Zen proverb 41 : Ku


Hello! I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting. I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Ku.”

“Ku” usually means empty. But there is some difference in Zen.

For example:
There is one something here and you are watching it. You can realize “There is one something here.”
But How about in the case you don’t watch it?
Offcourse The something exists here.
In Zen, if you don’t watch it, there isn’t anything here. “Ku” means this way of thinking.
If you don’t see, there isn’t anything.
If you don’t touch, there isn’t anything.
If you don’t smell, there isn’t anything.
If you don’t taste, there isn’t anything.