Shin Ku Myo U

shin ku myo u pin

from true emptiness
the wondrous being appears

“So we say shin ku myo u, ‘from true emptiness, the wondrous being appears.’ Shin is ‘true’; ku is ’emptiness’; myo is ‘wondrous’; u is ‘being’ : from true emptiness, wondrous being.”

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki


2 thoughts on “Shin Ku Myo U

  1. yesterday while swapping stories with friends who live way off the grid, we talked about reverse culture shock and how we adapt when we return to the cosmopolitan world.. she said, ‘i miss the silence…’

    ah.. silence.. she nailed it. without silence, we cannot reach true emptiness…

    • Yes, Alia and I sit together in silence a few times a day regularly. We find that connecting with silence is the way to have first hand “knowing” of deeper truths – which comes to us in the emptiness.

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