Nenge Mishou is a word of Zen.
There is a story we call nengemisho(u) (pick up flower, subtle smile). This story is about the transmission of Buddhism from Buddha to Kasho(u). Buddha silently held a up a lotus blossom for his
disciples. As the others waited for the sermon of Buddha to begin, Kasho smiled. Buddha then recognized him in front of all others as having truly received the tradition, and he was henceforth
known as Makakasho.
This transmission was wordless not resting on words or sacred texts, but a transmission outside the scriptures.