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Mu
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3/15/18 8:28 PM
Let's talk about mu.

RE: Mu
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3/16/18 7:25 AM as a reply to Dan Jones.
 

RE: Mu
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3/20/18 12:33 PM as a reply to Dan Jones.
Since there are not many elaborated contributions to this discussion I'd like to add one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_EsxukdNXM

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3/20/18 2:38 PM as a reply to Dan Jones.
As above, but here are a couple of serious videos ;)

In this one two monks present their understanding of (I'm 99% sure) the mu koan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjyqGnWGftE

Here there's a bit more explanation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2vF0dGNGmA

I was quite surprised that they say "mu" with the force that they do.

RE: Mu
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11/1/18 8:25 PM as a reply to junglist.
Intersting videos.  They do not seem to have cracked the code yet. 

RE: Mu
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11/2/18 4:26 AM as a reply to Chris.
This is the only instance I've seen Mu-chanted in a group setting, Shinzan Miyamae-lineage:
https://www.facebook.com/zenwaysyogameditation/videos/1758435424214494/
A fellow from the same group, after chanting Mu for 24 hours straight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu2A_waMquA

There are some references to shouting of Mu here and there. For example,
At Hosshinji, Tangen’s angst drove him to sit like a house on fire. For his first three years there, he wouldn’t lie down to sleep, instead doing zazen through the night. He would sometimes sit in a bamboo grove on the mountain behind the monastery, gripping one of the trunks and roaring, “MU! MU! MU!”
https://www.rzc.org/news/harada-tangen-roshi/

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8/21/19 12:39 AM as a reply to Kim Katami.
In terms of "profundity to word ratio" the mu text has to be *up there* in some sort of imaginary "Top 10 all time, profundity to word ratio" canon across all insight traditions emoticon e.g.

'say has or has not,
there's a dead man on the spot'

<3 <3 <3

EDIT: oops, see, I just did it. Oh well, MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!