Metta in Chinese / Japanese...

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metta
Metta Scroll

メッタ is the name Metta in Japanese.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

méi tǎ
Metta Scroll

梅塔 is the name Metta in Chinese (Mandarin).

Mercy / Compassion / Love

ji
Mercy / Compassion / Love Scroll

慈 is the simplest way to express the idea of compassion.

This can also mean love for your fellow humans, humanity, or living creatures. Sometimes this is extended to mean charity.

This term is often used with a Buddhist or Christian context. The concept was also spoken of by Laozi (Lao Tzu) in the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching).

慈 is considered the direct translation of the Sanskrit word मैत्री (maitrī) Pali word मेत्ता (mettā). In this context, it means benevolence, loving-kindness, and goodwill.

This Chinese character is understood in Japanese but is usually used in compound words (not seen alone). Also used in old Korean Hanja, so it's very universal.


See Also:  Mercy | Benevolence | Forgiveness | Kindness

Mercy / Compassion / Buddhist Loving Kindness

cí bēi
ji hi
Mercy / Compassion / Buddhist Loving Kindness Scroll

Besides the title above, 慈悲 can also be defined as clemency or lenience and sometimes the act of giving charity.

In Buddhist context, it can be defined as, "benevolence", "loving kindness and compassion", or "mercy and compassion".

This Buddhist virtue is perhaps the most important to employ in your life. All sentient beings that you encounter should be given your loving kindness. And trust me, however much you can give, it comes back. Make your life and the world a better place!

This Chinese/Japanese Buddhist term is the equivalent of Metta Karuna from Pali or Maitri Karuna from Sanskrit.

慈 can mean loving-kindness by itself.
悲 adds a component of sorrow, empathy, compassion, and sympathy for others.


See Also:  Benevolence


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

滅他


灭他

see styles
miè tā
    mie4 ta1
mieh t`a
    mieh ta
 metta
extinguishes the other

滅多

see styles
 metta
    めった
(ateji / phonetic) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) (kana only) thoughtless; reckless; careless; rash; (2) (kana only) seldom (with neg. verb); rare; (3) (kana only) ordinary; usual; common; (4) (kana only) excessive; immoderate; extreme

メッター

see styles
 mettaa / metta
    メッター
(personal name) Metter

滅多(ateji)

see styles
 metta
    めった
(adjectival noun) (1) thoughtless; reckless; careless; rash; (adjectival noun) (2) (with neg. verb) (See 滅多に・めったに) seldom; rare; (adjectival noun) (3) ordinary; usual; common; (adjectival noun) (4) (archaism) excessive; immoderate; extreme

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Mettaメッタmetta
Metta梅塔méi tǎ / mei2 ta3 / mei ta / meitamei t`a / meita / mei ta
Mercy
Compassion
Love
jicí / ci2 / citz`u / tzu
Mercy
Compassion
Buddhist Loving Kindness
慈悲ji hi / jihicí bēi / ci2 bei1 / ci bei / cibeitz`u pei / tzupei / tzu pei


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Mercy / Compassion / Buddhist Loving Kindness Scroll
Mercy / Compassion / Buddhist Loving Kindness Scroll
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Mercy / Compassion / Buddhist Loving Kindness Scroll


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