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Immovable Mind

fudoshin

fu dou shin
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不動心 is one of the five spirits of the warrior (budo), and is often used as a Japanese martial arts tenet.

Under that context, places such as the Budo Dojo define it this way: An unshakable mind and an immovable spirit is the state of fudoshin. It is courage and stability displayed both mentally and physically. Rather than indicating rigidity and inflexibility, fudoshin describes a condition that is not easily upset by internal thoughts or external forces. It is capable of receiving a strong attack while retaining composure and balance. It receives and yields lightly, grounds to the earth, and reflects aggression back to the source.

Other translations of this title include imperturbability, steadfastness, keeping a cool head in an emergency, or keeping one's calm (during a fight).

The first two Kanji alone mean immobility, firmness, fixed, steadfastness, motionless, idle.

The last Kanji means heart, mind, soul, or essence.

Together, these three Kanji create a title that is defined as "immovable mind" within the context of Japanese martial arts. However, in Chinese it would mean "motionless heart" and in Korean Hanja, "wafting heart" or "floating heart".


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不動心

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 fudoushin / fudoshin
    ふどうしん
Immovable Mind Scroll
(1) imperturbability; steadfastness; (2) {MA} cool head in an emergency; keeping one's calm (e.g. during a fight)

不動神

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 fudoushin / fudoshin
    ふどうしん
(surname) Fudoushin

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)
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fudoushin
fu do shin


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