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Pleasure

yu
Pleasure Vertical Wall Scroll

愉 can be defined as pleasure, well-pleased, contented, and happy.

Note: 愉 is no longer in common use in Japanese.


See Also:  Passion

There is no pleasure without pain

No pain, no gain
ku wa raku no tane
There is no pleasure without pain Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese proverb means, "One cannot have pleasure without pain."

It's one of a few Japanese ways to say, "No pain, no gain."


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Eat Drink and Be Merry

chī hē wán lè
Eat Drink and Be Merry Vertical Wall Scroll

吃喝玩樂 is the short version of, "Eat, drink, and be merry."

This Chinese proverb suggests to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure.

Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die

tabe nomi tanoshime ashita wa mina shinu
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Vertical Wall Scroll

This means, "eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die," in Japanese.


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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Pleasureyuyú / yu2 / yu
There is no pleasure without pain苦は楽の種ku wa raku no tane
kuwarakunotane
Eat Drink and Be Merry吃喝玩樂
吃喝玩乐
chī hē wán lè
chi1 he1 wan2 le4
chi he wan le
chihewanle
ch`ih ho wan le
chihhowanle
chih ho wan le
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die食べ飲み楽しめ明日は皆死ぬtabe nomi tanoshime ashita wa mina shinu
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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yuán / yuan2
yüan
 on / そのみ
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Vertical Wall Scroll
land used for growing plants; site used for public recreation; abbr. for a place ending in 園|园, such as a botanical garden 植物園|植物园, kindergarten 幼兒園|幼儿园 etc
(n,n-suf) (1) garden (esp. man-made); orchard; park; plantation; (2) place; location; (female given name) Sonomi
vihāra; place for walking about, pleasure-ground, garden, park.

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kuài / kuai4
k`uai / kuai
 kai / かい
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Vertical Wall Scroll
rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plainspoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
pleasure; delight; enjoyment; (female given name) Yoshi
Glad, joyful; quick, sharp; pleasure


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huá / hua2
hua
 ke / りりか
magnificent; splendid; flowery
(1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.

十法

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shí fǎ / shi2 fa3
shih fa
 jippō
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Vertical Wall Scroll
The ten 成就 perfect or perfecting Mahāyāna rules; i.e. in (1) right belief; (2) conduct; (3) spirit; (4) the joy of the bodhi mind; (5) joy in the dharma; (6) joy in meditation in it; (7) pursuing the correct dharma; (8) obedience to, or accordance with it; (9) departing from pride, etc.; (10) comprehending the inner teaching of Buddha and taking no pleasure in that of the śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha order; ten completions of the great vehicle standards

快感

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kuài gǎn / kuai4 gan3
k`uai kan / kuai kan
 kaikan / かいかん
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Vertical Wall Scroll
pleasure; thrill; delight; joy; pleasurable sensation; a high
pleasant feeling

花柳界

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 karyuukai / karyukai / かりゅうかい
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Vertical Wall Scroll
red-light district; pleasure quarters; world of the geisha; demimonde

吃喝玩樂


吃喝玩乐

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chī hē wán lè / chi1 he1 wan2 le4
ch`ih ho wan le / chih ho wan le
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Vertical Wall Scroll
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom); to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure

苦は楽の種

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 kuharakunotane / くはらくのたね
Eat Drink and Be Merry, For Tomorrow We Die Vertical Wall Scroll
(expression) (proverb) (See 楽は苦の種苦は楽の種) one cannot have pleasure without pain; no pain, no gain

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/ xi1
hsi
 ki / うれし
amusement
(surname, female given name) Ureshi
Play, pleasure; play


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/ xi4
hsi
 ke
trick; drama; play; show; CL:齣|出[chu1],場|场[chang3],臺|台[tai2]
khelā, krīḍā. Play, sport, take one's pleasure; theatricals, which are forbidden to a monk or nun; to play


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shě / she3
she
 sha
to give up; to abandon; to give alms
upekṣā, neglect, indifference, abandoning, M.W. To relinquish, renounce, abandon, reject, give. One of the chief Buddhist virtues, that of renunciation, leading to a state of "indifference without pleasure or pain" (Keith), or independence of both. v. 舍. It is defined as the mind 平等 in equilibrium, i.e. above the distinction of things or persons, of self or others; indifferent, having abandoned the world and all things and having no affections or desires. One of the seven bodhyaṅgas. Translit. sa, śa, s(r); to abandon

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huān / huan1
huan
 kan / かん
old variant of 歡|欢[huan1]
joy; enjoyment; delight; pleasure; (given name) Kan


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xìng / xing4
hsing
 kyou / kyo / きょう
feeling or desire to do something; interest in something; excitement
(1) interest; entertainment; pleasure; (2) (See 六義・1) implicit comparison (style of the Shi Jing); (given name) Hajime
abhyudaya. Rise, begin; prosper; elated; to raise

七情

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qī qíng / qi1 qing2
ch`i ch`ing / chi ching
 shichijou / shichijo / しちじょう
seven emotional states; seven affects of traditional Chinese medical theory and therapy, namely: joy 喜[xi3], anger 怒[nu4], anxiety 憂|忧[you1], thought 思[si1], grief 悲[bei1], fear 恐[kong3], fright 驚|惊[jing1]; seven relations
(1) seven emotions (in The Book of Rites: joy, anger, sorrow, fear, love, hate, desire); seven emotions (in Buddhism: joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure, love, hate, desire); (2) seven effects (of a traditional Chinese medicine); (surname) Shichijou
The seven emotions : pleasure, anger, sorrow, joy, love, hate, desire.

三受

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sān shòu / san1 shou4
san shou
 sanju
The three states of Vedanā, i. e. sensation, are divided into painful, pleasurable, and freedom from both 苦, 樂, 捨. When things are opposed to desire, pain arises; when accordant, there is pleasure and a desire for their continuance; when neither, one is detached or free. 倶舍論 1; three feelings

二受

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èr shòu / er4 shou4
erh shou
 niju
The dual receptivity or karma of pleasure and pain, the physical and the mental, i.e. 身 and 心; two sensations

二因

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èr yīn / er4 yin1
erh yin
 niin / nin / にいん
{Buddh} two causes
Two causes, of which there are various definitions: (1) 生因 The producing cause (of all good things); and 了因 the revealing or illuminating cause i.e. knowledge, or wisdom. (2) 能生因 The 8th 識 q. v.: the cause that is able to produce all sense and perceptions, also all good and evil; and 方便因 the environmental or adaptive cause, which aids the 8th 識, as water or earth does the seed, etc. (3) 習因 or 同類因 Practice or habit as cause e. g. desire causing desire; and 報因 or 果熟因 the rewarding cause, or fruit-ripening cause, e. g. pleasure or pain caused by good or evil deeds. (4) 正因 Correct or direct cause i.e. the Buddha-nature of all beings; and 緣因 the contributory cause, or enlightenment (see 了因 above) which evolves the 正因 or Buddha-nature by good works. (5) 近因 Immediate or direct cause and 遠因 distant or indirect cause or causes; two causes

二果

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èr guǒ / er4 guo3
erh kuo
 nika
Sakṛdāgāmin; v. 裟 and 斯. The second "fruit" of the four kinds of Hīnayāna arhats, who have only once more to return to mortality. Also the two kinds of fruit or karma: (a) 習氣果 The good or evil characteristics resulting from habit or practice in a former existence; (b) 報果the pain or pleasure resulting (in this life) from the practices of a previous life; second realization

二求

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èr qiú / er4 qiu2
erh ch`iu / erh chiu
 nigu
The two kinds of seeking: 得求 seeking to get (e.g. pleasure) and 命求 seeking long life.

五受

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wǔ shòu / wu3 shou4
wu shou
 goju
The five vedanas, or sensations; i. e. of sorrow, ofjoy; of pain, of pleasure; of freedom from them all; the first two are limited to mental emotions, the two next are of the senses, and the fifth of both; v. 唯識論 5; five sensations

五果

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wǔ guǒ / wu3 guo3
wu kuo
 goka / ごか
(1) five fruits (peach, Japanese plum, apricot, jujube, Japanese chestnut); (2) (Buddhist term) five types of effect in cause-and-effect relationships; (3) (Buddhist term) five effects of ignorance and formations on one's current life
The five fruits, or effects; there are various groups, e. g. I. (1) 異熟果 fruit ripening divergently, e. g. pleasure and goodness are in different categories; present organs accord in pain or pleasure with their past good or evil deeds; (2) 等流果 fruit of the same order, e. g. goodness reborn from previous goodness; (3) 土用果 present position and function fruit, the rewards of moral merit in previous lives; (4) 增上果 superior fruit, or position arising from previous earnest endeavor and superior capacity: (5) 離繋果 fruit of freedom from all bonds, nirvana fruit. II. Fruit, or rebirth: (1) 識 conception (viewed psychologically); (2) 名色 formation mental and physical; (3) 六處 the six organs of perception complete; (4) 觸 their birth and contact with the world; (5) 受 consciousness. III. Five orders of fruit, with stones, pips, shells (as nuts), chaff-like (as pine seeds), and with pods; fivefold aspects of cause and effect

五海

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wǔ hǎi / wu3 hai3
wu hai
 gokai / ごうみ
(surname) Goumi
The five 'seas' or infinities seen in a vision by Puxian, v. 舊華嚴經 3, viz., (1) all worlds, (2) all the living, (3) universal karma, (4) the roots of desire and pleasure of all the living, (5) all the Buddhas, past, present, and future.

五識


五识

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wǔ shì / wu3 shi4
wu shih
 goshiki
The five parijñānas, perceptions or cognitions; ordinarily those arising from the five senses, i. e. of form-and-color, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The 起信論 Awakening of Faith has a different set of five steps in the history of cognition; (1) 業識 initial functioning of mind under the influence of the original 無明 unenlightenment or state of ignorance; (2) 轉識 the act of turning towards the apparent object for its observation; (3) 現識 observation of the object as it appears; (4) 知識 the deductions derived from its appearance; (5) 相續識 the consequent feelings of like or dislike, pleasure or pain, from which arise the delusions and incarnations; five consciousnesses

五逆

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wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
wu ni
 gogyaku
pañcānantarya; 五無間業 The five rebellious acts or deadly sins, parricide, matricide, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, destroying the harmony of the sangha, or fraternity. The above definition is common both to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. The lightest of these sins is the first; the heaviest the last. II. Another group is: (1) sacrilege, such as destroying temples, burning sutras, stealing a Buddha's or a monk's things, inducing others to do so, or taking pleasure therein; (2) slander, or abuse of the teaching of śrāvaka s, pratyekabuddhas, or bodhisattvas; (3) ill-treatment or killing of a monk; (4) any one of the five deadly sins given above; (5) denial of the karma consequences of ill deeds, acting or teaching others accordingly, and unceasing evil life. III. There are also five deadly sins, each of which is equal to each of the first set of five: (1) violation of a mother, or a fully ordained nun; (2) killing a bodhisattva in a sangha; (5) destroying a Buddha's stūpa. IV. The five unpardonable sin of Devadatta who (1) destroyed the harmony of the community; (2) injured Śākyamuni with a stone, shedding his blood; (3) induced the king to let loose a rutting elephant to trample down Śākyamuni; (4) killed a nun; (5) put poison on his finger-nails and saluted Śākyamuni intending to destroy him thereby; five heinous crimes

五食

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wǔ shí / wu3 shi2
wu shih
 gojiki
The five kinds of spiritual food by which roots of goodness are nourished: correct thoughts; delight in the Law; pleasure in meditation; firm resolve, or vows of self-control; and deliverance from the karma of illusion; five kinds of nourishment

享受

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xiǎng shòu / xiang3 shou4
hsiang shou
 kyouju / kyoju / きょうじゅ
to enjoy; to live it up; pleasure; CL:種|种[zhong3]
(noun/participle) reception; acceptance; enjoyment; being given
to receive and make one's own

享楽

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 kyouraku / kyoraku / きょうらく (noun/participle) enjoyment; pleasure

佚楽

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 itsuraku / いつらく (noun/participle) pleasure

偷安

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tōu ān / tou1 an1
t`ou an / tou an
to shirk responsibility; thoughtless pleasure-seeking

八風


八风

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bā fēng / ba1 feng1
pa feng
 hachifuu / hachifu / はちふう
see 八風穴|八风穴[ba1 feng1 xue2]
(1) {Buddh} eight winds; eight things that hinder enlightenment; prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, and pleasure; (2) eight winds (e.g. in eight directions); (given name) Happuu
The eight winds, or influences which fan the passions, i.e. gain, loss; defamation, eulogy; praise, ridicule; sorrow, joy. Also 八法.

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