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What is Mu? Talk 2 from the Original Love 3 Retreat, Valerie Forstman

November 9, 2020

Valerie gives the second talk for the Original Love 3 retreat. She unpacks the primary Zen koan Mu. What is Mu? asks Valerie.

She quotes Sanbo Zen Teacher Ruben Habito: “It’s the sharpest sword that cuts through all delusion, and now it’s yours.” Valerie answers, “Every aspect of this question is you, originally You. Drop the figuring and calculus, become intimate with the sound. Whatever arises, Mu has the absolute capacity to handle it.”

Find this and many other talks and discussions on the Mountain Cloud You Tube Channel.

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