinaka.

Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith

China shàn yì
Japan zen i
Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith

善意 is a word that means good intentions, good will, or to things done in good faith in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.

It's sort of the reason you do good deeds, or the desire you have inside yourself to do the right thing.

This can also be translated as benevolence, kindness, virtuous mind, positive mindset, or favorable sense.

善意 is also used in legal context for things that are done in good faith (regardless of outcome).

In Japanese, this can be the personal name Yoshi or Yoshii.

Goodness / Kind-Hearted

China shàn liáng
Japan zen ryou
Goodness / Kind-Hearted

善良 means good and honest, kind-hearted, goodness, excellence, and/or virtue.

Kai Zen / Kaizen

China gǎi shàn
Japan kai zen
Kai Zen / Kaizen

改善 means betterment, improvement, to make better, or to improve - specifically incremental and continuous improvement.

改善 became very important in post-war Japan when Edwards Deming came to Japan to teach concepts of incremental and continuous improvement (for which the big 3 auto-makers did not want to hear about at the time - even kicking Deming out of their offices). The Japanese workforce absorbed this concept at a time with their culture was in flux and primed for change.

This kaizen term is closely associated with the western title "Total Quality Management." Perhaps dear to my heart since I spent years studying this at university before I moved to China where TQM did not seem to exist. Slowly, this concept has entered China as well (I've actually given lectures on the subject in Beijing).

If you are trying to improve processes at your business or need to remind yourself of your continuous TQM goals, this would be a great wall scroll to hang behind your desk, or in your workplace.


See Also:  Kansei

Shinzen

China zhēn shàn
Japan shinzen
Shinzen

真善 means truth and goodness in Chinese and Japanese. But this can also be a given or personal name Shinzen in Japanese.

Truth Goodness and Beauty

China zhēn shàn měi
Japan shin zen bi
Truth Goodness and Beauty

真善美 means truth, goodness and beauty in Chinese and Japanese.

These can also be read as "the true, the good, and the beautiful."

In Japanese, this can be the female given name Mazemi or the personal name Shinzenbi.

One Good Deed Each Day

China yī rì yī shàn
Japan ichinichichizen
One Good Deed Each Day

This Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja phrase suggests doing a good deed each day, or doing one good turn a day.

It literally reads, "One Day, One Good (Deed)".

Good and Evil

Japan zenakufuni
Good and Evil

善悪不二 is a Japanese Buddhist expression that states, "Good [and] evil [are] not two [separate things]." A more natural way to express this in English is, "Good and evil are but two faces of the same coin."

Doing good is the greatest source of happiness

China wéi shàn zuì lè
Doing good is the greatest source of happiness

為善最樂 can be translated as, "Doing good is the greatest source of happiness," or "doing good deeds brings the greatest joy".

The origin is not known, sometimes used in the context of Buddhism. However, this Chinese proverb or philosophy is a fairly mainstream idea of benevolence.

Ultimate Goodness of Water

Quote from Lao Tzu
China shàng shàn ruò shuǐ
Ultimate Goodness of Water

This quote is sometimes presented as, "Be like water." However, this is an ancient quote from the great philosopher Lao Tzu. It basically suggests that the ultimate goodness and purity (in the world) is water. Many take this as a suggestion to be like pure/good water.

Distinguish Good and Evil

China zhāng shàn dàn è
Distinguish Good and Evil

彰善癉惡 is a Chinese proverb that means, "distinguish good and evil," "uphold virtue and condemn evil," "praise good and expose vice," or "uphold good condemn evil."

God is Good

Japan kami wa zendearu
God is Good

This means, "God is Good," in Japanese.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Seven Heavenly Virtues

China xìn yǎng xī wàng cí shàn jiān rěn zhèng yì shèn zhòng jié zhì
Japan shinkou kibou jizen kennin seigi shinchou sessei
Seven Heavenly Virtues

This is a list in Chinese and Japanese Kanji of an interpretation of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

1. Faith is belief in God, and the right virtues.
2. Hope is taking a positive future view that good will prevail.
3. Charity is concern for, and active helping of, others.
4. Fortitude is never giving up.
5. Justice is being fair and equitable with others.
6. Prudence is care of and moderation with money.
7. Temperance is moderation of needed things and abstinence from things which are not needed.

The full list is here. This is a word list, not a common phrase. While all Chinese and Japanese people will recognize the words in the list, they may not understand what the list is about (unless they are familiar with the Seven Heavenly Virtues).


Don't get this as a tattoo or anything like that without first consulting a native translator in the target language. These are fine for a wall scroll but a long discussion is needed before you commit to this for a lifetime inking commitment.

Tom Clan Generational Poem

China ěr chāng yǒu yán sì jié kāi wén yì guāng zōng chuán shì zé yuǎn jìn běn lì dào lóng jī shàn jiā guó zhòng xué yè guǎng chéng fāng
Tom Clan Generational Poem

This is the Tom Clan Generational Poem. If you are interested in this poem, you probably already know the meaning, so for now we'll forgo including a translation.

Daodejing / Tao Te Ching Chapter 81

Daodejing / Tao Te Ching Chapter 81

This is the Mawangdui version of Daodejing chapter 81.

It can be translated this way:
Credible words are not eloquent;
Eloquent words are not credible.

The wise are not erudite;
The erudite are not wise.

The adept are not all-around;
The all-around are not adept.
The sages do not accumulate things.
Yet the more they have done for others,
The more they have gained themselves;
The more they have given to others,
The more they have gotten themselves.

Thus, the way of tian (heaven) is to benefit without harming;
The way of sages is to do without contending.
Another translation:
Sincere words are not showy;
showy words are not sincere.
Those who know are not "widely learned";
those "widely learned" do not know.
The good do not have a lot;
Those with a lot are not good.
The Sage accumulates nothing.
Having used what he had for others,
he has even more.
Having given what he had to others,
what he has is even greater.
Therefore, the Way of Heaven is to benefit and not cause any harm,
The Way of Man is to act on behalf of others and not to compete with them.
And a third translation:
True words aren't charming,
charming words aren't true.
Good people aren't contentious,
contentious people aren't good.
People who know aren't learned,
learned people don't know.
Wise souls don't hoard;
the more they do for others the more they have,
the more they give the richer they are.
The Way of heaven provides without destroying.
Doing without outdoing
is the Way of the wise.

Shaolin Generational Poem

China sōng shān shào lín sì cáo dòng zhèng zōng chuán xù qī shí zì bèi jué fú huì zhì zǐ jiào běn yuán kě wù zhōu hóng pǔ guǎng zōng dào qìng tóng xuán zǔ qīng jìng zhēn rú hǎi zhàn jì chún zhēn sù dé xíng yǒng yán héng miào tǐ cháng jiān gù xīn lǎng zhào yōu shēn xìng míng jiàn chóng zuò zhōng zhēng shàn xǐ xiáng jǐn zhì yuán jì dù xuě tíng wéi dǎo shī yǐn rǔ guī xuàn lù
Shaolin Generational Poem

This is a poem, including title, that celebrates the tactics and virtues of the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks for future generations.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin shàn / shan4
Taiwan shan
Japanese zen / ぜん
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese good (virtuous); benevolent; well-disposed; good at something; to improve or perfect
Japanese (ant: 悪・あく) good; goodness; right; virtue; (personal name) Yoshikatsu; (given name) Yoshiaki; (given name) Yoshi; (personal name) Tadashi; (given name) Zen'you; (personal name) Zenji; (surname, given name) Zen
su; sādhu; bhadra; kuśala. Good, virtuous, well; good at; skilful.

善心

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Mandarin shàn xīn / shan4 xin1
Taiwan shan hsin
Japanese zenshin / ぜんしん
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese kindness; benevolence; philanthropy; virtuous intentions
Japanese virtue; moral sense; conscience; (given name) Yoshinaka
A good heart, or mind; good mind

善意

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Mandarin shàn yì / shan4 yi4
Taiwan shan i
Japanese zeni / ぜんい
Chinese goodwill; benevolence; kindness
Japanese (1) virtuous mind; (2) good intentions; good will; (3) positive mindset; (4) {law} (See 悪意・3) bona fides; good faith; (personal name) Yoshii
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

善良

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Mandarin shàn liáng / shan4 liang2
Taiwan shan liang
Japanese zenryou / zenryo / ぜんりょう
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese good and honest; kindhearted
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) goodness; excellence; virtue; (given name) Yoshinaga; (female given name) Sara

慈善

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Mandarin cí shàn / ci2 shan4
Taiwan tz`u shan / tzu shan
Japanese jizen / じぜん
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese benevolent; charitable
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) charity; philanthropy

改善

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Mandarin gǎi shàn / gai3 shan4
Taiwan kai shan
Japanese kaizen / かいぜん
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese to make better; to improve; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) betterment; improvement; (2) (kana only) (often written カイゼン) kaizen (Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement)

真善美

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Mandarin zhēn shàn měi / zhen1 shan4 mei3
Taiwan chen shan mei
Japanese shinzenbi / しんぜんび
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese truth, goodness and beauty
Japanese the true, the good, and the beautiful; (female given name) Mazemi; (personal name) Shinzenbi

一日一善

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Japanese ichinichiichizen / ichinichichizen / いちにちいちぜん
Shaolin Generational Poem
Japanese (yoji) doing a good deed each day; doing one good turn a day

善悪不二

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Japanese zenakufuni / ぜんあくふに
Shaolin Generational Poem
Japanese (expression) (yoji) {Buddh} Good and evil are but two faces of the same coin

彰善癉惡


彰善瘅恶

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Mandarin zhāng shàn dàn è / zhang1 shan4 dan4 e4
Taiwan chang shan tan o
Chinese to distinguish good and evil (idiom); to uphold virtue and condemn evil; to praise good and expose vice

為善最樂

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Mandarin wéi shàn zuì lè / wei2 shan4 zui4 le4
Taiwan wei shan tsui le
Chinese doing good deeds brings the greatest joy (idiom)

一善

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Mandarin yī shàn / yi1 shan4
Taiwan i shan
Japanese kazuyoshi / かずよし
Japanese (male given name) Kazuyoshi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

七善

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Mandarin qī shàn / qi1 shan4
Taiwan ch`i shan / chi shan
Japanese shichizen
The seven exce1lences claimed for the Buddha's teaching good in its 時 timing or seasonableness, 義 meaning, 語 expression, 濁法 uniqueness, 具足 completeness, 淸淨調柔 pure adaptability, and 凡行 its sole objective, nirvana. There are other similar groups; seven excellences

万善

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Japanese manzen / まんぜん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) all good works; all good deeds; (place-name, surname) Manzen; (male given name) Kazuyoshi

三善

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Mandarin sān shàn / san1 shan4
Taiwan san shan
Japanese miyoshi / みよし    mitsuyoshi / みつよし    sanzen / さんぜん    sansen / さんせん
Japanese (surname, female given name) Miyoshi; (surname) Mitsuyoshi; (surname, given name) Sanzen; (personal name) Sansen
idem 三時敎 and 三根.

不善

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Mandarin bù shàn / bu4 shan4
Taiwan pu shan
Japanese fuzen / ふぜん
Chinese bad; ill; not good at; not to be pooh-poohed; quite impressive
Japanese evil; sin; vice; mischief
Not good; contrary to the right and harmful to present and future life, e. g. 五逆十惡; unwholesome

世善

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Mandarin shì shàn / shi4 shan4
Taiwan shih shan
Japanese sezen
The pleasures of the world, v. 世福; worldly goodness

亂善


乱善

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Mandarin luàn shàn / luan4 shan4
Taiwan luan shan
Japanese ranzen
To disturb the good, confound goodness; the confused goodness of those who worship, etc., with divided mind; disturbed wholesomeness

事善

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Mandarin shì shàn / shi4 shan4
Taiwan shih shan
Japanese ji zen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

二善

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

五善

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Mandarin wǔ shàn / wu3 shan4
Taiwan wu shan
Japanese gozen
The five good (things), i. e. the first five commandments; five good (practices)

作善

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Mandarin zuò shàn / zuo4 shan4
Taiwan tso shan
Japanese sazen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

修善

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Mandarin xiū shàn / xiu1 shan4
Taiwan hsiu shan
Japanese shuzen;shuuzen / shuzen;shuzen / しゅぜん;しゅうぜん
Japanese (noun/participle) (しゅぜん is a Buddhist term) accumulating good deeds; doing good; (personal name) Nobuyoshi; (personal name) Shuuzen
To cultivate goodness; the goodness that is cultivated, in contrast with natural goodness; cultivation of goodness

偽善


伪善

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Mandarin wěi shàn / wei3 shan4
Taiwan wei shan
Japanese gizen / ぎぜん
Chinese hypocritical
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) hypocrisy

初善

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Mandarin chū shàn / chu1 shan4
Taiwan ch`u shan / chu shan
Japanese shozen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸善


劝善

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Mandarin quàn shàn / quan4 shan4
Taiwan ch`üan shan / chüan shan
Japanese kanzen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

十善

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Mandarin shí shàn / shi2 shan4
Taiwan shih shan
Japanese juuzen / juzen / じゅうぜん
Japanese (1) {Buddh} (See 十悪・2) the ten good acts; (2) (See 十善の君) the emperor
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

友善

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Mandarin yǒu shàn / you3 shan4
Taiwan yu shan
Japanese yuuzen / yuzen / ゆうぜん    tomoyoshi / ともよし
Chinese friendly
Japanese (given name) Yuuzen; (s,m) Tomoyoshi

和善

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Mandarin hé shàn / he2 shan4
Taiwan ho shan
Japanese kazuyoshi / かずよし
Chinese good-natured
Japanese (male given name) Kazuyoshi

善い

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Japanese yoi / よい Japanese (adjective) (1) (kana only) good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable; (2) sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared; (3) profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.); beneficial; (4) OK

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Goodness
Good Deed
zenshàn / shan4 / shan
Charity慈善jizencí shàn / ci2 shan4 / ci shan / cishantz`u shan / tzushan / tzu shan
Good Heart善心yoshinakashàn xīn / shan4 xin1 / shan xin / shanxinshan hsin / shanhsin
Good Intentions
Good Will
Good Faith
善意zen i / zenishàn yì / shan4 yi4 / shan yi / shanyishan i / shani
Goodness
Kind-Hearted
善良zen ryou / zenryou / zen ryo / zenryoshàn liáng
shan4 liang2
shan liang
shanliang
Kai Zen
Kaizen
改善kai zen / kaizengǎi shàn / gai3 shan4 / gai shan / gaishankai shan / kaishan
Shinzen真善shinzenzhēn shàn
zhen1 shan4
zhen shan
zhenshan
chen shan
chenshan
Truth Goodness and Beauty真善美shin zen bi
shinzenbi
zhēn shàn měi
zhen1 shan4 mei3
zhen shan mei
zhenshanmei
chen shan mei
chenshanmei
One Good Deed Each Day一日一善ichinichichizenyī rì yī shàn
yi1 ri4 yi1 shan4
yi ri yi shan
yiriyishan
i jih i shan
ijihishan
Good and Evil善悪不二zenakufuni
Doing good is the greatest source of happiness為善最樂
为善最乐
wéi shàn zuì lè
wei2 shan4 zui4 le4
wei shan zui le
weishanzuile
wei shan tsui le
weishantsuile
Ultimate Goodness of Water上善若水shàng shàn ruò shuǐ
shang4 shan4 ruo4 shui3
shang shan ruo shui
shangshanruoshui
shang shan jo shui
shangshanjoshui
Distinguish Good and Evil彰善癉惡
彰善瘅恶
zhāng shàn dàn è
zhang1 shan4 dan4 e4
zhang shan dan e
zhangshandane
chang shan tan o
changshantano
God is Good神は善であるkami wa zendearu
kamiwazendearu
Seven Heavenly Virtues信仰希望慈善堅忍正義慎重節制
信仰希望慈善坚忍正义慎重节制
shinkou kibou jizen kennin seigi shinchou sessei
shinko kibo jizen kennin seigi shincho sesei
shinkokibojizenkenninseigishinchosesei
xìn yǎng xī wàng cí shàn jiān rěn zhèng yì shèn zhòng jié zhì
xin4 yang3 xi1 wang4 ci2 shan4 jian1 ren3 zheng4 yi4 shen4 zhong4 jie2 zhi4
xin yang xi wang ci shan jian ren zheng yi shen zhong jie zhi
hsin yang hsi wang tz`u shan chien jen cheng i shen chung chieh chih
hsin yang hsi wang tzu shan chien jen cheng i shen chung chieh chih
Tom Clan Generational Poem爾昌友延嗣捷開文裔光宗傳世澤遠晉本立道隆積善家國重學業廣成芳
尔昌友延嗣捷开文裔光宗传世泽远晋本立道隆积善家国重学业广成芳
ěr chāng yǒu yán sì jié kāi wén yì guāng zōng chuán shì zé yuǎn jìn běn lì dào lóng jī shàn jiā guó zhòng xué yè guǎng chéng fāng
er3 chang1 you3 yan2 si4 jie2 kai1 wen2 yi4 guang1 zong1 chuan2 shi4 ze2 yuan3 jin4 ben3 li4 dao4 long2 ji1 shan4 jia1 guo2 zhong4 xue2 ye4 guang3 cheng2 fang1
er chang you yan si jie kai wen yi guang zong chuan shi ze yuan jin ben li dao long ji shan jia guo zhong xue ye guang cheng fang
erh ch`ang yu yen ssu chieh k`ai wen i kuang tsung ch`uan shih tse yüan chin pen li tao lung chi shan chia kuo chung hsüeh yeh kuang ch`eng fang
erh chang yu yen ssu chieh kai wen i kuang tsung chuan shih tse yüan chin pen li tao lung chi shan chia kuo chung hsüeh yeh kuang cheng fang
Daodejing
Tao Te Ching Chapter 81
信言不美美言不信知者不博博者不知善者不多多者不善聖人無積既以為人己癒有既以予人矣已癒多故天之道利而不害聖人之道為而不爭
信言不美美言不信知者不博博者不知善者不多多者不善圣人无积既以为人己愈有既以予人矣已愈多故天之道利而不害圣人之道为而不争
Shaolin Generational Poem嵩山少林寺曹洞正宗傳續七十字輩訣福慧智子覺了本圓可悟周洪普廣宗道慶同玄祖清靜真如海湛寂淳貞素德行永延恆妙體常堅固心朗照幽深性明鑒崇祚忠正善禧祥謹志原濟度雪庭為導師引汝歸鉉路
嵩山少林寺曹洞正宗传续七十字辈诀福慧智子觉了本圆可悟周洪普广宗道庆同玄祖清静真如海湛寂淳贞素德行永延恒妙体常坚固心朗照幽深性明鉴崇祚忠正善禧祥谨志原济度雪庭为导师引汝归铉路
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sung shan shao lin ssu ts`ao tung cheng tsung ch`uan hsü ch`i shih tzu pei chüeh fu hui chih tzu chiao le pen yüan k`o wu chou hung p`u kuang tsung tao ch`ing t`ung hsüan tsu ch`ing ching chen ju hai chan chi ch`un chen su te hsing yung
sung shan shao lin ssu tsao tung cheng tsung chuan hsü chi shih tzu pei chüeh fu hui chih tzu chiao le pen yüan ko wu chou hung pu kuang tsung tao ching tung hsüan tsu ching ching chen ju hai chan chi chun chen su te hsing yung
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.



Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Archangel
Berserk
Bushido Code
Create
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Diamond
Dragon Soul
Energy
Enlightened
Enso
Faith in God
Family
Father
Fortune
Friendship
Generation
Grace
House
Keep Fighting
Kung Fu
Love
Loyalty
Mind Body Soul Spirit
Mind Body Spirit
Music
Ninpo
Nirvana
Peach
Rain
Rebirth
Right Intention
Rooster
Samurai
Shadow
Strength
Strength of Spirit
Strong Will
Sword
The Red String
Trust in God
Wedding
White
Wing Chun
Winter
Yin Yang

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

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

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.