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Phenomenon

China xiàn xiàng
Japan genshou
Phenomenon Vertical Wall 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.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ li3
Taiwan li
Japanese ri / り
Phenomenon Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese 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
Japanese (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; (surname) Risaki; (personal name) Ria; (given name) Ri; (female given name) Michi; (personal name) Masaru; (given name) Masashi; (personal name) Masa; (female given name) Makoto; (given name) Tooru; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Takashi; (female given name) Sunaho; (female given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satori; (female given name) Satomi; (male given name) Satoshi; (given name) Sadamu; (female given name) Kotoha
siddhānta; hetu. Ruling principle, fundamental law, intrinsicality, universal basis, essential element; nidāna, reason; pramāṇa, to arrange, regulate, rule, rectify.

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Mandarin kòng // kōng / kong4 // kong1
Taiwan k`ung / kung
Japanese kuu / ku / くう    kara / から
Chinese to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time; empty; air; sky; in vain
Japanese (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; (5) (See 五大・1) void (one of the five elements); (can be adjective with の) (6) {math} empty (e.g. set); (noun - becomes adjective with の) emptiness; vacuum; blank; (female given name) Ron; (personal name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Noa; (surname) Sorasaki; (female given name) Sora; (female given name) Sukai; (female given name) Shieru; (personal name) Kuukai; (surname, female given name) Kuu; (female given name) Kanata; (female given name) Kasumi; (female given name) Urue; (surname, female given name) Aki; (female given name) Aoi
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.

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Mandarin xiàng / xiang4
Taiwan hsiang
Japanese zou(p);zou / zo(p);zo / ぞう(P);ゾウ    shou / sho / しょう
Phenomenon Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese elephant; CL:隻|只[zhi1]; shape; form; appearance; to imitate
Japanese elephant (Elephantidae spp.); phenomenon; (surname) Zou; (surname) Saki; (surname) Kisa; (female given name) Amane
gaja; hastin; also nāga; an elephant; v. 像 14; to resemble

現象


现象

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

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Mandarin shì / shi4
Taiwan shih
Japanese ji / じ    goto / ごと
Chinese matter; thing; item; work; affair; CL:件[jian4],樁|桩[zhuang1],回[hui2]
Japanese {Buddh} (See 理・2) individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle); (suffix) (1) (See 事・こと・6) nominalizing suffix; (2) (See 事・こと・7) pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...; (male given name) Tsutomu; (personal name) Tsukae; (surname) Kotozaki; (given name) Koto
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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Mandarin zhǐ // zhēng / zhi3 // zheng1
Taiwan chih // cheng
Japanese chō
Chinese 4th note in pentatonic scale 五音[wu3 yin1], roughly sol; see also 徵|征[zheng1]; to invite; to recruit; to levy (taxes); to draft (troops); phenomenon; symptom; characteristic sign (used as proof); evidence
a sign

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Mandarin xiāng / xiang1
Taiwan hsiang
Japanese sou / so / そう    shou / sho / しょう    ai / あい
Chinese each other; one another; mutually; surname Xiang
Japanese (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); (suffix) minister of state; (prefix) together; mutually; fellow; (given name) Tasuku; (surname) Aitaka; (personal name) Aiji; (surname, female given name) Ai
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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Mandarin shì lǐ / shi4 li3
Taiwan shih li
Japanese jiri / じり
Chinese reason; logic
Japanese 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.

事相

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Mandarin shì xiāng / shi4 xiang1
Taiwan shih hsiang
Japanese jisou / jiso / じそう
Japanese 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.

事象

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Japanese jishou / jisho / じしょう Japanese event; phenomenon; matter

仮相

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Japanese kasou / kaso / かそう Japanese appearance; phenomenon

六因

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Mandarin liù yīn / liu4 yin1
Taiwan liu yin
Japanese 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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Japanese koujitsu / kojitsu / こうじつ Japanese anthelion (optical phenomenon); (place-name) Mukou; (surname) Mukahi; (surname) Mukai; (female given name) Nahi

圓妙


圆妙

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Mandarin yuán miào / yuan2 miao4
Taiwan yüan miao
Japanese 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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Mandarin yuán wù / yuan2 wu4
Taiwan yüan wu
Japanese engo / えんご
Japanese (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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Mandarin yuán jiào / yuan2 jiao4
Taiwan yüan chiao
Japanese 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.

地象

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Japanese chishou / chisho / ちしょう Japanese terrestrial phenomena (phenomenon)

天象

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

差音

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

後光


后光

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Mandarin hòu guāng / hou4 guang1
Taiwan hou kuang
Japanese gokou / goko / ごこう
Japanese (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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Japanese gokou / goko / ごこう Japanese halo (optical phenomenon); glory

怪圈

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

怪異


怪异

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Mandarin guài yì / guai4 yi4
Taiwan kuai i
Japanese kaii / kai / かいい
Chinese monstrous; strange; strange phenomenon
Japanese (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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Mandarin xiào yìng / xiao4 ying4
Taiwan hsiao ying
Chinese effect (scientific phenomenon)

本緣


本缘

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

正体

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Japanese shoutai / shotai / しょうたい Japanese (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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Japanese saisa / さいさ Japanese (phenomenon of) precession of the equinoxes

海象

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

濫觴


滥觞

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

物象

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

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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
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