Did you mean: Dao ?

  

Dao4 in Chinese / Japanese...

Buy a Dao4 calligraphy wall scroll here!

Personalize your custom “Dao4” project by clicking the button next to your favorite “Dao4” title below...


  1. Daoism / Taoism

  2. Art of Healing

  3. Dawn

  4. Dogen

  5. Dojo / Martial Arts Studio

  6. Doug

  7. The Dao of Filial Piety

  8. Four Noble Truths: Path Leading Away From Suffering

  9. Judo

10. Martial Arts / Budo

11. The Middle Way

12. Pirate / Viking

13. Seeking Truth

14. Shinto

15. The Tao or Dao of Being Human / Humanity

16. Tao / Dao of the Heart / Soul

17. Daoism / Taoism

18. Taoist / Daoist

19. True Religion / Buddha Truth

20. Walk in the Way

21. The Way of Tea

22. Adell

23. Adolf

24. Adolfo

25. Adolph

26. Adolphe

27. Aikido

28. Andorra

29. Bushido / The Way of the Samurai

30. Dalton

31. Daodejing / Tao Te Ching

32. Goshin-Do

33. Hapkido

34. Jeet Kune Do

35. Tang Soo Do / Tang Hand Way

36. Karate-Do

37. Kobudo

38. Kyuki-Do

39. Midori

40. The Noble Eightfold Path

41. Randall

42. Randolph

43. Rodolfo

44. Roldao

45. Rudolf

46. Scarecrow

47. Taekwondo

48. Udoka

49. The Way of the Wave

50. The Way of the Dragon

51. Adolphus

52. Ethics / Ethical / Morality

53. Kendo / The Way of the Sword

54. Zendo / The Zen Way

55. Better to be Happy than Rich

56. Douglas

57. Douglass

58. Haidong Gumdo

59. Heaven Blesses the Diligent

60. Intuitive Wisdom / Inner Light

61. The Nature of Martial Arts

62. No Apologies

63. Rudolph

64. Tai Chi Chuan Dao / Tai Ji Quan Dao

65. The Way of Five Pecks of Rice

66. Lion Judo

67. Art of War: 5 Points of Analysis

68. Spirit of Taekwondo

69. From Here to Eternity

70. Shotokan Karate-Do

71. Do not take action until the time is right

72. Four Noble Truths

73. Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai

74. Freedom from Anger and Worry Yields Longevity

75. Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do

76. Comparison Leads to Truth and Enlightenment

77. The Foundation of Good Conduct

78. Shotokan Aikido

79. John 14:18

80. Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do

81. Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark

82. Five Codes of Tang Soo Do

83. Tom Clan Generational Poem

84. Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 9

85. Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 1

86. Shaolin Generational Poem


Daoism / Taoism

Literally: The Way or Road
dào
michi / -do
Daoism / Taoism Scroll

道 is the character "dao" which is sometimes written as "tao" but pronounced like "dow" in Mandarin.

道 is the base of what is known as "Taoism". If you translate this literally, it can mean "the way" or "the path".

Dao is believed to be that which flows through all things, and keeps them in balance. It incorporates the ideas of yin and yang (e.g. there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, no male without female.)

The beginning of Taoism can be traced to a mystical man named
Lao Zi (604-531 BC), who followed, and added to the teachings of Confucius.

More about Taoism / Daoism here.

Note that this is pronounced "dou" and sometimes "michi" when written alone in Japanese but pronounced "do" in word compounds such as Karate-do and Bushido. It's also "do" in Korean.

Alternate translations and meanings: road, way, path; truth, principle province.

Important Japanese note: In Japanese, this will generally be read with the road, way, or path meaning. Taoism is not as popular or well-known in Japan, so that Daoist/Taoist philosophy is not the first thing a Japanese person will think of then they read this character.


See our Taoism Page

Art of Healing

yī dào
idou
Art of Healing Scroll

醫道 means art of healing or medical skill.

This can also refer to a Korean TV show, Hur Jun about an ancient doctor. The Chinese-subtitled version of the show is also quite popular in China.

While this is a common title in Chinese and Korean, it's not used as often in Japanese where someone might read it as "medical course" or "the way of medicine".

dào ēn
Dawn Scroll

道恩 is the name Dawn in Chinese (Mandarin).

dào yuán
dou gen
Dogen Scroll

Usually, when people are looking for "Dogen", they are referring to the Japanese Zen monk by this name.

He lived from 1200-1253. This Dogen name or title literally means "The Way Origin" or "Beginning of the Path". It is understood to mean "beginning of right doctrine or faith" in the context of his name and work to establish the Sōtō school of Zen in Japan.

To accomplish that task, this humble monk traveled from Japan and across China to find the more original or pure forms of Buddhism.

Dojo / Martial Arts Studio

dào cháng
dou jou
Dojo / Martial Arts Studio Scroll

道場 is the Japanese term for a room or hall in which martial arts are taught.

道場 is often spelled "dojo" which has become a word in the English lexicon. However, the true Romaji is "doujou" or "dōjō".

Please note: The Chinese definition of these characters is quite different. In Chinese, this is a place where Buddhist or Taoist mass is held. It could also be a place where spiritual or psychic events are performed.

dào gē
Doug Scroll

道格 is the name Doug in Chinese (Mandarin).

The Dao of Filial Piety

xiào dào
kou dou
The Dao of Filial Piety Scroll

These two characters most clearly express the Confucian philosophy of filial piety.

Confucius taught that all should be respectful and obedient to their parents. Included in this idea is honoring your ancestors.

The second character is "dao/tao" or "the way" as in Taoism. You can say this title is "The Tao of Filial Piety" or "The Way of Filial Piety".


See Also:  Confucius

Four Noble Truths: Path Leading Away From Suffering

Magga
dào dì
doutai
Four Noble Truths: Path Leading Away From Suffering Scroll

Once you have dealt with your desires and left all desire and attachment behind, only then are on you the path away from suffering (and on your way to enlightenment).

道諦 is also called the path to liberation in some English texts on Buddhism.


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


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

róu dào
juu dou
Judo Scroll

柔道 is the martial art invented in Japan and known as "Judo" around the world.

Translated directly, it means "Gentle Way" or "Flexible Way"

More about Judo

Martial Arts / Budo

Way of the Warrior
wǔ dào
bu dou
Martial Arts / Budo Scroll

武道 is the very common Japanese way to say "Martial Arts".

武道 is used mostly in Japanese dojos but is also understood in Chinese and Korean.

Some will use this title to mean chivalry (the conduct of a knight) or military art. The way this word is understood would depend on the context in which it is used.

The first character means "force" or "warlike" or "essence of a warrior".

The second character means "method", "path", and "the way". It is the same character used to describe/mean the philosophy of Taoism / Daoism.

Some will also translate this as, "The Way of the Warrior", especially in the context of Korean martial arts.

The Middle Way

zhōng dào
chuu dou
The Middle Way Scroll

In the most basic translation, this means road through the middle, or middle road.

The expanded meaning can be moderation, golden mean.

But if you are looking for this title, you are probably seeking the Buddhist definition, which is more complex.

中道 is the middle way or middle path of Buddhism. 中道 has various interpretations. In general, it denotes the mean between two extremes and has special reference to the mean between realism and nihilism, or eternal substantial existence and annihilation.

The Buddha teaches that one should not take things to extremes. Don't be extremely evil, and engage in debauchery and murder. But do not spend every waking out trying to be a perfect saint. Instead, take the middle path, try to help others, show loving kindness wherever you can, try not to do harm. If you do inadvertently harm another being, make amends if you can, and move on. Realize you are not perfect, but in time, a path of moderation lead toward proper living and enlightenment.

Pirate / Viking

hǎi dào
Pirate / Viking Scroll

This Chinese title can mean Viking or Pirate.

This literally means, "sea thief".

Seeking Truth

qiú dào
gu dou
Seeking Truth Scroll

求道 means seeking for truth, or to seek (practice for, strive for) enlightenment.

求道 is used mostly in a Buddhist context, so some non-Buddhists may not recognize it.

shén dào
shin tou / shin dou
Shinto Scroll

神道 is how to write Shinto, a Japanese national religion.

The meaning is "Way of the Gods".

This term also has meaning for Chinese Buddhists where it means the spirit world of devas, asuras, and pretas. It can also be understood as doctrines concerning the soul.

The Tao or Dao of Being Human / Humanity

rén dào
jindou
The Tao or Dao of Being Human / Humanity Scroll

人道 is literally the "The Way of Being Human", or "The Human Way". It can also be translated as "humanity".

人道 has a secondary meaning of "sidewalk" as in "the way for people to walk" (in Japanese and Korean only). But as calligraphy artwork, nobody will read it with that translation.

Please note that there are two ways to Romanized Dao or Tao as in Daoism = Taoism. It's the same word in Chinese.

Tao / Dao of the Heart / Soul

xīn dào
Tao / Dao of the Heart / Soul Scroll

心道 means "The Way of the Heart" or "The Way of the Soul". The first character means "heart" but can also mean soul, spirit, mind, or your essence. In this case, it is most accurately translated with the heart or soul meaning.

The second character is Dao as in Daoism. Please note, this is the same thing as Tao as in Taoism (just Romanized differently - it's always been the same in Chinese for about 2300 years.

Daoism / Taoism

dào jiào
doukyou
Daoism / Taoism Scroll

道教 is the title often used in both Chinese and Japanese to describe the beliefs or religion of Taoism / Daoism.

The first character is simply "dao" and the second character can be translated as "teachings", "faith" or "doctrine".

Taoist / Daoist

dào shì
dou shi
Taoist / Daoist Scroll

道士 is a Japanese Kanji, Korean Hanja, and Chinese title that means Daoist or Taoist.

This can refer to a Taoist priest, or a person of high morals. This can also be applied to Buddhists and to Śākyamuni (especially in Japanese). It suggest a person (or soldier) who follows the way or the right path. Thus a person who follows a path of virtue.

True Religion / Buddha Truth

The way of the truth
shí dào
jitsu dou
True Religion / Buddha Truth Scroll

This Buddhist title means, "The true way", "The true religion", "The way of the truth", or "The absolute Buddha-truth".

Walk in the Way

The Way of Buddha Truth
xíng dào
yukimichi
Walk in the Way Scroll

In Taoist and Buddhist context, this means to "Walk in the Way". In Buddhism, that further means to follow the Buddha truth. In some Buddhist sects, this can mean to make a procession around a statue of the Buddha (always with the right shoulder towards the Buddha).

Outside of that context, this can mean route (when going somewhere), the way to get somewhere, etc.

In Japanese, this can be the surname or given name Yukimichi.

The Way of Tea

chá dào
cha dou
The Way of Tea Scroll

茶道 means The Way of Tea (literally, "tea way") in Chinese and Japanese.

This may refer to a tea ceremony or a general lifestyle of tea preparing and drinking.

In Japanese, this can be pronounced sadō or chadō (seems that sadō refers more often to a tea ceremony, and chadō when it's the Way of Tea).

茶道 is also used in Buddhist context with the same meaning of the Way of Tea.

yǎ dào ěr
Adell Scroll

雅道爾 is the name Adell in Chinese (Mandarin).

ā dào fū
Adolf Scroll

阿道夫 is the name Adolf in Chinese (Mandarin).

ē dào fú
Adolfo Scroll

阿道弗 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Adolfo.

ā dào fū
Adolph Scroll

阿道夫 is the name Adolph in Chinese (Mandarin).

ā dào fū
Adolphe Scroll

阿道夫 is the name Adolphe in Chinese (Mandarin).

hé qì dào
ai ki dou
Aikido Scroll

合気道 is the modern Japanese way to write Aikido.

Aikido is often referred to as the defensive martial art.

While Aikido was born in Japan, it has become a somewhat famous form of defensive tactics taught to soldiers and Marines, as well as some law enforcement officers in the West.

Looking at the characters, the first means "union" or "harmony".
The second character means "universal energy" or "spirit".
The third means "way" or "method".


Please note that while the original 合氣道 characters can be pronounced in Chinese, this word is not well-known in China and is not considered part of the Chinese lexicon.

Note: It is somewhat accepted that this is the origin of Hapkido in Korea. And other than a modern simplification to the middle Kanji of this 3-Kanji word, it is written the same in Korean Hanja.


See Also:  Martial Arts | Hapkido

ān dào ěr
Andorra Scroll

安道爾 is the Chinese name for the country of Andorra.


See Also:  Europe

Bushido / The Way of the Samurai

wǔ shì dào
bu shi do
Bushido / The Way of the Samurai Scroll

武士道 is the title for "The Code of the Samurai".

Sometimes called "The Seven Virtues of the Samurai", "The Bushido Code", or "The Samurai Code of Chivalry".

This would be read in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja as "The Way of the Warrior", "The Warrior's Way", or "The Warrior's Code".

It's a set of virtues that the Samurai of Japan and ancient warriors of China and Korea had to live and die by. However, while known throughout Asia, this title is mostly used in Japan and thought of as being of Japanese origin.

The seven commonly-accepted tenets or virtues of Bushido are: Rectitude 義, Courage 勇, Benevolence 仁, Respect 礼(禮), Honour 名誉, Honesty 誠, and Loyalty 忠実. These tenets were part of an oral history for generations, thus, you will see variations in the list Bushido tenets depending on who you talk to.


See our page with just Code of the Samurai / Bushido here


See Also:  Samurai | Warrior

dào ěr dùn
Dalton Scroll

道爾頓 is the name Dalton in Chinese (Mandarin).

Daodejing / Tao Te Ching

The Great Book of Lao Tzu
dào dé jīng
Daodejing / Tao Te Ching Scroll

道德經 are the Chinese characters for the writings of Laozi/Lao Tzu known as the Dàodéjīng or Tao Tê Ching.

To breakdown the meaning of the characters:

道 means "way", though many refer to it as "the Way". It has been romanized as Tao or Dao. The Dao has been referred to by Confucius, Mencius, and other ancient Chinese philosophers.

德 means virtue, integrity, or morality.

經 in this context means canon, great book, sacred book, scripture or classic.

hù shēn dào
gou shin dou
Goshin-Do Scroll

護身道 is the title for the school of martial arts known as Goshin-Do.

The literal translation of these three characters is something like "self-protection way" or "protection of the body way".

To put this in context, the term 護身 is often used for charms or amulets that are meant to protect the wearer from harm.


Note: This phrase is pronounceable in Chinese, but it not commonly known in China.

Hapkido

Korean Martial Art of re-directing force
hé qì dào
ai ki do
Hapkido Scroll

Hapkido or 合氣道 is a mostly-defensive martial art of Korea.

Hapkido has some connection to Aikido of Japan. In fact, they are written with the same characters in both languages. However, it should be noted that the Korean Hanja characters shown here are the traditional Chinese form - but in modern Japan, the middle character was slightly simplified.
Note: You can consider this to be the older Japanese written form of Aikido. Titles on older books and signs about Aikido use this form.

The connection between Japanese Aikido and Korean Hapkido is a bit muddled in history. The issue is probably due to the difficult relationship between the two countries around the time of WWII. Many Koreans became virtual slaves for the Japanese during that period. After WWII, many things in Korea were disassociated from having any Japanese origin. The relationship has greatly mellowed out now.

Looking at the characters, the first means "union" or "harmony".
The second character means "universal energy" or "spirit".
The third means "way" or "method".
One way to translate this into English is "Harmonizing Energy Method". This makes since, as Hapkido has more to do with redirecting energy, rather that fighting with strength against strength.

More Hapkido info

More notes:
1. Sometimes Hapkido is Romanized as "hap ki do", "hapki-do" "hab gi do" or "hapgido".

2. Korean Hanja characters are actually Chinese characters that usually hold the same meaning in both languages. There was a time when these characters were the standard and only written form of Korean. The development of modern Korean Hangul characters is a somewhat recent event in the greater scope of history. There was a time when Chinese characters were the written form of many languages in places known in modern times as North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, and a significant portion of Malaysia. Even today, more people in the world can read Chinese characters than English.

3. While these Korean Hanja characters can be pronounced in Chinese, this word is not well-known in China and is not considered part of the Chinese lexicon.

jié quán dào
jeet kune do
sekken dou
Jeet Kune Do Scroll

In Cantonese, this is Jeet Kune Do. Often it is explained as the "Way of the Intercepting Fist". 截拳道 is a martial art style founded by Bruce Lee.

The first character means to cut-off or sever.
The second character is fist.
The last character means way or method.


See Also:  Bruce Lee

Tang Soo Do / Tang Hand Way

táng shǒu dào
kara te do
Tang Soo Do / Tang Hand Way Scroll

唐手道 is the alternate title for Karate-do.

This title uses a character, 唐, which represents the Tang Dynasty of China. Thus, this is often translated as the "Tang Hand Way" or incorrectly, "Tang Fist Way".
I have also seen some call it "China Hand Way".
Many in Korea refer to and romanize these characters as as "Tang Soo Do" (당수도) where these characters refer to a kind of Korean style of Karate.

There is not a lot of information on this title but some believe that a simplified form of Kung Fu that started in China, and ended up very popular in Japan used this title initially. It was later changed in Japan to a different Karate title which means "Empty Hand" (as in, without weapons).

Note: When used in Korean, this is pronounced 당수도. This title is often romanized as "Tang Soo Do", "Tangsudo", "Dang Su Do", or "Dangsudo". The last two romanizations on that list are the official Korean government romanization, though martial arts schools tend to use other non-standard versions.

kōng shǒu dào
kara te dou
Karate-Do Scroll

The literal meaning of these characters is "empty hand method" or "empty hand way".

Credit is given that karate started in China but migrated and became refined, and vastly popular in Japan.

Karate is a martial art that uses no blades of weapons other than the "natural weapons" that God gave to humans (fists and feet). The last character somehow became optional but the meaning of that character is "method" or "the way" as in Taoism / Daoism.

gǔ wǔ dào
ku bu dou
Kobudo Scroll

古武道 is the title for Kubudo, which can be defined as Okinawan weapons fighting.

The literal translation would be something like "Old Martial Way". The last two characters are often translated as "martial arts" so "Old Martial Arts" is another possible translation.

Please note that even though these are Chinese characters, and can be pronounced in Chinese, this is a Japanese only title. It is not often used nor understood in Chinese. So please consider this to only be appropriate for a Japanese audience.

Kyuki-Do

Korean Martial Art
jī qì dào
Kyuki-Do Scroll

擊氣道 is the title of the Kyuki-Do form of Korean martial arts.

In Korean Hangul, it's 격기도.

While "Kyuki-Do" is the most common romanized form of this title, the official Korean romanization is actually "Gyeog Gi Do" or "Gyeoggi-Do".>

The first character means to hit, strike, attack, rout, or break.
The second means "life energy" or "atmosphere".
The last means "the way" or "method".

FYI: The last two characters are the same as the last two in the titles Hapkido and Aikido.

I have included Mandarin Chinese pronunciation above, however, this term would only be known by Chinese people familiar with this style of martial arts. Consider this to be a Korean-only title.

mì dào lì
Midori Scroll

密道麗 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Midori.

Please note: Midori is usually a Japanese name, so this is probably not the title you want.

The Noble Eightfold Path

Ashtangika Marga / Astangika-Marga / Atthangika Magga
bā zhèng dào
ha sshou dou
The Noble Eightfold Path Scroll

八正道 is a complex set of steps that Buddhists much take to cleanse karma, achieve enlightenment, eventually cease the cycle of rebirth and live in a state of Nirvana.


If the idea of 8 separate wall scrolls plus this title is too much for you, we can custom-arrange all eight of these concepts on a single wall scroll. Just contact me, and we can discuss options.

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


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

lán dào ěr
Randall Scroll

蘭道爾 is the name Randall in Chinese (Mandarin).

lún dào fū
Randolph Scroll

倫道夫 is the name Randolph in Chinese (Mandarin).

lǔ dào fū
Rodolfo Scroll

魯道夫 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Rodolfo.

luó ěr dào
Roldao Scroll

羅爾道 is a common Mandarin Chinese transliteration for the male Portuguese/Latin name Roldao.

lǔ dào fū
Rudolf Scroll

魯道夫 is the name Rudolf in Chinese (Mandarin).

dào cǎo rén
Scarecrow Scroll

稻草人 is the Chinese title for a scarecrow.

The literal meaning of these characters is "rice straw person".

tái quán dào
te kon do
Taekwondo Scroll

跆拳道 is one of the most widespread types of martial arts in the world as well as being an Olympic sport. Taekwondo was born in Korea with influences of Chinese and Japanese styles, combined with traditional Korean combat skills. Some will define it as the "Korean art of empty-handed self-defense".

In the simplest translation, the first character means "kick", the second character can mean either "fist" or "punching" the third means "way" or "method". Altogether, you could say this is "Kick Punch Method". When heard or read in various Asian languages, all will automatically think of this famous Korean martial art. It is written the same in Japanese Kanji, Chinese, and Korean Hanja characters - so the appearance of the characters are rather universal. However, you should note that there is another way to write this in modern Korean Hangul characters which looks like the image to the right. Taekwondo Hangul Characters

We suggest the original Korean Hanja (Chinese characters) for a wall scroll but if you really need the Hangul version, you must use master calligrapher Xing An-Ping: Order Taekwondo in Korean Hangul

Note: Taekwondo is sometimes Romanized as Tae-Kwondo, Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-do, Taegwondo, Tae Gweon Do, Tai Kwon Do, Taikwondo, Taekwando, Tae Kwan Do and in Chinese Taiquandao, Tai Quan Dao, Taichuando, or Tai Chuan Tao.

yóu dào kǎ
Udoka Scroll

尤道卡 is the name Udoka in Chinese (Mandarin).

The Way of the Wave

The Tao of the Waves
làng zhī dào
The Way of the Wave Scroll

浪之道 is a great title for a surfer whose lifestyle is entwined with the surf and waves.

This can be translated a few different ways:
The Way of the Wave
The Dao of the Wave
The Tao of the Waves
Note: Dao and Tao are the same character, just sometimes romanized differently.

The Way of the Dragon

lóng zhī dào
The Way of the Dragon Scroll

龍之道 is how the way of the dragon is written in Chinese.

龍之道 is not the same as the Chinese movie that was titled in English as "The Way of the Dragon". 龍之道 is rather, the literal meaning, of the dragon's way. The first character is dragon, the second is a possessive article, and the third character means way or path.

ē dào fū
Adolphus Scroll

阿道夫 is the name Adolphus in Chinese (Mandarin).

Ethics / Ethical / Morality

dào dé
dou toku
Ethics / Ethical / Morality Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word can also be defined as "moral principles", morality, ethics, ethical, morals, or virtue.

The first character is the same that is associated with Daoism / Taoism. 道德 is also used to express morality, virtue, or simply morals.


徳There is a slight deviation in the Japanese Kanji form. If you want the modern Japanese version, please click on the special Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Note that the traditional Chinese form is still readable and understood by Japanese people.


See Also:  Chastity | Prudence

Kendo / The Way of the Sword

jiàn dào
kendou
Kendo / The Way of the Sword Scroll

Often associated with Kenjutsu, this word means "The way of the sword" in Japanese (and Korean with alternate form of the first character).
剱道 / 劍道 is also the term used for swordsmanship and even fencing in Japanese and Korean, depending on context.

Note: These same characters are also used separately in Chinese but this exact combination yields a common title in Japanese only (perhaps someone who is really into swords would use this in China).

Note: There is more than one way to write the "sword" character (shown above is the Japanese version - if you want the Korean version, please let me know when you place your order).


See Also:  Sword | Katana

Zendo / The Zen Way

chán dào
zen dou
Zendo / The Zen Way Scroll

This title is used in certain contexts but is not widely-known by the general population of China or Japan.

From Japanese, you will see this title romanized as "zendo", which is the brand name of a board game, and also a title used by some martial arts studios and karate dojos. Oddly, many translate this as "zen fist" although there is no "fist" in the title. If you literally translated this title, it would be "meditation way" or "meditation method".

In Chinese, this would be "chan dao" with the same literal meaning as the Japanese title. It's used in China by just a handful of martial arts styles/studios.

You should only order this title if you really understand the meaning, and it has some personal connection to you (such as practicing a martial art style that uses this title, or if you love the board game Zendo). Many who see your wall scroll will not be familiar with this title, and you'll have some explaining to do.


禪The first character can also be written in a more complex traditional way as shown to the right. Let us know in the special instructions for your calligraphy project if you want this style.

禅If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, the first character will automatically be written with an extra dot on top. This is the variant form of the original Chinese character which is commonly used in modern Japan Kanji. See sample to the right.

Better to be Happy than Rich

ān pín lè dào
Better to be Happy than Rich Scroll

安貧樂道 means "It's better to be happy than rich" in Chinese.

Even if you are poor, you should still feel satisfied in your life...

...Satisfaction, happiness, and the meaning of your life come from within yourself and not from money or riches of the world.

In Chinese, there are a lot of four-character proverbs which express some very old philosophies.
Though there are only four characters on this scroll, in Chinese the meanings often surpass the dictionary definition of each character.

In this case, you should not set your expectations too high for the amount to money or riches you wish to have. One who sets their expectations too high is almost always disappointed. Instead, you should cherish what you have, and seek to improve yourself from within, and not measure your personal worth by the size of your bank account.


See Also:  A Sly Rabbit Will Have Three Openings to Its Den

dào gē lā sī
Douglas Scroll

道格拉斯 is the name Douglas in Chinese (Mandarin).

dào gé lā sī
Douglass Scroll

道格拉斯 is the name Douglass in Chinese (Mandarin).

Haidong Gumdo

hǎi dǒng jiàn dào
Haidong Gumdo Scroll

海東劍道 is the Korean martial arts style that means Eastern Sea Sword Way.

The character meanings break down this way:
海 = Sea
東 = East/Eastern
劍 = Sword
道 = Way/Path/Style/Method

This can sometimes be romanized as "Hae Dong Kum Do", "Haidong Kendo", "Hae Dong Geom Do", "Haedong Geomdo", or "Haedong Kumdo".

If you want this written in modern Korean Hangul (해동검도) instead of Hanja (Chinese), click on the Hangul characters next to the Korean flag above, instead of the regular button.

Heaven Blesses the Diligent

tiān dào chóu qín
Heaven Blesses the Diligent Scroll

This can be interpreted a few different ways:
God blesses those who work hard.
It is the way of Heaven to smile on the diligent.
God will reward those that are worthy.
Heaven blesses those who are diligent.

Whichever translation you like, a scroll like this on your wall may serve as a reminder to work hard because your diligence will pay off both in this life and the next.


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

Intuitive Wisdom / Inner Light

yī dào shén guāng
ichidou no shinkou
Intuitive Wisdom / Inner Light Scroll

一道神光 is a Buddhist term that means, "inner light", or "intuitive wisdom".

This actually reads, "[the] one path/way [of] spiritual light". It implies that your spirit knows the way, and will light the path for you.

The Nature of Martial Arts

zì rán wǔ dào
shi zen bu do
The Nature of Martial Arts Scroll

The first two characters create a word that means nature, natural, or spontaneous.

The last two characters are often translated as martial arts.

NOT APPROPRIATE FOR
CUSTOM CALLIGRAPHY

No Apologies

méi yǒu dào qiàn
No Apologies Scroll

沒有道歉 means "no apologies" or "without apologies" in Chinese.

This phrase is not appropriate for custom calligraphy, and is here for educational purposes only.

lǔ dào ěr fū
Rudolph Scroll

魯道爾夫 is the name Rudolph in Chinese (Mandarin).

Tai Chi Chuan Dao / Tai Ji Quan Dao

tài jí quán dào
Tai Chi Chuan Dao / Tai Ji Quan Dao Scroll

太極拳道 is the common Tai Chi Chuan title with "Dao" (the Way) added to the end.

If you're not sure, I suggest the shorter titles such as "Tai Chi Chuan", or just "Tai Chi".

The Way of Five Pecks of Rice

wǔ dǒu mǐ dào
gotobeidou
The Way of Five Pecks of Rice Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese Kanji title means, "Way of the Five Pecks of Rice".

五斗米道 is a Taoist/Daoist movement which later became known as, "The Way of the Celestial Masters".

shī zi róu dào
shi shi juu dou
Lion Judo Scroll

獅子柔道 is the title for Lion Judo.

This should be considered just a Japanese title, though it is pronounceable and makes sense in Chinese and Korean - so I have included the romanization for those languages above.

Art of War: 5 Points of Analysis

dào tiān dì jiàng fǎ
dou ten chi shou hou
Art of War: 5 Points of Analysis Scroll

The first chapter of Sun Tzu's Art of War lists five key points to analyzing your situation.

It reads like a 5-part military proverb. Sun Tzu says that to sharpen your skills, you must plan. To plan well, you must know your situation. Therefore, you must consider and discuss the following:

1. Philosophy and Politics: Make sure your way or your policy is agreeable among all of your troops (and the citizens of your kingdom as well). For when your soldiers believe in you and your way, they will follow you to their deaths without hesitation, and will not question your orders.

2. Heaven/Sky: Consider climate / weather. This can also mean to consider whether God is smiling on you. In the modern military, this could be waiting for clear skies so that you can have air support for an amphibious landing.

3. Ground/Earth: Consider the terrain in which the battle will take place. This includes analyzing defensible positions, exit routes, and using varying elevation to your advantage. When you plan an ambush, you must know your terrain, and the best location from which to stage that ambush. This knowledge will also help you avoid being ambushed, as you will know where the likely places in which to expect an ambush from your enemy.

4. Leadership: This applies to you as the general, and also to your lieutenants. A leader should be smart and be able to develop good strategies. Leaders should keep their word, and if they break a promise, they should punish themselves as harshly as they would punish subordinates. Leaders should be benevolent to their troops, with almost a fatherly love for them. Leaders must have the ability to make brave and fast decisions. Leaders must have steadfast principles.

5. [Military] Methods: This can also mean laws, rules, principles, model, or system. You must have an efficient organization in place to manage both your troops and supplies. In the modern military, this would be a combination of how your unit is organized, and your SOP (Standard Operating Procedure).


Notes: This is a simplistic translation and explanation. Much more is suggested in the actual text of the Art of War (Bing Fa). It would take a lot of study to master all of these aspects. In fact, these five characters can be compared to the modern military acronyms such as BAMCIS or SMEAC.

CJK notes: I have included the Japanese and Korean pronunciations but in Chinese, Korean and Japanese, this does not make a typical phrase (with subject, verb, and object) it is a list that only someone familiar with Sun Tzu’s writings would understand.

Spirit of Taekwondo

tái quán dào jīng shen
te kon do sei shin
Spirit of Taekwondo Scroll

跆拳道精神 means, "Taekwondo Spirit" or "The Spirit of Taekwondo".

跆拳道精神 is the title of General Choi's calligraphy often referred to as "The Tenets of Taekwon-do".

From Here to Eternity

cóng zhè lǐ dào yǒng héng
From Here to Eternity Scroll

This is the translation of the phrase, "From here to eternity" into Mandarin Chinese.

Shotokan Karate-Do

sōng tāo guǎn kōng shǒu dào
shou tou kan kara te dou
Shotokan Karate-Do Scroll

These Japanese Kanji make up the title for Shotokan Karate.

This should be considered a Japanese-only title. It does make sense and is pronounceable in Chinese and Korean but only as a title for a building (perhaps a martial arts hall) surrounded by pine trees - followed by the characters for "The empty hand method" (kong shou dao / Karate-do). Also, the first two characters were simplified in both Japanese and Chinese. The third character was simplified in Chinese but not Japanese.

Upon request, we can offer the fully traditional Chinese version but be sure you know what you are asking for.

Note: This would be understood in Chinese and Korean Hanja by a person from those cultures who is familiar with martial arts and various schools of Japanese karate.

Do not take action until the time is right

bù dào huǒ hou bù jiē guō
Do not take action until the time is right Scroll

This literally translates as: Don't take the lid off the pot until the food is done.

Figuratively, this means: Don't take action until the time is right.

You can take this as a call to be patient, or picking just the right time to do something (not too early, not too late).

Four Noble Truths (Full List)

kǔ dì jí dì miè dì dào dì
kutai jittai mettai doutai
Four Noble Truths (Full List) Scroll

苦諦集諦滅諦道諦 is the list of tenets of the Four Noble Truths as taught in virtually all sects of Buddhism.

They are suffering (dukkha), desire/attachment (samudaya), release from desire/attachment (nirodha), and the path leading away from suffering (magga).

Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai

Japanese Genbu Karate Club
rì běn kōng shǒu dào xuán wǔ huì
ni ppon kara te dou gen bu kai
Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai Scroll

This is the title for Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai.
A Japanese karate association of the Genbu school.

Note that while this title does make perfect sense in Chinese, it is really a Japanese title. In fact, the first word is "Japanese/Japan".


If you’d like your martial arts school, dojo or club added to our calligraphy database for easy ordering of a custom calligraphy wall scroll, just contact me.

Freedom from Anger and Worry Yields Longevity

bù qì bù chóu huó dào bái tóu
Freedom from Anger and Worry Yields Longevity Scroll

This Chinese proverb means, "Without anger or worry, you will have a long life, until after all your hair is white".

It more literally reads, "Don't get angry or worried [and you will] live [long] till [all your] hair [becomes] white".

Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do

mì dōng liú qì mù guǎn kōng shǒu dào
shito-ryu ki-me-kan karate-dou
Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do Scroll

This is the title for Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do.
A school of Karate.

Note that while this title can be pronounced in Chinese, it only makes complete sense in Japanese.

Comparison Leads to Truth and Enlightenment

bù bǐ bù zhī dào yī bǐ xià yì tiào
Comparison Leads to Truth and Enlightenment Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally means: [If one not does] not make comparisons, [one will] not know [the truth] when [one] compares, [one will be] greatly surprised.

This goes to the idea that if you do not know bad times, you cannot know what good times are.
...And...
You can not know light without experiencing darkness.

Another way to translate this would be: If you wish to be enlightened, you need to make comparisons and analyze every aspect (of a situation, issue or problem).

The Foundation of Good Conduct

Quote from Confucius
zhì yú dào jù yú dé yī yú rén yóu yú yì
The Foundation of Good Conduct Scroll

This proverb from the Analects of Confucius translates as:

Resolve yourself in the Dao/Tao/Way.
Rely on Virtue.
Reside in benevolence.
Revel in the arts.

According to Confucius, these are the tenets of good and proper conduct.


This was written over 2500 years ago. The composition is in ancient Chinese grammar and phrasing. A modern Chinese person would need a background in Chinese literature to understand this without the aid of a reference.

Shotokan Aikido

sōng tāo guǎn hé qì dào
shou tou kan ai ki dou
Shotokan Aikido Scroll

This is the title for Shotokan Aikido in Japanese.

Note: Chinese and Korean pronunciations of these characters are included above, however, this title would only be understood in Chinese or Korean by someone who practices or is familiar with Shotokan Aikido. Please consider this title to be "Japanese only".


See Also:  Martial Arts | Hapkido

wǒ bù piě xià nǐ mén wéi gū ér wǒ bì dào nǐ mén zhè lǐ lái
John 14:18 Scroll

我不撇下你們為孤兒我必到你們這里來 is the translation of John 14:18 into Chinese.

This comes from the Chinese Union Bible which comes from a revised version of the King James. This Chinese Bible was originally translated and printed in 1919 (several revisions since then).

Because of the origin being the KJV, I'll say that in English, this would be, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you..".

In basic English, this would be, "I will not let you be without a friend: I am coming to you".

Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do

tái quán dào jīng shén lǐ yì lián chǐ rěn nài kè jǐ bǎi zhé bù qū
Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do Scroll

跆拳道精神禮義廉耻忍耐克己百折不屈 is General Choi's writing that is often called "The Tenets of Taekwon-do".

Taekwondo Tenets

The actual title would be translated as, "Taekwondo Spirit" or "The Spirit of Taekwondo". It was originally written in Korean Hanja (Chinese characters used in Korea for about 1600 years).

General Choi's original calligraphy is shown to the right. Your custom calligraphy will be unique, and not an exact match, as each calligrapher has their own style.

In modern times, the common form of written Korean is Hangul (a phonetic character set). The table below shows the text in Hangul and Hanja along with a pronunciation guide and a brief English translation:

Traditional Korean HanjaModern Korean HangulPronunciationEnglish
跆拳道精神태권도정신tae gweon do jeong sinTaekwondo Spirit
禮儀예의ye yiCourtesy / Etiquette / Propriety / Decorum / Formality
廉耻염치yeom ciIntegrity / Sense of Honor
忍耐인내in naePatience / Perseverance / Endurance
克己극기geug giSelf-Control / Self-Denial / Self-Abnegation
百折不屈백절불굴baeg jeor bur gurIndomitable Spirit (Undaunted even after repeated attacks from the opponent)
Note that the pronunciation is the official version now used in South Korea. However, it is different than what you may be used to. For instance, "Taekwon-do" is "tae gweon do". This new romanization is supposed to be closer to actual Korean pronunciation.

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark

xìn niǎn shì zài lí míng qián de hēi àn zhōng néng gǎn dào guāng míng de niǎo
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark Scroll

信唸是在黎明前的黑闇中能感到光明的鳥 is a philosophical poem/quote from Indian Poet and Philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, 1915

This quote is not sourced, and therefore several variations exist in English. Some suggest the original was in the Bengali language.

This, of course, is the Chinese translation which has the meaning of, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark".

More about Rabindranath Tagore

Five Codes of Tang Soo Do

guó jiā zhōng chéng fù mǔ xiào dào péng yǒu yǒu xìn shā shēng yǒu zé lín zhàn wú tuì
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do Scroll

These are the five codes of Tang Soo Do.

I suggest you have this arranged in five columns when you get to the options page for your custom calligraphy wall scroll.

Here are my translations of each of the five codes:
國家忠誠 Be loyal to your country.
父母孝道 In regards to parents, behave in a filial way.
朋友有信 Be faithful in friendship.
殺生有擇 When fighting for life and death, make noble choices.
臨戰無退 No retreat in battle.

Note: "Tang Soo Do" is a romanization of 唐手道. It's 당수도 in Korean Hangul. It can also be romanized as "Tangsudo" or "Dangsudo".

Tom Clan Generational Poem

ěr chāng yǒu yán sì jié kāi wén yì guāng zōng chuán shì zé yuǎn jìn běn lì dào lóng jī shàn jiā guó zhòng xué yè guǎng chéng fāng
Tom Clan Generational Poem Scroll

爾昌友延嗣捷開文裔光宗傳世澤遠晉本立道隆積善家國重學業廣成芳 is the Tom Clan Generational Poem.

If you are interested in this poem, you probably already know the meaning, so for now we'll forgo including a translation.

Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 9

chí ér yíng zhī bù rú qí yǐ chuǎi ér zhī bù kě cháng bǎo jīn yù mǎn táng mò zhī néng shǒu fù guì ér jiāo zì yí qí jiù gōng suì shēn tuì tiān zhī dào
Daodejing / Tao Te Ching  - Chapter 9 Scroll

This text is the ninth chapter of the Daodejing / Tao Te Ching.

The text reads:
持而盈之、不如其已。揣而梲之、不可長保。 金玉滿堂、莫之能守。 富貴而驕、自遺其咎。 功遂身退、天之道。

This classical Chinese passage comes from the Mawangdui (馬王堆帛書) text.

Dr. Charle Muller translates it this way:

To hold until full is not as good as stopping.
An oversharpened sword cannot last long.
A room filled with gold and jewels cannot be protected.
Boasting of wealth and virtue brings your demise.
After finishing the work, withdraw.
This is the Way of Heaven.


Dr. Muller's translation of all 81 Daodejing chapters

Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 1

dào kě dào fēi cháng dào míng kě míng fēi cháng míng wú míng tiān dì zhī shǐ yǒu míng wàn wù zhī mǔ gù cháng wú yù yǐ guān qí miào cháng yǒu yù yǐ guān qí zhēng cǐ liǎng zhě tóng chū ér yì míng tóng wèi zhī xuán xuán zhī yòu xuán zhòng miào zhī mén
Daodejing / Tao Te Ching - Chapter 1 Scroll

This text is the first chapter of the Daodejing / Tao Te Ching.

The text reads:
道可道、非常道。名可名、非常名。 無名天地之始 有名萬物之母。故常無欲以觀其妙、常有欲以觀其徼。此兩者同出而異名。同謂之玄。玄之又玄、衆妙之門。

This classical Chinese passage comes from the Mawangdui (馬王堆帛書) text.

Dr. Charle Muller translates it this way:

The Way that can be followed is not the eternal Way.
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The nameless is the origin of heaven and earth
While naming is the origin of the myriad things.
Therefore, always desireless, you see the mystery
Ever desiring, you see the manifestations.
These two are the same—
When they appear they are named differently.
This sameness is the mystery,
Mystery within mystery;
The door to all marvels.


Dr. Muller's translation of all 81 Daodejing chapters

Shaolin Generational Poem

sōng shān shào lín sì cáo dòng zhèng zōng chuán xù qī shí zì bèi jué fú huì zhì zǐ jiào le 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 yong
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll

This is a poem, including title, that celebrates the tactics and virtues of the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks for future generations.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Daoism
Taoism
michi / -dodào / dao4 / daotao
Art of Healing醫道
医道
idou / idoyī dào / yi1 dao4 / yi dao / yidaoi tao / itao
Dawn道恩dào ēn / dao4 en1 / dao en / daoentao en / taoen
Dogen道元dou gen / dougen / do gen / dogendào yuán / dao4 yuan2 / dao yuan / daoyuantao yüan / taoyüan
Dojo
Martial Arts Studio
道場
道场
dou jou / doujou / do jo / dojodào cháng
dao4 chang2
dao chang
daochang
tao ch`ang
taochang
tao chang
Doug道格dào gē / dao4 ge1 / dao ge / daogetao ko / taoko
The Dao of Filial Piety孝道kou dou / koudou / ko do / kodoxiào dào / xiao4 dao4 / xiao dao / xiaodaohsiao tao / hsiaotao
Four Noble Truths: Path Leading Away From Suffering道諦
道谛
doutai / dotaidào dì / dao4 di4 / dao di / daoditao ti / taoti
Judo柔道juu dou / juudou / ju do / judoróu dào / rou2 dao4 / rou dao / roudaojou tao / joutao
Martial Arts
Budo
武道bu dou / budou / bu do / budowǔ dào / wu3 dao4 / wu dao / wudaowu tao / wutao
The Middle Way中道chuu dou / chuudou / chu do / chudozhōng dào
zhong1 dao4
zhong dao
zhongdao
chung tao
chungtao
Pirate
Viking
海盜
海盗
hǎi dào / hai3 dao4 / hai dao / haidaohai tao / haitao
Seeking Truth求道gu dou / gudou / gu do / gudoqiú dào / qiu2 dao4 / qiu dao / qiudaoch`iu tao / chiutao / chiu tao
Shinto神道shin tou / shin dou
shintou / shindou
shin to / shin do
shinto / shindo
shén dào / shen2 dao4 / shen dao / shendaoshen tao / shentao
The Tao or Dao of Being Human
Humanity
人道jindou / jindorén dào / ren2 dao4 / ren dao / rendaojen tao / jentao
Tao
Dao of the Heart
Soul
心道xīn dào / xin1 dao4 / xin dao / xindaohsin tao / hsintao
Daoism
Taoism
道教doukyou / dokyodào jiào / dao4 jiao4 / dao jiao / daojiaotao chiao / taochiao
Taoist
Daoist
道士dou shi / doushi / do shi / doshidào shì / dao4 shi4 / dao shi / daoshitao shih / taoshih
True Religion
Buddha Truth
實道
实道
jitsu dou / jitsudou / jitsu do / jitsudoshí dào / shi2 dao4 / shi dao / shidaoshih tao / shihtao
Walk in the Way行道yukimichixíng dào / xing2 dao4 / xing dao / xingdaohsing tao / hsingtao
The Way of Tea茶道cha dou / chadou / cha do / chadochá dào / cha2 dao4 / cha dao / chadaoch`a tao / chatao / cha tao
Adell雅道爾
雅道尔
yǎ dào ěr
ya3 dao4 er3
ya dao er
yadaoer
ya tao erh
yataoerh
Adolf阿道夫ā dào fū
a1 dao4 fu1
a dao fu
adaofu
a tao fu
ataofu
Adolfo阿道弗ē dào fú
e1 dao4 fu2
e dao fu
edaofu
o tao fu
otaofu
Adolph阿道夫ā dào fū
a1 dao4 fu1
a dao fu
adaofu
a tao fu
ataofu
Adolphe阿道夫ā dào fū
a1 dao4 fu1
a dao fu
adaofu
a tao fu
ataofu
Aikido合氣道
合気道
ai ki dou / aikidou / ai ki do / aikidohé qì dào
he2 qi4 dao4
he qi dao
heqidao
ho ch`i tao
hochitao
ho chi tao
Andorra安道爾
安道尔
ān dào ěr
an1 dao4 er3
an dao er
andaoer
an tao erh
antaoerh
Bushido
The Way of the Samurai
武士道bu shi do / bushidowǔ shì dào
wu3 shi4 dao4
wu shi dao
wushidao
wu shih tao
wushihtao
Dalton道爾頓
道尔顿
dào ěr dùn
dao4 er3 dun4
dao er dun
daoerdun
tao erh tun
taoerhtun
Daodejing
Tao Te Ching
道德經
道德经
dào dé jīng
dao4 de2 jing1
dao de jing
daodejing
tao te ching
taoteching
Goshin-Do護身道
护身道
gou shin dou
goushindou
go shin do
goshindo
hù shēn dào
hu4 shen1 dao4
hu shen dao
hushendao
hu shen tao
hushentao
Hapkido合氣道
合气道
ai ki do / aikidohé qì dào
he2 qi4 dao4
he qi dao
heqidao
ho ch`i tao
hochitao
ho chi tao
Jeet Kune Do截拳道sekken dou / sekkendou / seken do / sekendojié quán dào
jie2 quan2 dao4
jie quan dao
jiequandao
chieh ch`üan tao
chiehchüantao
chieh chüan tao
Tang Soo Do
Tang Hand Way
唐手道kara te do / karatedotáng shǒu dào
tang2 shou3 dao4
tang shou dao
tangshoudao
t`ang shou tao
tangshoutao
tang shou tao
Karate-Do空手道kara te dou
karatedou
kara te do
karatedo
kōng shǒu dào
kong1 shou3 dao4
kong shou dao
kongshoudao
k`ung shou tao
kungshoutao
kung shou tao
Kobudo古武道ku bu dou / kubudou / ku bu do / kubudogǔ wǔ dào
gu3 wu3 dao4
gu wu dao
guwudao
ku wu tao
kuwutao
Kyuki-Do擊氣道
击气道
jī qì dào
ji1 qi4 dao4
ji qi dao
jiqidao
chi ch`i tao
chichitao
chi chi tao
Midori密道麗
密道丽
mì dào lì
mi4 dao4 li4
mi dao li
midaoli
mi tao li
mitaoli
The Noble Eightfold Path八正道ha sshou dou
hasshoudou
ha sho do
hashodo
bā zhèng dào
ba1 zheng4 dao4
ba zheng dao
bazhengdao
pa cheng tao
pachengtao
Randall蘭道爾
兰道尔
lán dào ěr
lan2 dao4 er3
lan dao er
landaoer
lan tao erh
lantaoerh
Randolph倫道夫
伦道夫
lún dào fū
lun2 dao4 fu1
lun dao fu
lundaofu
lun tao fu
luntaofu
Rodolfo魯道夫
鲁道夫
lǔ dào fū
lu3 dao4 fu1
lu dao fu
ludaofu
lu tao fu
lutaofu
Roldao羅爾道
罗尔道
luó ěr dào
luo2 er3 dao4
luo er dao
luoerdao
lo erh tao
loerhtao
Rudolf魯道夫
鲁道夫
lǔ dào fū
lu3 dao4 fu1
lu dao fu
ludaofu
lu tao fu
lutaofu
Scarecrow稻草人dào cǎo rén
dao4 cao3 ren2
dao cao ren
daocaoren
tao ts`ao jen
taotsaojen
tao tsao jen
Taekwondo跆拳道te kon do / tekondotái quán dào
tai2 quan2 dao4
tai quan dao
taiquandao
t`ai ch`üan tao
taichüantao
tai chüan tao
Udoka尤道卡yóu dào kǎ
you2 dao4 ka3
you dao ka
youdaoka
yu tao k`a
yutaoka
yu tao ka
The Way of the Wave浪之道làng zhī dào
lang4 zhi1 dao4
lang zhi dao
langzhidao
lang chih tao
langchihtao
The Way of the Dragon龍之道
龙之道
lóng zhī dào
long2 zhi1 dao4
long zhi dao
longzhidao
lung chih tao
lungchihtao
Adolphus阿道夫ē dào fū
e1 dao4 fu1
e dao fu
edaofu
o tao fu
otaofu
Ethics
Ethical
Morality
道德
道德 / 道徳
dou toku / doutoku / do toku / dotokudào dé / dao4 de2 / dao de / daodetao te / taote
Kendo
The Way of the Sword
剱道 / 劍道
剣道
kendou / kendojiàn dào / jian4 dao4 / jian dao / jiandaochien tao / chientao
Zendo
The Zen Way
禅道 / 禪道
禅道
zen dou / zendou / zen do / zendochán dào / chan2 dao4 / chan dao / chandaoch`an tao / chantao / chan tao
Better to be Happy than Rich安貧樂道
安贫乐道
ān pín lè dào
an1 pin2 le4 dao4
an pin le dao
anpinledao
an p`in le tao
anpinletao
an pin le tao
Douglas道格拉斯dào gē lā sī
dao4 ge1 la1 si1
dao ge la si
daogelasi
tao ko la ssu
taokolassu
Douglass道格拉斯dào gé lā sī
dao4 ge2 la1 si1
dao ge la si
daogelasi
tao ko la ssu
taokolassu
Haidong Gumdo海東劍道
海东剑道
hǎi dǒng jiàn dào
hai3 dong3 jian4 dao4
hai dong jian dao
haidongjiandao
hai tung chien tao
haitungchientao
Heaven Blesses the Diligent天道酬勤tiān dào chóu qín
tian1 dao4 chou2 qin2
tian dao chou qin
tiandaochouqin
t`ien tao ch`ou ch`in
tientaochouchin
tien tao chou chin
Intuitive Wisdom
Inner Light
一道神光ichidou no shinkou
ichidounoshinkou
ichido no shinko
ichidonoshinko
yī dào shén guāng
yi1 dao4 shen2 guang1
yi dao shen guang
yidaoshenguang
i tao shen kuang
itaoshenkuang
The Nature of Martial Arts自然武道shi zen bu do
shizenbudo
zì rán wǔ dào
zi4 ran2 wu3 dao4
zi ran wu dao
ziranwudao
tzu jan wu tao
tzujanwutao
No Apologies沒有道歉
没有道歉
méi yǒu dào qiàn
mei2 you3 dao4 qian4
mei you dao qian
meiyoudaoqian
mei yu tao ch`ien
meiyutaochien
mei yu tao chien
Rudolph魯道爾夫
鲁道尔夫
lǔ dào ěr fū
lu3 dao4 er3 fu1
lu dao er fu
ludaoerfu
lu tao erh fu
lutaoerhfu
Tai Chi Chuan Dao
Tai Ji Quan Dao
太極拳道
太极拳道
tài jí quán dào
tai4 ji2 quan2 dao4
tai ji quan dao
taijiquandao
t`ai chi ch`üan tao
taichichüantao
tai chi chüan tao
The Way of Five Pecks of Rice五斗米道gotobeidou / gotobeidowǔ dǒu mǐ dào
wu3 dou3 mi3 dao4
wu dou mi dao
wudoumidao
wu tou mi tao
wutoumitao
Lion Judo獅子柔道
狮子柔道
shi shi juu dou
shishijuudou
shi shi ju do
shishijudo
shī zi róu dào
shi1 zi5 rou2 dao4
shi zi rou dao
shiziroudao
shih tzu jou tao
shihtzujoutao
Art of War: 5 Points of Analysis道天地將法
道天地将法
dou ten chi shou hou
doutenchishouhou
do ten chi sho ho
dotenchishoho
dào tiān dì jiàng fǎ
dao4 tian1 di4 jiang4 fa3
dao tian di jiang fa
daotiandijiangfa
tao t`ien ti chiang fa
taotientichiangfa
tao tien ti chiang fa
Spirit of Taekwondo跆拳道精神te kon do sei shin
tekondoseishin
tái quán dào jīng shen
tai2 quan2 dao4 jing1 shen2
tai quan dao jing shen
taiquandaojingshen
t`ai ch`üan tao ching shen
taichüantaochingshen
tai chüan tao ching shen
From Here to Eternity從這里到永恆
从这里到永恒
cóng zhè lǐ dào yǒng héng
cong2 zhe4 li3 dao4 yong3 heng2
cong zhe li dao yong heng
congzhelidaoyongheng
ts`ung che li tao yung heng
tsungchelitaoyungheng
tsung che li tao yung heng
Shotokan Karate-Do鬆濤館空手道
松涛館空手道
shou tou kan kara te dou
shoutoukankaratedou
sho to kan kara te do
shotokankaratedo
sōng tāo guǎn kōng shǒu dào
song1 tao1 guan3 kong1 shou3 dao4
song tao guan kong shou dao
songtaoguankongshoudao
sung t`ao kuan k`ung shou tao
sungtaokuankungshoutao
sung tao kuan kung shou tao
Do not take action until the time is right不到火候不揭鍋
不到火候不揭锅
bù dào huǒ hou bù jiē guō
bu4 dao4 huo3 hou bu4 jie1 guo1
bu dao huo hou bu jie guo
budaohuohoubujieguo
pu tao huo hou pu chieh kuo
putaohuohoupuchiehkuo
Four Noble Truths (Full List)苦諦集諦滅諦道諦
苦谛集谛灭谛道谛
kutai jittai mettai doutai
kutaijittaimettaidoutai
kutai jittai mettai dotai
kutaijittaimettaidotai
kǔ dì jí dì miè dì dào dì
ku3 di4 ji2 di4 mie4 di4 dao4 di4
ku di ji di mie di dao di
kudijidimiedidaodi
k`u ti chi ti mieh ti tao ti
kutichitimiehtitaoti
ku ti chi ti mieh ti tao ti
Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai日本空手道玄武會
日本空手道玄武会
ni ppon kara te dou gen bu kai
nipponkaratedougenbukai
ni pon kara te do gen bu kai
niponkaratedogenbukai
rì běn kōng shǒu dào xuán wǔ huì
ri4 ben3 kong1 shou3 dao4 xuan2 wu3 hui4
ri ben kong shou dao xuan wu hui
jih pen k`ung shou tao hsüan wu hui
jih pen kung shou tao hsüan wu hui
Freedom from Anger and Worry Yields Longevity不氣不愁活到白頭
不气不愁活到白头
bù qì bù chóu huó dào bái tóu
bu4 qi4 bu4 chou2 huo2 dao4 bai2 tou2
bu qi bu chou huo dao bai tou
buqibuchouhuodaobaitou
pu ch`i pu ch`ou huo tao pai t`ou
puchipuchouhuotaopaitou
pu chi pu chou huo tao pai tou
Shito-Ryu Ki-Me-Kan Karate-Do糸東流氣目館空手道
糸东流気目馆空手道
shito-ryu ki-me-kan karate-dou
shito-ryu ki-me-kan karate-do
shito-ryuki-me-kankarate-do
mì dōng liú qì mù guǎn kōng shǒu dào
mi4 dong1 liu2 qi4 mu4 guan3 kong1 shou3 dao4
mi dong liu qi mu guan kong shou dao
mi tung liu ch`i mu kuan k`ung shou tao
mi tung liu chi mu kuan kung shou tao
Comparison Leads to Truth and Enlightenment不比不知道一比嚇一跳
不比不知道一比吓一跳
bù bǐ bù zhī dào yī bǐ xià yì tiào
bu4 bi3 bu4 zhi1 dao4 yi1 bi3 xia4 yi4 tiao4
bu bi bu zhi dao yi bi xia yi tiao
pu pi pu chih tao i pi hsia i t`iao
pu pi pu chih tao i pi hsia i tiao
The Foundation of Good Conduct誌于道據于德依于仁遊于藝
志于道据于德依于仁游于艺
zhì yú dào jù yú dé yī yú rén yóu yú yì
zhi4 yu2 dao4 ju4 yu2 de2 yi1 yu2 ren2 you2 yu2 yi4
zhi yu dao ju yu de yi yu ren you yu yi
chih yü tao chü yü te i yü jen yu yü i
Shotokan Aikido鬆濤館合氣道 (Old Japanese/Chinese)
松涛館合気道 (Modern Japanese)
shou tou kan ai ki dou
shoutoukanaikidou
sho to kan ai ki do
shotokanaikido
sōng tāo guǎn hé qì dào
song1 tao1 guan3 he2 qi4 dao4
song tao guan he qi dao
songtaoguanheqidao
sung t`ao kuan ho ch`i tao
sungtaokuanhochitao
sung tao kuan ho chi tao
John 14:18我不撇下你們為孤兒我必到你們這里來
我不撇下你们为孤儿我必到你们这里来
wǒ bù piě xià nǐ mén wéi gū ér wǒ bì dào nǐ mén zhè lǐ lái
wo3 bu4 pie3 xia4 ni3 men2 wei2 gu1 er2 wo3 bi4 dao4 ni3 men2 zhe4 li3 lai2
wo bu pie xia ni men wei gu er wo bi dao ni men zhe li lai
wo pu p`ieh hsia ni men wei ku erh wo pi tao ni men che li lai
wo pu pieh hsia ni men wei ku erh wo pi tao ni men che li lai
Taekwondo Tenets
Spirit of Taekwon-do
跆拳道精神禮義廉耻忍耐克己百折不屈
跆拳道精神礼义廉耻忍耐克己百折不屈
tái quán dào jīng shén lǐ yì lián chǐ rěn nài kè jǐ bǎi zhé bù qū
tai2 quan2 dao4 jing1 shen2 li3 yi4 lian2 chi3 ren3 nai4 ke4 ji3 bai3 zhe2 bu4 qu1
tai quan dao jing shen li yi lian chi ren nai ke ji bai zhe bu qu
t`ai ch`üan tao ching shen li i lien ch`ih jen nai k`o chi pai che pu ch`ü
tai chüan tao ching shen li i lien chih jen nai ko chi pai che pu chü
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark信唸是在黎明前的黑闇中能感到光明的鳥
信念是在黎明前的黑暗中能感到光明的鸟
xìn niǎn shì zài lí míng qián de hēi àn zhōng néng gǎn dào guāng míng de niǎo
xin4 nian3 shi4 zai4 li2 ming2 qian2 de hei1 an4 zhong1 neng2 gan3 dao4 guang1 ming2 de niao3
xin nian shi zai li ming qian de hei an zhong neng gan dao guang ming de niao
hsin nien shih tsai li ming ch`ien te hei an chung neng kan tao kuang ming te niao
hsin nien shih tsai li ming chien te hei an chung neng kan tao kuang ming te niao
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do國家忠誠父母孝道朋友有信殺生有擇臨戰無退
国家忠诚父母孝道朋友有信杀生有择临战无退
guó jiā zhōng chéng fù mǔ xiào dào péng yǒu yǒu xìn shā shēng yǒu zé lín zhàn wú tuì
guo2 jia1 zhong1 cheng2 fu4 mu3 xiao4 dao4 peng2 you3 you3 xin4 sha1 sheng1 you3 ze2 lin2 zhan4 wu2 tui4
guo jia zhong cheng fu mu xiao dao peng you you xin sha sheng you ze lin zhan wu tui
kuo chia chung ch`eng fu mu hsiao tao p`eng yu yu hsin sha sheng yu tse lin chan wu t`ui
kuo chia chung cheng fu mu hsiao tao peng yu yu hsin sha sheng yu tse lin chan wu tui
Tom Clan Generational Poem爾昌友延嗣捷開文裔光宗傳世澤遠晉本立道隆積善家國重學業廣成芳
尔昌友延嗣捷开文裔光宗传世泽远晋本立道隆积善家国重学业广成芳
ěr chāng yǒu yán sì jié kāi wén yì guāng zōng chuán shì zé yuǎn jìn běn lì dào lóng jī shàn jiā guó zhòng xué yè guǎng chéng fāng
er3 chang1 you3 yan2 si4 jie2 kai1 wen2 yi4 guang1 zong1 chuan2 shi4 ze2 yuan3 jin4 ben3 li4 dao4 long2 ji1 shan4 jia1 guo2 zhong4 xue2 ye4 guang3 cheng2 fang1
er chang you yan si jie kai wen yi guang zong chuan shi ze yuan jin ben li dao long ji shan jia guo zhong xue ye guang cheng fang
erh ch`ang yu yen ssu chieh k`ai wen i kuang tsung ch`uan shih tse yüan chin pen li tao lung chi shan chia kuo chung hsüeh yeh kuang ch`eng fang
erh chang yu yen ssu chieh kai wen i kuang tsung chuan shih tse yüan chin pen li tao lung chi shan chia kuo chung hsüeh yeh kuang cheng fang
Daodejing
Tao Te Ching - Chapter 9
持而盈之不如其已揣而梲之不可長保金玉滿堂莫之能守富貴而驕自遺其咎功遂身退天之道
持而盈之不如其已揣而梲之不可长保金玉满堂莫之能守富贵而骄自遗其咎功遂身退天之道
chí ér yíng zhī bù rú qí yǐ chuǎi ér zhī bù kě cháng bǎo jīn yù mǎn táng mò zhī néng shǒu fù guì ér jiāo zì yí qí jiù gōng suì shēn tuì tiān zhī dào
chi2 er2 ying2 zhi1 bu4 ru2 qi2 yi3 chuai3 er2 棁 zhi1 bu4 ke3 chang2 bao3 jin1 yu4 man3 tang2 mo4 zhi1 neng2 shou3 fu4 gui4 er2 jiao1 zi4 yi2 qi2 jiu4 gong1 sui4 shen1 tui4 tian1 zhi1 dao4
chi er ying zhi bu ru qi yi chuai er 棁 zhi bu ke chang bao jin yu man tang mo zhi neng shou fu gui er jiao zi yi qi jiu gong sui shen tui tian zhi dao
ch`ih erh ying chih pu ju ch`i i ch`uai erh chih pu k`o ch`ang pao chin yü man t`ang mo chih neng shou fu kuei erh chiao tzu i ch`i chiu kung sui shen t`ui t`ien chih tao
chih erh ying chih pu ju chi i chuai erh chih pu ko chang pao chin yü man tang mo chih neng shou fu kuei erh chiao tzu i chi chiu kung sui shen tui tien chih tao
Daodejing
Tao Te Ching - Chapter 1
道可道非常道名可名非常名無名天地之始有名萬物之母故常無欲以觀其妙常有欲以觀其徼此兩者同出而異名同謂之玄玄之又玄衆妙之門
道可道非常道名可名非常名无名天地之始有名万物之母故常无欲以观其妙常有欲以观其徼此两者同出而异名同谓之玄玄之又玄众妙之门
dào kě dào fēi cháng dào míng kě míng fēi cháng míng wú míng tiān dì zhī shǐ yǒu míng wàn wù zhī mǔ gù cháng wú yù yǐ guān qí miào cháng yǒu yù yǐ guān qí zhēng cǐ liǎng zhě tóng chū ér yì míng tóng wèi zhī xuán xuán zhī yòu xuán zhòng miào zhī mén
dao4 ke3 dao4 fei1 chang2 dao4 ming2 ke3 ming2 fei1 chang2 ming2 wu2 ming2 tian1 di4 zhi1 shi3 you3 ming2 wan4 wu4 zhi1 mu3 gu4 chang2 wu2 yu4 yi3 guan1 qi2 miao4 chang2 you3 yu4 yi3 guan1 qi2 jiao3 ci3 liang3 zhe3 tong2 chu1 er2 yi4 ming2 tong2 wei4 zhi1 xuan2 xuan2 zhi1 you4 xuan2 zhong4 miao4 zhi1 men2
dao ke dao fei chang dao ming ke ming fei chang ming wu ming tian di zhi shi you ming wan wu zhi mu gu chang wu yu yi guan qi miao chang you yu yi guan qi jiao ci liang zhe tong chu er yi ming tong wei zhi xuan xuan zhi you xuan zhong miao zhi men
tao k`o tao fei ch`ang tao ming k`o ming fei ch`ang ming wu ming t`ien ti chih shih yu ming wan wu chih mu ku ch`ang wu yü i kuan ch`i miao ch`ang yu yü i kuan ch`i chiao tz`u liang che t`ung ch`u erh i ming t`ung wei chih hsüan hsüan chih yu hsüan chung miao chih men
tao ko tao fei chang tao ming ko ming fei chang ming wu ming tien ti chih shih yu ming wan wu chih mu ku chang wu yü i kuan chi miao chang yu yü i kuan chi chiao tzu liang che tung chu erh i ming tung wei chih hsüan hsüan chih yu hsüan chung miao chih men
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 le 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 yong
song1 shan1 shao4 lin2 si4 cao2 dong4 zheng4 zong1 chuan2 xu4 qi1 shi2 zi4 bei4 jue2 fu2 hui4 zhi4 zi3 jiao4 le5 ben3 yuan2 ke3 wu4 zhou1 hong2 pu3 guang3 zong1 dao4 qing4 tong2 xuan2 zu3 qing1 jing4 zhen1 ru2 hai3 zhan4 ji4 chun2 zhen1 su4 de2 xing2 yong
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
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.


Not the results for dao4 that you were looking for?

Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your dao4 search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

see styles
dào
    dao4
tao
 dou / do
    どう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
road; path; CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3]; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) circuit (administrative division)
(1) (abbreviation) (See 道・みち・1) road; path; street; route; (2) (See 道・みち・5) way; set of practices; rules for conducting oneself; (3) Buddhist teachings; (4) Taoism; (5) modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido); (6) historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.); (7) province (Tang-era administrative region of China); (8) province (modern administrative region of Korea); (personal name) Wataru
mārga. A way, road; the right path; principle, Truth, Reason, Logos, Cosmic energy; to lead; to say. The way of transmigration by which one arrives at a good or bad existence; any of the six gati, or paths of destiny. The way of bodhi, or enlightenment leading to nirvāṇa through spiritual stages. Essential nirvāṇa, in which absolute freedom reigns. For the eightfold noble path v. 八聖道.; The two Ways: (1) (a) 無礙道 or 無間道 The open or unhindered way, or the way of removing all obstacles or intervention, i. e. all delusion; (b) 解脫道 the way of release, by realization of truth. (2) (a) 難行道 The hard way of "works", i. e. by the six pāramitā and the disciplines. (b) 易行道 the easy way salvation, by the invocation of Amitābha. (3) (a) 有漏道 The way of reincarnation or mortality; (b) 無漏 the enlightened way of escape from the miseries of transmigration. (4) (a) 教道 The way of instruction; (b) 證道 the way of realization. (5) The two lower excretory organs.

中道

see styles
zhōng dào
    zhong1 dao4
chung tao
 nakamichi
    なかみち
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
road through the middle; middle road; (place-name, surname) Nakamichi
The 'mean' has various interpretations. In general it denotes the mean between two extremes, and has special reference to the mean between realism and nihilism, or eternal substantial existence and annihilation; this 'mean' is found in a third principle between the two, suggesting the idea of a realm of mind or spirit beyond the terminology of 有 or 無, substance or nothing, or, that which has form, and is therefore measurable and ponderable, and its opposite of total non-existence. See 中論. The following four Schools define the term according to their several scriptures: the 法相 School describes it as the 唯識, v. 唯識中道; the 三論 School as the 八不 eight negations, v. 三論; the Tiantai as 實相 the true reality; and the Huayan as the 法界 dharmadhātu. Four forms of the Mean are given by the 三論玄義; middle way

人道

see styles
rén dào
    ren2 dao4
jen tao
 jindou(p); nindou / jindo(p); nindo
    じんどう(P); にんどう
human sympathy; humanitarianism; humane; the "human way", one of the stages in the cycle of reincarnation (Buddhism); sexual intercourse
(1) humanity; (2) sidewalk; footpath; (3) (にんどう only) {Buddh} (See 六道) human realm
rebirth as a human being

古道

see styles
dào
    gu3 dao4
ku tao
 kodou; furumichi / kodo; furumichi
    こどう; ふるみち
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
ancient road; precepts of the antiquity
(1) old road; ancient road; (2) (こどう only) ancient methods; ancient moral teachings; the way of learning; (place-name, surname) Furumichi

實道


实道

see styles
shí dào
    shi2 dao4
shih tao
 jitsudō
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
The true way, the true religion, absolute Buddha-truth.

柔道

see styles
róu dào
    rou2 dao4
jou tao
 juudou / judo
    じゅうどう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
judo
judo

求道

see styles
qiú dào
    qiu2 dao4
ch`iu tao
    chiu tao
 kyuudou; gudou / kyudo; gudo
    きゅうどう; ぐどう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
seeking for truth; (personal name) Motomichi
to seek (practice for, strive for) enlightenment

海盜


海盗

see styles
hǎi dào
    hai3 dao4
hai tao
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
pirate

神道

see styles
shén dào
    shen2 dao4
shen tao
 shintou(p); shindou / shinto(p); shindo
    しんとう(P); しんどう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Shinto (Japanese religion)
Shinto; Shintoism; (surname) Jindou
The spirit world of devas, asuras, and pretas. Psychology, or the doctrines concerning the soul. The teaching of Buddha. Shinto, the Way of the Gods, a Japanese national religion; the spiritual path

茶道

see styles
chá dào
    cha2 dao4
ch`a tao
    cha tao
 sadou(p); chadou(ok)(p) / sado(p); chado(ok)(p)
    さどう(P); ちゃどう(ok)(P)
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Japanese tea ceremony; sado
tea ceremony; Way of Tea; (place-name) Chadou
the way of tea

行道

see styles
xíng dào
    xing2 dao4
hsing tao
 gyōdō
    ゆきみち
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
route (when going somewhere); way (to get somewhere); (surname, given name) Yukimichi
To walk in the way, follow the Buddha-truth; to make procession round an image, especially of the Buddha, with the right shoulder towards it; to follow the path

道元

see styles
dào yuán
    dao4 yuan2
tao yüan
 Dōgen
    みちもと
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
(surname) Michimoto
The beginning of right doctrine, i.e. faith; the origin of the way

道場


道场

see styles
dào chǎng
    dao4 chang3
tao ch`ang
    tao chang
 doujou / dojo
    どうじょう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Taoist or Buddhist rite; abbr. for 菩提道場|菩提道场[Pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3]
(1) dojo; hall used for martial arts training; (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 菩提道場) manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment); (surname) Michiba
Truth-plot. bodhimaṇḍala, circle, or place of enlightenment. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment. A place, or method, for attaining to Buddha-truth. An object of or place for religious offerings. A place for teaching, learning, or practising religion; site of enlightenment

道士

see styles
dào shì
    dao4 shi4
tao shih
 doushi / doshi
    どうし
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Daoist priest
a person of high morals; a Taoist; (personal name) Michishi
A Taoist (hermit), also applied to Buddhists, and to Śākyamuni; Daoists

道德

see styles
dào
    dao4 de2
tao te
 dōtoku
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
virtue; morality; ethics; CL:種|种[zhong3]
the virtues of the (Buddha-)Path

道教

see styles
dào jiào
    dao4 jiao4
tao chiao
 doukyou / dokyo
    どうきょう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Taoism; Daoism (Chinese system of beliefs)
Taoism; Daoism; (personal name) Michinori
Taoism. The teaching of the right way, i.e. of Buddhism; Daoism

道諦


道谛

see styles
dào
    dao4 di4
tao ti
 doutai / dotai
    どうたい
{Buddh} (See 四諦) truth of the way to the cessation of suffering
mārga, the dogma of the path leading to the extinction of passion, the fourth of the four axioms, i.e. the eightfold noble path, v. 八聖道; truth of the Way

醫道


医道

see styles
dào
    yi1 dao4
i tao
 idō
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
art of healing; medical skill
art of healing

八正道

see styles
bā zhèng dào
    ba1 zheng4 dao4
pa cheng tao
 hasshōdō
    はっしょうどう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
the Eight-fold Noble Way (Buddhism)
(Buddhist term) noble eightfold path
(八正道分) Āryamārga. The eight right or correct ways, the "eightfold noble path" for the arhat to nirvāṇa; also styled 八道船, 八正門, 八由行, 八游行, 八聖道支, 八道行, 八直行, 八直道. The eight are: (1) 正見Samyag-dṛṣṭi, correct views in regard to the Four Axioms, and freedom from the common delusion. (2) 正思 Samyak-saṁkalpa, correct thought and purpose. (3) 正語 Samyag-vāc, correct speech, avoidance of false and idle talk. (4) 正業 Samyak-karmānta, correct deed, or conduct, getting rid of all improper action so as to dwell in purity. (5) 正命 Smnyag-ājīva, correct livelihood or occupation, avoiding the five immoral occupations. (6) 正精進 Samyag-vyāyāma, correct zeal, or energy in uninterrupted progress in the way of nirvāṇa. (7) 正念 Samyak-smṛti, correct remembrance, or memory, which retains the true and excludes the false. (8) 正定 Samyak-samadhi, correct meditation, absorption, or abstraction. The 正 means of course Buddhist orthodoxy, anything contrary to this being 邪 or heterodox, and wrong; eightfold correct path

合氣道


合气道

see styles
hé qì dào
    he2 qi4 dao4
ho ch`i tao
    ho chi tao
 aikidou / aikido
    あいきどう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
aikido (Japanese martial art); hapkido (Korean martial art)
(out-dated kanji) (martial arts term) aikido

唐手道

see styles
táng shǒu dào
    tang2 shou3 dao4
t`ang shou tao
    tang shou tao
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Tang soo do (Korean martial art)

安道爾


安道尔

see styles
ān dào ěr
    an1 dao4 er3
an tao erh
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Andorra

截拳道

see styles
jié quán dào
    jie2 quan2 dao4
chieh ch`üan tao
    chieh chüan tao
 jiikundoo / jikundoo
    ジークンドー
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Jeet Kun Do or Way of the Intercepting Fist, a fusion of Eastern and Western martial arts led by Bruce Lee 李小龍|李小龙[Li3 Xiao3 long2]
{MA} Jeet Kune Do; Way of the Intercepting Fist (martial art founded by Bruce Lee)

武士道

see styles
wǔ shì dào
    wu3 shi4 dao4
wu shih tao
 bushidou / bushido
    ぶしどう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
bushidō or way of the warrior, samurai code of chivalry
Bushido; samurai code of chivalry

稻草人

see styles
dào cǎo rén
    dao4 cao3 ren2
tao ts`ao jen
    tao tsao jen
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
scarecrow

空手道

see styles
kōng shǒu dào
    kong1 shou3 dao4
k`ung shou tao
    kung shou tao
 karatedou / karatedo
    からてどう
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
karate
the way of karate; karate

跆拳道

see styles
tái quán dào
    tai2 quan2 dao4
t`ai ch`üan tao
    tai chüan tao
 tekondoo; tekondo
    テコンドー; テコンド
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
taekwondo (Korean martial art)
(kana only) taekwondo (kor:); tae kwon do

道德經


道德经

see styles
dào dé jīng
    dao4 de2 jing1
tao te ching
 Dōtoku kyō
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
the Book of Dao by Laozi or Lao-Tze, the sacred text of Daoism
Daode jing

道爾頓


道尔顿

see styles
dào ěr dùn
    dao4 er3 dun4
tao erh tun
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Dalton (name); John Dalton (1766-1844), British scientist who contributed to atomic theory

see styles
dào
    dao4
tao
 
    さかしま
to place upside down; to invert; to pour; to throw out; to move backwards; however; actually; as a matter of fact; contrary to expectation
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) reverse; inversion; upside down; (2) unreasonable; absurd; wrong; (n-pref,n) inverse; reverse
To fall, lie down; to pour; upside down, inverted, perverted; on the contrary.

Many custom options...


Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll
Shaolin Generational Poem Scroll


And formats...

Shaolin Generational Poem Vertical Portrait
Shaolin Generational Poem Horizontal Wall Scroll
Shaolin Generational Poem Vertical Portrait
Dictionary

Lookup Dao4 in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

7 VirtuesA Journey of a Thousand MilesA Moment of Time is as Precious as GoldAaliyahAbbyAbundance and ProsperityAchievement AccomplishmentAdamAdamsAddieAdelineAdnanAdvance Bravely Indomitable SpiritAfghanistanAidenAiki JujutsuAikoAileeAileenAimiAiniAireenAiriAishaAishuAkaneAkashAkilaAkitaAkumaAlanAlanaAlderAlexaAlexanderAlexandraAlexisAlfiAliaAliceAlinaAltarAlvaroAlways and ForeverAlyssaAmaliaAmanAmarAmazing GraceAmberAmenAmitAmonAmraAnandAnarchyAnatolyAndreaAndreiAngelAngelicaAngelinaAnilAnkitAnkitaAnnalynAnneAnuragAnyaAquariusAquinoArataArchangelArcherArchieAreebAriaAriesArigatoArisaArjayArjunArleneArmaanArmanArt of WarArtemArthurArunaArvinAryanAsuraAubreyAurielAutumnAvengerAwakeningAyakaAyanAzuraBai Zhe Bu NaoBaileyBalanceBalance EquilibriumBalanced LifeBanzaiBastiBe True to YourselfBe Water My FriendBeautiful SpiritBenedictBensonBernadineBest Friends ForeverBetelgeuseBeverleyBhavyaBibleBird ScrollBlacksmithBlancaBless This HouseBlessed by GodBlessed by HeavenBlessingBlessingsBloodless VictoryBloomingBody and Earth in UnityBoldBounce Back Stage a ComebackBoxingBoys Be AmbitiousBrandonBrave the WavesBrave WarriorBreatheBrennanBrittBroken SoulBrooksBrother and Sister BondBrotherhoodBrotherly LoveBruce LeeBrunoBuddyBujinBujinkanBullBushidoBushido CodeCaidenCalebCalmCamilleCandyCao CaoCaraCarlaCarlsonCaroCarolynCarpe DiemCarsonCelineCesarChandraCharanCharismaChen SurnameCheoCherieCherishCherry BlossomCherry Blossom ProverbChi EnergyChiaraChienChito-RyuChosen 1ChrisChristopherChung Shin Tong IlCindyClear MindCliffCobraCocoCodyColeenCollaborationConfuciusConnieConnorConradConsciousnessContemplationContentment

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 Dao4 Kanji, Dao4 Characters, Dao4 in Mandarin Chinese, Dao4 Characters, Dao4 in Chinese Writing, Dao4 in Japanese Writing, Dao4 in Asian Writing, Dao4 Ideograms, Chinese Dao4 symbols, Dao4 Hieroglyphics, Dao4 Glyphs, Dao4 in Chinese Letters, Dao4 Hanzi, Dao4 in Japanese Kanji, Dao4 Pictograms, Dao4 in the Chinese Written-Language, or Dao4 in the Japanese Written-Language.

5 people have searched for Dao4 in Chinese or Japanese in the past year.
Dao4 was last searched for by someone else on Oct 10th, 2021