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  1. Satori / Enlightenment
  2. Power of Understanding and Wisdom
  3. Satori / Enlightenment
  4. Truth Flashed Through The Mind
  5. Wake Up to Reality
  6. Wukong / Goku
  7. Sun Wukong / Son Goku
  8. Reality
  9. Shaolin Generational Poem

Satori / Enlightenment

China
Japan sato / go
Satori / Enlightenment

悟 means enlightenment but can also mean to perceive, discern, realize, understand or comprehend. 悟 has the same meaning in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, though used most often with deep significance in Japanese culture and language. 悟 is often seen in Japan with a secondary Hiragana character. We also offer that option but this is the more universal single-character entry.

Power of Understanding and Wisdom

China wù xìng
Japan gosei
Power of Understanding and Wisdom

悟性 means the power of understanding and insight in Chinese.

It is often associated with Neo-Confucianism. In that regard, it means to realize, perceive, or have the perception of man's true nature. It can also mean to find your soul, the soul of others, or the soul of the world. Some will translate this simply as the state of being "savvy."

In Japanese, this is often translated as wisdom and understanding.

Satori / Enlightenment

Japan satori
Satori / Enlightenment

悟り is the Japanese term for enlightenment which can also mean to perceive, discern, realize, understand or comprehend.

The first character has the same meaning in Chinese and Korean but has deeper significance in Japanese culture and language. This version of Satori incorporates the Japanese secondary character (which is Hiragana, not Kanji) that adds the "ri" to Satori. It's not totally necessary to have the second character, as it does not add to the meaning as much as clarity for the context in which you are using this term.

Truth Flashed Through The Mind

China cān wù
Truth Flashed Through The Mind

參悟 is a Chan / Zen Buddhism concept that means "to understand (mystery) from meditation," or "to see truth flash through the mind."

參悟 is a pretty deep idea, therefore, your own study and contemplation may be required before you can fully appreciate it.

Wake Up to Reality

China xǐng wù
Japan shō go
Wake Up to Reality

This Chinese word means, "to wake up to reality," "to come to oneself," "to realize," "to see the truth," or "to reflect and become aware." 省悟 is often used in the context of Buddhism.

In Japanese, this has the same meaning but is more often used as a given name, Seigo.

Wukong / Goku

Monkey King
China wù kōng
Japan go kuu
Wukong / Goku

悟空 is the short name or given name of, Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, from the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This title is also known as the given name of the Monkey King in Japanese. This can also be Goku, short for Son Goku, a fictional character of the Dragon Ball Japanese manga series (also based loosely on the Monkey King).

Sun Wukong / Son Goku

Monkey King
China sūn wù kōng
Japan son go kuu
Sun Wukong / Son Goku

孫悟空 is the name, Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King. He is a main character with supernatural powers in the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This title is also known as the real name of the Monkey King in Japanese. This can also be the Son Goku better known as simply Goku, a fictional character of the Dragon Ball Japanese manga series.

Reality

China xǐng wù
Reality

醒悟 / 省悟 is a Chinese word that expresses the idea of reality or coming to understand what is true and real.

The first character means to wake up, awaken, comprehend, introspect, or visit.

The second character means to comprehend or understand (be enlightened).

The meanings of Chinese words are not necessarily the sum of their parts. In this case, at best, you can derive that the characters express "understanding what is real" or "knowing what is real." Any Chinese person will perceive this word in a similar way to how we use "reality" in English.


省Note: The first character can also be written in a different form as shown to the right. Same meaning in Chinese, either way it's written.

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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ wu4
Taiwan wu
Japanese satoru / さとる    satori / さとり    satoshi / さとし    sato / さと
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese to comprehend; to apprehend; to become aware
Japanese (given name) Satoru; (personal name) Satori; (male given name) Satoshi; (given name) Sato
Awaken to, apprehend, perceive, become aware; similar to 覺, hence 覺.

參悟


参悟

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Mandarin cān wù / can1 wu4
Taiwan ts`an wu / tsan wu
Chinese to comprehend (the nature of things etc); to achieve enlightenment

悟り

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Japanese satori / さとり
Shaolin Generational Poem
Japanese (1) comprehension; understanding; (2) (Buddhist term) enlightenment; spiritual awakening; satori

悟性

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Mandarin wù xìng / wu4 xing4
Taiwan wu hsing
Japanese gosei / gose / ごせい
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese perception; wits; power of understanding; comprehension
Japanese wisdom; understanding

悟空

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Mandarin wù kōng / wu4 kong1
Taiwan wu k`ung / wu kung
Japanese gokuu / goku / ごくう
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers from the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 You2 Ji4]
Japanese (surname, given name) Gokuu

省悟

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Mandarin xǐng wù / xing3 wu4
Taiwan hsing wu
Japanese seigo / sego / せいご    shougo / shogo / しょうご
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese to wake up to reality; to come to oneself; to realize; to see the truth
Japanese (given name) Seigo; (given name) Shougo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

醒悟

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Mandarin xǐng wù / xing3 wu4
Taiwan hsing wu
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese to come to oneself; to come to realize; to come to see the truth; to wake up to reality

孫悟空


孙悟空

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Mandarin sūn wù kōng / sun1 wu4 kong1
Taiwan sun wu k`ung / sun wu kung
Japanese songokuu / songoku / そんごくう
Chinese Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]; Son Goku, the main character in Dragon Ball 七龍珠|七龙珠[Qi1 long2 zhu1]
Japanese (personal name) Sun Wukong; Monkey King (character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West)

不悟

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Mandarin bù wù / bu4 wu4
Taiwan pu wu
Japanese fugo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

了悟

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Mandarin liǎo wù / liao3 wu4
Taiwan liao wu
Japanese ryougo / ryogo / りょうご
Japanese (given name) Ryougo
Complete enlightenment, or clear apprehension; full awakening

二悟

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Mandarin èr wù / er4 wu4
Taiwan erh wu
Japanese ni go
The two awakenings, or kinds of entry into bodhisattvahood, i.e. 頓 immediate and 漸 gradual; two kinds of awakening; two kinds of understanding

他悟

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Mandarin tā wù / ta1 wu4
Taiwan t`a wu / ta wu
Japanese tago
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

囘悟


回悟

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Mandarin huí wù / hui2 wu4
Taiwan hui wu
Japanese ego
To turn and apprehend; be converted; to turn and awaken

圓悟


圆悟

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Mandarin yuán wù / yuan2 wu4
Taiwan yüan wu
Japanese engo / えんご
Japanese (personal name) Engo
Completely to apprehend the truth. In Tiantai, the complete apprehension at the same time of noumenon, phenomenon, and the middle way; Yuanwu

圜悟

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Mandarin yuán wù / yuan2 wu4
Taiwan yüan wu
Japanese Engo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

大悟

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Mandarin dà wù / da4 wu4
Taiwan ta wu
Japanese taigo;daigo / たいご;だいご
Chinese Dawu county in Xiaogan 孝感[Xiao4 gan3], Hubei
Japanese (noun/participle) {Buddh} enlightenment; great wisdom; (personal name) Hirosato; (given name) Daigo; (given name) Taigo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

契悟

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Mandarin qì wù / qi4 wu4
Taiwan ch`i wu / chi wu
Japanese kaigo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

妙悟

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Mandarin miào wù / miao4 wu4
Taiwan miao wu
Japanese myōgo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

得悟

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Mandarin dé wù / de2 wu4
Taiwan te wu
Japanese tokugo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

徹悟


彻悟

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Mandarin chè wù / che4 wu4
Taiwan ch`e wu / che wu
Japanese tetsugo / てつご
Chinese fully aware; to recognize fully
Japanese (given name) Tetsugo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

悔悟

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Mandarin huǐ wù / hui3 wu4
Taiwan hui wu
Japanese kaigo / かいご
Chinese to repent
Japanese (noun/participle) remorse; repentance

悟る

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Japanese satoru / さとる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to perceive; to sense; to discern; (2) to understand; to comprehend; to realize; (3) (Buddhist term) to attain enlightenment

悟了

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Japanese goryou / goryo / ごりょう Japanese (noun/participle) complete comprehension

悟他

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Mandarin wù tā / wu4 ta1
Taiwan wu t`a / wu ta
Japanese gota
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

悟修

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Mandarin wù xiū / wu4 xiu1
Taiwan wu hsiu
Japanese go shu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

悟入

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Mandarin ru  / ru4 
Taiwan ru 
Japanese gonyuu / gonyu / ごにゅう
Chinese to understand; to comprehend the ultimate essence of things (Buddhism)
Japanese (noun/participle) {Buddh} entering enlightenment
To apprehend or perceive and enter into (the idea of reality). Name of a Kashmir monk, Sugandhara; to awaken and enter

悟刹

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Mandarin wù shā / wu4 sha1
Taiwan wu sha
Japanese gosetsu
The kṣetra or land of perception or enlightenment; realm of enlightenment

悟忍

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Mandarin wù rěn / wu4 ren3
Taiwan wu jen
Japanese gonin
The patience of enlightenment, obtained by Vaidehī, wife of Bimbisāra, 'on her vision of Amitābha,' also known as Joy-perseverance, or Faith-perseverance; one of the ten stages of faith; patience endurance (due to) enlightenment

悟明

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Mandarin wù míng / wu4 ming2
Taiwan wu ming
Japanese gomei / gome / ごめい
Japanese (given name) Gomei
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

悟本

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Mandarin wù běn / wu4 ben3
Taiwan wu pen
Japanese Gohon
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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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
Satori
Enlightenment
sato / gowù / wu4 / wu
Power of Understanding and Wisdom悟性goseiwù xìng / wu4 xing4 / wu xing / wuxingwu hsing / wuhsing
Satori
Enlightenment
悟りsatori
Truth Flashed Through The Mind參悟
参悟
cān wù / can1 wu4 / can wu / canwuts`an wu / tsanwu / tsan wu
Wake Up to Reality省悟shō go / shōgoxǐng wù / xing3 wu4 / xing wu / xingwuhsing wu / hsingwu
Wukong
Goku
悟空go kuu / gokuu / go ku / gokuwù kōng / wu4 kong1 / wu kong / wukongwu k`ung / wukung / wu kung
Sun Wukong
Son Goku
孫悟空
孙悟空
son go kuu / songokuu / son go ku / songokusūn wù kōng
sun1 wu4 kong1
sun wu kong
sunwukong
sun wu k`ung
sunwukung
sun wu kung
Reality醒悟 / 省悟
醒悟
xǐng wù / xing3 wu4 / xing wu / xingwuhsing wu / hsingwu
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
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
song shan shao lin si cao dong zheng zong chuan xu qi shi zi bei jue fu hui zhi zi jiao le ben yuan ke wu zhou hong pu guang zong dao qing tong xuan zu qing jing zhen ru hai zhan ji chun zhen su de xing yong
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.



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