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Stillness / Quiet / Calm

 jì jìng
 sekisei / jakujou
Stillness / Quiet / Calm Scroll

寂靜 is the Chinese and old Japanese word for calmness, stillness, and tranquility.

In the Buddhist context, this can refer to the calmness of the heart, enlightenment, or the state of being calm and quiet - free from temptation and distress. This can be thought of as being in a state of earthly nirvāṇa.

Note: The second character is written just slightly differently in modern Japanese (静 instead of 靜). Expect a slight variation if you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher. The version shown here is considered the ancient Japanese and original Chinese form.

Calm / Tranquility

Calm / Tranquility Scroll

安 is used in a lot of compound words in the CJK world.

Alone, this character has a broad span of possible meanings. These meanings include relaxed, quiet, rested, contented, calm, still, to pacify, peaceful, at peace, soothing, or soothed.

安 and even the pronunciation was borrowed from Chinese and absorbed into both Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja. In all these languages, this character is pronounced like “an.”

Serenity / Tranquility

 píng jìng
Serenity / Tranquility Scroll

平靜 is one of several ways to express “serenity” or “tranquility” in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It can also be translated as calm, serenity, tranquil, undisturbed, or serene.

See Also:  Peace

Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity

 shizu / sei
Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity Scroll

靜 is the simplest way to convey the meaning of inner peace and serenity.

靜 is often translated as “serenity.” It can also be used to express the ideas of still, calm, serene, quiet, silent, stillness, not moving, or tranquility.

In the old days, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean people might hang a wall scroll with this character in their reading room to bring about a sense of peace in the room.

静While they once used the same character form in Japan, they now use a slightly-simplified version in modern Japan (after WWII). This version is shown to the right, and can be selected for your wall scroll by clicking on that Kanji instead of the button above.

See Also:  Peace

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Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity
(1) (ant: 動) stillness; (2) quiet; peacefulness; (personal name) Yasushi

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Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity
still; calm; quiet; not moving
(personal name) Shizu
Cessation of strife, peace, calm, quietness, stillness.


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 jakusei / jakuse

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(noun or adjectival noun) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (noun or adjectival noun) (1) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (2) (Buddhist term) calmness of the heart; enlightenment; (given name) Jakusei



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jì jìng
    ji4 jing4
chi ching

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Stillness / Quiet / Calm
(out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) calmness; stillness; tranquility; (2) (Buddhist term) calmness of the heart; enlightenment
Calm and quiet; free from temptation and distress; nirvāṇa; quiescence

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to print; to mark; to engrave; a seal; a print; a stamp; a mark; a trace; image
(1) stamp; seal; chop; (2) seal impression; seal; sealing; stamp; mark; print; (3) {Buddh} mudra (symbolic hand gesture); (4) ninja hand sign; (5) (abbreviation) (See 印度・インド) India; (surname) In
mudrā; seal, sign, symbol, emblem, proof, assurance, approve; also 印契; 契印; 印相. Manual signs indicative of various ideas, e. g. each finger represents one of the five primary elements, earth, water, fire, air, and space, beginning with the little finger; the left hand represents 定 stillness, or meditation, the right hand 慧 discernment or wisdom; they have also many other indications. Also, the various symbols of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, e. g. the thunderbolt; cf. 因.; (度) The five Indias, or five regions of India, idem 五天竺 q. v; a seal

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Japanese variant of 默
(noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness; (given name) Moku



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rù guān
    ru4 guan1
ju kuan
To enter into meditation; it differs from 入定 as 定 means 自心之寂靜 complete stillness of the mind, while 觀 means 自觀照理 thought and study for enlightenment in regard to truth; to enter into meditation



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dòng jí
    dong4 ji2
tung chi
motion and stillness; motion and stillness



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dòng jìng
    dong4 jing4
tung ching
(detectable) movement; (sign of) activity; movement and stillness
movement and stillness; movement and stillness


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night air; stillness of night; cool evening


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(noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness


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sǐ jì
    si3 ji4
ssu chi
deathly stillness


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 chinsei / chinse
(adj-na,n,vs,vi) (esp. naturally-occurring) (See 鎮静・ちんせい) stillness; tranquility; tranquillity; dullness


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chén jì
    chen2 ji4
ch`en chi
    chen chi
silence; stillness


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(noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness


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stagnancy; stillness


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(noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness; (female given name) Shijima


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 seishi / seshi
(n,vs,vi,adj-no) (ant: 運動・3) stillness; repose; standing still



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jìng shì
    jing4 shi4
ching shih
Abode of peace, the quiet heart; abode of stillness



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jìng xī
    jing4 xi1
ching hsi
A tr. of Yama, he who restrains, curbs, controls, keep in check; stillness of breath (as a yogic discipline)


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stillness; silence; quiet; hush; calm; serenity


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 seitodou / setodo
(exp,n) stillness and motion



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dòng jìng yī rú
    dong4 jing4 yi1 ru2
tung ching i ju
 dōjō ichinyo
sameness of movement and stillness; sameness of movement and stillness


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(expression) stillness of night



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chán bō luó mì
    chan2 bo1 luo2 mi4
ch`an po lo mi
    chan po lo mi
 zen haramitsu
perfection of concentration; stillness of mind; perfection of concentration; stillness of mind



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yǔ mò dòng jìng
    yu3 mo4 dong4 jing4
yü mo tung ching
 gomoku dōjō
speaking and silence, movement and stillness; speaking and silence, movement and stillness


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(form) (kana only) silence; stillness; quietness


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(expression) stillness of night



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shì jiān qīng jìng jìng lǜ
    shi4 jian1 qing1 jing4 jing4 lv4
shih chien ch`ing ching ching lü
    shih chien ching ching ching lü
 seken shōjō jōryo
mundane pure stillness of thought; mundane pure stillness of thought


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jìng lǜ bō luó mì duō
    jing4 lv4 bo1 luo2 mi4 duo1
ching lü po lo mi to
the perfection of concentration; stillness of mind; the perfection of concentration; stillness of mind

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
sekisei / jakujou
sekisei / jakujo
jì jìng / ji4 jing4 / ji jing / jijingchi ching / chiching
anān / an1 / an
heiseipíng jìng
ping2 jing4
ping jing
p`ing ching
ping ching
Inner Peace

shizu / seijìng / jing4 / jingching
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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