MU

If you ask me whether
a dog has buddha nature
I will stare back at you
in total silence.
If you ask again,
or implore an answer
I will smile at you,
offer gassho and a bow.
If you ask yet again,
I will turn away
and you will be left
with a box into which
you dare not look
lest you find
Schroedinger’s cat.


Musing on Case 1 of the Mumonkan

One thought on “MU

  1. 🙂 Cool poem!
    Schroedinger’s cat doesn’t affect me in the least. I used to hang around with Professor David Bohm who developed Bohmian Mechanics. Bohm was really into wholeness and silence! He wrote Wholeness and the Implicit Order.

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