Virtues in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Seven Heavenly Virtues

  2. Korean CKD Virtues

  3. Moral and Virtuous

  4. Wise and Virtuous

  5. Martial Morality / Martial Arts Ethics / Virtue

  6. Beautiful Virtue


Seven Heavenly Virtues

 xìn yǎng xī wàng cí shàn jiān rěn zhèng yì shèn zhòng jié zhì
 shinkou kibou jizen kennin seigi shinchou sessei
Seven Heavenly Virtues Scroll

信仰希望慈善堅忍正義慎重節制 is a list in Chinese and Japanese Kanji of an interpretation of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.

1. Faith is belief in God, and the right virtues.
2. Hope is taking a positive future view that good will prevail.
3. Charity is a concern for, and active helping of, others.
4. Fortitude is never giving up.
5. Justice is being fair and equitable with others.
6. Prudence is care of and moderation with money.
7. Temperance is moderation of needed things and abstinence from things that are not needed.

The full list is here. 信仰希望慈善堅忍正義慎重節制 is a word list, not a common phrase. While all Chinese and Japanese people will recognize the words in the list, they may not understand what the list is about (unless they are familiar with the Seven Heavenly Virtues).


don’t get this as a tattoo or anything like that without first consulting a native translator in the target language. These are fine for a wall scroll but a long discussion is needed before you commit to this for a lifetime inking commitment.

Korean CKD Virtues

 qiān xùn zhèng zhí wēn róu rěn nài kè jǐ bù qū
Korean CKD Virtues Scroll

谦逊正直温柔忍耐克己不屈 are the virtues used by Choi Kwang Do Martial Arts.

EnglishHanjaHangulPronunciation
1. Humility (Humble / Modesty)謙遜겸손gyeom son
2. Honesty (Integrity)正直정직jeong jig
3. Gentleness溫柔온유on yu
4. Perseverance (To Endure)忍耐인내in nae
5. Self-Control (Self-Restraint)克己극기geug gi
6. Unbreakable Spirit (Unyielding / Unbending)不屈불굴bur gur

The characters shown here are in the ancient Korean Hanja form of writing. If you wish for a Korean Hangul form of these tenets, we can arrange that with our Master Calligrapher Xing An-Ping (click on the Hangul next to the South Korean flag above to order this in Hangul).

Moral and Virtuous

 dé
 toku
 
Moral and Virtuous Scroll

德 is the simple way to express the ideas of having virtue, morals, kindness, benevolence, goodness, etc.

德 also happens to be the first character of the Chinese word for Germany.


徳There is a slight deviation in the Japanese Kanji form. If you want the modern Japanese version, please click on the special Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Note that the traditional Chinese form is still readable and understood by Japanese people.


See Also:  Ethics | Chastity | Prudence | Benevolence | Morality

Wise and Virtuous

 xián
 ken
 
Wise and Virtuous Scroll

賢 is used to refer to being a wise, trustworthy, and virtuous person. But it also contains the ideas of intelligence, genius, scholarship, virtue, sage, saint, good, and excellent in character.

賢 is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. Also used in a Buddhist context with the same meaning.

Note: Can also be the male given name, Masaru, in Japanese.

Martial Morality / Martial Arts Ethics / Virtue

 wǔ dé
 bu to ku
Martial Morality / Martial Arts Ethics / Virtue Scroll

This refers to the virtue, morality, and ethics that any practitioner of martial arts should possess.

This can be used in both Chinese and Japanese in place of English terms such as “soldierly virtue,” “good conduct” (military), “warrior ethics,” and being honorable regarding any fight or competition.

In Japanese, there is a slight variation in the last character, making it 武徳 instead of 武德 in Japan. And yes, just one little horizontal stroke is omitted. If you need the Japanese version, please choose a Japanese calligrapher, or drop me a note so that I make sure you get the characters you intend.


See Also:  Morality of Mind | Morality of Deed

Beautiful Virtue

 měi dé
 bitoku
Beautiful Virtue Scroll

美德 written in Chinese or Korean Hanja can also mean “grace of character” or “noble virtue.”


徳There is a slight variation in the modern Japanese Kanji form of the second character. If you want the modern Japanese version, please click on the special Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Note that the traditional Chinese form is still readable and understood by Japanese people ( it’s the ancient Japanese form anyway).


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

五德

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wǔ dé
    wu3 de2
wu te
 gotoku
The five virtues, of which there are various definitions. The five virtues required in a confessor at the annual confessional ending the rainy retreat are: freedom from predilections, from anger, from fear, not easily deceived, discernment of shirkers of confession. Another group is the five virtues for a nurse of the sick, and there are others; five virtues

十德

see styles
shí dé
    shi2 de2
shih te
 jittoku
The ten virtues, powers, or qualities, of which there are several groups, e.g. in the 華嚴經,十地品 there are 法師十德 the ten virtues of a teacher of the Law, i.e. he should be well versed in its meaning; able widely to publish it; not be nervous before an audience; be untiring in argument; adaptable; orderly so that his teaching can be easily followed; serious and dignified; bold and zealous; unwearied; and enduring (able to bear insult, etc.). The 弟子十德 ten virtues or qualities of a disciple according to the 大日經疏 4, are faith; sincerity; devotion to the trikāya; (seeking the) adornment of true wisdom; perseverance; moral purity; patience (or bearing shame); generosity in giving; courage; resoluteness; ten virtues

五常

see styles
wǔ cháng
    wu3 chang2
wu ch`ang
    wu chang
 gojou / gojo
    ごじょう
five constant virtues of Confucianism, namely: benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信; five cardinal relationships of Confucianism (between ruler and subject, father and son, husband and wife, brothers, friends); five phases of Chinese philosophy: water 水, fire 火, wood 木, metal 金, earth 土
the five cardinal Confucian virtues (justice, politeness, wisdom, fidelity and benevolence); (place-name) Gojou
five constant [virtues]; five constant [virtues]

四德

see styles
sì dé
    si4 de2
ssu te
 shitoku
four Confucian injunctions 孝悌忠信 (for men), namely: piety 孝 to one's parents, respect 悌 to one's older brother, loyalty 忠 to one's monarch, faith 信 to one's male friends; the four Confucian virtues for women of morality 德[de2], physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 and efficiency in needlework 功
The four nirvana virtues, or values, according to the Mahāyāna Nirvana Sutra: (1) 常德 permanence or eternity; (2) 樂德 joy; (3) 我德 personality or the soul; (4) 淨德 purity. These four important terms, while denied in the lower realms, are affirmed by the sutra in the transcendental, or nirvana-realm; four virtues

海德

see styles
hǎi dé
    hai3 de2
hai te
 kaitoku

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Hyde
Hyde (surname)
The eight virtues, or powers of the ocean, i.e. vastness, tidal regularity, throwing out of the dead, containing the seven kinds of pearls, absorption of all rivers, of all rain without increase, holding the most mighty fish, universal unvarying saltness; virtues as vast as an ocean

三德

see styles
sān dé
    san1 de2
san te
 santoku
The three virtues or powers, of which three groups are given below. (1) (a) 法身德 The virtue or potency of the Buddha's eternal, spiritual body, the dharmakāya; (b) 般若德 of his prājñā, or wisdom, knowing all things in their reality; (c) 解脫德 of his freedom from all bonds and his sovereign Iiberty. Each of these has the four qualities of 常, 樂我, 淨eternity, joy, personality, and purity; v. 漫涅槃經 (2) (a) 智德 The potency of his perfect knowledge; (b) 斷德 of his cutting off all illusion and perfecting of supreme nirvāṇa; the above two are 自利 for his own advantage; (c) 恩德 of his universal grace and salvation, which 利他 bestows the benefits he has acquired on others. (3) (a) 因圓德 The perfection of his causative or karmic works during his three great kalpas of preparation; (b) 果圓德 the perfection of the fruit, or results in his own character and wisdom; (c) 恩圓德 the perfection of his grace in the salvation of others; three virtues

四等

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sì děng
    si4 deng3
ssu teng
 shitō
The four virtues which a Buddha out of his infinite heart manifests equally to all; also called 四無量 q. w. They are: 慈悲喜捨 maitrī, karuṇā, muditā, upekṣā, i. e. kindness, pity, joy and indifference, or 護 protection. Another group is 字語法身, i. e. 字 that all Buddhas have the same title or titles; 語 speak the same language; 法 proclaim the same truth; and 身 have each the threefold body, or trikāya. A third group is 諸法 all things are equally included in the bhūtatathatā; 發心 the mind-nature being universal, its field of action is universal; 道等 the way or method is also universal; therefore 慈悲 the mercy (of the Buddhas) is universal for all; four virtues

梵唄


梵呗

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fàn bài
    fan4 bai4
fan pai
 bonbai
    ぼんばい
chanting of prayers (Buddhism)
song in praise of Buddhas virtues
Buddhist hymns, cf. 唄. They are sung to repress externals and calm the mind within for religious service; also in praise of Buddha; song or verse praising the virtues of the Buddha

諸徳

see styles
 shotoku
    しょとく
(1) various virtues; all kinds of virtues; (2) many virtuous priests

能書き

see styles
 nougaki / nogaki
    のうがき
(1) advertising the excellence of one's wares; boasting; self-advertisement; (2) (See 効能書き・こうのうがき) statement of the virtues of a medicine; description of the virtues of a drug

三綱五常


三纲五常

see styles
sān gāng wǔ cháng
    san1 gang1 wu3 chang2
san kang wu ch`ang
    san kang wu chang
three principles and five virtues (idiom); the three rules (ruler guides subject, father guides son and husband guides wife) and five constant virtues of Confucianism (benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信)

四德樂邦


四德乐邦

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sì dé lè bāng
    si4 de2 le4 bang1
ssu te le pang
 shitoku rakuhō
四德波羅蜜 The joyful realm, or acme of the above four virtues, the nirvana realm, the abode or dharmakāya of the Tathāgata; realm of the bliss of the four virtues

戒師五德


戒师五德

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jiè shī wǔ dé
    jie4 shi1 wu3 de2
chieh shih wu te
 kaishi gotoku
The five virtues of the teacher of the discipline: obedience to the rules, twenty years as monk, ability to explain the vinaya, meditation, ability to explain the abhidharma; five virtues of the preceptor

福德

see styles
fú dé
    fu2 de2
fu te
 fukutoku

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Fude
puṇya. Blessed virtues, all good deeds; the blessing arising from good deeds; beneficial practices

道德

see styles
dào dé
    dao4 de2
tao te
 dōtoku

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Ethics / Ethical / Morality
virtue; morality; ethics; CL:種|种[zhong3]
the virtues of the (Buddha-)Path; the virtues of the (Buddha-)Path


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bei
    bei5
pei
 bai
    ばい
modal particle indicating lack of enthusiasm; modal particle indicating that things should only or can only be done a certain way
song; (surname) Bai
pāṭha; pāṭhaka; read, recite, intone, chant, hymns in praise of Buddha; 唄匿 is erroneously said to transliterate the Sanskrit root vi-ne and to be the same as 婆陟 (or 婆師), but these are bhāṣa; a song praising the virtues of the Buddha


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shě
    she3
she
 sha
    しゃ
to give up; to abandon; to give alms
{Buddh} equanimity; upeksa; upekkha
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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    yu2

 yuu / yu
    ゆー
excellence; luster of gems
(personal name) Yu-
Lustre of gems; a beautiful stone; excellences, virtues; translit. yu, yoyo; glimmer of a gem

三徳

see styles
 minori
    みのり
three primary virtues: valour, wisdom and benevolence (valor); (personal name) Minori

二德

see styles
èr dé
    er4 de2
erh te
 nitoku
The two kinds of power or virtue are 智德 and 斷德; also 悲德 and 智德; also 性德 and 修德; q.v. and v. 德; two virtues

五徳

see styles
 gotoku
    ごとく
(1) the five virtues; (2) tripod; three or four-legged kettle stand; (3) family crest in the shape of such an object; (surname) Gotoku

亡八

see styles
wáng bā
    wang2 ba1
wang pa
 bouhachi / bohachi
    ぼうはち
variant of 王八[wang2 ba1]
(1) customer at a brothel; john; someone who has forgotten the eight virtues; (2) brothel; owner of a brothel

仏徳

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 buttoku
    ぶっとく
{Buddh} virtues of Buddha

佛田

see styles
fó tián
    fo2 tian2
fo t`ien
    fo tien
 butta
    ぶった
(surname) Butta
Buddha field, in which the planting and cultivation of the Buddhist virtues ensure a rich harvest, especially the Buddha as an object of worship and the Order for almsgiving; buddha field

八徳

see styles
 yatsutoku
    やつとく
(See 仁・1,義・1,礼・1,智・1,忠・1,信・1,孝,悌・1) the eight virtues; (place-name) Yatsutoku

八德

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bā dé
    ba1 de2
pa te
 hattoku
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县[Tao2 yuan2 xian4], north Taiwan
eight virtues; eight virtues

公徳

see styles
 tadanori
    ただのり
public morality; social morals; civic virtues; (given name) Tadanori

六度

see styles
liù dù
    liu4 du4
liu tu
 rokudo
    ろくど
(surname) Rokudo
The six things that ferry one beyond the sea of mortality to nirvana, i. e. the six pāramitās 波羅蜜 (波羅蜜多): (1) 布施 dāna, charity, or giving, including the bestowing of the truth on others; (2) 持戒 śīla, keeping the command rents; (3) 忍辱 kṣānti, patience under insult; (4) 精進 vīrya, zeal and progress; (5) 闡定 dhyāna, meditation or contemplation; (6) 智慧 prajñā; wisdom, the power to discern reality or truth. It is the last that carries across the saṃsāra (sea of incarnate life) to the shores of nirvana. The opposites of these virtues are meanness, wickedness, anger, sloth, a distracted mind, and ignorance. The 唯識論 adds four other pāramitās: (7) 方便 upāya, the use of appropriate means; (8) 願 praṇidhāna, pious vows; (9) 力 bala, power of fulfillment; (10) 智 jñāna knowledge; six perfections

十度

see styles
shí dù
    shi2 du4
shih tu
 jū do
The ten pāramitās or virtues transporting to nirvāṇa; idem 十波羅蜜 q.v; ten perfections

十徳

see styles
 jittoku
    じっとく
(1) (See 羽織) early-modern men's jacket resembling a haori; (2) (orig. meaning) ten virtues; many merits; (surname) Jittoku

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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
Seven Heavenly Virtues信仰希望慈善堅忍正義慎重節制
信仰希望慈善坚忍正义慎重节制
shinkou kibou jizen kennin seigi shinchou sessei
shinko kibo jizen kennin seigi shincho sesei
xìn yǎng xī wàng cí shàn jiān rěn zhèng yì shèn zhòng jié zhì
xin4 yang3 xi1 wang4 ci2 shan4 jian1 ren3 zheng4 yi4 shen4 zhong4 jie2 zhi4
xin yang xi wang ci shan jian ren zheng yi shen zhong jie zhi
hsin yang hsi wang tz`u shan chien jen cheng i shen chung chieh chih
hsin yang hsi wang tzu shan chien jen cheng i shen chung chieh chih
Korean CKD Virtues謙遜正直溫柔忍耐克己不屈
谦逊正直温柔忍耐克己不屈
qiān xùn zhèng zhí wēn róu rěn nài kè jǐ bù qū
qian1 xun4 zheng4 zhi2 wen1 rou2 ren3 nai4 ke4 ji3 bu4 qu1
qian xun zheng zhi wen rou ren nai ke ji bu qu
ch`ien hsün cheng chih wen jou jen nai k`o chi pu ch`ü
chien hsün cheng chih wen jou jen nai ko chi pu chü
Moral and Virtuous
tokudé / de2 / dete
Wise and Virtuous
kenxián / xian2 / xianhsien
Martial Morality
Martial Arts Ethics
Virtue
武德bu to ku / butokuwǔ dé / wu3 de2 / wu de / wudewu te / wute
Beautiful Virtue美德
美德 / 美徳
bitokuměi dé / mei3 de2 / mei de / meidemei te / meite
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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