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Joshin in Chinese / Japanese...

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Progress / Ambition

shàng jìn
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.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
joushin / joshinshàng jìn
shang4 jin4
shang jin
shang chin
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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Simple Dictionary Definition



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


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (noun/participle) rise in market prices


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shàng chún / shang4 chun2
shang ch`un / shang chun
 joushin(p);uwakuchibiru / joshin(p);uwakuchibiru / じょうしん(P);うわくちびる
upper lip; (entomology) labrum
upper lip


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shàng xīn / shang4 xin1
shang hsin
carefully; meticulously; to set one's heart on something
mental state of the formless meditation heaven


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (surname) Joushin


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (surname) Joushin


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (noun/participle) report to a superior


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shàng shēn / shang4 shen1
shang shen
upper part of the body
upper body


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (personal name) Joushin


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shèng jīn / sheng4 jin1
sheng chin
The vehicle and ford to nirvana, i.e. Buddha-truth; vehicle for fording the river of cyclic existence


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (surname) Joushin


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (place-name) Joushin


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nǚ zhēn / nu:3 zhen1
nü chen
 joshin / じょしん
Jurchen, a Tungus ethnic group, predecessor of the Manchu ethnic group who founded the Later Jin Dynasty 後金|后金[Hou4 Jin1] and Qing Dynasty
Jurchen people


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 joshin / じょしん (given name) Joshin


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dìng xīn / ding4 xin1
ting hsin
定意 A mind fixed in meditation; mind of meditative concentration


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dìng shēn / ding4 shen1
ting shen
The dharmakāya of meditation, one of the 五分法身 five forms of the Buddha-dharmakāya; body of meditation


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cháng shēn / chang2 shen1
ch`ang shen / chang shen
The eternal Buddha-body, the dharmakāya; eternal body


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chéng shēn / cheng2 shen1
ch`eng shen / cheng shen
 jōshin / なるみ
(personal name) Narumi
forming the basis


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (given name) Joushin


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (place-name) Joushin


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 joushin / joshin / じょうしん (place-name) Joushin



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jìng xìn / jing4 xin4
ching hsin
Pure faith; pure faith



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jìng xīn / jing4 xin1
ching hsin
The pure heart or mind, which is the original Buddha-nature in every man; pure mind


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jìng shēn / jing4 shen1
ching shen
purify the body



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chéng xìn / cheng2 xin4
ch`eng hsin / cheng hsin
 jōshin / まさのぶ
genuine; honest; in good faith; honesty; integrity
(personal name) Masanobu
True and trustworthy, true, reliable; true and trustworthy



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tiáo xīn / tiao2 xin1
t`iao hsin / tiao hsin
control one's mind


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shàng xīn huò / shang4 xin1 huo4
shang hsin huo
 jōshin waku
afflictions affecting those of advanced states of mind


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dìng xīn zhì / ding4 xin1 zhi4
ting hsin chih
 jōshin chi
cognition of the concentrated mind


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dé dìng xīn / de2 ding4 xin1
te ting hsin
 toku jōshin
to attain meditative concentration



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jìng xīn zhù / jing4 xin1 zhu4
ching hsin chu
 jōshin jū
The pure heart stage, the third of the six resting-places of a bodhisattva, in which all illusory views are abandoned; abode of the pure mind

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