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1 The Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese wu-ch'ang, which means ‘impermanence’ (anitya).

2 The Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese wu-cheng, which means ‘no dispute’ or ‘no striving’. This word cheng is a synonym for fan-nao, meaning vexations or defilements, and thus the term mujō can indicate attainment of the end of all defilements. Because of this, the term can also be used as a synonym for an Arhat.

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