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6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort

Samyag Vyayama / Samma Vayama
zhèng jīng jìn
sei shou jin
6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort Vertical Wall Scroll

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 | Noble Eightfold Path

Spare No Effort

bù yí yú lì
Spare No Effort Vertical Wall Scroll

This is a Chinese proverb that can be translated many ways. Here's some of them: go to any lengths; with all one's might; spare no pain; do one's utmost.

If you feel hard work and holding nothing back is your philosophy, then this is the phrase for you.

Put out a burning wood cart with a cup of water

An utterly inadequate measure
bēi shuǐ chē xīn
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杯水車薪 is a warning against a futile effort.

This proverb literally refers to one who is "trying to put out a burning cart of wood with a cup of water," or "throw a cup of water on a cartload of wood." The lesson to be learned is about using the right measure or tool for the job, and not to waste your effort if you are inadequately equipped for the task at hand - in other words the postscript should be "go get a bucket or a fire hose."


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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
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
Spare No Effort不遺餘力 / 不遺余力
不遗余力
bù yí yú lì
bu4 yi2 yu2 li4
bu yi yu li
buyiyuli
pu i yü li
puiyüli
Put out a burning wood cart with a cup of water杯水車薪
杯水车薪
bēi shuǐ chē xīn
bei1 shui3 che1 xin1
bei shui che xin
beishuichexin
pei shui ch`e hsin
peishuichehsin
pei shui che hsin
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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qiǎng / qiang3
ch`iang / chiang
 kyou / kyo / きょう
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to force; to compel; to strive; to make an effort
(suffix noun) (1) (ant: 弱・1) a little over; a little more than; (2) powerhouse; one of the biggest; one of the most powerful; (personal name) Tsuyomi
Strong, forceful, violent; to force; to strengthen; strong

功夫

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gōng fu / gong1 fu5
kung fu
 kanfuu;kunfuu / kanfu;kunfu / カンフー;クンフー
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skill; art; kung fu; labor; effort
(kana only) {MA} kung fu (chi: go'ngfu); (male given name) Norio
work

努力

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nǔ lì / nu3 li4
nu li
 doryoku / どりょく
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great effort; to strive; to try hard
(noun/participle) effort; exertion; endeavour; endeavor; hard work; striving; (surname) Nuriki
to strive

協力


协力

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xié lì / xie2 li4
hsieh li
 kyouryoku / kyoryoku / きょうりょく
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to unite in common effort
(n,vs,adj-no) cooperation; collaboration

自強


自强

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zì qiáng / zi4 qiang2
tzu ch`iang / tzu chiang
 jikyou / jikyo / じきょう
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to strive for self-improvement
(noun/participle) strenuous effort

正精進


正精进

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zhèng jīng jìn / zheng4 jing1 jin4
cheng ching chin
 shō shōjin
samyagvyāyāma, right effort, zeal, or progress, unintermitting perseverance, the sixth of the 八正道; 'right effort, to suppress the rising of evil states, to eradicate those which have arisen, to stimulate good states, and to perfect those which have come into being. ' Keith; correct effort

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chū / chu1
ch`u / chu
 de / で
to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; (used after a verb to indicate an outward direction or a positive result); classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
(n,n-suf) (1) coming out; going out; outflow; efflux; rising (of the Sun or the Moon); (2) attending (work); appearing (on stage); one's turn to go on; (3) start; beginning; (4) origins; background; person (or item) originating from ...; graduate of ...; native of ...; member of ... (lineage); (5) architectural member that projects outward; (6) highest point of the stern of a ship; (7) (kana only) (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb as 〜出がある or 〜出がない, etc.) amount (comprising something); amount of time or effort required to do something; (surname) De
To go out, come forth, put forth; exit; beyond; to emerge

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huá / hua2
hua
to row; to paddle; profitable; worth (the effort); it pays (to do something)

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gōng / gong1
kung
 kou / ko / こう
meritorious deed or service; achievement; result; service; accomplishment; work (physics)
(1) merit; success; meritorious deed; (2) achievement; accumulated experience; (male given name) Tsutomu
Merit, meritorious; achievement, hence 功力 achieving strength, earnest effort after the good); efficacy

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shào / shao4
shao
 tsutomu / つとむ
stimulate to effort
(female given name) Tsutomu

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láo / lao2
lao
 rou / ro / ろう
Japanese variant of 勞|劳
labor; labour; toil; trouble; pains; work; effort; striving; (given name) Rou

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miǎn / mian3
mien
 ben / まさる
to exhort; to make an effort
(given name) Masaru
to endeavor


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mài / mai4
mai
put forth effort

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shǒu / shou3
shou
 te / て
hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; CL:雙|双[shuang1],隻|只[zhi1]
(1) (occ. pronounced た when a prefix) (See お手・おて・1) hand; arm; (2) (colloquialism) (See お手・おて・3) forepaw; foreleg; (3) handle; (4) hand; worker; help; (5) trouble; care; effort; (6) means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship; (7) hand; handwriting; (8) kind; type; sort; (9) (See 手に入る) one's hands; one's possession; (10) (See 手に余る) ability to cope; (11) hand (of cards); (12) (See 山の手・1) direction; (n,n-suf,ctr) (13) move (in go, shogi, etc.); (surname) Tezaki
pāṇī; hasta; kara; hand, arm.


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mài / mai4
mai
 mai
to sell; to betray; to spare no effort; to show off or flaunt
To sell; to sell

一息

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yī xī / yi1 xi1
i hsi
 hitoiki / ひといき
(1) one breath; (2) time of one breath; (3) pause; break; rest; breather; (4) (as 一息に) (doing in) one go; doing without stopping; (5) small amount of effort; a little more effort
A breath, i.e. inspiration-cum-expiration; a rest, or cessation; a breath

一手

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yī shǒu / yi1 shou3
i shou
 hitote / ひとて
a skill; mastery of a trade; by oneself; without outside help
(1) one's own effort; doing single-handedly; (2) a game (of go, shogi, etc.); a match; (3) a dance; a (musical) composition; (4) a company (e.g. of soldiers); a group; a party; (5) one hand
one hand

一挙

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 ikkyo / いっきょ (n-adv,n) one effort; one action

丹精

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 tansei / tanse / たんせい (noun/participle) working earnestly; sincerity; diligence; effort; pains

丹誠

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 tansei / tanse / たんせい (noun/participle) working earnestly; sincerity; diligence; effort; pains

人力

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rén lì / ren2 li4
jen li
 jinriki;jinryoku / じんりき;じんりょく
manpower; labor power
human power; human strength; human effort; human agency

人手

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rén shǒu / ren2 shou3
jen shou
 hitode / ひとで
manpower; staff; human hand
(1) someone else's hands; someone else's possession; (2) hand (worker); aide; (3) labor; labour; work; manpower; effort; (4) help; assistance; (5) (human) hand; human act
a person's hand

人為


人为

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rén wéi / ren2 wei2
jen wei
 jini / じんい
artificial; man-made; having human cause or origin; human attempt or effort
(noun - becomes adjective with の) human work; human agency; art; artificiality

全力

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quán lì / quan2 li4
ch`üan li / chüan li
 zenryoku / ぜんりょく
with all one's strength; full strength; all-out (effort); fully (support)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) all one's power (strength, energy, efforts); one's utmost

力作

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lì zuò / li4 zuo4
li tso
 rikisaku / りきさく
to put effort into (work, farming, writing etc); a masterpiece
tour de force; painstaking piece of work; achievement; (given name) Rikisaku

力挫

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lì cuò / li4 cuo4
li ts`o / li tso
to win as a result of tenacious effort; to fight off tough competition

力求

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lì qiú / li4 qiu2
li ch`iu / li chiu
to make every effort to; striving to do one's best

加大

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jiā dà / jia1 da4
chia ta
to increase (e.g. one's effort)

加油

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jiā yóu / jia1 you2
chia yu
 jaayuu;jaayou / jayu;jayo / ジャーユー;ジャーヨウ
to add oil; to top up with gas; to refuel; to accelerate; to step on the gas; (fig.) to make an extra effort; to cheer sb on
(interjection) (See 頑張って) keep going (chi: jiāyóu); hang in there; go for it

加行

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jiā xíng / jia1 xing2
chia hsing
 kegyō / かぎょう
(surname) Kagyou
prayoga. Added progress, intensified effort, earnest endeavour; application

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