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niàn
nen
Mindfulness Scroll

念 is the simplest way to write "mindfulness" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

念 can be defined these ways: To read; to study (a degree course); to read aloud; to miss somebody (keeping them in your mind); idea; remembrance; sense; thought; feeling; desire; concern; attention; recollection; memory; to think on/about; reflect; repeat, intone; a moment.

Obviously, the context in which the character is used determines which definition or meaning is perceived. As a single character, it's open and perhaps ambiguous. Thus, it can be read with any or all of these meanings.

念 is used in a Buddhist context (often written as 正念 or "right mindfulness") with similar meanings of thought and contemplation.

In Japanese, this character is sometimes used as a name "Nen".


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness

Samyak Smriti / Samyak Smrti / Samma Sati

zhèng niàn
sei nen
7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness Scroll

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 | Noble Eightfold Path

Heart / Mind / Spirit

xīn
kokoro
Heart / Mind / Spirit Scroll

心 would often be translated as "heart".

However, because it was believed in Chinese culture thousands of years that your consciousness and thoughts came from the big red organ in the middle of your chest, it also means "mind" or "spirit" and sometimes even "soul".

In Korean, beyond heart, mind, and spirit, this character can mean moral, nature, mind, affections, intentions, core, and center. In fact, it is used in Chinese to mean "center" as well but only with another character in front of it. For instance, "medical center" or even "shopping center". Separately and alone, it will not be read with that "center" meaning unless thought of as "the center of your soul".

Devotion / Dedication / Attentive / Focused

zhuān xīn
sen shin
Devotion / Dedication / Attentive / Focused Scroll

The first character means "for a particular person, occasion, or purpose", "focused on one single thing", "concentrated" and sometimes, "special".

The second character means "heart" or "mind" by itself.

Together, these two characters make a word that means, "paying attention with your heart". It's often translated as, "dedication", as in "be absorbed in" or "concentrate one's efforts". It's also used to mean, "with single mind", "whole-heartedly", "paying attention", "undivided attention", "concentration (-ed)", "engrossed", "devotionally (listening/watching)", and/or "attentive".

My favorite translation, which comes from the Oxford Advanced Chinese/English Dictionary is, "wholehearted devotion".

If it seems like the meaning of this word is quite open, you are correct. The context in which the word is used matters a lot. It can mean different things depending on how you use it. This makes it kind of nice as you can decide what this means to you (within some limits). This word is always positive in meaning, so even if a Chinese person reads it differently than you, it will still have a good meaning.


専In Japanese, they tend to use a variation of the second character which has one less stroke. If you want your calligraphy written this Japanese form, please click on the Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Note: Japanese and Chinese people will recognize either form.


See Also:  Faith | Devotion

Determination

jué xīn
kesshin
Determination Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word holds the dictionary definition of "determination" but literally means, "determined heart".

The first character means "to determine" or "determined".

The second character means "heart", "mind" or "soul", so you can imagine that this form of "determination" partially means to put your heart into something. It can also be translated as resolve, resolution, or decision (as in a decision made and followed).


See Also:  Devotion | Tenacious | Passion | Dedication | Will-Power


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Mindfulnessnenniàn / nian4 / niannien
7. Right Mindfulness
Right Memory
Perfect Mindfulness
正念sei nen / seinenzhèng niàn
zheng4 nian4
zheng nian
zhengnian
cheng nien
chengnien
Heart
Mind
Spirit
kokoroxīn / xin1 / xinhsin
Devotion
Dedication
Attentive
Focused
專心 / 専心 / 耑心
专心
sen shin / senshinzhuān xīn
zhuan1 xin1
zhuan xin
zhuanxin
chuan hsin
chuanhsin
Determination決心
决心
kesshin / keshinjué xīn / jue2 xin1 / jue xin / juexinchüeh hsin / chüehhsin
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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niàn
    nian4
nien
 nen
    ねん
Determination Scroll
to read; to study (a subject); to attend (a school); to read aloud; to give (sb) a tongue-lashing (CL:頓|顿[dun4]); to miss (sb); idea; remembrance; twenty (banker's anti-fraud numeral corresponding to 廿[nian4])
(1) (esp. 〜の念) sense; idea; thought; feeling; (2) desire; concern; (3) (esp. 念に〜、念の/が〜) attention; care; (personal name) Nen
smṛti. Recollection, memory; to think on, reflect; repeat, intone; a thought; a moment; mindfulness, memory

正念

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zhèng niàn
    zheng4 nian4
cheng nien
 shounen / shonen
    しょうねん
correct mindfulness (Buddhism)
(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

八念

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bā niàn
    ba1 nian4
pa nien
 hachinen
eight kinds of mindfulness; eight kinds of mindfulness

六念

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liù niàn
    liu4 nian4
liu nien
 rokunen
(六念法) The six thoughts to dwell upon: Buddha, the Law, the Order, the commands, almsgiving, and heaven with its prospective joys; six kinds of mindfulness

十夜

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shí yè
    shi2 ye4
shih yeh
 juuya / juya
    じゅうや
{Buddh} (See 十夜粥・じゅうやがゆ) ten-night memorial service (6th to 15th days of the 10th month in the lunar calendar); (female given name) Tooya
ten nights (of mindfulness of the Buddha); ten nights (of mindfulness of the Buddha)

四念

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sì niàn
    si4 nian4
ssu nien
 shinen
four kinds of mindfulness; four kinds of mindfulness

大念

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dà niàn
    da4 nian4
ta nien
 dainen
(大念佛) Invoking Buddha with a loud voice; meditating on Buddha with continuous concentration; great mindfulness

常念

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cháng niàn
    chang2 nian4
ch`ang nien
    chang nien
 jōnen
    じょうねん
(surname) Jounen
Always remembering; always repeating; constant mindfulness

心念

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xīn niàn
    xin1 nian4
hsin nien
 shinnen
    みさと
(female given name) Misato
mindfulness

念住

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niàn zhù
    nian4 zhu4
nien chu
 nenjū
base of mindfulness; base of mindfulness

念力

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niàn lì
    nian4 li4
nien li
 nenriki
    ねんりき
psychokinesis; telekinesis
(1) willpower; faith; (2) telekinesis; psychokinesis
smṛtibala, one of the five bāla or powers, that of memory. Also one of the seven bodhyaṅga 七菩提分; power of mindfulness

念善

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niàn shàn
    nian4 shan4
nien shan
 nenzen
mindfulness of goodness; mindfulness of goodness

念天

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niàn tiān
    nian4 tian1
nien t`ien
    nien tien
 nenten
One of the six devalokas, that of recollection and desire; mindfulness of the gods

念失

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niàn shī
    nian4 shi1
nien shih
 nenshitsu
loss of mindfulness; loss of mindfulness

念定

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niàn dìng
    nian4 ding4
nien ting
 nenjō
Correct memory and correct samādhi; mindfulness and concentration

念心

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niàn xīn
    nian4 xin1
nien hsin
 nenshin
mindfulness

念慧

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niàn huì
    nian4 hui4
nien hui
 nen'e
mindfulness and wisdom; mindfulness and wisdom

念戒

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niàn jiè
    nian4 jie4
nien chieh
 nenkai
mindfulness of morality; mindfulness of morality

念持

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niàn chí
    nian4 chi2
nien ch`ih
    nien chih
 nenji
To apprehend and hold in memory; mindfulness maintained

念根

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niàn gēn
    nian4 gen1
nien ken
 nenkon
smṛtīndriya. The root or organ of memory, one of the five indriya 五根; faculty of mindfulness

念死

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niàn sǐ
    nian4 si3
nien ssu
 nenshi
mindfulness of [the inevitability of] death; mindfulness of [the inevitability of] death

念漏

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niàn lòu
    nian4 lou4
nien lou
 nenro
The leakages; or stream of delusive memory; leakage of mindfulness

念著


念着

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niàn zhāo
    nian4 zhao1
nien chao
 nenjaku
Through perverted memory to cling to illusion; attached to mindfulness

念處


念处

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niàn chù
    nian4 chu4
nien ch`u
    nien chu
 nenjo
smṛtyupasthāna. The presence in the mind of all memories, or the region which is contemplated by memory; base of mindfulness

意思

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yì si
    yi4 si5
i ssu
 ishi
    いし
idea; opinion; meaning; wish; desire; interest; fun; token of appreciation, affection etc; CL:個|个[ge4]; to give as a small token; to do something as a gesture of goodwill etc
intention; wish; purpose; mind (to do)
mindfulness

憶持


忆持

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yì chí
    yi4 chi2
i ch`ih
    i chih
 okuji
To keep in mind, to remember and maintain; mindfulness

攝念


摄念

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shè niàn
    she4 nian4
she nien
 shōnen
gathering mindfulness; gathering mindfulness

護念


护念

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hù niàn
    hu4 nian4
hu nien
 gonen
To guard and care for, protect and keep in mind; mindfulness

讃歎

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 sandan
    さんだん
    santan
    さんたん
(noun/participle) (1) (Buddhist term) praising Buddha; sermon; (2) (Buddhist term) praise (second of the five gates of mindfulness); (3) (Buddhist term) style of Buddhistic song of praise, usually praising Buddha, the Bodhisattva, the Buddhistic teachings, etc.; (4) (archaism) rumor; rumour; hearsay; (n,vs,adj-no) praise; extolment; extollment

讃談

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 sandan
    さんだん
(noun/participle) (1) (Buddhist term) praising Buddha; sermon; (2) (Buddhist term) praise (second of the five gates of mindfulness); (3) (Buddhist term) style of Buddhistic song of praise, usually praising Buddha, the Bodhisattva, the Buddhistic teachings, etc.; (4) (archaism) rumor; rumour; hearsay

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