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Self-Reliance

zì shì
Self-Reliance Vertical Wall Scroll

自恃 means self-reliance but is often used to mean self-confidence or the state of being self-assured.

Basically this means you can rely on yourself (with a slight suggestion that others can rely on you as well).

The first character means "oneself" while the second means "to rely upon."


See Also:  Confidence | Self-Confidence

Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart

zì zūn xīn
ji son shin
Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese and Korean word means "pride" or "self-respect."

The first Kanji/Hanja means oneself. The second can mean revered, valuable, precious, noble or exalted. And the last Kanji/Hanja means heart, mind and/or spirit.


While these characters make sense and hold the same general meaning in Chinese, this is not a normal Chinese word. This selection should only be used if your audience is Japanese or Korean.


See Also:  Respect | Pride | Self-Reliance | Self-Control | Self-Discipline

Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself

do kuritsu do ppo
Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese proverb, Dokuritsu-Doppo, is an indication of your independence, self-reliance, standing on one's own two feet, or making one's own way in life.

Independence

dú lì
dokuritsu
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll

Besides meaning "to be independent," this can also mean "to stand alone," self-reliance or self-support.


独Modern Japanese use a simplified version of the first character of independence. It's the same simplified version currently used in mainland China, so understood by most Chinese and all Japanese people. Click on the character to the right if you want the simplified/Japanese version.


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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Self-Reliance自恃zì shì / zi4 shi4 / zi shi / zishitzu shih / tzushih
Prideful Mind
Self-Respecting Heart
自尊心ji son shin
jisonshin
zì zūn xīn
zi4 zun1 xin1
zi zun xin
zizunxin
tzu tsun hsin
tzutsunhsin
Standing by Oneself
Walking by Oneself
獨立獨步
独立独步
do kuritsu do ppo
dokuritsudoppo
do kuritsu do po
dokuritsudopo
Independence獨立
独立
dokuritsudú lì / du2 li4 / du li / dulitu li / tuli
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

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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/ fo2
fo
 hotoke / ほとけ
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
Buddha; Buddhism
(surname) Hotoke
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.

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xìn / xin4
hsin
 shin / しん
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
(1) honesty; sincerity; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; confidence; (3) (religious) faith; devotion; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.

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qiè / qie4
ch`ieh / chieh
 warawa / わらわ    mekake / めかけ    sobame / そばめ    onname / おんなめ
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
concubine; I, your servant (deprecatory self-reference for women)
(pn,adj-no) (archaism) (humble language) (feminine speech) I; me; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) mistress; kept woman; concubine

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yǐng / ying3
ying
 yō / かげ
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
picture; image; film; movie; photograph; reflection; shadow; trace
(1) shadow; silhouette; figure; shape; (2) reflection; image; (3) ominous sign; (4) light (stars, moon); (5) trace; shadow (of one's former self); (surname) Kage
Shadow, picture, image, reflection, hint; one of the twelve 'colours'; shadow

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rěn / ren3
jen
 nin / にん
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
to bear; to endure; to tolerate; to restrain oneself
(archaism) endurance; forbearance; patience; self-restraint; (given name) Nin
kṣānti, 羼提 (or 羼底); patience, endurance, (a) in adverse circumstances, (b) in the religious state. There are groups of two, three, four, five, six, ten, and fourteen, indicating various forms of patience, equanimity, repression, forbearance, endurance, constancy, or "perseverance of the saints," both in mundane and spiritual things; to endure

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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; (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.

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shēn / shen1
shen
 mi / み
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
body; life; oneself; personally; one's morality and conduct; the main part of a structure or body; pregnant; classifier for sets of clothes: suit, twinset; Kangxi radical 158
(1) body; (2) oneself; (3) one's place; one's position; (4) main part; meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.); wood (as opposed to bark); blade (as opposed to its handle); container (as opposed to its lid); (surname) Misaki
kāya; tanu; deha. The body; the self.; Two forms of body; there are numerous pairs, e. g. (1) (a) 分段身 The varied forms of the karmic or ordinary mortal body, or being; (b) 變易身 the transformable, or spiritual body. (2) (a) 生身 The earthly body of the Buddha; (b) 化身 hinirmāṇakāya, which may take any form at will. (3) (a) 生身 his earthly body; (b) 法身 his moral and mental nature—a Hīnayāna definition, but Mahāyāna takes his earthly nirmāṇakāya as the 生身 and his dharmakāya or that and his saṃbhogakāya as 法身. (4) 眞應二身 The dharmakāya and nirmāṇakāya. (5) (a) 實相身 The absolute truth, or light, of the Buddha, i. e. the dharmakāya; (b) 爲物身 the functioning or temporal body. (6) (a) 眞身 the dharmakāya and saṃbhogakāya; (b) 化身 the nirmāṇakāya. (7) (a) 常身 his permanent or eternal body; (b) 無常身 his temporal body. (8) (a) 實身 and 化身 idem 二色身.

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guǐ / gui3
kuei
 oni(p);ki / おに(P);き
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
ghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
(1) oni; ogre; demon; (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.

修養


修养

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xiū yǎng / xiu1 yang3
hsiu yang
 shuuyou / shuyo / しゅうよう
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
accomplishment; training; self-cultivation
(noun/participle) self-improvement; (mental) training; self-discipline; cultivation
cultivating moral character

克己

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 kokki / こっき
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
(n,vs,adj-no) self denial; self control; (given name) Yoshimi

我慢

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wǒ màn / wo3 man4
wo man
 gaman(p);gaman / がまん(P);ガマン
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
(noun/participle) patience; endurance; perseverance; tolerance; self-control; self-denial; (surname) Gaman
abhimāna, ātma-mada. Egoism exalting self and depreciating others; self-intoxication, pride; identity

捨己


舍己

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shě jǐ / she3 ji3
she chi
 sutemi / すてみ
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
selfless; self-sacrifice (to help others); self-renunciation; altruism
(given name) Sutemi

正念

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zhèng niàn / zheng4 nian4
cheng nien
 shounen / shonen / しょうねん
correct mindfulness (Buddhism)
(1) {Buddh} (See 八正道) right mindfulness; (2) true faith (in rebirth in the promised land); (place-name) Shounen
samyak-smṛti, right remembrance, the seventh of the 八正道; 'right mindfullness, the looking on the body and the spirit in such a way as to remain ardent, self-possessed and mindful, having overcome both hankering and dejection. ' Keith; correct mindfulness

武術


武术

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wǔ shù / wu3 shu4
wu shu
 bujutsu / ぶじゅつ
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
military skill or technique (in former times); all kinds of martial art sports (some claiming spiritual development); self-defense; tradition of choreographed fights from opera and film (recent usage); also called kungfu 功夫; CL:種|种[zhong3]
(1) {MA} martial arts; military arts; (2) (See 武術太極拳) wushu; modern sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts

無我


无我

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wú wǒ / wu2 wo3
wu wo
 muga / むが
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
anatta (Buddhist concept of "non-self")
(1) selflessness; self-effacement; self-renunciation; (2) {Buddh} anatta; anatman; doctrine that states that humans do not possess souls; (female given name) Muga
anātman; nairātmya; no ego, no soul (of an independent and self-contained character), impersonal, no individual independent existence (of conscious or unconscious beings, anātmaka). The empirical ego is merely an aggregation of various elements, and with their disintegration it ceases to exist; therefore it has nm ultimate reality of its own, but the Nirvāṇa Sūtra asserts the reality of the ego in the transcendental realm. The non-Buddhist definition of ego is that it has permanent individuality 常一之體 and is independent or sovereign 有主宰之用. When applied to men it is 人我, when to things it is 法我. Cf. 常 11; no-self

無量


无量

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wú liàng / wu2 liang4
wu liang
 muryou / muryo / むりょう
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
measureless; immeasurable
(noun - becomes adjective with の) immeasurable; (given name) Muryou
apramāṇa; amita; ananta; immeasurable, unlimited, e.g. the 'four infinite' characteristics of a bodhisattva are 慈悲喜捨 kindness, pity, joy, and self-sacrifice; uncountable

独立

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 dokuritsu / どくりつ (noun/participle) (1) independence; self-reliance; supporting oneself; being on one's own; (2) independence (e.g. of a nation); freedom; (3) separation; isolation

空無


空无

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kōng wú / kong1 wu2
k`ung wu / kung wu
 kūmu
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
Unreality, or immateriality, of things, which is defined as nothing existing of independent or self-contained nature; emptiness

節制


节制

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jié zhì / jie2 zhi4
chieh chih
 sessei / sesse / せっせい
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
to control; to restrict; to moderate; to temper; moderation; sobriety; to administer
(n,vs,adj-no) moderation; self-restraint; temperance

自信

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zì xìn / zi4 xin4
tzu hsin
 jishin / じしん
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
to have confidence in oneself; self-confidence
(noun/participle) self-confidence; confidence (in oneself); (surname) Jishin

自制

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zì zhì / zi4 zhi4
tzu chih
 jisei / jise / じせい
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
to maintain self-control; self-control
(n,vs,adj-no) self control; self restraint

自力

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zì lì / zi4 li4
tzu li
 jiriki(p);jiryoku / じりき(P);じりょく
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) one's own strength; one's own efforts; (2) {Buddh} self-salvation; (place-name) Jiriki
self-power

自尊

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zì zūn / zi4 zun1
tzu tsun
 jison / じそん
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
self-respect; self-esteem; ego; pride
self-respect; esteem; self-importance; pride

自強


自强

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zì qiáng / zi4 qiang2
tzu ch`iang / tzu chiang
 jikyou / jikyo / じきょう
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
to strive for self-improvement
(noun/participle) strenuous effort

自律

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zì lǜ / zi4 lu:4
tzu lü
 jiritsu / じりつ
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
self-discipline; self-regulation; autonomy (ethics); autonomic (physiology)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (See 他律) autonomy (philosophy); (2) self-control

自恃

see styles
zì shì / zi4 shi4
tzu shih
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
self-esteem; self-reliance; overconfident; conceited

自愛


自爱

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zì ài / zi4 ai4
tzu ai
 jiai / じあい
self-respect; self-love; self-regard; regard for oneself; to cherish one's good name; to take good care of one's health
(noun/participle) (1) taking care of oneself (esp. used as an epistolary imperative); (2) self-love
Self-love, cause of all pursuit or seeking, which in turn causes all suffering. All Buddhas put away self-love and all pursuit, or seeking, such elimination being nirvāṇa.

自然

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zì rán / zi4 ran2
tzu jan
 jinen / じねん
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
nature; natural; naturally
(n,n-adv) occurring naturally (without human influence); (female given name) Minori
svayaṃbhū, also 自爾; 法爾 self-existing, the self-existent; Brahmā, Viṣṇu, and others; in Chinese it is 'self-so', so of itself, natural, of course, spontaneous. It also means uncaused existence, certain sects of heretics 自然外道 denying Buddhist cause and effect and holding that things happen spontaneously.

自省

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

自衛


自卫

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zì wèi / zi4 wei4
tzu wei
 jiei / jie / じえい
Independence Vertical Wall Scroll
self-defense
(n,vs,adj-no) self-defense; self-defence

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