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Goodness / Good Deed

China shàn
Japan zen
Goodness / Good Deed Vertical Wall Scroll

善 means goodness, virtue, good deed, charitable, benevolent, well-disposed, nice, pleasant, kind, or simply, "good."

善 is the kind of good that applies to someone's good character, or a good person in general.

Referring to someone with this word means that they have a well-aimed moral compass, are charitable, giving, wise, and honest. Basically, this is a blanket statement for every good trait a human can have, or all the things that make someone good.

In another context, it can mean to improve or perfect something or refer to someone who is good at something.

One Good Deed Each Day

China yī rì yī shàn
Japan ichinichichizen
One Good Deed Each Day Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja phrase suggests doing a good deed each day, or doing one good turn a day.

It literally reads, "One Day, One Good (Deed)".

Martial Morality / Martial Arts Ethics / Virtue

China wǔ dé
Japan butoku
Martial Morality / Martial Arts Ethics / Virtue Vertical Wall Scroll

This refers to the virtue, morality, and ethics that any practitioner of martial arts should posses.

This can be used in both Chinese and Japanese in lieu of English terms such as "soldierly virtue," "good conduct" (military), "warrior ethics," and being honorable in regards to any fight or competition.

See Also:  Morality of Mind | Morality of Deed

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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese gō / わざ
Martial Morality / Martial Arts Ethics / Virtue Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in; already
Japanese deed; act; work; performance; (personal name) Hajime
karman, karma, "action, work, deed"; "moral duty"; "product, result, effect." M.W. The doctrine of the act; deeds and their effects on the character, especially in their relation to succeeding forms of transmigration. The 三業 are thought, word, and deed, each as good, bad, or indifferent. Karma from former lives is 宿業, from present conduct 現業. Karma is moral action that causes future retribution, and either good or evil transmigration. It is also that moral kernel in which each being survives death for further rebirth or metempsychosis. There are categories of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10; the 六業 are rebirth in the hells, or as animals, hungry ghosts, men, devas, or asuras: v. 六趣; activity


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Japanese ichinichiichizen / ichinichichizen / いちにちいちぜん
Martial Morality / Martial Arts Ethics / Virtue Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (yoji) doing a good deed each day; doing one good turn a day

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Mandarin gōng / gong1
Taiwan kung
Japanese kō / こう
Chinese meritorious deed or service; achievement; result; service; accomplishment; work (physics)
Japanese (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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Mandarin sān yè / san1 ye4
Taiwan san yeh
Japanese sangō / さんごう
Japanese {Buddh} (See 身口意) three activities (action, speech and thought)
trividha-dvāra. The three conditions, inheritances, or karma, of which there are several groups. (1) Deed, word, thought, 身, 口, 意. (2) (a) Present-1ife happy karma; (6) present-life unhappy karma; (c) 不動 karma of an imperturbable nature. (3) (a) Good; (b) evil; (c) neutral karma. (4) (a) 漏業 Karma of ordinary rebirth; (6) 無漏業 karma of Hīnayāna nirvana; (c) 非漏非無漏 karma of neither, independent of both, Mahāyāna nirvana. (5) (a) Present deeds and their consequences in this life; (b) present deeds and their next life consequences; (c) present deeds and consequences after the next life, There are other groups of three; three activities


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Mandarin èr shàn / er4 shan4
Taiwan erh shan
Japanese nizen / ふたよし
Japanese (surname) Futayoshi
The two good things, 定善 the good character that arises from meditation or contemplation mdash especially of the Pure Land; 散善 the good character attainable when, though not in meditation, one controls oneself in thought, word, and deed;. Also 未生善 the good character not yet evolved; and 已生善 the good character already evolved;. Also 事理善 goodness in theory and practice; two kinds of goodness



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Mandarin jiā huà / jia1 hua4
Taiwan chia hua
Japanese kawa / かわ
Chinese story or deed that captures the imagination and is spread far and wide
Japanese good story



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Mandarin gōng xūn / gong1 xun1
Taiwan kung hsün
Chinese achievement; meritorious deed; contributions (for the good of society)


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Mandarin shí xīn / shi2 xin1
Taiwan shih hsin
Japanese jisshin
The ten kinds of heart or mind; there are three groups. One is from the 止觀 4, minds ignorant and dark; affected by evil companions; not following the good; doing evil in thought, word, deed; spreading evil abroad; unceasingly wicked; secret sin; open crime; utterly shameless; denying cause and effect (retribution)―all such must remain in the flow 流 of reincarnation. The second group (from the same book) is the 逆流 the mind striving against the stream of perpetual reincarnation; it shows itself in devout faith, shame (for sin), fear (of wrong-doing), repentance and confession, reform, bodhi (i.e. the bodhisattva mind), doing good, maintaining the right law, thinking on all the Buddhas, meditation on the void (or, the unreality of sin). The third is the 眞言 group from the 大日經疏 3; the "seed" heart (i.e. the original good desire), the sprout (under Buddhist religious influence), the bud, leaf, flower, fruit, its serviceableness; the child-heart, the discriminating heart, the heart of settled judgment (or resolve); ten kinds of mind


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Mandarin shàn shì / shan4 shi4
Taiwan shan shih
Japanese zenji / ぜんじ
Chinese good deeds
Japanese good thing; good deed
good deed


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Mandarin shàn yīn / shan4 yin1
Taiwan shan yin
Japanese zen in / ぜんいん
Japanese {Buddh} (ant: 悪因) good cause (that will bring a good reward); good deed
Good causation, i.e. a good cause for a good effect; good cause


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Mandarin shàn xíng / shan4 xing2
Taiwan shan hsing
Japanese zengyō / ぜんこう
Chinese good actions
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (ant: 悪行) good deed; good conduct; benevolence; (given name) Yoshiyuki
practice of good deeds; practice of good deeds


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Mandarin hǎo shì / hao3 shi4
Taiwan hao shih
Japanese kōzu / こうじ;こうず
Chinese to be meddlesome
Japanese fortune; good deed; curious
good works; good works


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Mandarin xiǎo shàn / xiao3 shan4
Taiwan hsiao shan
Japanese shōzen / しょうぜん
Japanese a small kindness; minor good deed; (surname) Shouzen
small amount of goodness



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Mandarin shī luó / shi1 luo2
Taiwan shih lo
Japanese shira
Chinese sila (Buddhism)
Sila, 尸; 尸怛羅 intp. by 淸凉 pure and cool, i.e. chaste; also by 戒 restraint, or keeping the commandments; also by 性善 of good disposition. It is the second pāramitā, moral purity, i. e. of thought, word, and deed. The four conditions of śīla are chaste, calm, quiet, extinguished, i. e. no longer perturbed by the passions. Also, perhaps śīla, a stone, i. e. a precious stone, pearl, or coral. For the ten śīlas or commandments v. 十戒, the first five, or pañca-śīla 五戒, are for all Buddhists; (Skt. śīla)



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Mandarin yè yīn / ye4 yin1
Taiwan yeh yin
Japanese gōin / ごういん
Japanese karma
The deed as cause; the cause of good or bad karma; karma-cause


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Mandarin xíng hǎo / xing2 hao3
Taiwan hsing hao
Japanese yukiyoshi / ゆきよし
Chinese to be charitable; to do a good deed
Japanese (s,m) Yukiyoshi


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Japanese gyakuen / ぎゃくえん Japanese (1) {Buddh} bad deed which ultimately results in the creation of a good Buddhist; (2) older person conducting a funeral service for a younger relative, in particular, a parent for a child


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Japanese onokuri / おんおくり Japanese (expression) pay it forward; paying it forward; repaying a good deed by doing good for others


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Japanese yoiokonai / よいおこない Japanese (exp,n) good deed


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Japanese keieiichinyo / keechinyo / けいえいいちにょ Japanese (yoji) being inseparable as a form and its shadow; a person's deed mirrors the good or evil of his mind; husband and wife being never apart


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Mandarin rì xíng yī shàn / ri4 xing2 yi1 shan4
Taiwan jih hsing i shan
Chinese to do a good deed every day



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Mandarin hǎo shì bù chū mén , è shì chuán qiān lǐ / hao3 shi4 bu4 chu1 men2 , e4 shi4 chuan2 qian1 li3
Taiwan hao shih pu ch`u men , o shih ch`uan ch`ien li / hao shih pu chu men , o shih chuan chien li
Chinese lit. good deeds do not go beyond the door, evil deeds spread a thousand miles; a good deed goes unnoticed, but scandal spreads fast (idiom)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Good Deed
zenshàn / shan4 / shan
One Good Deed Each Day一日一善ichinichichizenyī rì yī shàn
yi1 ri4 yi1 shan4
yi ri yi shan
i jih i shan
Martial Morality
Martial Arts Ethics
武德butokuwǔ dé / wu3 de2 / wu de / wudewu te / wute

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