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The name True Heart in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. The Original Mind

  2. Home is where the heart is

  3. Lingering Mind

  4. My True Love

  5. Shoshin-Ryu

  6. Sincerity and Devotion

  7. True Heart


The Original Mind

 běn xīn
 hon shin
The Original Mind Scroll

In Zen Buddhism, 本心 means “original mind” or “original heart,” which refers to one's Buddha-nature present from birth.

This can also be translated as true feelings, real intention, one's own heart, one's right mind, one's senses, one's conscience, or fundamental mind.

Note: 心 can mean heart or mind - thought in ancient Asia to be the same organ.

Home is where the heart is

 ie to wa kokoro ga aru basho da
Home is where the heart is Scroll

家とは心がある場所だ is, “Home is where the heart is,” in Japanese.

Most Japanese will take this to mean:
If you are with the person or at the place you love most, it becomes your true home.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Lingering Mind

Zanshin

 cán xīn
 zan shin
Lingering Mind Scroll

First off, 殘心 should only be used in the context of Japanese martial arts. In Chinese, it's a rather sad title (like a broken heart). In Chinese, the first character alone means destroyed, spoiled, ruined, injured, cruel, oppressive, savage, incomplete, or disabled. However, in Japanese, it's remainder, leftover, balance, or lingering.
The second character means heart, mind, soul, or essence in both languages.

殘心 is one of the five spirits of the warrior (budo) and is often used as a Japanese martial arts tenet. Under that context, places such as the Budo Dojo define it this way: The spirit of zanshin is the state of the remaining or lingering spirit. It is often described as a sustained and heightened state of awareness and mental follow-through. However, true zanshin is a state of focus or concentration before, during, and after the execution of a technique, where a link or connection between uke and nage is preserved. Zanshin is the state of mind that allows us to stay spiritually connected, not only to a single attacker but to multiple attackers and even an entire context; a space, a time, an event.


残In modern Japan (and Simplified Chinese), they use a different version of the first character, as seen to the right. Click on this character to the right instead of the button above if you want this modern Japanese version of lingering mind / zanshin.

My True Love

 wǒ xīn zhēn ài
My True Love Scroll

我心真愛 is a slightly poetic way to express this sentiment to someone.

The meaning is “My True Love,” but the characters directly translate as “I/Me/My Heart/Mind True/Real Love.”

Note that Chinese grammar and construction are different, so this sounds very eloquent and artsy in Chinese.
In Korean Hanja, the third character should be written differently. Just let me know when you place your order if you want that version - it will still make sense in Chinese. This phrase makes sense in Korean but is not commonly used.

 shou shin ryuu
Shoshin-Ryu Scroll

正心流 is a Japanese title that means “right heart style” or “true mind method.”

The first character means right, correct, greater, or true.

The second character means heart, mind, soul, or essence.

The third character means style, method, or some will translate it as a school.


Please note, there is more than one martial arts school that romanizes as Shoshin-Ryu.

Sincerity and Devotion

 zhì chéng
 shisei
Sincerity and Devotion Scroll

至誠 is the idea that you enter into something with the utmost sincerity and fidelity. Ideas such as devotion, honesty, and “one's true heart” are also contained in this word.

至誠 is a universal word as the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja are all identical.

 zhēn xīn
 mago koro
True Heart Scroll

While 真心 literally reads as “true heart” or “genuine heart,” the understood meaning is sincerity, devotion, sincere, or heartfelt. Some will extend the meaning to be like “true love.” It's the idea of doing something or treating someone with genuine feelings.

真心 is valid and has the same meaning in both Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji.

Note: While not too common, this can be the female given name “Mami” in Japanese.




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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your true heart search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

本心

see styles
běn xīn
    ben3 xin1
pen hsin
 honshin
    ほんしん

More info & calligraphy:

The Original Mind
(1) true feelings; real intention; one's heart; (2) one's right mind; one's senses; one's conscience
The original heart, or mind; one's own heart.

真心

see styles
zhēn xīn
    zhen1 xin1
chen hsin
 magokoro(p); makokoro(ok)
    まごころ(P); まこころ(ok)

More info & calligraphy:

True Heart
wholeheartedness; sincerity
(noun - becomes adjective with の) sincerity; true heart; devotion; (female given name) Mami

六難


六难

see styles
liun án
    liun4 an2
liun an
 rokunan
The six difficult things— to be born in a Buddha-age, to hear the true Buddha-law, to beget a good heart, to be born in the central kingdom (India), to be born in human form, and to be perfect; see, Nirvana Sutra 23.

圓覺


圆觉

see styles
yuán jué
    yuan2 jue2
yüan chüeh
 engaku
Complete enlightenment potentially present in each being, for all have 本覺 primal awareness, or 眞心 the true heart (e. g. conscience), which has always remained pure and shining; considered as essence it is the 一心 one mind, considered causally it is the Tathāgata-garbha, considered it is|| perfect enlightenment, cf. 圓覺經.

心中

see styles
xīn zhōng
    xin1 zhong1
hsin chung
 shinchuu / shinchu
    しんちゅう
central point; in one's thoughts; in one's heart
one's heart; the mind; inner feelings; inmost thoughts; true motives
in the mind

正意

see styles
zhèng yì
    zheng4 yi4
cheng i
 shoui; seii / shoi; se
    しょうい; せいい
sense (in DNA)
(1) (archaism) correct meaning; original meaning; (2) (archaism) true heart; (given name) Masaomi
correct intention

正気

see styles
 seiki / seki
    せいき
true character; true heart; true spirit; (given name) Masaki

直心

see styles
zhí xīn
    zhi2 xin1
chih hsin
 jikishin
    じきしん
{Buddh} true and honest heart; pure heart; heart devoted to Buddhism; (female given name) Naomi
Straightforward, sincere, blunt.

穿つ

see styles
 ugatsu
    うがつ
(transitive verb) (1) to drill; to bore; to pierce; to pass through; (v5t,vt,vi) (2) to hit the mark; to get to the heart of (the matter); to be true to (nature); (transitive verb) (3) (archaism) to put on; to wear

衷情

see styles
 chuujou / chujo
    ちゅうじょう
true heart; inner feelings

襟素

see styles
jīn sù
    jin1 su4
chin su
one's true heart

赤心

see styles
 sekishin
    せきしん
(form) sincerity; true heart; devotion; (given name) Sekishin

赤誠


赤诚

see styles
chì chéng
    chi4 cheng2
ch`ih ch`eng
    chih cheng
 sekisei / sekise
    せきせい
utterly sincere; wholly devoted
(form) sincerity; true heart; devotion

五種灌頂


五种灌顶

see styles
wǔ zhǒng guàn dǐng
    wu3 zhong3 guan4 ding3
wu chung kuan ting
 goshu kanjō
The five abhiṣecanī baptisms of the esoteric school— for ordaining ācāryas, teachers, or preachers of the Law: for admitting disciples: for putting an end to calamities or suffering for sins; for advancement, or success; and for controlling (evil spirits ) or getting rid of difficulties, cf. 五種修法. Also, baptism of light: of sweet dew (i. e. perfume): of the 'germ-word' as seed; of the five baptismal signs of wisdom made on the forehead, shoulders, heart, and throat, indicating the five Dhyāni-Buddhas; and of the ' true word' on the breast.

紇利陀耶


纥利陀耶

see styles
hé lì tuó yé
    he2 li4 tuo2 ye2
ho li t`o yeh
    ho li to yeh
 kiridaya
紇利倶; 紇哩陀耶 (or紇哩乃耶or 紇哩娜耶); 訖利駄耶; 釳陀陀; 汗栗駄; 肝栗大 hṛdaya, the heart, the mind; some forms are applied to the physical heart, others somewhat indiscriminately to the Tathāgata-heart, or the true, natural, innocent heart.

一切眞言心

see styles
yī qiè zhēn yán xīn
    yi1 qie4 zhen1 yan2 xin1
i ch`ieh chen yen hsin
    i chieh chen yen hsin
 issai shingon shin
The first Sanskrit letter "a'; it is pronounced "an' by the Shingon School and emphasized as the heart of all wisdom. In India "a' is the "name of Vishṇu (especially as the first of the three sounds in the sacred syllable oṃ or aum), also of Brahmā, Śiva, and Vaiśvānara (Agni)' M. W.

路遙知馬力,日久見人心


路遥知马力,日久见人心

see styles
lù yáo zhī mǎ lì , rì jiǔ jiàn rén xīn
    lu4 yao2 zhi1 ma3 li4 , ri4 jiu3 jian4 ren2 xin1
lu yao chih ma li , jih chiu chien jen hsin
just as distance determines the stamina of a horse, so does time reveal a person's true heart (proverb)

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Original Mind本心hon shin / honshinběn xīn / ben3 xin1 / ben xin / benxinpen hsin / penhsin
Home is where the heart is家とは心がある場所だie to wa kokoro ga aru basho da
ietowakokorogaarubashoda
Lingering Mind殘心
残心
zan shin / zanshincán xīn / can2 xin1 / can xin / canxints`an hsin / tsanhsin / tsan hsin
My True Love我心真愛
我心真爱
wǒ xīn zhēn ài
wo3 xin1 zhen1 ai4
wo xin zhen ai
woxinzhenai
wo hsin chen ai
wohsinchenai
Shoshin-Ryu正心流shou shin ryuu
shoushinryuu
sho shin ryu
Sincerity and Devotion至誠
至诚
shiseizhì chéng
zhi4 cheng2
zhi cheng
zhicheng
chih ch`eng
chihcheng
chih cheng
True Heart真心mago koro / magokorozhēn xīn / zhen1 xin1 / zhen xin / zhenxinchen hsin / chenhsin
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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