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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

Hou De Zai Wu

hòu dé zài wù
Hou De Zai Wu Scroll

This Chinese proverb means, "With great virtue, one can take charge of the world."

Known sometimes by the romanization Hou De Zai Wu, this famous phrase suggests that being ethical is the bridge to leadership. I wish our world leaders followed this.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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jià zhí
    jia4 zhi2
chia chih
value; worth; fig. values (ethical, cultural etc); CL:個|个[ge4]



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tiān lún
    tian1 lun2
t`ien lun
    tien lun
family bonds; ethical family relations
(given name) Tenrin


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 shikkou / shikko
(1) (ethical) mistake; (2) apraxia (inability to purposely perform some actions)


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Edo-period popularized blend of Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian ethical teachings (popularised)


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jiè xíng
    jie4 xing2
chieh hsing
 kaigyou / kaigyo
(Buddhism) to adhere strictly to the ethical precepts; asceticism
{Buddh} observing the precepts (of Buddhism)
to observe the precepts



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yáng zhū
    yang2 zhu1
yang chu
 youshu / yoshu
Yang Zhu (c. 440-360 BC), Chinese philosopher advocating ethical egoism
(personal name) Youshu


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 dougaku / dogaku
(1) ethics; moral philosophy; (2) (study of) Confucianism (esp. neo-Confucianism); (3) (study of) Taoism; (4) (See 石門心学) Edo-period popularized blend of Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian ethical teachings (popularised); (given name) Dōgaku


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(adjectival noun) ethical


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ethics; ethical viewpoint; moral value; sense of duty; sense of ethics



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sì niàn chù
    si4 nian4 chu4
ssu nien ch`u
    ssu nien chu
Four objects on which memory or the thought should dwell— the impurity of the body, that all sensations lead to suffering, that mind is impermanent, and that there is no such thing as an ego. There are other categories for thought or meditation.; (四念處觀); 四念住 smṛtyupasthāna. The fourfold stage of mindfulness, thought, or meditation that follows the 五停心觀 five-fold procedure for quieting the mind. This fourfold method, or objectivity of thought, is for stimulating the mind in ethical wisdom. It consists of contemplating (1) 身 the body as impure and utterly filthy; (2) 受 sensation, or consciousness, as always resulting in suffering; (3) 心 mind as impermanent, merely one sensation after another; (4) 法 things in general as being dependent and without a nature of their own. The four negate the ideas of permanence, joy, personality, and purity 常, 樂, 我, and 淨, i. e. the four 顚倒, but v. 四德. They are further subdivided into 別 and 總 particular and general, termed 別相念處 and 總相念處, and there are further subdivisions; four bases of mindfulness



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yì shóu yīn
    yi4 shou2 yin1
i shou yin
 ijuku in
vipāka-hetu heterogeneous cause, i.e. a cause producing a different effect, known as 無記 neutral, or not ethical, e.g. goodness resulting in pleasure, evil in pain; ripening cause


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 doutokuteki / dotokuteki
(adjectival noun) ethical; moral


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(noun or adjectival noun) ethical


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(yoji) decline (decay, corruption) of ethical standards


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(yoji) decline (decay, corruption) of ethical standards


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 rinrikitei / rinrikite
code of ethics; ethical code; ethical consideration; ethical provision; ethics regulation; honor (honour) code


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 kikouseigi / kikosegi
climate justice; climate change as an ethical and political issue


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(See 心学) Edo-period popularized blend of Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian ethical teachings (popularised)


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liáng zhī liáng néng
    liang2 zhi1 liang2 neng2
liang chih liang neng
 ryouchiryounou / ryochiryono
instinctive understanding, esp. of ethical issues (idiom); untrained, but with an inborn sense of right and wrong; innate moral sense
(yoji) one's innate intelligence and ability


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dào dé kùn jìng
    dao4 de2 kun4 jing4
tao te k`un ching
    tao te kun ching
ethical dilemma



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dào dé rèn shi
    dao4 de2 ren4 shi5
tao te jen shih
moral cognition; ethical awareness



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yà dāng · sī mì
    ya4 dang1 · si1 mi4
ya tang · ssu mi
Adam Smith (1723-1790), Scottish ethical philosopher and pioneer economist, author of The Wealth of Nations 國富論|国富论


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 rinritekishuukyou / rinritekishukyo
ethical religion


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 rinritekitoushi / rinritekitoshi
ethical investment



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mín yǐ shí wéi tiān
    min2 yi3 shi2 wei2 tian1
min i shih wei t`ien
    min i shih wei tien
Food is the God of the people. (idiom); People view food as the primary need.; Food first, ethical niceties second


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 iryouyouiyakuhin / iryoyoiyakuhin
ethical pharmaceuticals; prescription drugs


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 iyakukougyoukyoukai / iyakukogyokyokai
(o) Ethical Manufacturers' Association


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(yoji) decline (decay, corruption) of ethical standards


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 doubutsunorinritekiatsukaiomotomeruhitobitonokai / dobutsunorinritekiatsukaiomotomeruhitobitonokai
(o) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; PETA

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
道德 / 道徳
dou toku / doutoku / do tokudào dé / dao4 de2 / dao de / daodetao te / taote
Hou De Zai Wu厚德載物
hòu dé zài wù
hou4 de2 zai4 wu4
hou de zai wu
hou te tsai wu
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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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.

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