Chinese term ching
Jan 21, 1999 12:55 PM
by Richard Taylor
In a message dated 1/21/99 10:40:30 AM, Leon wrote:
<<According to Wilhelm the word Ching means "Well" in Chinese.
Therefore it connotes a deep container filled with the "waters of knowledge",
so to speak. >>
The word "ching" which means wellness is different from the "Ching/Jing" which
means scripture or sutra. Chinese has many, many homonyms, some even spelled
the same way. There are 8 or 9 (totally different) words in Chinese that
sound like "ching" though in Enlgish they are generally written somewhat
differently, as in ch'ing, ching, jing, hsiang, xing, etc.
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