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  1. Ambitious / To Improve Oneself

  2. Devotion / Diligence / Vigorous / Energetic

  3. Evolution

  4. Endless / Without Limit

  5. Progress / Ambition

  6. 6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort

  7. Theory of Evolution

  8. Just Do It

  9. Ultimate Loyalty to Your Country

10. Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage

11. All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path

12. Tom Clan Generational Poem


Ambitious / To Improve Oneself

Advance and Progress
shàng jìn
jou shin
Ambitious / To Improve Oneself Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese Kanji word means to advance; to make progress; to do better; ambitious; to improve oneself; to move forward.

This can refer to a single person, general things (such as a work project), or a whole country.

In Japanese, this is sometimes used as the given name Joushin.

Devotion / Diligence / Vigorous / Energetic

vīrya
jīng jìn
shoujin
Devotion / Diligence / Vigorous / Energetic Scroll

精進 is a wide-ranging word that is used in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

It can mean devotion, diligence, concentration, aggressive, enterprising, vigorous, energetic, purification, pushing, asceticism, assiduity, or virility. 精進 is deep, and these two characters can express ideas that take a full English phrase to describe such as, "concentration of mind", "to forge ahead vigorously", or "to dedicate oneself to progress".

Used in the context of Buddhism, it means, "making earnest efforts to cultivate virtue and get rid of evil", or "zeal in one's quest for enlightenment".

Evolution

jìn huà
shinka
Evolution Scroll

進化 means evolution in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Sometimes it can mean progress, and in Japanese, it can be the female given name, Shinka.

Endless / Without Limit

wú jìn
mu jin
Endless / Without Limit Scroll

無盡 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for endless; inexhaustible; without limits; infinite.

In Buddhist context, this can refer to the infinitude of living beings, of worlds, of space, of the dharmadhātu, of nirvāṇa, etc.

Progress / Ambition

shàng jìn
joushin
Progress / Ambition Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese word means to make progress, to do better, ambition to improve oneself, to move forward, to advance.

This should be romanized as Joushin but is often written Joshin from Japanese. It can also be a given name in Japanese.

6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort

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

Theory of Evolution

jìn huà lùn
shinkaron
Theory of Evolution Scroll

This can be translated as, "Darwin's theory of evolution", "evolutionary theory", or "theory of evolution".

Same translation for Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean. Therefore, this title is very universal.

Just Do It

jìn guǎn qù zuò
Just Do It Scroll

盡管去做 is, "just do it", as in the Nike slogan.

This version is the one commonly used in mainland China.

Ultimate Loyalty to Your Country

The most famous tattoo in Chinese history
jìn zhōng bào guó
Ultimate Loyalty to Your Country Scroll

This proverb is the tattoo worn on the back of Yue Fei, a famous Chinese warrior who lived until 1142 A.D.

The tattoo can be translated as "Serve the country with the utmost loyalty". More literally, it means, "[The] Ultimate Loyalty [is too] Duty [of] Country".

Legend has it that this tattoo once saved his life when he was accused of treason.

The first two characters have come to create a word that means "serve the country faithfully" or "die for the country". Note: It's more a willingness to die for one's country than the actual act of dying.

The last two characters have come to mean, "Dedicate oneself to the service of one's country".

Both of these words are probably only in the Chinese lexicon because of this famous tattoo.

If you break it down, character-by-character, here is what you get:
1. To the utmost, to the limit of something, the ultimate.
2. Loyalty or duty (a sense of duty to one's master, lord, country, job).
3. Report, recompense, give back to (in this case, you are giving yourself to your country as payback).
4. Country, state, nation, kingdom.


More about the famous warrior and army general, Yue Fei

Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage

hào xué jìn hū zhī lì xíng jìn hū rén zhī chǐ jìn hū yǒng
Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage Scroll

This is a Saying from Confucius which relates certain actions to virtues.

A more verbose translation:
To love learning is akin to knowledge,
to study diligently is akin to benevolence,
to know shame is akin to courage.

All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path

zhèng jiàn zhèng sī wéi zhèng yǔ zhèng yè zhèng mìng zhèng jīng jìn zhèng niàn zhèng dìng

shouken shoushiyui shougo shougo shoumyou shoushoujin shounen shoujou
All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path Scroll

These are the eight tenets of the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path written altogether.

Here's this list of tenets in English:
1. Right View / Right Understanding / Right Perspective / Perfect View
2. Right Resolve / Right Thought / Right Intention / Perfect Resolve
3. Right Speech / Right Talk / Perfect Speech
4. Right Action / Perfect Conduct
5. Right Living / Right Livelihood / Perfect Livelihood
6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort
7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness
8. Right Concentration / Perfect Concentration

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.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Ambitious
To Improve Oneself
上進
上进
jou shin / joushin / jo shin / joshinshàng jìn
shang4 jin4
shang jin
shangjin
shang chin
shangchin
Devotion
Diligence
Vigorous
Energetic
精進
精进
shoujin / shojinjīng jìn / jing1 jin4 / jing jin / jingjinching chin / chingchin
Evolution進化
进化
shinkajìn huà / jin4 hua4 / jin hua / jinhuachin hua / chinhua
Endless
Without Limit
無盡
无尽
mu jin / mujinwú jìn / wu2 jin4 / wu jin / wujinwu chin / wuchin
Progress
Ambition
上進
上进
joushin / joshinshàng jìn
shang4 jin4
shang jin
shangjin
shang chin
shangchin
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
Theory of Evolution進化論
进化论
shinkaronjìn huà lùn
jin4 hua4 lun4
jin hua lun
jinhualun
chin hua lun
chinhualun
Just Do It盡管去做
尽管去做
jìn guǎn qù zuò
jin4 guan3 qu4 zuo4
jin guan qu zuo
jinguanquzuo
chin kuan ch`ü tso
chinkuanchütso
chin kuan chü tso
Ultimate Loyalty to Your Country盡忠報國
尽忠报国
jìn zhōng bào guó
jin4 zhong1 bao4 guo2
jin zhong bao guo
jinzhongbaoguo
chin chung pao kuo
chinchungpaokuo
Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage好學近乎知力行近乎仁知恥近乎勇
好学近乎知力行近乎仁知耻近乎勇
hào xué jìn hū zhī lì xíng jìn hū rén zhī chǐ jìn hū yǒng
hao4 xue2 jin4 hu1 zhi1 li4 xing2 jin4 hu1 ren2 zhi1 chi3 jin4 hu1 yong3
hao xue jin hu zhi li xing jin hu ren zhi chi jin hu yong
hao hsüeh chin hu chih li hsing chin hu jen chih ch`ih chin hu yung
hao hsüeh chin hu chih li hsing chin hu jen chih chih chin hu yung
All Tenets of the Noble Eightfold Path正見正思唯正語正業正命正精進正念正定
正见正思唯正语正业正命正精进正念正定
shouken shoushiyui shougo shougo shoumyou shoushoujin shounen shoujou
shoken shoshiyui shogo shogo shomyo shoshojin shonen shojo
shokenshoshiyuishogoshogoshomyoshoshojinshonenshojo
zhèng jiàn zhèng sī wéi zhèng yǔ zhèng yè zhèng mìng zhèng jīng jìn zhèng niàn zhèng dìng
zheng4 jian4 zheng4 si1 wei2 zheng4 yu3 zheng4 ye4 zheng4 ming4 zheng4 jing1 jin4 zheng4 nian4 zheng4 ding4
zheng jian zheng si wei zheng yu zheng ye zheng ming zheng jing jin zheng nian zheng ding
cheng chien cheng ssu wei cheng yü cheng yeh cheng ming cheng ching chin cheng nien cheng ting
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
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

上進


上进

see styles
shàng jìn / shang4 jin4
shang chin
 joushin / joshin / じょうしん
Tom Clan Generational Poem Scroll
to make progress; to do better; fig. ambitious to improve oneself; to move forwards
(noun/participle) progress; advance; (given name) Joushin
advance

無盡


无尽

see styles
jìn / wu2 jin4
wu chin
 mujin / むじん
Tom Clan Generational Poem Scroll
endless; inexhaustible
(given name) Mujin
Inexhaustible, without limit. It is a term applied by the 權教 to the noumenal or absolute; by the 實教 to the phenomenal, both being considered as infinite. The Huayan sūtra 十地品 has ten limitless things, the infinitude of living beings, of worlds, of space, of the dharmadhātu, of nirvāṇa, etc; inexhaustible

精進


精进

see styles
jīng jìn / jing1 jin4
ching chin
 shoujin(p);soujin(ok);shouji(ok);souji(ok) / shojin(p);sojin(ok);shoji(ok);soji(ok) / しょうじん(P);そうじん(ok);しょうじ(ok);そうじ(ok)
to forge ahead vigorously; to dedicate oneself to progress
(noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (noun/participle) (2) (See 六波羅蜜) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (noun/participle) (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; (surname) Shoujin
vīrya, one of the seven bodhyaṅga; 'vigour,' 'valour, fortitude,' 'virility' (M.W.); 'welldoing' (Keith). The Chinese interpretation may be defined, as pure or unadulterated progress, i.e. 勤 zeal, zealous, courageously progressing in the good and eliminating the evil.; vīrya, zeal, unchecked progress; effort

進化


进化

see styles
jìn huà / jin4 hua4
chin hua
 shinka / しんか
Tom Clan Generational Poem Scroll
evolution; CL:個|个[ge4]
(noun/participle) (ant: 退化) evolution; progress; (female given name) Shinka

正精進


正精进

see styles
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

進化論


进化论

see styles
jìn huà lùn / jin4 hua4 lun4
chin hua lun
 shinkaron / しんかろん
Tom Clan Generational Poem Scroll
Darwin's theory of evolution
evolutionary theory; theory of evolution

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
unable to speak; silent

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
wife of mother's brother

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
old variant of 浸[jin4]

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
shake; stick into; strike


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 Shin / すすむ
to move forward; to promote; to advance
(personal name) Susumu
Jin

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
die of hunger

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 shin
to immerse; to soak; to steep; gradually
to sink

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
water; name of a river


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
river in Hubei province


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 shin
ashes; embers
ashes


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
jade-like stone


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 jin
to use up; to exhaust; to end; to finish; to the utmost; exhausted; finished; to the limit (of something); all; entirely
An emptied vessel, all used up; end, finish, complete, nothing left; all, utmost, entirely. At the end of seven days, seven days being completed; to exhaust

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 kin / きん
to prohibit; to forbid
ban (e.g. on smoking); prohibition
Prohibitions, to forbid, prohibit; prohibition


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
red silk

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
table


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
Arthraxon ciliare; loyal


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 kin
(history) to have an audience with the Emperor
to have an audience with

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
farewell presents


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 hanamuke / はなむけ
farewell presents
farewell gift; parting gift; viaticum

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 gon / はまちか
near; close to; approximately
(surname) Hamachika
Near, near to, approach, intimate, close.


see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
 shin / ともこ
to go forward; to advance; to go in; to enter; to put in; to submit; to take in; to admit; (math.) base of a number system; classifier for sections in a building or residential compound
(personal name) Tomoko
Advance, progress, enter; to progress

see styles
jìn / jin4
chin
martingale; stingy

Q勁


Q劲

see styles
q jìn / q jin4
q chin
springy mouthfeel

不盡


不尽

see styles
jìn / bu4 jin4
pu chin
 fujin
not completely; endlessly
unperishing

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