Mumon Yamada

For the liberation of all beings
There is finally nothing to be said
No words, no form
Only abandoning everything throughout heaven and earth.

2 thoughts on “Mumon Yamada

  1. Is form the physical form? How can that disappear? You can argue that everything is nothing but then you can also say it is what it is.
    Is the key here a menthol flexibility or a pattern that can help us understand the world?

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    1. Hi Mike, I think it is not so much that form disappears, only that it – and the same is true of words – is not sufficient as an expedient to liberation. Letting go of everything, in other words, not sticking to any view, idea or pattern, is the best way to approach this. And yes, everything is nothing, and it is what it is – at the same time.
      Does that help?

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