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wu-wei

[ woo-wey ]
/ ˈwuˈweɪ /
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noun
(in philosophical Taoism) action accomplishing its purpose in accordance with the natures of things and events.
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Origin of wu-wei

From the Chinese word wúwéi literally, without action

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