I've found two possible etymologies for this:

The Book of Song, in which the Emperor of Japan basically asks the Chinese Emperor if they can borrow the Chinese language for a while. (不動 is used within the letter)


大道無形 Daidõ mugyõ, The Great Tao is without form, 眞理無對 Shinri mutai, The Absolute is without opposite; 等空不動 Hitoshiku kû fudõ, It is both empty and unmoving, 非生死流 Shõji no nagare ni arazu; It is not within the flow of Samsara; 三界不攝 Sangai fushõ, The Three Realms do not contain it, 非古夾今 Koraikon ni arazu. It is not within past, future, or present.

Nan-ch'üan P'u-yüan (Nansen Fugan 南泉普願) (The Development of Chinese Zen After the Sixth Patriarch 58)

The Japanese pronunciation of a Zen poem about the Tao.

What IS the name now ?

Is it Retinence or Steadfast ? Because I see both names there ? TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 01:36, October 1, 2009 (UTC)

"Retinence" is the dubbed name. As soon as I can get to it, I will update it with the new stat template and fix any translation errors.Glorious CHAOS! 01:56, October 1, 2009 (UTC)
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