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  1. Silent / Solitary

  2. Stillness / Quiet / Calm

  3. Wabi Sabi

  4. Wa Kei Sei Jaku

  5. Silent Warrior

  6. Shaolin Generational Poem

Silent / Solitary

Japan jaku
Silent / Solitary Vertical Wall Scroll

寂 means silent, solitary, quiet, calm, still, rest, or tranquil.

This also has a strong Buddhist association where it can mean "entering into Nirvana." In that context, this is sometimes used to refer to the passing of a Buddhist monk (he is silent, as he has entered Nirvana). For the living, this is about tranquility (especially of mind).

Some will also use this to mean "elegant simplicity."

From Sanskrit, this can represent praśama, vivikta, śānti, or nibbāna (nirvāṇa).

Stillness / Quiet / Calm

China jì jìng
Japan sekisei / jakujou
Stillness / Quiet / Calm Vertical Wall Scroll

寂靜 is the Chinese and old Japanese word for calmness, stillness, and tranquility.

In Buddhist context, this can refer to the calmness of the heart, enlightenment, or the state of being calm and quiet - free from temptation and distress. Basically a state of earthly nirvāṇa.

Note: The second character is written just slightly differently in modern Japanese (静 instead of 靜). Expect a slight variation if you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher. The version shown here is considered the ancient Japanese and original Chinese form.

Wabi Sabi

Japan wabi sabi
Wabi Sabi Vertical Wall Scroll

侘寂 is Wabi-Sabi, the aesthetic sense in Japanese art emphasizing quiet simplicity and subdued refinement.

More about this subject at Wikipedia: Wabi Sabi

Wa Kei Sei Jaku

Japan wa kei sei jaku
Wa Kei Sei Jaku Vertical Wall Scroll

Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku are the principles of the way of tea or 茶道.

The meanings are:
Harmony 和 (wa).
Respect 敬 (kei).
Purity 清 (sei).
Tranquility 寂 (jaku).

These principles or tenets were created by tea master Sen Rikyu (1522-1591). More about these ideas: Chanoyu

See Also:  The Way of Tea

Silent Warrior

Japan seijakuna senshi
Silent Warrior Vertical Wall Scroll

靜寂な戦士 means, "silent warrior" or "quiet warrior," in Japanese.

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 Vertical Wall Scroll

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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ ji4
Taiwan chi
Japanese jaku;seki / じゃく;せき    sabi / さび
Shaolin Generational Poem Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese silent; solitary; Taiwan pr. [ji2]
Japanese (1) (entering into) nirvana; (suffix noun) (2) used after a date to indicate the death of a monk at that time; (adj-t,adv-to) (3) (usu. せき) silent; tranquil; (1) patina; antique look; (2) elegant simplicity; (3) well-trained voice; (female given name) Yoshika; (given name) Jaku
praśama; vivikta; śānti. Still, silent, quiet, solitary, calm, tranquil, nirvāṇa; to become quiet


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Japanese wabisabi / わびさび
Shaolin Generational Poem Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (kana only) aesthetic sense in Japanese art emphasising quiet simplicity and subdued refinement


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Japanese sekisei / sekise / せきせい    jakujou / jakujo / じゃくじょう
Shaolin Generational Poem Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (noun or adjectival noun) (1) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (2) (Buddhist term) calmness of the heart; enlightenment; (given name) Jakusei



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Mandarin jì jìng / ji4 jing4
Taiwan chi ching
Japanese sekisei / sekise / せきせい    jakujou / jakujo / じゃくじょう
Chinese quiet
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (2) (Buddhist term) calmness of the heart; enlightenment
Calm and quiet; free from temptation and distress; nirvāṇa; quiescence


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Japanese wakeiseijaku / wakesejaku / わけいせいじゃく
Shaolin Generational Poem Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (yoji) harmony, respect, purity and tranquility; the four most important elements of the tea ceremony


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Mandarin rù jì / ru4 ji4
Taiwan ju chi
Japanese nyuujaku / nyujaku / にゅうじゃく
Japanese (noun/participle) death of a priest; nirvana; spiritual liberty
To inter into rest, or nirvana; also, to die. Also 入滅 or 入滅.


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Japanese enjaku / えんじゃく Japanese nirvana; death of the Buddha


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Mandarin lěng jì / leng3 ji4
Taiwan leng chi
Chinese cold and desolate; lonely



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Mandarin dòng jí / dong4 ji2
Taiwan tung chi
Japanese dōjaku
motion and stillness


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Mandarin chàng jì / chang4 ji4
Taiwan ch`ang chi / chang chi
Japanese shōjaku
To cry out nirvāṇa, as the Buddha is said to have done at his death.


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Mandarin shàn jí / shan4 ji2
Taiwan shan chi
Japanese zenjaku
(the state of) perfect tranquility



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Mandarin yuán jì / yuan2 ji4
Taiwan yüan chi
Japanese enjaku
Chinese death; to pass away (of Buddhist monks, nuns etc)
Perfect rest, i.e. parinirvāṇa; the perfection of all virtue and the elimination of all evil, release from the miseries of transmigration and entrance into the fullest joy; perfect extinction


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Mandarin tiān jí / tian1 ji2
Taiwan t`ien chi / tien chi
Japanese Tenjaku


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Mandarin gū jì / gu1 ji4
Taiwan ku chi
Chinese lonesome; desolate


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Mandarin yàn jì / yan4 ji4
Taiwan yen chi
Japanese enjaku
To enter into rest, to die; serene extinction


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Japanese sekiseki / せきせき    jakujaku / じゃくじゃく    sabisabi / さびさび Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) sad; lonesome; desolate



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Mandarin jí luàn / ji2 luan4
Taiwan chi luan
Japanese jakuran
tranquility and confusion


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Mandarin jì guāng / ji4 guang1
Taiwan chi kuang
Japanese jakkou;jakukou / jakko;jakuko / じゃっこう;じゃくこう
Japanese (1) {Buddh} light of wisdom (when nearing nirvana); silent illumination; (2) {Buddh} (See 寂光浄土,常寂光土) paradise; nirvana; (personal name) Jakukou
Calm and illuminating as are Truth and Knowledge; the hidden truth illuminating; silent illumination


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Mandarin jí yǒu / ji2 you3
Taiwan chi yu
Japanese Jakuyū


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Mandarin jí mò / ji2 mo4
Taiwan chi mo
Japanese jakumoku



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Mandarin jí c háng / ji2 c hang2
Taiwan chi c hang
Japanese jaku jō
site of the attainment of extinction [of afflictions]


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Mandarin jí tiān / ji2 tian1
Taiwan chi t`ien / chi tien
Japanese jakuten / じゃくてん
Japanese (personal name) Jakuten


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Mandarin jì dìng / ji4 ding4
Taiwan chi ting
Japanese jakujō
Tranquil concentration; contemplation in which disturbing illusion is eliminated; meditation


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Mandarin jí shì / ji2 shi4
Taiwan chi shih
Japanese sekimuro / せきむろ
Japanese (surname) Sekimuro
a serene room


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Mandarin jì jì / ji4 ji4
Taiwan chi chi
Japanese sekiseki / せきせき    jakujaku / じゃくじゃく    sabisabi / さびさび
Chinese quiet
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) sad; lonesome; desolate


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Mandarin jì mò / ji4 mo4
Taiwan chi mo
Japanese sekibaku / せきばく    jakumaku / じゃくまく
Chinese lonely; lonesome; (of a place) quiet; silent
Japanese (1) loneliness; desolation; (adj-t,adv-to,adj-no) (2) lonely; lonesome; dreary; desolate; deserted; (3) harsh (words); cutting (criticism); (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (4) to separate in thought; to consider as independent


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Mandarin jì liáo / ji4 liao2
Taiwan chi liao
Japanese sekiryou / sekiryo / せきりょう
Chinese lonely; still; desolate; (classical)
Japanese (n,adj-t,adv-to) loneliness; desolateness


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Mandarin jì àn / ji4 an4
Taiwan chi an
Japanese jakugan
The shore of peace, nirvāṇa; shore of cessation



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Mandarin jí shī / ji2 shi1
Taiwan chi shih
Japanese Jaku Shi
Ji Shi


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Mandarin jì cháng / ji4 chang2
Taiwan chi ch`ang / chi chang
Japanese jakujō
Peace eternal, eternal nirvāṇa; constant of nirvāṇa

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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
jakujì / ji4 / jichi
sekisei / jakujou
sekisei / jakujo
jì jìng / ji4 jing4 / ji jing / jijingchi ching / chiching
Wabi Sabi侘寂wabi sabi / wabisabi
Wa Kei Sei Jaku和敬清寂wa kei sei jaku
Silent Warrior靜寂な戦士
seijakuna senshi
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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
song1 shan1 shao4 lin2 si4 cao2 dong4 zheng4 zong1 chuan2 xu4 qi1 shi2 zi4 bei4 jue2 fu2 hui4 zhi4 zi3 jiao4 le5 ben3 yuan2 ke3 wu4 zhou1 hong2 pu3 guang3 zong1 dao4 qing4 tong2 xuan2 zu3 qing1 jing4 zhen1 ru2 hai3 zhan4 ji4 chun2 zhen1 su4 de2 xing2 yong
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