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Kensho - Initial Enlightenment

China jiàn xìng
Japan ken shou
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Generally the same meaning as Satori but referring to the initial state or initial experience of enlightenment. 見性 is a Zen Buddhist term that is not widely known outside of the religion. Used more in Japan than China.

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. Some Japanese people will dispute whether this title is valid in the Japanese language. Only order this if you are sure this title is right for you.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

Kensho Jyobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha

Japan ken shou jyo butsu
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見性成佛 is a complex concept in Japanese Buddhism. 見性成佛 is the initial enlightenment that leads to self-awareness, becoming Buddha, and the path to enter Nirvana.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment | Initial Enlightenment


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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese hotoke / ほとけ    butsusaki / ぶつさき
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Chinese Buddha; Buddhism
Japanese (surname) Hotoke; (surname) Butsusaki
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin / しん
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Chinese letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
Japanese (adv,n) (1) honesty; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; (3) (religious) faith; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Makoto; (personal name) Noburu; (personal name) Nobutsugu; (surname) Nobutaka; (personal name) Nobuji; (surname) Nobusaki; (personal name) Nobukatsu; (female given name) Nobu; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shino; (female given name) Akira
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese yutaka / ゆたか    yasushi / やすし    masaru / まさる    hamaken / はまけん    tsuyoshi / つよし    tateshi / たてし    tatsuru / たつる    tatsu / たつ    takeru / たける    takeshi / たけし    take / たけ    takashi / たかし    sukoyaka / すこやか    jiin / jin / じぇん    kensou / kenso / けんそう    kenji / けんじ    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう    kenkichi / けんきち    ken / けん
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Chinese healthy; to invigorate; to strengthen; to be good at; to be strong in
Japanese (personal name) Yutaka; (given name) Yasushi; (given name) Masaru; (surname) Hamaken; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (personal name) Tateshi; (personal name) Tatsuru; (given name) Tatsu; (given name) Takeru; (given name) Takeshi; (surname) Take; (personal name) Takashi; (surname) Sukoyaka; (given name) Jen; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Kenkichi; (surname, female given name) Ken
Sturdy, strong, hard, bold; unwearied; translit. ga, gha.

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Mandarin qiè / qie4
Taiwan ch`ieh / chieh
Japanese setsu / せつ
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Chinese definitely; absolutely (not); (scoffing or dismissive interjection) Yeah, right.; Tut!; to grind; close to; eager; to correspond to; see also 反切[fan3 qie4]; to cut; to slice; tangent (math)
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) eager; earnest; ardent; kind; keen; acute
To cut, carve; a whole; urgent; the 反切 system of spelling, i. e. the combination of the initial sound of one Chinese word with the final sound of another to indicate the sound of a third, a system introduced by translators of Buddhist works; v. 反.

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Mandarin huì / hui4
Taiwan hui
Japanese megumi / めぐみ    muu / mu / むう    fui / ふい    takashi / たかし    sui / すい    sayaka / さやか    satoru / さとる    satori / さとり    satoshi / さとし    satoi / さとい    sato / さと    keiji / keji / けいじ    kei / ke / けい    e / え    akira / あきら
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Chinese intelligent
Japanese (1) wisdom; enlightenment; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (one of the three divisions of the noble eightfold path); wisdom; (female given name) Megumi; (female given name) Muu; (female given name) Fui; (given name) Toshi; (personal name) Takashi; (female given name) Sui; (female given name) Sayaka; (given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satori; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Satoi; (female given name) Sato; (personal name) Keiji; (female given name) Kei; (personal name) E; (female given name) Akira
prajñā ; sometimes jñāna. Wisdom, discernment, understanding; the power to discern things and their underlying principles and to decide the doubtful. It is often interchanged with 智, though not correctly, for zhi means knowledge, the science of the phenomenal, while hui refers more generally to principles or morals. It is part of the name of many monks, e.g. 慧可 Huike; 慧思Huisi.


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Mandarin jué / jue2
Taiwan chüeh
Japanese satoru / さとる
Chinese to feel; to find that; thinking; awake; aware; a nap; a sleep; CL:場|场[chang2]
Japanese (personal name) Satoru
bodhi, from bodha, 'knowing, understanding', means enlightenment, illumination; 覺 is to awake, apprehend, perceive, realize; awake, aware; (also, to sleep). It is illumination, enlightenment, or awakening in regard to the real in contrast to the seeming; also, enlightenment in regard to moral evil. Cf. 菩提 and 佛.

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Mandarin dào / dao4
Taiwan tao
Japanese dou / do / どう
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Chinese road; path; CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3]; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) administrative division (similar to province in Tang times)
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) road; (2) way; (3) Buddhist teachings; (4) Taoism; (5) modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido); (6) historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.); (7) province (Tang-era administrative region of China); (8) province (modern administrative region of Korea); (personal name) Wataru; (given name) Motoi; (personal name) Michihiro; (surname) Michizaki; (surname, female given name) Michi; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Fumi; (given name) Naoshi; (surname) Douzaki; (surname) Dou; (female given name) Tooru; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (female given name) Tao; (personal name) Susumu; (given name) Osamu
mārga. A way, road; the right path; principle, Truth, Reason, Logos, Cosmic energy; to lead; to say. The way of transmigration by which one arrives at a good or bad existence; any of the six gati, or paths of destiny. The way of bodhi, or enlightenment leading to nirvāṇa through spiritual stages. Essential nirvāṇa, in which absolute freedom reigns. For the eightfold noble path v. 八聖道.; The two Ways: (1) (a) 無礙道 or 無間道 The open or unhindered way, or the way of removing all obstacles or intervention, i. e. all delusion; (b) 解脫道 the way of release, by realization of truth. (2) (a) 難行道 The hard way of "works", i. e. by the six pāramitā and the disciplines. (b) 易行道 the easy way salvation, by the invocation of Amitābha. (3) (a) 有漏道 The way of reincarnation or mortality; (b) 無漏 the enlightened way of escape from the miseries of transmigration. (4) (a) 教道 The way of instruction; (b) 證道 the way of realization. (5) The two lower excretory organs.

佛光

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Mandarin fó guāng / fo2 guang1
Taiwan fo kuang
Japanese bukkō
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Chinese Buddha's teachings; aura (around the head of Buddha)
The light of Buddha, spiritual enlightenment; halo, glory; light of the Buddha

初心

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Mandarin chū xīn / chu1 xin1
Taiwan ch`u hsin / chu hsin
Japanese shoshin / しょしん
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Chinese (one's) original intention, aspiration etc; (Buddhism) "beginner's mind" (i.e. having an attitude of openness when studying a subject just as a beginner in that subject would)
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) original intention; initial resolution; (female given name) Ubu
The initial resolve or mind of the novice; beginner's mind

參悟


参悟

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Mandarin cān wù / can1 wu4
Taiwan ts`an wu / tsan wu
Chinese to comprehend (the nature of things etc); to achieve enlightenment

啟發


启发

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Mandarin qǐ fā / qi3 fa1
Taiwan ch`i fa / chi fa
Chinese to enlighten; to explain (a text etc); to stimulate (a mental attitude); enlightenment; revelation; motivation

啟示


启示

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Mandarin qǐ shì / qi3 shi4
Taiwan ch`i shih / chi shih
Chinese to reveal; to enlighten; enlightenment; revelation; illumination; moral (of a story etc); lesson

啟蒙


启蒙

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Mandarin qǐ méng / qi3 meng2
Taiwan ch`i meng / chi meng
Chinese to instruct the young; to initiate; to awake sb from ignorance; to free sb from prejudice or superstition; primer; enlightened; the Enlightenment; Western learning from the late Qing dynasty

啟迪


启迪

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Mandarin qǐ dí / qi3 di2
Taiwan ch`i ti / chi ti
Chinese to edify; enlightenment

寂静

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Japanese jakusei / jakuse / じゃくせい
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Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (noun or adjectival noun) (1) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (2) (Buddhist term) calmness of the heart; enlightenment; (given name) Jakusei

寂靜


寂静

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Mandarin jì jìng / ji4 jing4
Taiwan chi ching
Japanese jakujō / せきせい
Chinese quiet
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (2) (Buddhist term) calmness of the heart; enlightenment
Calm and quiet; free from temptation and distress; nirvāṇa; quiescence

彌迦


弥迦

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Mandarin mí jiā / mi2 jia1
Taiwan mi chia
Japanese Mika
Mekā, said to be the name of the girl who gave milk congee to Śākyamuni immediately after his enlightenment; seemingly the same as Sujātā, Senā, or Nandā.

悟り

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Japanese satori / さとり
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Japanese (1) comprehension; understanding; (2) (Buddhist term) enlightenment; spiritual awakening; satori

悪魔

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Japanese akuma / あくま
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Japanese (1) devil; demon; fiend; (2) (in Christianity and Judaism) (See サタン) Satan; the Devil; (3) {Buddh} Māra; evil spirits or forces that hinder one's path to enlightenment; (given name) Akuma

智恵

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Japanese norie / のりえ    tomoe / ともえ    toshie / としえ    chisato / ちさと    chikei / chike / ちけい    chie / ちえ    satoe / さとえ
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Japanese (1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Norie; (female given name) Tomoe; (female given name) Toshie; (female given name) Chisato; (given name) Chikei; (female given name) Chie; (female given name) Satoe

智慧

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Mandarin zhì huì / zhi4 hui4
Taiwan chih hui
Japanese tomoe / ともえ    chihe / ちへ    chie / ちえ
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Chinese wisdom; knowledge; intelligent; intelligence
Japanese (1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Tomoe; (female given name) Chihe; (female given name) Chie
jñāna as 智 knowledge and prajñā as 慧 discernment, i.e. knowledge of things and realization of truth; in general knowledge and wisdom; but sometimes implying mental and moral wisdom.

瑜伽

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Mandarin yú jiā / yu2 jia1
Taiwan yü chia
Japanese yuga / ゆが
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Chinese yoga (loanword)
Japanese {Buddh} (See ヨーガ) yoga; (surname) Yuka
yoga; also 瑜誐; 遊迦; a yoke, yoking, union, especially an ecstatic union of the individual soul with a divine being, or spirit, also of the individual soul with the universal soul. The method requires the mutual response or relation of 境, 行, 理, 果 and 機; i.e. (1) state, or environment, referred to mind; (2) action, or mode of practice; (3) right principle; (4) results in enlightenment; (5) motivity, i.e. practical application in saving others. Also the mutual relation of hand, mouth, and mind referring to manifestation, incantation, and mental operation; these are known as 瑜伽三密, the three esoteric (means) of Yoga. The older practice of meditation as a means of obtaining spiritual or magical power was distorted in Tantrism to exorcism, sorcery, and juggling in general.

知恵

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Japanese tomoe / ともえ    chisato / ちさと    chie / ちえ    shiaya / しあや    satoe / さとえ
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Japanese (1) wisdom; wit; sagacity; sense; intelligence; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (insight leading to enlightenment); (female given name) Tomoe; (female given name) Chisato; (surname, female given name) Chie; (female given name) Shiaya; (female given name) Satoe

禪宗


禅宗

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Mandarin chán zōng / chan2 zong1
Taiwan ch`an tsung / chan tsung
Japanese Zenshū
Chinese Zen Buddhism
The Chan, meditative or intuitional, sect usually said to have been established in China by Bodhidharma, v. 達, the twenty-eighth patriarch, who brought the tradition of the Buddha-mind from India. Cf. 楞 13 Laṅkāvatāra sūtra. This sect, believing in direct enlightenment, disregarded ritual and sūtras and depended upon the inner light and personal influence for the propagation of its tenets, founding itself on the esoteric tradition supposed to have been imparted to Kāśyapa by the Buddha, who indicated his meaning by plucking a flower without further explanation. Kāśyapa smiled in apprehension and is supposed to have passed on this mystic method to the patriarchs. The successor of Bodhidharma was 慧可 Huike, and he was succeeded by 僧璨 Sengcan; 道信 Daoxin; 弘忍 Hongren; 慧能 Huineng, and 神秀 Shenxiu, the sect dividing under the two latter into the southern and northern schools: the southern school became prominent, producing 南嶽 Nanyue and 靑原 Qingyuan, the former succeeded by 馬祖 Mazu, the latter by 石頭 Shitou. From Mazu's school arose the five later schools, v. 禪門; meditation school

精進


精进

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Mandarin jīng jìn / jing1 jin4
Taiwan ching chin
Japanese 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)
Chinese to forge ahead vigorously; to dedicate oneself to progress
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (2) (See 六波羅蜜) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; (surname) Shoujin; (place-name) Shouji
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

菩提

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Mandarin pú tí / pu2 ti2
Taiwan p`u t`i / pu ti
Japanese bodai / ぼだい
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Chinese bodhi (Sanskrit); enlightenment (Buddhism)
Japanese (1) {Buddh} bodhi; enlightenment; (2) {Buddh} happiness in the next world; (place-name, surname) Bodai
bodhi; from budh; knowledge, understanding; perfect wisdom; the illuminated or enlightened mind; anciently intp. by 道, later by 覺 to be aware, perceive; for saṃbodhi v. 三; enlightenment

菩薩


菩萨

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Mandarin pú sà / pu2 sa4
Taiwan p`u sa / pu sa
Japanese bosatsu(p);bosachi(ok) / ぼさつ(P);ぼさち(ok)
Chinese Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) {Buddh} bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (3) (See 本地垂迹説) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (surname) Mizoro
bodhisattva, cf. 菩提薩埵. While the idea is not foreign to Hīnayāna, its extension of meaning is one of the chief marks of Mahāyāna. 'The Bodhisattva is indeed the characteristic feature of the Mahāyāna.' Keith. According to Mahāyāna the Hinayanists, i.e. the śrāvaka and pratyekabuddha, seek their own salvation, while the bodhisattva's aim is the salvation of others and of all. The earlier intp. of bodhisattva was 大道心衆生 all beings with mind for the truth; later it became 大覺有情 conscious beings of or for the great intelligence, or enlightenment. It is also intp. in terms of leadership, heroism, etc. In general it is a Mahayanist seeking Buddhahood, but seeking it altruistically; whether monk or layman, he seeks enlightenment to enlighten others, and he will sacrifice himself to save others; he is devoid of egoism and devoted to helping others. All conscious beings having the Buddha-nature are natural bodhisattvas, but require to undergo development. The mahāsattva is sufficiently advanced to become a Buddha and enter nirvāṇa, but according to his vow he remains in the realm of incarnation to save all conscious beings. A monk should enter on the arduous course of discipline which leads to Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.

見性


见性

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Mandarin jiàn xìng / jian4 xing4
Taiwan chien hsing
Japanese kenshou / kensho / けんしょう
Japanese self-awareness; consciousness of one's own character
To behold the Buddha-nature within oneself, a common saying of the Chan (Zen) or Intuitive School; to see the (buddha-)nature

道場


道场

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Mandarin dào chǎng / dao4 chang3
Taiwan tao ch`ang / tao chang
Japanese doujou / dojo / どうじょう
Chinese Taoist or Buddhist rite; abbr. for 菩提道場|菩提道场[Pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3]
Japanese (1) dojo (hall used for martial arts training); (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 菩提道場) manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment); (surname) Michiba; (place-name, surname) Douba; (place-name, surname) Doujou; (surname) Touba
Truth-plot. bodhimaṇḍala, circle, or place of enlightenment. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment. A place, or method, for attaining to Buddha-truth. An object of or place for religious offerings. A place for teaching, learning, or practising religion; site of enlightenment

降魔

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Mandarin jiàng mó / jiang4 mo2
Taiwan chiang mo
Japanese gouma / goma / ごうま
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Japanese conquering the devil; (surname) Gouma
To overcome demons, e.g. as the Buddha did at his enlightenment; to defeat the host of demons

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Kensho - Initial Enlightenment見性
见性
ken shou / kenshou / ken sho / kenshojiàn xìng
jian4 xing4
jian xing
jianxing
chien hsing
chienhsing
Kensho Jyobutsu - Enlightenment - Path to Buddha見性成佛
見性成仏
ken shou jyo butsu
kenshoujyobutsu
ken sho jyo butsu
kenshojyobutsu
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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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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