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Wu Wei / Without Action

Daoist / Taoist Tenet
China wú wéi
Japan mui
Wu Wei / Without Action

Wu Wei is a Daoist (Taoist) tenet, that speaks to the idea of letting nature take its course.

Some will say it's about knowing when to take action and when not to. In reality, it's more about not going against the flow. What is going to happen is controlled by the Dao (Tao), for which one who follows the Dao will not resist or struggle against.

There is a lot more to this concept but chances are, if you are looking for this entry, you already know the expanded concept.

Warning: Outside of Daoist context, this means idleness or inactivity (especially in Japanese where very few know this as a Daoist concept).


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

無為


无为

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Mandarin wú wéi / wu2 wei2
Taiwan wu wei
Japanese mui / むい
Chinese the Daoist doctrine of inaction; let things take their own course; laissez-faire; Wuwei county in Chaohu 巢湖[Chao2 hu2], Anhui
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) idleness; inactivity; (female given name) Mui

古浪

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Mandarin gǔ làng / gu3 lang4
Taiwan ku lang
Chinese Gulang county in Wuwei 武威[Wu3 wei1], Gansu

武威

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Mandarin wǔ wēi / wu3 wei1
Taiwan wu wei
Japanese bui / ぶい
Chinese Wuwei prefecture level city in Gansu
Japanese military power

民勤

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Mandarin mín qín / min2 qin2
Taiwan min ch`in / min chin
Chinese Minqin county in Wuwei 武威[Wu3 wei1], Gansu

涼州

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Mandarin liáng zhōu / liang2 zhou1
Taiwan liang chou
Chinese Liangzhou district of Wuwei city 武威市[Wu3 wei1 shi4], Gansu

古浪縣


古浪县

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Mandarin gǔ làng xiàn / gu3 lang4 xian4
Taiwan ku lang hsien
Chinese Gulang county in Wuwei 武威[Wu3 wei1], Gansu

天祝縣


天祝县

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Mandarin tiān zhù xiàn / tian1 zhu4 xian4
Taiwan t`ien chu hsien / tien chu hsien
Chinese Tianzhu Tibetan autonomous county in Wuwei 武威[Wu3 wei1], Gansu

武威市

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Mandarin wǔ wēi shì / wu3 wei1 shi4
Taiwan wu wei shih
Chinese Wuwei prefecture level city in Gansu

民勤縣

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Mandarin mín qín xiàn / min2 qin2 xian4
Taiwan min ch`in hsien / min chin hsien
Chinese Minqin county in Wuwei 武威[Wu3 wei1], Gansu

涼州區

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Mandarin liáng zhōu qū / liang2 zhou1 qu1
Taiwan liang chou ch`ü / liang chou chü
Chinese Liangzhou district of Wuwei city 武威市[Wu3 wei1 shi4], Gansu

無為縣

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Mandarin wú wéi xiàn / wu2 wei2 xian4
Taiwan wu wei hsien
Chinese Wuwei county in Chaohu 巢湖[Chao2 hu2], Anhui

武威地區

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Mandarin wǔ wēi dì qū / wu3 wei1 di4 qu1
Taiwan wu wei ti ch`ü / wu wei ti chü
Chinese Wuwei prefecture in Gansu

天祝藏族自治縣


天祝藏族自治县

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Mandarin tiān zhù zàng zú zì zhì xiàn / tian1 zhu4 zang4 zu2 zi4 zhi4 xian4
Taiwan t`ien chu tsang tsu tzu chih hsien / tien chu tsang tsu tzu chih hsien
Chinese Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County in Wuwei 武威[Wu3 wei1], Gansu

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Wu Wei
Without Action
無為
无为
muiwú wéi / wu2 wei2 / wu wei / wuwei
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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