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Need graphical significance[edit]

Need graphical significance and etymology. 03:28, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Buddhist meaning[edit]

"(Buddhism): The null set: neither yes nor no (in response to a koan or other question that mistakenly assumes an affirmative or negative answer)."

This is the opinion of some authors of popular books on Buddhism, rather than being a dictionary definition. It's a pop-culture meme, basically. --Mujokan (talk) 10:24, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Same as mu in English (who ever says that apart from someone who's just read the Jargon File?). Should we RFV them? Equinox 09:28, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Stroke order is wrong[edit]

First of all, it's semi-cursive script (行书), not cursive. Secondly, the stroke order is wrong. It's 3 horizontals, 4 verticals, then the 4 dots. You can clearly see that the verticals directly precede the dots due to the ink linking them. Just google 無 行书 for pictures. --Explosivo (talk) 09:12, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

  • There may simply be differences in how different people write this character. This Chinese site shows at least one clear example, second row third from the left, where the last horizontal is clearly connected to the dots, rather than any of the verticals. In addition, this is the stroke order taught in Japanese education, as shown here and here. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │Tala við mig 10:39, 27 September 2015 (UTC)