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Live In The Moment / Live In The Now

xiàn shì
gen sei
Live In The Moment / Live In The Now Scroll

現世 is a very short way to write "live in the moment" or "live in the now" in Japanese.

This short word is open to interpretation. It's used in Japanese Buddhism to mean "the current epoch" or "the current age" (the current age is but a brief moment in the greater scope of existence). When used in that context, this is pronounced "utsushiyo" or "ustusiyo" in Japanese. Otherwise, it's pronounced "gensei" in Japanese.

Other translation possibilities include:

Live for now
Earthly world
This world
This life
Earthly life
Present life
Present generation
Present incarnation
Current age
This existence
This (momentary) reality

Note: This is also a word in Chinese and old Korean Hanja. While the meaning is more or less the same, this is not recommended for a wall scroll if your audience is Chinese or Korean. This selection is best if your audience is Japanese.

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Live In The Moment
Live In The Now
gen sei / genseixiàn shì / xian4 shi4 / xian shi / xianshihsien shih / hsienshih
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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shàn jié / shan4 jie2
shan chieh
A good kalpa, bhadrakalpa, especially that in which we now live; good eon



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yín chī mǎo liáng / yin2 chi1 mao3 liang2
yin ch`ih mao liang / yin chih mao liang
lit. eating away next year's food in advance; fig. to dip into the next month's check; live now, pay later



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zhòng guā dé guā , zhòng dòu dé dòu / zhong4 gua1 de2 gua1 , zhong4 dou4 de2 dou4
chung kua te kua , chung tou te tou
lit. Sow melon and you get melon, sow beans and you get beans (idiom); fig. As you sow, so shall you reap.; One must live with the consequences of one's actions.; You've made your bed, now must lie on it.

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