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Nothingness - 無

When first exposed to the MISSION ETERNITY logo people frequently pronounce it as: "Moo". Today I learned that the Kanji 無 (Mu/"Moo") means Nothingness!

The only other significant meaning of this pronunciation refers to the sound of cows, Swiss cows!

Further reading:

The Logic of Nothingness: A Study of Nishida Kitaro. By R.J.J. Wargo

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titaka @ 09.03.2010 10:40 CET
Nice! :)

"Mu" also means wood: it's the chinese fifth element together with fire, earth, metal and water
HAEFLIGER @ 09.03.2010 11:48 CET
thanks titaka, is it the same character or the same pronunciation? If not, how does the character look like?
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