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Old 02-19-2011, 06:52 PM   #14
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Re: Translation help

ei 叡 is intelligence, wisdom, cleverness (also with a connotation of with regard to an emperor)

chi 智 is wisdom, intellect, intelligence, reason, cleverness

eichi 叡智 is wisdom, intelligence, with a connotation of philosophy and a search for enlightenment.

The title of the French poet Paul Verlaine's book of poetry Sagesse (wisdom) is 叡智 eichi in Japanese.

we can make our minds so like still water, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life
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