Not what you want?

Try other similar-meaning words, fewer words, or just one word.

Enter your email below, and get an automatic notice when results for Believer are added or updated...

 
  

Believer in Chinese / Japanese...

Buy a Believer calligraphy wall scroll here!

Personalize your custom “Believer” project by clicking the button next to your favorite “Believer” title below...


Believer

xìn tú
shinto
Believer Vertical Wall Scroll

信徒 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja word for "believer."

Just as in English, this word can be used for a follower of virtually any religion.

信徒 can also be translated into English as layman, adherent, follower, laity, disciple, or devotee.

Nichiren

rì lián
nichi ren
Nichiren Vertical Wall Scroll

日蓮 is the title Nichiren.

This title refers to a Buddhist priest, who lived from 1222 to 1282. He is the founder of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism.
According to historical documents, the Nichiren sect was established in 1252. Adding the character for sect, this would be 日蓮宗 (Nichiren sect), which is also known as the 法華宗 or Lotus sect.

According to Soothill-Hodous...
Nichiren's chief tenets are the three great mysteries 三大祕法, representing the trikāya:
1. 本尊 or chief object of worship, being the great maṇḍala of the worlds of the ten directions, or universe, i.e. the body or nirmāṇakāya of Buddha.
2. 題目 the title of the Lotus Sutra 妙法蓮華經 Myo-ho-ren-ge-kyo, preceded by Namo, or, "Adoration to the scripture of the lotus of the wonderful law," for it is Buddha's spiritual body.
3. 戒壇 the altar of the law, which is also the title of the Lotus as above; the believer, wherever he is, dwells in the Pure-land of calm light 寂光淨土, the saṃbhogakāya.

Not the results for believer that you were looking for?

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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


see styles
chán / chan2
ch`an / chan
 zen / ゆずり
Nichiren Vertical Wall Scroll
to abdicate
(out-dated kanji) (1) (Buddhist term) dhyana (profound meditation); (2) (abbreviation) Zen (Buddhism); (surname) Yuzuri
To level a place for an altar, to sacrifice to the hills and fountains; to abdicate. Adopted by Buddhists for dhyāna, 禪 or 禪那, i.e. meditation, abstraction, trance. dhyāna is 'meditation, thought, reflection, especially profound and abstract religious contemplation'. M.W. It was intp. as 'getting rid of evil', etc., later as 靜慮 quiet meditation. It is a form of 定, but that word is more closely allied with samādhi, cf. 禪定. The term also connotes Buddhism and Buddhist things in general, but has special application to the 禪宗 q.v. It is one of the six pāramitās, cf. 波. There are numerous methods and subjects of meditation. The eighteen brahmalokas are divided into four dhyāna regions 'corresponding to certain frames of mind where individuals might be reborn in strict accordance with their spiritual state'. The first three are the first dhyāna, the second three the second dhyāna, the third three the third dhyāna, and the remaining nine the fourth dhyāna. See Eitel. According to Childers' Pali Dictionary, 'The four jhānas are four stages of mystic meditation, whereby the believer's mind is purged from all earthly emotions, and detached as it were from his body, which remains plunged in a profound trance.' Seated cross-legged, the practiser 'concentrates his mind upon a single thought. Gradually his soul becomes filled with a supernatural ecstasy and serenity', his mind still reasoning: this is the first jhāna. Concentrating his mind on the same subject, he frees it from reasoning, the ecstasy and serenity remaining, which is the second jhāna. Then he divests himself of ecstasy, reaching the third stage of serenity. Lastly, in the fourth stage the mind becomes indifferent to all emotions, being exalted above them and purified. There are differences in the Mahāyāna methods, but similarity of aim.

信徒

see styles
xìn tú / xin4 tu2
hsin t`u / hsin tu
 shinto / しんと
Nichiren Vertical Wall Scroll
believer
layman; believer; adherent; follower; laity
a believer; a believer

日蓮


日莲

see styles
rì lián / ri4 lian2
jih lien
 Nichiren / にちれん
Nichiren Vertical Wall Scroll
(given name) Nichiren; (person) Nichiren (Buddhist priest, 1222-82, founder of the Nichiren sect)
Nichiren, the Japanese founder, in A. D. 1252, of the 日蓮宗 Nichiren sect, which is also known as the 法華宗 or Lotus sect. Its chief tenets are the three great mysteries 三大祕法, representing the trikāya: (1) 本尊 or chief object of worship, being the great maṇḍala of the worlds of the ten directions, or universe, i. e. the body or nirmāṇakāya of Buddha; (2) 題目 the title of the Lotus Sutra 妙法蓮華經 Myo-ho-ren-gwe-kyo, preceded by Namo, or, 'Adoration to the scripture of the lotus of the wonderful law, ' for it is Buddha's spiritual body; (3) 戒壇 the altar of the law, which is also the title of the Lotus as above; the believer, wherever he is, dwells in the Pure-land of calm light 寂光淨土, the saṃbhogakāya.

see styles
/ tu2
t`u / tu
 to / と
disciple; apprentice; believer; on foot; bare or empty; to no avail; only; prison sentence
party; set; gang; company; person; (personal name) Toumei
On foot; a follower, disciple; in vain; banishment.

佛子

see styles
fó zǐ / fo2 zi3
fo tzu
 busshi / ぶっし
(surname) Busshi
Son of Buddha; a bodhisattva; a believer in Buddhism, for every believer is becoming Buddha; a term also applied to all beings, because all are of Buddha-nature. There is a division of three kinds: 外子 external sons, who have not yet believed; 度子 secondary sons, Hīnayānists; 眞子 true sons, Mahāyānists; children of the Buddha

來迎


来迎

see styles
lái yíng / lai2 ying2
lai ying
 rai gō / らいこう
(surname) Raikou
The coming of Buddhas to meet the dying believer and bid welcome to the Pure Land; the three special welcomers are Amitābha, Avalokiteśvara, and Mahāsthāmaprāpta; welcoming

信士

see styles
xìn shì / xin4 shi4
hsin shih
 shinji / しんじ;しんし
(1) {Buddh} male lay devotee; (suffix) (2) (title affixed to man's posthumous Buddhist name) (See 信女・2) believer; (3) (しんし only) (archaism) believer; (personal name) Shinji
upāsaka, 信事男 a male devotee, who remains in the world as a lay disciple. A bestower of alms. Cf. 優.

信女

see styles
xìn nǚ / xin4 nv3
hsin nü
 shinnyo / しんにょ
(1) {Buddh} female lay devotee; (suffix) (2) (title affixed to woman's posthumous Buddhist name) believer; (given name) Nobujo
upāsikā. A female devotee, who remains at home. Cf. 優; female lay practitioner

信者

see styles
xìn zhě / xin4 zhe3
hsin che
 shinja / しんじゃ
believer; adherent; devotee
believer

在教

see styles
zài jiào / zai4 jiao4
tsai chiao
to be a believer (in a religion, esp. Islam)

宗徒

see styles
 shuuto / shuto / しゅうと believer; follower

帰依

see styles
 kie / きえ (noun/participle) becoming a devout believer; (religious) conversion; (female given name) Kie

教徒

see styles
jiào tú / jiao4 tu2
chiao t`u / chiao tu
 kyōto / きょうと
disciple; follower of a religion
believer; adherent
a follower

蓮胎


莲胎

see styles
lián tāi / lian2 tai1
lien t`ai / lien tai
 rentai
The Lotus-womb in which the believers of Amitābha are born into his paradise; it is also described as the believer's heart in embryo; lotus-womb

虔信

see styles
qián xìn / qian2 xin4
ch`ien hsin / chien hsin
piety; devotion (to a religion); pious (believer); devout

門徒


门徒

see styles
mén tú / men2 tu2
men t`u / men tu
 monto / もんと
disciple
follower (of religion; esp. Jōdo Shinshū practitioners); believer
disciple

信仰者

see styles
xìn yǎng zhě / xin4 yang3 zhe3
hsin yang che
 shinkousha / shinkosha / しんこうしゃ
believer
believer; devotee; follower; adherent; convert; disciple; admirer

信奉者

see styles
 shinpousha / shinposha / しんぽうしゃ adherent; devotee; believer

信神者

see styles
xìn shén zhě / xin4 shen2 zhe3
hsin shen che
a believer

善女人

see styles
shàn nǚ rén / shan4 nv3 ren2
shan nü jen
 zen nyonin / ぜんにょにん
{Buddh} (See 善女) pious woman; female believer
good women

大願船


大愿船

see styles
dà yuàn chuán / da4 yuan4 chuan2
ta yüan ch`uan / ta yüan chuan
 daigan sen
The great vow boat, i.e. that of Amitābha, which ferries the believer over the sea of mortality to the Pure Land; vessel of the great vow

涅槃風


涅槃风

see styles
niè pán fēng / nie4 pan2 feng1
nieh p`an feng / nieh pan feng
 nehan fū
The nirvāṇa-wind which wafts the believer into bodhi; wind of nirvāṇa

虔信者

see styles
qián xìn zhě / qian2 xin4 zhe3
ch`ien hsin che / chien hsin che
pious believer; devotee; fundamentalist

辟支佛

see styles
bì zhī fó / bi4 zhi1 fo2
pi chih fo
 byakushi butsu
(辟支迦) (辟支佛陀) (辟支迦佛陀) pratyekabuddha, one who seeks enlightenment for himself, defined in the Lotus Sūtra as a believer who is diligent and zealous in seeking wisdom, loves loneliness and seclusion, and understands deeply the nidānas. Also called 緣覺; 獨覺; 倶存. It is a stage above the śrāvaka 聲聞 and is known as the 中乘 middle vehicle. Tiantai distinguishes 獨覺 as an ascetic in a period without a Buddha, 緣覺 as a pratyekabuddha. He attains his enlightenment alone, independently of a teacher, and with the object of attaining nirvāṇa and his own salvation rather than that of others, as is the object of a bodhisattva. Cf. 畢.

三尊來迎


三尊来迎

see styles
sān zūn lái yíng / san1 zun1 lai2 ying2
san tsun lai ying
 sanson raigō
Amitābha, Avalokiteśvara, Mahāsthāmaprāpta, receive into the western paradise the believer who calls on Amitābha; three honored ones who come to greet

我宗の徒

see styles
 wagashuunoto / wagashunoto / わがしゅうのと believer of my denomination

指方立相

see styles
zhǐ fāng lì xiàng / zhi3 fang1 li4 xiang4
chih fang li hsiang
 shihō rissō
To point to the west, the location of the Pure Land, and to set up in the mind the presence of Amitābha; to hold this idea, and to trust in Amitābha, and thus attain salvation. The mystics regard this as a mental experience, while the ordinary believer regards it as an objective reality; to point out distinct forms

有神論者


有神论者

see styles
yǒu shén lùn zhě / you3 shen2 lun4 zhe3
yu shen lun che
theist (believer in one or more Deities)

Many custom options...


Nichiren Vertical Wall Scroll
Nichiren Vertical Wall Scroll
Nichiren Vertical Wall Scroll
Nichiren Vertical Wall Scroll


And formats...

Nichiren Vertical Portrait
Nichiren Horizontal Wall Scroll
Nichiren Vertical Portrait
Dictionary

Lookup Believer in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Believer信徒shintoxìn tú / xin4 tu2 / xin tu / xintuhsin t`u / hsintu / hsin tu
Nichiren日蓮
日莲
nichi ren / nichirenrì lián / ri4 lian2 / ri lian / rilianjih lien / jihlien
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...

AcupunctureAikidoAmbitionBeautyBelovedBruceBruce LeeBrunaBudoBushidoDaodejingDylanElijahEnsoFall Down 7 Times Get Up 8ForeverFree SpiritIshaJaneJeniferJenniferKarinaKhushbooLeilaLilyLoveMariaMarkoMichaelMichelleMove OnMushinMusicNathanNinpoPatriciaRicoSavannahSeanSpirit of a WarriorVeronicaWa Kei Sei JakuWarriorWarrior WayWisdom

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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Believer Kanji, Believer Characters, Believer in Mandarin Chinese, Believer Characters, Believer in Chinese Writing, Believer in Japanese Writing, Believer in Asian Writing, Believer Ideograms, Chinese Believer symbols, Believer Hieroglyphics, Believer Glyphs, Believer in Chinese Letters, Believer Hanzi, Believer in Japanese Kanji, Believer Pictograms, Believer in the Chinese Written-Language, or Believer in the Japanese Written-Language.

21 people have searched for Believer in Chinese or Japanese in the past year.
Believer was last searched for by someone else on Jan 3rd, 2019