無為而治

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Chinese[edit]

to take no action; to let nature take its course; to adopt a laissez-faire approach
 
and; as well as; but (not)
and; as well as; but (not); yet (not); (shows causal relation); (shows change of state); (shows contrast)
 
to rule; to govern; to manage
to rule; to govern; to manage; to control; to harness (a river); cure; treatment; to heal
trad. (無為而治) 無為
simp. (无为而治) 无为

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Idiom[edit]

無為而治

  1. (Confucianism) to govern by rule of virtue
  2. (Taoism) to govern by doing nothing that goes against nature; (by extension) to govern by nonaction; to govern by noninterference