無 Mu, “nothing, or emptiness” 2

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When the Zen monk Jōshū  (778–897) was asked whether a dog had Buddha nature, he replied "Mu." meaning that neither ‘Yes” nor ‘No’ answered the question. The question itself must be “unasked”, that categorical thinking is, in fact, a delusion. Mu becomes the appropriate answer when the context of the question becomes too small for the truth of the answer. The Buddha nature cannot be captured by yes or no questions.

Sumi and watercolor on paper,2020
22”H x 15”W
Signed

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