Tag Archives: 一念

One year’s resolution?

Another phrase using 一念: 一念発起 ichi.nen.ho-.kki Literally: one – idea – emit – wake Alternately: Firm resolve to carry something through; a sincere and wholehearted intention. Originally used to describe the Buddhist resolve to leave “the world” (i.e. society) behind … Continue reading

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One shot, one kill?

Finals are coming up! 一念岩をも通す (Ichinen iwa wo mo toosu; “Single-mindedness pierces even a boulder.”) Definition: No matter what obstacles you are faced with, sufficiently determined effort will allow you to overcome them, just as even a barrier of stone … Continue reading

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