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xún qiú
jingu
Seek Scroll

尋求 means to seek or to look for something. Occasionally used in a Buddhist context for seeking something (enlightenment, knowledge, truth, meaning, etc).

尋求 is rarely used in Japanese, and almost exclusively in a Buddhist context (most Japanese will not recognize it as a Japanese word).

tàn qiú
tankyuu
Seek / Quest Scroll

探求 means: to seek; to pursue; to investigate; quest; pursuit.

探求 is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Buddha Seeking

qín qiú
gongu
Buddha Seeking Scroll

勤求 is a complex word that means inquiring in the Buddha way.

To put it another way, it is seeking something in the right way, at the right time, and diligently seeking only truth or the good.

Seeking Truth

qiú dào
gu dou
Seeking Truth Scroll

求道 means seeking for truth, or to seek (practice for, strive for) enlightenment.

求道 is used mostly in a Buddhist context, so some non-Buddhists may not recognize it.

Seeking Wisdom

chiomigaku
Seeking Wisdom Scroll

智を磨く is an old obscure Japanese phrase that means to refine, cultivate, or improve one's wisdom.

智を磨く is the mantra of one who is a seeker of wisdom. They will always want to polish, shine, refine, improve, and expand their knowledge and understanding.


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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Seek尋求
寻求
jinguxún qiú / xun2 qiu2 / xun qiu / xunqiuhsün ch`iu / hsünchiu / hsün chiu
Seek
Quest
探求tankyuu / tankyutàn qiú / tan4 qiu2 / tan qiu / tanqiut`an ch`iu / tanchiu / tan chiu
Buddha Seeking勤求gonguqín qiú / qin2 qiu2 / qin qiu / qinqiuch`in ch`iu / chinchiu / chin chiu
Seeking Truth求道gu dou / gudou / gu do / gudoqiú dào / qiu2 dao4 / qiu dao / qiudaoch`iu tao / chiutao / chiu tao
Seeking Wisdom智を磨くchiomigaku
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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gān
    gan1
kan
 kan
    もとむ
to concern; to interfere; shield; stem
(irregular okurigana usage) (n,n-pref) drying; dried; (male given name) Motomu
A shield; a stem, or pole; to offend; to concern; to seek; dry

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niú
    niu2
niu
 ushi(p); gyuu; ushi / ushi(p); gyu; ushi
    うし(P); ぎゅう; ウシ
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ox; cow; bull; CL:條|条[tiao2],頭|头[tou2]; newton (abbr. for 牛頓|牛顿[niu2 dun4]); (slang) awesome
(1) cattle (Bos taurus); cow; bull; ox; calf; (2) (usu. ぎゅう) (See 牛肉) beef; (3) (ぎゅう only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,玄武・げんぶ・2) Chinese "Ox" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (surname) Niu
go, gaus; ox, bull, bullock, etc. A term applied to the Buddha Gautama as in 牛王 king of bulls, possibly because of the derivation of his name; the phrase 騎牛來牛 (or 騎牛覔牛) to ride an ox, to seek an ox, means to use the Buddha to find the Buddha.

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guǐ
    gui3
kuei
 oni(p); ki
    おに(P); き
Seeking Wisdom Scroll
ghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
(1) ogre; demon; oni; (2) (See 亡魂) spirit of a deceased person; (3) (おに only) ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.); (4) (おに only) (See 鬼ごっこ・おにごっこ) it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.); (5) (き only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (prefix) (6) (おに only) (slang) (See 超・1) very; extremely; super-; (surname) Miniwa
preta 薜荔多, departed, dead; a disembodied spirit, dead person, ghost; a demon, evil being; especially a 餓鬼 hungry ghost. They are of many kinds. The Fan-i ming i classifies them as poor, medium, and rich; each again thrice subdivided: (1) (a) with mouths like burning torches; (b) throats no bigger than needles; (c) vile breath, disgusting to themselves; (2) (a) needle-haired, self-piercing; (b) hair sharp and stinking; (c) having great wens on whose pus they must feed. (3) (a) living on the remains of sacrifices; (b) on leavings in general; (c) powerful ones, yakṣas, rākṣasas, piśācas, etc. All belong to the realm of Yama, whence they are sent everywhere, consequently are ubiquitous in every house, lane, market, mound, stream, tree, etc.

勤求

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qín qiú
    qin2 qiu2
ch`in ch`iu
    chin chiu
 gongu
    ごんぐ
Seeking Wisdom Scroll
inquiring the Buddha way
To seek diligently (after the good); to strive for

參禪


参禅

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cān chán
    can1 chan2
ts`an ch`an
    tsan chan
 noshi wo ri
Seeking Wisdom Scroll
to practice Chan Buddhist meditation; to practice Zen meditation; to sit in meditation
To inquire, discuss, seek religious instruction; to thoroughly penetrate with meditative insight

尋求


寻求

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xún qiú
    xun2 qiu2
hsün ch`iu
    hsün chiu
 jingu
Seeking Wisdom Scroll
to seek; to look for
to seek; to seek

探求

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tàn qiú
    tan4 qiu2
t`an ch`iu
    tan chiu
 tankyuu / tankyu
    たんきゅう
Seeking Wisdom Scroll
to seek; to pursue; to investigate
(noun/participle) search; quest; pursuit

求道

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qiú dào
    qiu2 dao4
ch`iu tao
    chiu tao
 kyuudou; gudou / kyudo; gudo
    きゅうどう; ぐどう
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seeking for truth; (personal name) Motomichi
to seek (practice for, strive for) enlightenment; to seek (practice for, strive for) enlightenment

菩薩


菩萨

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pú sà
    pu2 sa4
p`u sa
    pu sa
 bosatsu(p); bosachi(ok)
    ぼさつ(P); ぼさち(ok)
Seeking Wisdom Scroll
Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
(n,n-suf) (1) {Buddh} bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (n,n-suf) (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (n,n-suf) (3) (See 本地垂迹説) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (surname) Mizoro
bodhisattva, cf. 菩提薩埵. While the idea is not foreign to Hīnayāna, its extension of meaning is one of the chief marks of Mahāyāna. 'The Bodhisattva is indeed the characteristic feature of the Mahāyāna.' Keith. According to Mahāyāna the Hinayanists, i.e. the śrāvaka and pratyekabuddha, seek their own salvation, while the bodhisattva's aim is the salvation of others and of all. The earlier intp. of bodhisattva was 大道心衆生 all beings with mind for the truth; later it became 大覺有情 conscious beings of or for the great intelligence, or enlightenment. It is also intp. in terms of leadership, heroism, etc. In general it is a Mahayanist seeking Buddhahood, but seeking it altruistically; whether monk or layman, he seeks enlightenment to enlighten others, and he will sacrifice himself to save others; he is devoid of egoism and devoted to helping others. All conscious beings having the Buddha-nature are natural bodhisattvas, but require to undergo development. The mahāsattva is sufficiently advanced to become a Buddha and enter nirvāṇa, but according to his vow he remains in the realm of incarnation to save all conscious beings. A monk should enter on the arduous course of discipline which leads to Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.

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liàng
    liang4
liang
distant; to seek; old variant of 亮[liang4]; bright


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    tu2
t`u
    tu
 zu
    ず
diagram; picture; drawing; chart; map; CL:張|张[zhang1]; to plan; to scheme; to attempt; to pursue; to seek
(surname) Zu
A plan, map; seal; to plan, scheme, calculate; a map


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xún
    xun2
hsün
 hiro; jin
    ひろ; じん
to search; to look for; to seek
fathom; (male given name) Hiroshi
To seek; investigate; to continue; usually; a fathom, 8 Chinese feet; to investigate


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chàn
    chan4
ch`an
    chan
 sen
feel remorse; regret; repent
kṣamayati, "to ask pardon"; to seek forgiveness, patience or indulgence, kṣamā meaning patience, forbearance, tr. as 悔過 repentance, or regret or error; also as confession. It especially refers to the regular confessional service for monks and for nuns.

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zhǎo
    zhao3
chao
to try to find; to look for; to call on sb; to find; to seek; to return; to give change

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tóu
    tou2
t`ou
    tou
 tou / to
    とう
to cast; to send; to throw oneself (into the river etc); to seek refuge; to place oneself into the hands of
(1) {baseb} pitching ability; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for pitches
To cast, throw into, surrender, tender.

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qiú
    qiu2
ch`iu
    chiu
 gu
    もとめ
to seek; to look for; to request; to demand; to beseech
(surname, female given name) Motome
To seek, beseech, pray.; v. Seven Strokes; to seek

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móu
    mou2
mou
 mu
    む
barley; to moo; to seek or obtain; old variant of 侔[mou2]; old variant of 眸[mou2]
(surname) Mu
To low (as an ox); overpass; barley; a grain vessel; weevil; eye-pupil; translit. mu, ma.


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    mi4
mi
 beki
    もとむ
(literary) to seek; to find
(given name) Motomu
to search for


访

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fǎng
    fang3
fang
 
    ほう
to visit; to call on; to seek; to inquire; to investigate
(surname) Hou
to question


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móu
    mou2
mou
 mu
    まつだ
to plan; to seek; scheme
plan; strategy; (personal name) Matsuda
to plan

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yāo
    yao1
yao
to invite; to request; to intercept; to solicit; to seek

三密

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sān mì
    san1 mi4
san mi
 sanmitsu
    さんみつ
{Buddh} three mysteries (Buddha's body, speech and mind)
The three mystic things: the body, mouth (i.e. voice), and mind of the Tathāgata, which are universal, all things being this mystic body, all sound this mystic voice, and all thought this mystic mind. All creatures in body, voice, and mind are only individualized parts of the Tathāgata, but illusion hides their Tathāgata nature from them. The esoterics seek to realize their Tathāgata nature by physical signs and postures, by voicing of 眞言 dhāraṇī and by meditations, so that 入我我入 He may enter me and I Him, which is the perfection of siddhi 悉地; v. 大日經疏 1. 菩提心論; three mysteries

上交

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shàng jiāo
    shang4 jiao1
shang chiao
to hand over to; to give to higher authority; to seek connections in high places

上訪


上访

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shàng fǎng
    shang4 fang3
shang fang
to seek an audience with higher-ups (esp. government officials) to petition for something

下化

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xià huà
    xia4 hua4
hsia hua
 geke
(下化衆生) Below, to transform all beings, one of the great vows of a bodhisattva. 上求菩提 above, to seek bodhi. Also 下濟衆生; transform those below

不圖


不图

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bù tú
    bu4 tu2
pu t`u
    pu tu
 futo
    ふと
not to seek (something); to have no expectation of (something); (literary) unexpectedly
(ateji / phonetic) (out-dated kanji) (adverb) (kana only) suddenly; casually; accidentally; incidentally; unexpectedly; unintentionally

乞求

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qǐ qiú
    qi3 qiu2
ch`i ch`iu
    chi chiu
 kotsugu
to beg
to seek; to seek

二流

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èr liú
    er4 liu2
erh liu
 niryuu / niryu
    にりゅう
second-rate; second-tier
(noun - becomes adjective with の) second-rate; inferior
The two ways in the current of transmigration: 順流 to flow with it in continual re-incarnation; 逆流 resist it and seek a way of escape by getting rid of life's delusions, as in the case of the saints; two currents

仰ぐ

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 aogu
    あおぐ
(transitive verb) (1) to look up (at); (transitive verb) (2) to look up to; to respect; to revere; (transitive verb) (3) to ask for (e.g. guidance); to seek; to turn to (someone) for; (transitive verb) (4) to depend on; to rely on; (transitive verb) (5) to gulp down; to quaff; to drink

企求

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qǐ qiú
    qi3 qiu2
ch`i ch`iu
    chi chiu
to seek for; to hope to gain; desirous

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