道场 Dào·Chǎng

Notes of a lifelong learner and perpetual beginner on martial arts, mindfulness, Chinese calligraphy…and many, many cups of tea.

第997字 | Character #997: 堅

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Today’s traditional Chinese character is “solid” or “unwavering”. In the Tao Te Ching, there is the text:

Know the active,
But keep the passive!
Be an example to the world!
Being an example to the world,
Always true and unwavering,
Return to the infinite.

Have a good day!
~ Tom Delaney, dao-chang.com

來學正體字 | Learn Traditional Chinese Characters

The character 堅(ㄐㄧㄢ) means solid, or unwavering.
堅 at moedict.
Evolution of 堅.

堅(ㄐㄧㄢ)強(ㄑㄧㄤˊ) – resolute, sturdy
堅(ㄐㄧㄢ)固(ㄍㄨˋ) – firm and solid
堅(ㄐㄧㄢ)決(ㄐㄩㄝˊ) – determined

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