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Bodhi - Awakening Enlightenment

China pú tí
Japan bodai
Bodhi - Awakening Enlightenment

The Bodhi is the moment of completion in Buddhism. It is when all things become known, and you have completed your journey to enlightenment.

The reference is to the Bodhi tree where Siddhartha Gautama (the legendary man and who established the Buddhist religion), achieved enlightenment. Sometimes this is referred to as "the tree of enlightenment" but if you want the full version with the character for tree on the end, please see our other entry.


See Also:  Buddhism | Buddha | Nirvana | Enlightenment

Awareness

China jué / jiào
Japan gaku / satoru
Awareness

覺 can mean to feel; to figure out; thinking; awake; aware; bodhi; knowing; understanding; enlightenment; illumination; apprehend; perceive; realize.

覺 is a character that is impossible to define in a single word.

This term is often associated with Buddhism where it's understood to be: Illumination, enlightenment, or awakening in regard to the real in contrast to the seeming. However, it can also refer to enlightenment in regard to morality and evil.


Notes:

In Japanese, this can be the personal name Satoru.

In certain context, and only when pronounced as "jiao" in Chinese, it can refer to a nap, sleep or the state of sleeping. However, as a single character on a wall scroll, everyone will read this with the awareness or enlightenment context.

By no means is this the only way to write enlightenment. In fact, you should only choose this character if you are looking more for a word meaning awareness.


See Also:  Enlightenment | Wisdom | Knowledge

Sit Quietly in Meditation

A state of mind
China rù jìng
Sit Quietly in Meditation

This title is used in Taoism and Qi Gong to describe the state you can reach while sitting quietly in meditation. It contains the ideas of achieving a highly-tranquil and peaceful state. Some may describe this state as "sleeping while still awake."

If you have a relaxation or meditation room, this is the calming wall scroll that you would want hanging in that room.

6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort

Samyag Vyayama / Samma Vayama
China zhèng jīng jìn
Japan sei shou jin
6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort

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

Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake in each moment, the effort to overcome laziness and defilement, the effort to make each activity of our day meditation. This concept is about pursuing wholesome things that promote good karma.

Another definition: Cultivation of what is karmically wholesome and avoidance of what is karmically unwholesome.


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

Loving Heart / One’s Love

Japan koi gokoro
Loving Heart / One’s Love

This literally means "loving heart." It can also be translated as "one's love" or "awakening of love."

戀心 is used exclusively for love between boyfriends and girlfriends or husband and wife.

Breaking down the meaning by each Kanji, the first means love, affection, or tender passion. The second Kanji means heart, mind, or soul (most will read it as heart).


See Also:  Compassion | Love


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese hotoke / ほとけ    butsusaki / ぶつさき
Loving Heart / One’s Love
Chinese Buddha; Buddhism
Japanese (surname) Hotoke; (surname) Butsusaki
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.


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Mandarin jué / jue2
Taiwan chüeh
Japanese satoru / さとる
Chinese to feel; to find that; thinking; awake; aware; a nap; a sleep; CL:場|场[chang2]
Japanese (personal name) Satoru
bodhi, from bodha, 'knowing, understanding', means enlightenment, illumination; 覺 is to awake, apprehend, perceive, realize; awake, aware; (also, to sleep). It is illumination, enlightenment, or awakening in regard to the real in contrast to the seeming; also, enlightenment in regard to moral evil. Cf. 菩提 and 佛.

啟蒙


启蒙

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Mandarin qǐ méng / qi3 meng2
Taiwan ch`i meng / chi meng
Chinese to instruct the young; to initiate; to awake sb from ignorance; to free sb from prejudice or superstition; primer; enlightened; the Enlightenment; Western learning from the late Qing dynasty

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Mandarin/ wu4
Taiwan wu
Japanese go
Chinese to awake from sleep
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin xǐng / xing3
Taiwan hsing
Japanese sumitomo / すみとも    sumio / すみお
Chinese to wake up; to be awake; to become aware; to sober up; to come to
Japanese (personal name) Sumitomo; (personal name) Sumio
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

夢現

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Japanese yumeutsutsu / ゆめうつつ Japanese (1) half asleep and half awake; trance; (2) dream and reality

寤寐

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Mandarin wù mèi / wu4 mei4
Taiwan wu mei
Chinese lit. awake or asleep; at any time

心性

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Mandarin xīn xìng / xin1 xing4
Taiwan hsin hsing
Japanese shinsei / shinse / しんせい
Chinese one's nature; temperament
Japanese mind; disposition; nature
Immutable mind-corpus, or mind-nature, the self-existing fundamental pure mind, the all, the Tathāgata-garbha, or 如來藏心; 自性淸淨心; also described in the 起信論 Awakening of Faith as immortal 不生不滅. Another definition identifies 心 with 性 saying 性卽是心, 心卽是佛 the nature is the mind, and mind is Buddha; another, that mind and nature are the same when 悟 awake and understanding, but differ when 迷 in illusion; and further, in reply to the statement that the Buddha-nature is eternal but the mind not eternal, it is said, the nature is like water, the mind like ice, illusion turns nature to mental ice form, awakening melts it back to its proper nature.

惺忪

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Mandarin xīng sōng / xing1 song1
Taiwan hsing sung
Chinese drowsy-eyed; wavering; indecisive; awake; conscious; clearheaded

提神

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Mandarin tí shén / ti2 shen2
Taiwan t`i shen / ti shen
Chinese to freshen up; to be cautious or vigilant; to watch out; stimulant to enhance mental performance; stay-awake drug; agrypnotic

清醒

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Mandarin qīng xǐng / qing1 xing3
Taiwan ch`ing hsing / ching hsing
Chinese clear-headed; sober; awake

睡醒

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Mandarin shuì xǐng / shui4 xing3
Taiwan shui hsing
Chinese to wake up; awake; conscious

覺悟


觉悟

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Mandarin jué wù / jue2 wu4
Taiwan chüeh wu
Japanese kakugo
Chinese to come to understand; to realize; consciousness; awareness; Buddhist enlightenment (Sanskrit: cittotpāda)
To awake, become enlightened, comprehend spiritual reality; to awaken

冱える

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Japanese saeru / さえる Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to be clear (of a sight, sound, colour, etc.); to be bright; to be vivid; to be crisp; (2) to be clear-headed; to be alert; to be on the ball; to be wide awake; (3) to look upbeat; to be perky; to be cheerful; (4) to master (a skill); to excel at; to cleanly execute; (5) to be satisfying; (6) to become frigid; to become intensely cold

冴える

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Japanese saeru / さえる Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to be clear (of a sight, sound, colour, etc.); to be bright; to be vivid; to be crisp; (2) to be clear-headed; to be alert; to be on the ball; to be wide awake; (3) to look upbeat; to be perky; to be cheerful; (4) to master (a skill); to excel at; to cleanly execute; (5) to be satisfying; (6) to become frigid; to become intensely cold

庚申待

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Japanese koushinmachi / koshinmachi / こうしんまち Japanese staying awake on the eve of the 57th day of the sexagenary cycle (to prevent the three worms from reporting one's wrongdoings and shortening one's lifespan), while worshipping Sakra, the Blue-Faced Vajra, or Sarutahiko

起きる

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Japanese okiru / おきる Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to get up; to rise; to blaze up (fire); (2) to wake up; to be awake; to stay awake; (3) to occur (usu. of unfavourable incidents); to happen; to take place

利に聡い

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Japanese rinisatoi / りにさとい Japanese (adjective) wide-awake to one's interests

半夢半醒


半梦半醒

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Mandarin bàn mèng bàn xǐng / ban4 meng4 ban4 xing3
Taiwan pan meng pan hsing
Chinese half-awake; half-asleep

半睡半醒

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Japanese hansuihansei / hansuihanse / はんすいはんせい Japanese (yoji) half asleep and half awake

半醒半睡

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Japanese hanseihansui / hansehansui / はんせいはんすい Japanese (yoji) half awake and half asleep

夢うつつ

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Japanese yumeutsutsu / ゆめうつつ Japanese (1) half asleep and half awake; trance; (2) dream and reality

寝ぼける

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Japanese nebokeru / ねぼける Japanese (v1,vi) to be half asleep; to be still only half awake

寝惚ける

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Japanese nebokeru / ねぼける Japanese (v1,vi) to be half asleep; to be still only half awake

庚申待ち

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Japanese koushinmachi / koshinmachi / こうしんまち Japanese staying awake on the eve of the 57th day of the sexagenary cycle (to prevent the three worms from reporting one's wrongdoings and shortening one's lifespan), while worshipping Sakra, the Blue-Faced Vajra, or Sarutahiko

目ざめる

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Japanese mezameru / めざめる Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to wake up; to awake; (2) to awaken to (instinct, ability, perception, etc.); to become aware of; to become conscious of; to realize; (3) to come to one's senses

目覚める

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Japanese mezameru / めざめる Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to wake up; to awake; (2) to awaken to (instinct, ability, perception, etc.); to become aware of; to become conscious of; to realize; (3) to come to one's senses

目醒める

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Japanese mezameru / めざめる Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to wake up; to awake; (2) to awaken to (instinct, ability, perception, etc.); to become aware of; to become conscious of; to realize; (3) to come to one's senses

眠け覚し

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Japanese nemukezamashi / ねむけざまし Japanese keeping oneself awake; fighting off drowsiness; method for keeping oneself awake

眠気覚し

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Japanese nemukezamashi / ねむけざまし Japanese keeping oneself awake; fighting off drowsiness; method for keeping oneself awake

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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
Bodhi - Awakening Enlightenment菩提bodaipú tí / pu2 ti2 / pu ti / putip`u t`i / puti / pu ti
Awareness
gaku / satorujué / jiào
jue2 / jiao4
jue / jiao
jue/jiao
chüeh chiao
chüehchiao
Sit Quietly in Meditation入靜
入静
rù jìng / ru4 jing4 / ru jing / rujingju ching / juching
6. Right Effort
Right Endeavor
Perfect Effort
正精進
正精进
sei shou jin
seishoujin
sei sho jin
seishojin
zhèng jīng jìn
zheng4 jing1 jin4
zheng jing jin
zhengjingjin
cheng ching chin
chengchingchin
Loving Heart
One’s Love
戀心
恋心
koi gokoro / koigokoro
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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