Nothingness

Chinese calligraphy: "Wu, (in Japanese sounds like) Mu, Nothingness, 無" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Unframed. 

The Japanese and Korean term mu or Chinese wu meaning "none; without" - it is a key point in Buddhism, especially the Chan and Zen traditions. It mean "no", "not", "nothing", or "none". Nothing happens thus everything can happen.

"In Buddhism there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you're tired go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand." 
By RINZAI 臨濟禪師

“Nothing is born, nothing is destroyed. Away with you dualism, your likes and dislikes. Every single thing is just One Mind. When you have perceived this, you will have mounted the Chariot of the Buddhas.”
by Huang Po 黃檗禪師9th Century Chinese Zen Master, and the teacher of Lin-chi (Rinzai) during the Tang Dynasty.

Permanent sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper. 12" by 18". Signed with the seal of the artist: "Heart of the Buddha." The calligraphy itself is professionally double-mounted on another piece of acid-free paper, the surface is totally flattened. Ready to be put into a frame.

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