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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
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Han character

(radical 9 +10, 12 strokes, cangjie input 人廿竹月 (OTHB), four-corner 24227)

  1. prepare, ready, perfect

References

  • KangXi: page 113, character 21
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 967
  • Dae Jaweon: page 241, character 11
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 200, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+5099

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale bei6)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 5 kanji)

Readings


Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 비, revised bi, McCune-Reischauer pi)


Mandarin

Hanzi

(simplified 备, pinyin bèi (bei4), Wade-Giles pei4)


Vietnamese

Han character

(bị, bẹ, bợ, vựa)

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