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7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness

Samyak Smriti / Samyak Smrti / Samma Sati
China zhèng niàn
Japan sei nen
7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness

正念 is one of the Noble Eightfold Paths of Buddhism. Right Mindfulness, along with Right Effort and Right Concentration constitute the path to Concentration or Perfect Thought.

Right Mindfulness is about remaining focused on one's body, feelings, mind and mental qualities. It's also about being ardent, aware, and mindful, and supposes that you've already put aside worldly desire and aversion.

Monk Bhikkhu Bodhi described this as: The mind is deliberately kept at the level of bare attention, a detached observation of what is happening within us and around us in the present moment. In the practice of right mindfulness the mind is trained to remain in the present, open, quiet, and alert, contemplating the present event.

Another definition: Ongoing mindfulness of body, feelings, thinking, and objects of thought.


This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Japanese and Chinese people.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path

China zhèng jiàn zhèng sī wéi zhèng yǔ zhèng yè zhèng mìng zhèng jīng jìn zhèng niàn zhèng dìng

Japan shouken shoushiyui shougo shougo shoumyou shoushoujin shounen shoujou
All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path

These are the eight tenets of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path written altogether.

Here's this list of tenets in English:
1. Right View / Right Understanding / Right Perspective / Perfect View
2. Right Resolve / Right Thought / Right Intention / Perfect Resolve
3. Right Speech / Right Talk / Perfect Speech
4. Right Action / Perfect Conduct
5. Right Living / Right Livelihood / Perfect Livelihood
6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort
7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration / Perfect Concentration


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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

正念

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Mandarin nian  / nian4 
Taiwan nian 
Japanese shounen / shonen / しょうねん
Chinese correct mindfulness (buddhism)
Japanese (1) {Buddh} (See 八正道) right mindfulness; (2) true faith (in rebirth in the promised land); (place-name) Shounen
samyak-smṛti, right remembrance, the seventh of the 八正道; 'right mindfullness, the looking on the body and the spirit in such a way as to remain ardent, self-possessed and mindful, having overcome both hankering and dejection. ' Keith; correct mindfulness

住正念

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Mandarin zhù zhèng niàn / zhu4 zheng4 nian4
Taiwan chu cheng nien
Japanese jūshōnen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

失正念

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Mandarin shī zhèng niàn / shi1 zheng4 nian4
Taiwan shih cheng nien
Japanese shitsu shōnen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

正念場

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Japanese shounenba / shonenba / しょうねんば Japanese critical moment; do-or-die situation

正念慧

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Mandarin zhèng niàn huì / zheng4 nian4 hui4
Taiwan cheng nien hui
Japanese shō nen'e
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

大休正念

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Mandarin dà xiū zhèng niàn / da4 xiu1 zheng4 nian4
Taiwan ta hsiu cheng nien
Japanese Daikyū Shōnen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

常住正念

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Mandarin cháng zhù zhèng niàn / chang2 zhu4 zheng4 nian4
Taiwan ch`ang chu cheng nien / chang chu cheng nien
Japanese jōjū shōnen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

正念正知

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Mandarin zhèng niàn zhèng zhī / zheng4 nian4 zheng4 zhi1
Taiwan cheng nien cheng chih
Japanese shōnen shōchi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無學正念


无学正念

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Mandarin wú xué zhèng niàn / wu2 xue2 zheng4 nian4
Taiwan wu hsüeh cheng nien
Japanese mugaku shōnen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

端身正念

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Mandarin duān shēn zhèng niàn / duan1 shen1 zheng4 nian4
Taiwan tuan shen cheng nien
Japanese tanjin shōnen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

臨終正念


临终正念

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Mandarin lín zhōng zhèng niàn / lin2 zhong1 zheng4 nian4
Taiwan lin chung cheng nien
Japanese rinjuushounen / rinjushonen / りんじゅうしょうねん
Japanese (yoji) {Buddh} holding the proper state of mindfulness at the moment of death
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
7. Right Mindfulness
Right Memory
Perfect Mindfulness
正念sei nen / seinenzhèng niàn
zheng4 nian4
zheng nian
zhengnian
cheng nien
chengnien
All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path正見正思唯正語正業正命正精進正念正定
正见正思唯正语正业正命正精进正念正定
shouken shoushiyui shougo shougo shoumyou shoushoujin shounen shoujou
shoken shoshiyui shogo shogo shomyo shoshojin shonen shojo
shokenshoshiyuishogoshogoshomyoshoshojinshonenshojo
zhèng jiàn zhèng sī wéi zhèng yǔ zhèng yè zhèng mìng zhèng jīng jìn zhèng niàn zhèng dìng
zheng4 jian4 zheng4 si1 wei2 zheng4 yu3 zheng4 ye4 zheng4 ming4 zheng4 jing1 jin4 zheng4 nian4 zheng4 ding4
zheng jian zheng si wei zheng yu zheng ye zheng ming zheng jing jin zheng nian zheng ding
cheng chien cheng ssu wei cheng yü cheng yeh cheng ming cheng ching chin cheng nien cheng ting
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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