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  1. Wisdom
  2. Chile
  3. Inner Wisdom
  4. Wisdom / Brilliance
  5. Wisdom / Intelligence
  6. Wisdom
  7. Intelligence / Intellect
  8. Door of Great Wisdom
  9. The Five Tenets of Confucius
10. Each Time You Stumble and Fall, You Gain Experience and Wisdom
11. Experience is the Mother of Wisdom
12. Wisdom comes from Experience
13. Serenity Prayer
14. Shaolin Generational Poem
15. Heart Sutra

Wisdom

China zhì
Japan chi / tomo
Wisdom

智 is the simplest way to write wisdom in Chinese, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.
Being a single character, the wisdom meaning is open to interpretation, and can also mean intellect, knowledge or reason, resourcefulness, or wit.

智 is also one of the five tenets of Confucius.

智 is sometimes included in the Bushido code but usually not considered part of the seven key concepts of the code.


See our Wisdom in Chinese, Japanese and Korean page for more wisdom-related calligraphy.


See Also:  Learn From Wisdom | Confucius

Chile

China zhì lì
Chile

智利 is the Chinese name for Chile

Inner Wisdom

China nèi zhì
Japan nai chi
Inner Wisdom

內智 is a Buddhist term that means, "inner wisdom."

Wisdom / Brilliance

China cái zhì
Japan sai chi
Wisdom / Brilliance

In Chinese, this means "ability and wisdom" or "ability and intelligence."
It can also be defined as brilliance, or genius.

In Japanese, it takes on a meaning more of "wit and intelligence."


才智Note that the ancient/traditional form is shown above. After WWII, in both Japan and China, the first character was simplified. If you want this reformed/simplified version, just click on the characters to the right, instead of the button above. This is a good choice if your audience is Japanese.

Wisdom / Intelligence

Japan chie
Wisdom / Intelligence

This Japanese word means wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence.

In Buddhist context, this is prajna (insight leading to enlightenment).

This can also be the Japanese female given name Norie.

Wisdom

(All-Knowing)
China zhì huì
Japan chie
Wisdom

The first character means, "wise" or "smart" and the second character means "intelligence."

I have also seen these two characters translated together as knowledge, sagacity, sense, and intelligence.

Note: 智慧 is used commonly in Chinese and is a less-common word in Japanese and Korean. If your audience is Japanese, I suggest our other Japanese wisdom option.


This means intellect or wisdom in Japanese too but is a more unusual way to write this word (though both versions are pronounced the same in Japanese).


See Also:  Learn From Wisdom

Intelligence / Intellect

China zhì néng
Japan chinou
Intelligence / Intellect

These two characters mean intelligence or intelligent.

The first character means wisdom, intellect or knowledge.

The second means ability, talent, skill, capacity, capable, able, and can even mean competent.

Together, the compound word can mean "capacity for wisdom," "useful knowledge," or even "mental power." Obviously this translates more clearly into English as "intelligence."

Note: 智能 / 知能 is not the same word used to mean "military intelligence." See our other entry for that.


知In modern Japan, they tend to use a version of the first character without the bottom radical. If your audience for this artwork is Japanese, please click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.

Door of Great Wisdom

China dà zhì huì mén
Japan dai chi e mon
Door of Great Wisdom

大智慧門 is the title for, "The Great Wisdom Door," or "The Gate to Great Wisdom."

This refers to a portal to all wisdom and knowledge in Buddhism.

The Five Tenets of Confucius

The Five Cardinal Rules / Virtues of Confucius
China rén yì lǐ zhì xìn
Japan jin gi rei tomo nobu
The Five Tenets of Confucius

These are the core of Confucius philosophy. Simply stated they are:
benevolence / charity
justice / rectitude
courtesy / politeness / tact
wisdom / knowledge
fidelity / trust / sincerity

Many of these concepts can be found in various religious teachings. Though it should be clearly understood that Confucianism is not a religion but should instead be considered a moral code for a proper and civilized society.

This title is also labeled, "5 Confucian virtues."


礼 If you order this from the Japanese calligrapher, expect the middle Kanji to be written in a more simple form (as seen to the right). This can also be romanized as "jin gi rei satoshi shin" in Japanese. Not all Japanese will recognize this as Confucian tenets but they will know all the meanings of the characters.


See Also:  Confucius Teachings | Ethics

Each Time You Stumble and Fall, You Gain Experience and Wisdom

China chī yí qiàn, zhǎng yí zhì
Each Time You Stumble and Fall, You Gain Experience and Wisdom

This Chinese proverb means, "Fall into a moat and you will gain wisdom from the experience."

It really suggests that the failures, troubles, frustrations, and setbacks that you encounter in your life are actually helping you to find wisdom. Some would also translate this proverb as, "Learn from your mistakes" or "Learn from your experience."

If you are studying Chinese, you will recognize the first character as "eat" but in this case, it means to "experience" (as used in this proverb, it is suggesting that you have fallen into a moat and/or had a hard time crossing it).
Literally translated character by character, this whole proverb is, "Experience one moat, gain one wisdom/knowledge."

Note: This can be pronounced in Korean but it's not a commonly used phrase.

Experience is the Mother of Wisdom

China jīng yàn shì zhì huì zhī mǔ
Experience is the Mother of Wisdom

It's been said that wisdom comes from good judgment, and good judgment comes from experience, while experience comes from a series of times when you used bad judgment.

This Chinese proverb makes the simplest connection between experience and wisdom.


See Also:  Failure Is the Mother of Success | Wisdom | Learn From Wisdom

Wisdom comes from Experience

China bù jīng yī shì bù zhǎng yī zhì
Wisdom comes from Experience

You can translate this Chinese proverb a couple of ways.
The first is: You cannot gain knowledge without practice.
The second, and perhaps more popular way is: Wisdom comes from experience.

It literally means if you are inattentive to your affairs or situations you encounter, you will not gain or grow any wisdom or intellect.

Serenity Prayer

China shàng dì cì wǒ píng jìng qù jiē shòu wǒ suǒ bù néng gǎi biàn de wǒ yǒng qì qù gǎi biàn wǒ suǒ néng gǎi biàn de bìng wǒ zhì huì qù fēn biàn zhè liǎng zhě
Serenity Prayer

This is the serenity prayer, as used by many 12-step programs and support groups.

In Chinese, this says:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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.

Heart Sutra

Heart Sutra

This is the short version of the Heart Sutra as translated by Xuanzang. It is often cited as the best-known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Japanese masaru / まさる    makoto / まこと    hikaru / ひかる    hamachi / はまち    tomomi / ともみ    tomotsugu / ともつぐ    tomoki / ともき    tomokatsu / ともかつ    tomo / とも    chigi / ちぎ    chie / ちえ    takachi / たかち    satoru / さとる    satori / さとり    satoyuki / さとゆき    satomi / さとみ    satoshi / さとし    satoi / さとい    sato / さと    sakashi / さかし    akira / あきら
Heart Sutra
Chinese wisdom; knowledge
Japanese (1) wisdom; (2) (Buddhist term) jnana (higher knowledge); (given name) Masaru; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Hikaru; (surname) Hamachi; (female given name) Tomomi; (personal name) Tomotsugu; (given name) Tomoki; (personal name) Tomokatsu; (surname, female given name) Tomo; (given name) Toshi; (person) Zhiyi (538-597); (female given name) Chie; (surname, given name) Chi; (surname) Takachi; (given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satori; (personal name) Satoyuki; (personal name) Satomi
jñāna 若那; 闍那 Knowledge; wisdom; defined as 於事理決斷也 decision or judgment as to phenomena or affairs and their principles, of things and their fundamental laws. There are numerous categories, up to 20, 48, and 77, v. 一; 二 and others. It is also used as a tr. of prajñā, cf. 度.

才智

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Mandarin cái zhì / cai2 zhi4
Taiwan ts`ai chih / tsai chih
Japanese saitomo / さいとも    saichi / さいち
Chinese ability and wisdom
Japanese wit and intelligence; (surname) Saitomo; (personal name) Saichi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

智利

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Mandarin zhì lì / zhi4 li4
Taiwan chih li
Japanese noriyoshi / のりよし    tomotoshi / ともとし    chiri / ちり    chitoshi / ちとし
Heart Sutra
Chinese Chile
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) Chile; (male given name) Noriyoshi; (male given name) Tomotoshi; (personal name) Chiri; (personal name) Chitoshi

智恵

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Japanese norie / のりえ    tomoe / ともえ    toshie / としえ    chisato / ちさと    chikei / chike / ちけい    chie / ちえ    satoe / さとえ
Heart Sutra
Japanese (1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Norie; (female given name) Tomoe; (female given name) Toshie; (female given name) Chisato; (given name) Chikei; (female given name) Chie; (female given name) Satoe

智慧

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Mandarin zhì huì / zhi4 hui4
Taiwan chih hui
Japanese tomoe / ともえ    chihe / ちへ    chie / ちえ
Heart Sutra
Chinese wisdom; knowledge; intelligent; intelligence
Japanese (1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Tomoe; (female given name) Chihe; (female given name) Chie
jñāna as knowledge and prajñā as 慧 discernment, i.e. knowledge of things and realization of truth; in general knowledge and wisdom; but sometimes implying mental and moral wisdom.

智能

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Mandarin zhì néng / zhi4 neng2
Taiwan chih neng
Japanese chinou / chino / ちのう
Heart Sutra
Chinese intelligent; able; smart (phone, system, bomb etc)
Japanese intelligence; intellect; brains

大智慧門


大智慧门

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Mandarin dà zhì huì mén / da4 zhi4 hui4 men2
Taiwan ta chih hui men
Japanese dai chie mon
The Buddha-door of great wisdom, as contrasted with that of his 大悲 great compassion; entry of great compassion

一智

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Mandarin yī zhì / yi1 zhi4
Taiwan i chih
Japanese kazunori / かずのり    kazutomo / かずとも    kazutoshi / かずとし    icchi / いっち    ichitomo / いちとも    ichi / いち
Japanese (personal name) Kazunori; (given name) Kazutomo; (male given name) Kazutoshi; (personal name) Icchi; (given name) Ichi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

三智

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Mandarin sān zhì / san1 zhi4
Taiwan san chih
Japanese michi / みち    misato / みさと    sanchi / さんち
Japanese (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Misato; (given name) Sanchi
The three kinds of wisdom: (1) (a) 一切 śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha knowledge that all the dharma or laws are 空 void and unreal; (b) 道種 bodhisattva-knowledge. of all things in their proper discrimination; (c) 一切種 Buddha-knowledge, or perfect knowledge of all things in their every aspect and relationship past, present, and future. Tiantai associates the above with 室, 候, 中. (2) (a) 世間 earthly or ordinary wisdom; (b) 出世間 supra-mundane, or spiritual (śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha) wisdom; (c) 出世間上上 supreme wisdom of bodhisattvas and Buddhas. v. 度論 27, 止觀 3, and 概伽經 3. Cf. — 心三.

上智

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Mandarin shàng zhì / shang4 zhi4
Taiwan shang chih
Japanese jouchi / jochi / じょうち
Japanese supreme wisdom; (place-name, surname) Jouchi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

下智

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Mandarin xià zhì / xia4 zhi4
Taiwan hsia chih
Japanese gechi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

不智

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Mandarin bù zhì / bu4 zhi4
Taiwan pu chih
Japanese fuchi / ふち
Chinese unwise
Japanese ignorance; foolishness

世智

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Mandarin shì zhì / shi4 zhi4
Taiwan shih chih
Japanese sechi / せち
Japanese (1) worldly wisdom; gumption; (2) stingy person
(世俗) ordinary or worldly knowledge or wisdom; conventional knowing

中智

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Mandarin zhōng zhì / zhong1 zhi4
Taiwan chung chih
Japanese nakatomo / なかとも    nakaji / なかぢ
Japanese (surname) Nakatomo; (surname) Nakadzi; (surname) Nakaji
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

事智

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Mandarin shì zhì / shi4 zhi4
Taiwan shih chih
Japanese jichi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

二智

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Mandarin èr zhì / er4 zhi4
Taiwan erh chih
Japanese nichi
The two kinds of wisdom; there are various pairs. The Huayan school uses 如理 and 如量; the Faxiang (法相) uses 根本 and 後得; the Tiantai uses 權 and 實. (1) (a) 如理 or 根本, 無分別, 正體, 眞, 實 is Buddha-wisdom, or Bodhisattva real wisdom; (b) 如量 or 後得, the same wisdom in its limitation and relation to ordinary human affairs. (2) (a) 實 Absolute wisdom and (b) 權 or 方便 | relative or temporal wisdom. (3) (a) 一切 wisdom of the all, (b) 一切種 wisdom of all the particulars; two kinds of cognition

五智

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Mandarin wǔ zhì / wu3 zhi4
Taiwan wu chih
Japanese gochi / ごち
Japanese (place-name, surname) Gochi
The five kinds of wisdom of the 眞言宗 Shingon School. Of the six elements 六大 earth, water, fire, air (or wind), ether (or space) 曇空, and consciousness (or mind 識 ), the first five form the phenomenal world, or Garbhadhātu, the womb of all things 胎藏界, the sixth is the conscious, or perceptive, or wisdom world, the Vajradhātu 金剛界, sometimes called the Diamond realm. The two realms are not originally apart, but one, and there is no consciousness without the other five elements. The sixth element, vijñāna, is further subdivided into five called the 五 Five Wisdoms: (1) 法界體性 dharmadhātu-prakṛti-jñāna, derived from the amala-vijñāna, or pure 識; it is the wisdom of the embodied nature of the dharmadhātu, defined as the six elements, and is associated with Vairocana 大日, in the centre, who abides in this samādhi; it also corresponds to the ether 空 element. (2) 大圓鏡 adarśana-jñāna, the great round mirror wisdom, derived from the ālaya-vijñāna, reflecting all things; corresponds to earth, and is associated with Akṣobhya and the east. (3) 平等性 samatā-jñāna, derived from mano-vijñāna, wisdom in regard to all things equally and universally; corresponds to fire, and is associated with Ratnasaṃbhava and the south. (4) 妙觀察 pratyavekṣaṇa-jñāna, derived from 意識, wisdom of profound insight, or discrimination, for exposition and doubt-destruction; corresponds to water, and is associated with Amitābha and the west. (5) 成所作 kṛtyānuṣṭhāna-jñāna, derived from the five senses, the wisdom of perfecting the double work of self-welfare and the welfare of others; corresponds to air 風 and is associated with Amoghasiddhi and the north. These five Dhyāni-Buddhas are the 五如來. The five kinds of wisdom are the four belonging to every Buddha, of the exoteric cult, to which the esoteric cult adds the first, pure, all-refecting, universal, all-discerning, and all-perfecting.

人智

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Japanese jinchi / じんち Japanese human intellect; knowledge

仁智

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Japanese jinchi / じんち Japanese benevolence and wisdom; (surname) Nichi; (personal name) Jinchi; (personal name) Kimitoshi

仏智

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Japanese bucchi / ぶっち Japanese {Buddh} omniscience (of a buddha)

佛智

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Mandarin fú zhì / fu2 zhi4
Taiwan fu chih
Japanese butchi
anuttara-samyak-sambodhi, Buddha-wisdom, i.e. supreme, universal gnosis, awareness or intelligence; sarvajñatā, omniscience; buddha cognition

佞智

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Japanese neichi / nechi / ねいち Japanese craftiness

俗智

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Mandarin sú zhì / su2 zhi4
Taiwan su chih
Japanese zokuchi
Common or worldly wisdom, which by its illusion blurs or colours the mind, blinding it to reality; mundane cognition

光智

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Mandarin guāng zhì / guang1 zhi4
Taiwan kuang chih
Japanese mitsutomo / みつとも
Japanese (given name) Mitsutomo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

內智


内智

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Mandarin nèi zhì / nei4 zhi4
Taiwan nei chih
Japanese naichi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

全智

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Japanese zenchi / ぜんち Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) omniscience

八智

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Mandarin bā zhì / ba1 zhi4
Taiwan pa chih
Japanese hacchi
The 四法 and 四類; see 八忍; eight kinds of cognition

利智

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Mandarin lì zhì / li4 zhi4
Taiwan li chih
Japanese richi / りち    ninarii / ninari / になりー
Japanese (personal name) Richi; (personal name) Ninari-
Keen intelligence, wisdom, discrimination; pāṭava; sharp cognition

劣智

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Mandarin liè zhì / lie4 zhi4
Taiwan lieh chih
Japanese retchi
Inferior wisdom, harmful wisdom.

勝智


胜智

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Mandarin shèng zhì / sheng4 zhi4
Taiwan sheng chih
Japanese shouchi / shochi / しょうち    katsutomo / かつとも
Japanese (personal name) Shouchi; (personal name) Katsutomo
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
Wisdomchi / tomozhì / zhi4 / zhichih
Chile智利zhì lì / zhi4 li4 / zhi li / zhilichih li / chihli
Inner Wisdom內智
内智
nai chi / naichinèi zhì / nei4 zhi4 / nei zhi / neizhinei chih / neichih
Wisdom
Brilliance
纔智
才智
sai chi / saichicái zhì / cai2 zhi4 / cai zhi / caizhits`ai chih / tsaichih / tsai chih
Wisdom
Intelligence
智恵chie
Wisdom智慧chiezhì huì / zhi4 hui4 / zhi hui / zhihuichih hui / chihhui
Intelligence
Intellect
智能 / 知能
智能
chinou / chinozhì néng / zhi4 neng2 / zhi neng / zhinengchih neng / chihneng
Door of Great Wisdom大智慧門
大智慧门
dai chi e mon
daichiemon
dà zhì huì mén
da4 zhi4 hui4 men2
da zhi hui men
dazhihuimen
ta chih hui men
tachihhuimen
The Five Tenets of Confucius仁義禮智信
仁义礼智信
jin gi rei tomo nobu
jingireitomonobu
rén yì lǐ zhì xìn
ren2 yi4 li3 zhi4 xin4
ren yi li zhi xin
renyilizhixin
jen i li chih hsin
jenilichihhsin
Each Time You Stumble and Fall, You Gain Experience and Wisdom吃一塹長一智
吃一堑长一智
chī yí qiàn, zhǎng yí zhì
chi1 yi2 qian4 zhang3 yi2 zhi4
chi yi qian zhang yi zhi
chiyiqianzhangyizhi
ch`ih i ch`ien chang i chih
chihichienchangichih
chih i chien chang i chih
Experience is the Mother of Wisdom經驗是智慧之母
经验是智慧之母
jīng yàn shì zhì huì zhī mǔ
jing1 yan4 shi4 zhi4 hui4 zhi1 mu3
jing yan shi zhi hui zhi mu
jingyanshizhihuizhimu
ching yen shih chih hui chih mu
Wisdom comes from Experience不經一事不長一智
不经一事不长一智
bù jīng yī shì bù zhǎng yī zhì
bu4 jing1 yi1 shi4 bu4 zhang3 yi1 zhi4
bu jing yi shi bu zhang yi zhi
bujingyishibuzhangyizhi
pu ching i shih pu chang i chih
puchingishihpuchangichih
Serenity Prayer上帝賜給我平靜去接受我所不能改變的給我勇氣去改變我所能改變的並給我智慧去分辨這兩者
上帝赐给我平静去接受我所不能改变的给我勇气去改变我所能改变的并给我智慧去分辨这两者
shàng dì cì wǒ píng jìng qù jiē shòu wǒ suǒ bù néng gǎi biàn de wǒ yǒng qì qù gǎi biàn wǒ suǒ néng gǎi biàn de bìng wǒ zhì huì qù fēn biàn zhè liǎng zhě
shang4 di4 ci4 gei3 wo3 ping2 jing4 qu4 jie1 shou4 wo3 suo3 bu4 neng2 gai3 bian4 de gei3 wo3 yong3 qi4 qu4 gai3 bian4 wo3 suo3 neng2 gai3 bian4 de bing4 gei3 wo3 zhi4 hui4 qu4 fen1 bian4 zhe4 liang3 zhe3
shang di ci gei wo ping jing qu jie shou wo suo bu neng gai bian de gei wo yong qi qu gai bian wo suo neng gai bian de bing gei wo zhi hui qu fen bian zhe liang zhe
shang ti tz`u kei wo p`ing ching ch`ü chieh shou wo so pu neng kai pien te kei wo yung ch`i ch`ü kai pien wo so neng kai pien te ping kei wo chih hui ch`ü fen pien che liang che
shang ti tzu kei wo ping ching chü chieh shou wo so pu neng kai pien te kei wo yung chi chü kai pien wo so neng kai pien te ping kei wo chih hui chü fen pien che liang che
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
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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
Heart Sutra觀自在菩薩行深般若波羅蜜多時照見五蘊皆空度一切苦厄舍利子色不異空空不異色色即是空空即是色受想行識亦復如是舍利子是諸法空相不生不滅不垢不淨不增不減是故空中無色無受想行識無眼耳鼻舌身意無色聲香味觸法無眼界乃至無意識界無無明亦無無明盡乃至無老死亦無老死盡無苦集滅道無智亦無得以無所得故菩提薩埵依般若波羅蜜多故心無罣礙無罣礙故無有恐怖遠離顛倒夢想究竟涅盤三世諸佛依般若波羅蜜多故得阿耨多羅三藐三菩提故知般若波羅蜜多是大神咒是大明咒是無上咒是無等等咒能除一切苦真實不虛故說般若波羅蜜多咒即說咒曰揭諦揭諦波羅揭諦波羅僧揭諦菩提薩婆訶
观自在菩萨行深般若波罗蜜多时照见五蕴皆空度一切苦厄舍利子色不异空空不异色色即是空空即是色受想行识亦复如是舍利子是诸法空相不生不灭不垢不净不增不减是故空中无色无受想行识无眼耳鼻舌身意无色声香味触法无眼界乃至无意识界无无明亦无无明尽乃至无老死亦无老死尽无苦集滅道无智亦无得以无所得故菩提萨埵依般若波罗蜜多故心无罣碍无罣碍故无有恐怖远离颠倒梦想究竟涅盘三世诸佛依般若波罗蜜多故得阿耨多罗三藐三菩提故知般若波罗蜜多是大神咒是大明咒是无上咒是无等等咒能除一切苦真实不虚故说般若波罗蜜多咒即说咒曰揭谛揭谛波罗揭谛波罗僧揭谛菩提萨婆诃
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...

Aiki Jujutsu
Archangel
Aster
Berserk
Bushido
Christ
Create
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Energy
Enlighten
Enlightened
Enso
Faith in God
Family
Father
Fortune
Heart of a Warrior
House
Iaido
Jesus
Keep Fighting
Kung Fu
Love
Loyalty
Mind Body Soul Spirit
Mind Body Spirit
Mother
Mushin
Music
Overcome
Peach
Pleasure
Protector
Rain
Rebirth
Right Intention
Rooster
Samurai
Strength
Strength of Spirit
Strong Heart
Sword
The Red String
The Way
The Way of the Warrior
Thunder Lightning in Kanji
Trust in God
Trust No Man
Victory
Wedding
White
Winter
Wolf
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.