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No Mind / Mushin

China wú xīn
Japan mu shin
No Mind / Mushin

In Japanese, this word means innocent, or one with no knowledge of good and evil. It literally means "without mind."

無心 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: "No mind, a mind without ego. A mind like a mirror which reflects and dos not judge." The original term was "mushin no shin," meaning, "mind of no mind." It is a state of mind without fear, anger, or anxiety. Mushin is often described by the phrase, "mizu no kokoro," which means, "mind like water." The phrase is a metaphor describing the pond that clearly reflects it's surroundings when calm but whose images are obscured once a pebble is dropped into its waters.

This has a good meaning in conjunction with Chan / Zen Buddhism in Japan. However, out of that context, it means mindlessness or absent-minded. To non-Buddhists in China, this is associated with doing something without thinking.
In Korean, this usually means indifference.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

無心


无心

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Mandarin wú xīn / wu2 xin1
Taiwan wu hsin
Japanese mushin / むしん
Chinese unintentionally; not in the mood to
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) (1) innocence; (2) insentient (i.e. plants, inanimate objects, etc.); (3) {Buddh} (See 有心) free from obstructive thoughts; (vs,vt) (4) to pester someone (for cash, etc.)
Mindless, without thought, will, or purpose; the real immaterial mind free from illusion; unconsciousness, or effortless action; lacking (defiled) thought

無信


无信

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Mandarin wú xìn / wu2 xin4
Taiwan wu hsin
Japanese mushin / むしん
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) irreligion; atheism
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無嗔


无嗔

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Mandarin wú chēn / wu2 chen1
Taiwan wu ch`en / wu chen
Japanese mushin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無信女


无信女

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Mandarin wú xìn nǚ / wu2 xin4 nv3
Taiwan wu hsin nü
Japanese mushin nyo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無心地


无心地

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Mandarin wú xīn dì / wu2 xin1 di4
Taiwan wu hsin ti
Japanese mushin chi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無心定


无心定

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Mandarin wú xīn dìng / wu2 xin1 ding4
Taiwan wu hsin ting
Japanese mushin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

二無心定


二无心定

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Mandarin èr wú xīn dìng / er4 wu2 xin1 ding4
Taiwan erh wu hsin ting
Japanese ni mushin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

五位無心


五位无心

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Mandarin wǔ wèi wú xīn / wu3 wei4 wu2 xin1
Taiwan wu wei wu hsin
Japanese goi mushin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無心三昧


无心三昧

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Mandarin wú xīn sān mèi / wu2 xin1 san1 mei4
Taiwan wu hsin san mei
Japanese mushin zanmai
無心定 The samādhi in which active thought has ceased; thought-free concentration

無心悶絕


无心闷绝

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Mandarin wú xīn mēn jué / wu2 xin1 men1 jue2
Taiwan wu hsin men chüeh
Japanese mushin monzetsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無心睡眠


无心睡眠

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Mandarin wú xīn shuì mián / wu2 xin1 shui4 mian2
Taiwan wu hsin shui mien
Japanese mushin suimin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無心道人


无心道人

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Mandarin wú xīn dào rén / wu2 xin1 dao4 ren2
Taiwan wu hsin tao jen
Japanese mushin dōnin
The hermit or saint in ecstatic contemplation, as with emptied mind he becomes the receptacle of mystic influences; person of the Way who is without thoughts

無念無心


无念无心

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Mandarin wú niàn wú xīn / wu2 nian4 wu2 xin1
Taiwan wu nien wu hsin
Japanese munen mushin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無心悶絕位


无心闷绝位

see styles
Mandarin wú xīn mēn jué wèi / wu2 xin1 men1 jue2 wei4
Taiwan wu hsin men chüeh wei
Japanese mushin monzetsu i
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

無心睡眠位


无心睡眠位

see styles
Mandarin wú xīn shuì mián wèi / wu2 xin1 shui4 mian2 wei4
Taiwan wu hsin shui mien wei
Japanese mushin suimin i
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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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
No Mind
Mushin
無心
无心
mu shin / mushinwú xīn / wu2 xin1 / wu xin / wuxinwu hsin / wuhsin
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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