Practice This Zen Principle: Mushin

Mushin isn’t the name of a strange, psychedelic mushroom, but it might change your world just as profoundly as a good trip. Mushin is a Zen term that means mind without mind. It is one of the most basic tenets to the Zen Buddhist tradition, and the essence of most martial arts.

“Mu” means emptiness.

The Buddha’s Heart Sutra states,

Phenomena are not different from emptiness, emptiness is not different from phenomena.”

The Heart Sutra is thought to be the best explanation of the...


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