The Story of Mu

A zen origin story.



64 pages, 8x10 inches


ISBN 9781614292203

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ISBN 9781614292388

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Morse’s illustrations, often in warm tones, convey both the magnificence of the cosmos and the quiet grace of daily accessible rendition of a vital Buddhist concept.”—Publishers Weekly

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 14:18 -- landerson

In the beginning, before the beginning, there was Mu.
And Mu was Mu and that was that and it was good.

This lush, beautifully illustrated narrative breathes humanity and warmth into one of the most famous and enigmatic koans of the Zen tradition.

The Story of Mu uses luminous illustrations and a mythic narrative structure to convey the great potential for peace and enlightenment that we all carry hidden within ourselves. Shot through with ineffable “thisness and thusness,” Mu spins a visually rich, cosmogonic fable about the origins of the universe of space, time, matter, and life. It also touches something lost but always present within the human heart: an awakeness that is without flaw, from the beginning before the beginning.

Includes a complementary essay from Zen teacher James Ishmael Ford.

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