The Name Reflect in Chinese / Japanese...

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Mindfulness Scroll

念 is the simplest way to write "mindfulness" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

念 can be defined these ways: To read; to study (a degree course); to read aloud; to miss somebody (keeping them in your mind); idea; remembrance; sense; thought; feeling; desire; concern; attention; recollection; memory; to think on/about; reflect; repeat, intone; a moment.

Obviously, the context in which the character is used determines which definition or meaning is perceived. As a single character, it's open and perhaps ambiguous. Thus, it can be read with any or all of these meanings.

念 is used in a Buddhist context (often written as 正念 or "right mindfulness") with similar meanings of thought and contemplation.

In Japanese, this character is sometimes used as a name "Nen".

See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

fǎn xǐng
hansei / hanse
Reflect Scroll

反省 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja means several things including: to reflect upon oneself; to examine one's conscience; to question oneself; to search one's soul; reflection; reconsideration; introspection; meditation; contemplation; regret; repentance; remorse.

Introspection / Self-Awareness

zì xǐng
Introspection / Self-Awareness Scroll

自省 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja means: to examine oneself; to reflect on one's shortcomings; introspection; self-awareness; self-criticism; self-examination; reflection.

In Japanese, this can be the given name, Jisei.

Wake Up to Reality

xǐng wù
shō go
Wake Up to Reality Scroll

This Chinese word means, "to wake up to reality", "to come to oneself", "to realize", "to see the truth", or "to reflect and become aware". 省悟 is often used in the context of Buddhism.

In Japanese, this has the same meaning but is more often used as a given name, Seigo.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Mindfulnessnenniàn / nian4 / niannien
Reflect反省hansei / hansefǎn xǐng / fan3 xing3 / fan xing / fanxingfan hsing / fanhsing
自省jiseizì xǐng / zi4 xing3 / zi xing / zixingtzu hsing / tzuhsing
Wake Up to Reality省悟shō go / shōgoxǐng wù / xing3 wu4 / xing wu / xingwuhsing wu / hsingwu

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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Wake Up to Reality Scroll
to read; to study (a subject); to attend (a school); to read aloud; to give (sb) a tongue-lashing (CL:頓|顿[dun4]); to miss (sb); idea; remembrance; twenty (banker's anti-fraud numeral corresponding to 廿[nian4])
(1) (esp. 〜の念) sense; idea; thought; feeling; (2) desire; concern; (3) (esp. 念に〜、念の/が〜) attention; care; (personal name) Nen
smṛti. Recollection, memory; to think on, reflect; repeat, intone; a thought; a moment; mindfulness, memory


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fǎn xǐng
    fan3 xing3
fan hsing
 hansei / hanse
Wake Up to Reality Scroll
to reflect upon oneself; to examine one's conscience; to question oneself; to search one's soul
(noun/participle) (1) reflection; reconsideration; introspection; meditation; contemplation; (noun/participle) (2) regret; repentance; remorse; being sorry


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xǐng wù
    xing3 wu4
hsing wu
Wake Up to Reality Scroll
to wake up to reality; to come to oneself; to realize; to see the truth
(given name) Seigo
to reflect and become aware; to reflect and become aware


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zì xǐng
    zi4 xing3
tzu hsing
 jisei / jise
Wake Up to Reality Scroll
to examine oneself; to reflect on one's shortcomings; introspection; self-awareness; self-criticism
(noun/participle) self-examination; reflection; (given name) Jisei

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to scold; to beat
(1) archaic period of time (usu. a period of approx. two hours corresponding to one of the signs of the Chinese zodiac); (2) victory; (3) strictness; cruelty; (personal name) Katsuyuki
to reflect back on; to reflect back on

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ginseng; one of the 28 constellations
Reflect on, counsel, visit superior. An assembly a gathering for the purpose of meditation, preaching, worship. Read shen, the twenty-first constellation, α, β, γ, δ, ε, ζ, η, and k in Orion.; Worship on the four fives, i. e. the fifth, tenth, twentieth, and twenty-fifth days of the month; also ||上堂; to convene

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-ism; only
(pronoun) (1) (kana only) this (indicating an item near the speaker, the action of the speaker, or the current topic); (2) (humble language) this person (usu. indicating someone in one's in-group); (3) now; (4) (archaism) here; (5) (archaism) I (me); (6) (archaism) certainly; (female given name) Yui
To reflect on; but, only; verbal particle; of. 唯; think

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 sou / so
to think; to believe; to suppose; to wish; to want; to miss (feel wistful about the absence of sb or something)
(1) conception; idea; thought; (2) {Buddh} (See 五蘊) samjna (perception); (given name) Nozomu
To think, meditate, reflect, expect; a function of mind; conception

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to recollect; to remember; memory
(female given name) Omoi
To recall, reflect on; to recollect

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to reflect (light); to shine; to project (an image onto a screen etc)
(female given name) Hayuru

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according to; in accordance with; to shine; to illuminate; to reflect; to look at (one's reflection); to take (a photo); photo; as requested; as before
(given name) Hikaru
To shine, illumine; to superintend; a dispatch, pass; as, according to; to illumine

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example; mirror; to view; reflection; to reflect; to inspect; to warn; (ancient bronze mirror)
model; pattern; (female given name) Miru
A mirror 明鑑; to note, survey, 鑑察; a mirror


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dào yìng
    dao4 ying4
tao ying
to reflect (producing an inverted image)



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nèi xǐng
    nei4 xing3
nei hsing
to reflect upon oneself; introspection



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kè shì
    ke4 shi4
k`o shih
    ko shih
to reflect back on; to reflect back on


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fǎn guāng
    fan3 guang1
fan kuang
to reflect light


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fǎn shè
    fan3 she4
fan she
to reflect; reflection (from a mirror etc); reflex (i.e. automatic reaction of organism)
(noun/participle) (1) {physics} reflection; reverberation; (noun/participle) (2) {biol} reflex; reflexes



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fǎn fù
    fan3 fu4
fan fu
variant of 反覆|反复[fan3 fu4]
(noun/participle) repetition; iteration; recursion; recurrence; recapitulation
to reflect; to reflect


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fǎn yìng
    fan3 ying4
fan ying
 hanei / hane
to mirror; to reflect; mirror image; reflection; (fig.) to report; to make known; to render
(noun/participle) (1) reflection (light, image, situation, attitude, etc.); reflecting; (2) influence; application (e.g. of an update)


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huí wèi
    hui2 wei4
hui wei
to reflect on; to ponder over; aftertaste



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xīn jìng
    xin1 jing4
hsin ching
 kokoro no kagami
The heart-mirror, or mirror of the mind, which must be kept clean if it is to reflect the Truth; mind-mirror


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sī wéi
    si1 wei2
ssu wei
 shii; shiyui / shi; shiyui
    しい; しゆい
variant of 思維|思维[si1 wei2]
(noun/participle) (1) (esp. しい) thought; thinking; contemplation; consideration; (noun/participle) (2) {Buddh} (esp. しゆい) using wisdom to get to the bottom of things; focusing one's mind; deep contemplation; concentrated thought; deliberating; pondering; reflecting; (female given name) Shiyui
To consider or reflect on an object with discrimination; thought, reflection; to think


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sī kǎo
    si1 kao3
ssu k`ao
    ssu kao
 shikou / shiko
to reflect on; to ponder over
(n,vs,adj-no) thought; consideration; thinking



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sī guò
    si1 guo4
ssu kuo
to reflect on one's past errors


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(Ichidan verb) to reflect carefully


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wéi shěng
    wei2 sheng3
wei sheng
to reflect upon oneself; to reflect upon oneself


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xiǎng niàn
    xiang3 nian4
hsiang nien
 sounen / sonen
to miss; to remember with longing; to long to see again
thought; idea; conception
To think and reflect; thought determination


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zhé shè
    zhe2 she4
che she
to refract; refraction; to reflect (in the figurative sense: to show the nature of)


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(transitive verb) to project; to reflect; to cast (shadow)


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yìng zhào
    ying4 zhao4
ying chao
to shine upon; to reflect

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