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Mushin in Chinese / Japanese...

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No Mind / Mushin

wú xīn
mu shin
No Mind / Mushin Vertical Wall Scroll

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

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

無心


无心

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wú xīn / wu2 xin1
wu hsin
 mushin / むしん
No Mind / Mushin Vertical Wall Scroll
unintentionally; not in the mood to
(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

夢心


梦心

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mèng xīn / meng4 xin1
meng hsin
 mushin / ゆめみ
(female given name) Yumemi
dreaming mind

無信


无信

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wú xìn / wu2 xin4
wu hsin
 mushin / むしん
(noun or adjectival noun) irreligion; atheism
no faith

無嗔


无嗔

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wú chēn / wu2 chen1
wu ch`en / wu chen
 mushin
free from wrath

ムシン

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 mushin / ムシン (place-name) Mushin (Nigeria); Muhsin

無信女


无信女

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wú xìn nǚ / wu2 xin4 nv3
wu hsin nü
 mushin nyo
faithless women

無心地


无心地

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wú xīn dì / wu2 xin1 di4
wu hsin ti
 mushin chi
state of no-thought

無心定


无心定

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wú xīn dìng / wu2 xin1 ding4
wu hsin ting
 mushin
thought-free concentration

二無心定


二无心定

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èr wú xīn dìng / er4 wu2 xin1 ding4
erh wu hsin ting
 ni mushin
two kinds of no-thought absorption

五位無心


五位无心

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wǔ wèi wú xīn / wu3 wei4 wu2 xin1
wu wei wu hsin
 goi mushin
five instances of no-mind

無心三昧


无心三昧

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wú xīn sān mèi / wu2 xin1 san1 mei4
wu hsin san mei
 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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wú xīn mēn jué / wu2 xin1 men1 jue2
wu hsin men chüeh
 mushin monzetsu
thoughtless swoon

無心睡眠


无心睡眠

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wú xīn shuì mián / wu2 xin1 shui4 mian2
wu hsin shui mien
 mushin suimin
state of thoughtless sleep

無心道人


无心道人

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wú xīn dào rén / wu2 xin1 dao4 ren2
wu hsin tao jen
 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

see styles
wú niàn wú xīn / wu2 nian4 wu2 xin1
wu nien wu hsin
 munen mushin
absence of deluded thought

無心悶絕位


无心闷绝位

see styles
wú xīn mēn jué wèi / wu2 xin1 men1 jue2 wei4
wu hsin men chüeh wei
 mushin monzetsu i
state of thoughtless fainting

無心睡眠位


无心睡眠位

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wú xīn shuì mián wèi / wu2 xin1 shui4 mian2 wei4
wu hsin shui mien wei
 mushin suimin i
state of thoughtless sleep

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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
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