Phenomenon in Chinese / Japanese...

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xiàn xiàng
genshou
Phenomenon Scroll

I must first say that this word is an odd thing to put on a wall scroll in Asian cultures. It won't make a lot of sense alone, unless you have a special or personal meaning that you attach to it for yourself.

These two characters mean phenomenon in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Hanja. They can also be translated as "a happening" depending on context.

The sum of these characters is a little different than their individual meanings. But I will break it down anyway...
The first character means present, existing, actual, appear, now or current.
The second character alone means pattern after, imitate, image, shape, sign (of the times), form, appearance, to be like, to resemble, to take after, to seem or elephant.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Phenomenon現象
现象
genshou / genshoxiàn xiàng
xian4 xiang4
xian xiang
xianxiang
hsien hsiang
hsienhsiang
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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    li3
li
 ri
    り
Phenomenon Scroll
texture; grain (of wood); inner essence; intrinsic order; reason; logic; truth; science; natural science (esp. physics); to manage; to pay attention to; to run (affairs); to handle; to put in order; to tidy up
(1) reason; principle; logic; (2) {Buddh} (See 事・じ) general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon); (3) (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos; (given name) Wataru
siddhānta; hetu. Ruling principle, fundamental law, intrinsicality, universal basis, essential element; nidāna, reason; pramāṇa, to arrange, regulate, rule, rectify.

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kòng
    kong4
k`ung
    kung
 kuu / ku
    くう
to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time
(1) empty air; sky; (2) {Buddh} shunyata; emptiness; the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phenomenon; (3) (abbreviation) (See 空軍) air force; (noun or adjectival noun) (4) fruitlessness; meaninglessness; (noun or adjectival noun) (5) (See 五大・1) void (one of the five elements); (can be adjective with の) (6) {math} empty (e.g. set); (female given name) Ron
śūnya, empty, void, hollow, vacant, nonexistent. śūnyatā, 舜若多, vacuity, voidness, emptiness, non-existence, immateriality, perhaps spirituality, unreality, the false or illusory nature of all existence, the seeming 假 being unreal. The doctrine that all phenomena and the ego have no reality, but are composed of a certain number of skandhas or elements, which disintegrate. The void, the sky, space. The universal, the absolute, complete abstraction without relativity. There are classifications into 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, and 18 categories. The doctrine is that all things are compounds, or unstable organisms, possessing no self-essence, i.e. are dependent, or caused, come into existence only to perish. The underlying reality, the principle of eternal relativity, or non-infinity, i.e. śūnya, permeates all phenomena making possible their evolution. From this doctrine the Yogācārya school developed the idea of the permanent reality, which is Essence of Mind, the unknowable noumenon behind all phenomena, the entity void of ideas and phenomena, neither matter nor mind, but the root of both.

現象


现象

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xiàn xiàng
    xian4 xiang4
hsien hsiang
 genshou / gensho
    げんしょう
Phenomenon Scroll
phenomenon; CL:個|个[ge4],種|种[zhong3]; appearance
phenomenon
phenomenon

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shì
    shi4
shih
 ji
    じ
matter; thing; item; work; affair; CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1],回[hui2]
{Buddh} (See 理・2) individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle); (male given name) Tsutomu
artha 日迦他 (迦 being an error for 遏); affair, concern, matter; action, practice; phenomena; to serve. It is 'practice' or the thing, affair, matter, in contrast with 理 theory, or the underlying principle; affair, event

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xiàng
    xiang4
hsiang
 sou / so
    そう
appearance; portrait; picture; government minister; (physics) phase; (literary) to appraise (esp. by scrutinizing physical features); to read sb's fortune (by physiognomy, palmistry etc)
(1) appearance; look; countenance; (2) (See 女難の相) a 'seeming' that fortune-tellers relate to one's fortune; (3) {ling} aspect; (4) {physics} phase (e.g. solid, liquid and gaseous); (given name) Tasuku
lakṣana 攞乞尖拏. Also, nimitta. A 'distinctive mark, sign', 'indication, characteristic', 'designation'. M. W. External appearance; the appearance of things; form; a phenomenon 有爲法 in the sense of appearance; mutual; to regard. The four forms taken by every phenomenon are 生住異滅 rise, stay, change, cease, i. e. birth, life, old age, death. The Huayan school has a sixfold division of form, namely, whole and parts, together and separate, integrate and disintegrate. A Buddha or Cakravartī is recognized by his thirty-two lakṣana , i. e. his thirty-two characteristic physiological marks.

事理

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shì lǐ
    shi4 li3
shih li
 jiri
    じり
reason; logic
reason; facts; propriety; sense
Practice and theory; phenomenon and noumenon, activity and principle, or the absolute; phenomena ever change, the underlying principle, being absolute, neither changes nor acts, it is the 眞如 q. v. also v. 理. For 事理法界 (事理無礙法界) v. 四法界; phenomena and principle

事相

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shì xiàng
    shi4 xiang4
shih hsiang
 jisou / jiso
    じそう
aspect; phase; phenomenon
Phenomenon, affair, practice. The practices of the esoterics are called 事理部 as contrasted with their open teaching called 教相部; phenomenon

事象

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 jishou / jisho
    じしょう
event; phenomenon; matter

仮相

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 kasou / kaso
    かそう
appearance; phenomenon

假法

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jiǎ fǎ
    jia3 fa3
chia fa
 kehō
provisional phenomenon; provisional phenomenon

六因

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liù yīn
    liu4 yin1
liu yin
 rokuin
The six causations of the 六位 six stages of Bodhisattva development, q. v. Also, the sixfold division of causes of the Vaibhāṣikas (cf. Keith, 177-8); every phenomenon depends upon the union of 因 primary cause and 緣 conditional or environmental cause; and of the 因 there are six kinds: (1) 能作因 karaṇahetu, effective causes of two kinds: 與力因 empowering cause, as the earth empowers plant growth, and 不障因 non-resistant cause, as space does not resist, i. e. active and passive causes; (2) 倶有因 sahabhūhetu, co-operative causes, as the four elements 四大 in nature, not one of which can be omitted; (3) 同類因 sabhāgahetu, causes of the same kind as the effect, good producing good, etc.; (4) 相應因 saṃprayuktahetu, mutual responsive or associated causes, e. g. mind and mental conditions, subject with object; Keith gives 'faith and intelligence'; similar to (2); (5) 遍行因 sarvatragahetu, universal or omnipresent cause, i. e. of illusion, as of false views affecting every act; it resembles (3) but is confined to delusion; (6) 異熟因 vipākahetu, differental fruition, i. e. the effect different from the cause, as the hells are from evil deeds; six kinds of causes

向日

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 koujitsu / kojitsu
    こうじつ
anthelion (optical phenomenon); (place-name) Mukou

圓妙


圆妙

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yuán miào
    yuan2 miao4
yüan miao
 enmyō
The mystery of the 'perfect' school, i.e. the complete harmony of 空假中 noumenon, phenomenon, and the middle way; perfectly sublime

圓悟


圆悟

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yuán wù
    yuan2 wu4
yüan wu
 Engo
    えんご
(personal name) Engo
Completely to apprehend the truth. In Tiantai, the complete apprehension at the same time of noumenon, phenomenon, and the middle way; Yuanwu

圓教


圆教

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yuán jiào
    yuan2 jiao4
yüan chiao
 engyō
The complete, perfect, or comprehensive doctrine; the school or sect of Mahāyāna which represents it. The term has had three references. The first was by 光統 Guangtong of the Later Wei, sixth century, who defined three schools, 漸 gradual, 頓 immediate, and 圓 inclusive or complete. The Tiantai called its fourth section the inclusive, complete, or perfect teaching 圓, the other three being 三藏 Hīnayāna, 通 Mahāyāna-cum-Hīnayāna, 別 Mahāyāna. The Huayan so called its fifth section, i.e. 小乘; 大乘始; 大乘終; 頓 and 圓. It is the Tiantai version that is in general acceptance, defined as a perfect whole and as complete in its parts; for the whole is the absolute and its parts are therefore the absolute; the two may be called noumenon and phenomenon, or 空 and 假 (or 俗), but in reality they are one, i.e. the 中 medial condition. To conceive these three as a whole is the Tiantai inclusive or 'perfect' doctrine. The Huayan 'perfect' doctrine also taught that unity and differentiation, or absolute and relative, were one, a similar doctrine to that of the identity of contraries. In Tiantai teaching the harmony is due to its underlying unity; its completeness to the permeation of this unity in all phenomena; these two are united in the medial 中 principle; to comprehend these three principles at one and the same time is the complete, all-containing, or 'perfect' doctrine of Tiantai. There are other definitions of the all-inclusive doctrine, e.g. the eight complete things, complete in teaching, principles, knowledge, etc. 圓教四門 v. 四門; complete teaching

地象

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 chishou / chisho
    ちしょう
terrestrial phenomena (phenomenon)

天象

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tiān xiàng
    tian1 xiang4
t`ien hsiang
    tien hsiang
 tenshou / tensho
    てんしょう
meteorological or astronomical phenomenon (e.g. rainbow or eclipse)
weather; astronomical phenomena

差音

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 saon
    さおん
combination tone (psychoacoustic phenomenon); difference tone

後光


后光

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hòu guāng
    hou4 guang1
hou kuang
 gokō
    ごこう
(1) halo; aureole; aureola; nimbus; (2) halo (optical phenomenon); glory; (surname) Gokou
The halo behind an image; background halo

御光

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 gokou / goko
    ごこう
halo (optical phenomenon); glory

怪圈

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guài quān
    guai4 quan1
kuai ch`üan
    kuai chüan
vicious circle; (abnormal) phenomenon

怪異


怪异

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guài yì
    guai4 yi4
kuai i
 kaii / kai
    かいい
monstrous; strange; strange phenomenon
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) mystery; curiosity; strangeness; monstrosity; (2) ghost; monster; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; goblin

效應


效应

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xiào yìng
    xiao4 ying4
hsiao ying
effect (scientific phenomenon)

本緣


本缘

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běn yuán
    ben3 yuan2
pen yüan
 honnen
The origin or cause of any phenomenon; life stories

欲法

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yù fǎ
    yu4 fa3
yü fa
 yokuhō
the phenomenon of desire; the phenomenon of desire

正体

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 shoutai / shotai
    しょうたい
(1) true character; true form; true colors (colours); identity; truth (of a mystery, phenomenon, etc.); origin; (2) consciousness; one's senses

歳差

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 saisa
    さいさ
(phenomenon of) precession of the equinoxes

海象

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hǎi xiàng
    hai3 xiang4
hai hsiang
 kaishou / kaisho
    かいしょう
walrus
marine phenomenon; (given name) Kaizou

濫觴


滥觞

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làn shāng
    lan4 shang1
lan shang
 ranshou / ransho
    らんしょう
lit. floating wine goblets on a stream; the origin (of some phenomenon)
source; beginning; origin; (surname) Ranshou

物象

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 busshou / bussho
    ぶっしょう
object; natural phenomenon; science of inanimate nature

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