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A cold snowy wintry day is a good time to talk about Mu Barry Magid January 6th 2018

On a snowy wintry day, it almost looks like everything is made out of snow. Sometimes the snow is pulled into the shape of a mailbox, sometimes into the shape of a person. The monk's question, "Does a dog have Buddha nature?", comes from a place of difference. Joshu's answer, "Mu" comes from a place of undifferentiated oneness. A place where differences don't make a difference. Like the snow, in practicing Mu, all differences are smoothed out into this one sound, this one substance.

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The Gateless Gate, Case 1 Joshu's Dog

A monk once asked Joshu, "Does a dog have a Buddha nature or not?"
Joshu replied, "Mu."

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