Definition of wu wei
: the practice advocated by Taoism of letting one's action follow the simple and spontaneous course of nature (as by keeping to a minimum governmental organization and regulation) rather than interfering with the harmonious working of universal law by imposing arbitrary and artificial forms : doing or making nothing except in conformity to the Tao
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Origin and Etymology of wu wei
Chinese (Pekingese) wu2 wei2, literally, not to act
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