Mu (negative)  

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Mu is a word which has been translated variously as "not", "nothing", "without", "nothingness", "non existent", "non being", or evocatively simply as "no thing".

The "Mu" koan

The word mu is central to the following well-known Zen Buddhist koan, which is also known as the Mu koan:

A monk asked Zhaozhou Congshen, a Chinese Zen master (known as Jōshū in Japanese), "Has a dog Buddha-nature or not?" Zhaozhou answered, "Wú" (in Japanese, Mu)|The Gateless Gate

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