Ku- (Japanese) "Emptiness"
Similar to "mu" below.
"Just as 'mu' (nothingness) is beyond existence and
non-existence, we must be careful not to think that 'ku' (emptiness) is a description of a condition where something that should exist does not....
It is the emptiness of emptiness, it is the emptiness of the circumstances of any situation, and it is the emptiness of yourself. KU translates the Sanskrit "sunyata" meaning emptiness, void, fundamental insubstantiality. It refers to existence without enduring substance. Thus, though all phenomenal things exist they are empty of any enduring or inherent "self." In other words, all the existences in the cosmos exist, but their essence cannot be apprehended because it is emptiness. This emptiness is the Ultimate reality underlying all existences, thus "Ku" in Buddhism is the Invisible, a concept of God. When Bodhidharma, the first patriarch of Zen in China was asked by Emperor Wu (A.D. 502-549), about what was the ultimate and holiest principle of Buddhism, the sage replied, "Vast emptiness [ku], and nothing holy in it."
Sekkei Harada Roshi in The Essence of Zen comments....
'This thing' is empty. It has no substance, no self-nature, and therefore it is free to change according to circumstances and the situations it encounters. The constantly changing activity of 'this thing' is what is referred to as 'karma.'"
Maya- (Sanskrit). If reality is One and indivisible,
then the world as it normally appears to us is maya, or "illusion."
Huston Smith notes that this translation is misleading:
"For one thing it suggests that the world need not be taken seriously. This the Hindus deny, pointing out that as long as it appears real and demanding to us we must accept it as such. Moreover, maya does have a qualified, provisional reality. Were we asked if dreams are real, our answers would have to be qualified. They are real in the sense that we have them, but they are not real inasmuch as what they depict need not exist objectively. ...the world we see is conditioned, and in that sense projected, by our perceptual mechanisms. Maya comes from the same root as magic. In saying that the world is maya, non-dual Hinduism is saying that there is something tricky about it. The trick lies in the way the world's materiality and multiplicity pass themselves off as being independently real - real apart from the stance from which we see them - whereas in fact reality is undifferentiated Brahman throughout..."
Mu- (Japanese) Absolute nothing. In Chinese it is "wu". When Chao-chou (Joshu) was asked whether a dog has Buddha nature, [and according to Mahayana Buddhism all sentient beings have Buddha nature] he replied, "Wu!" (Japanese, "Mu!") -- No! In the book Questions to a Zen Master Taisen Deshimaru is asked What is mu? He answers: "It is zazen. Mu means "nothing" or "not" or "non," but it is not a negative idea. Mu is not relative to the fact of existing; it's nothing. It is very difficult to explain. What is mu? Nothing and everything....Mu does not exist. Mu exists, but without noumenon. A great koan. If you continue zazen you can understand it."
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Mu may be:
Mu (letter), a letter in the Greek alphabet. Mu is used as a symbol for:
The SI prefix micro
The arithmetic mean of a statistical population In physics,
The friction coefficient
The mobility coefficient
The permeability (electromagnetism) coefficient
Mu may also refer
Mu (Cthulhu mythos), a sunken continent in the Cthulhu mythos
Mu (negative), a Japanese word important in Zen koan practice
Mu (lost continent), a mythical continent in the Pacific Ocean
Mu (rocket), a Japanese rocket
Mu Dan, renowned modern Chinese poet and translator
Mu-metal, an alloy used for screening magnetic fields
Mu Online, an online role-playing game
Mu (unit of area), a Chinese unit of area
MU may stand for:
Monitor unit, a unit used in radiation therapy Multiple unit, such as a rail diesel car University of Missouri - Columbia University of Mumbai, formerly called the University of Bombay Centimorgan or "map unit", a unit of recombinant frequency in genetics Muonium's atomic symbol Mauritius' ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code China Eastern Airlines's IATA code MisUnderstood word, a term in Scientology Manchester United Football club
Mu in the mythos
Mu is a sunken continent in the Pacific Ocean. Before it sank, Mu is believed to be the place where humans first appeared.
The ancient Muvians worshipped countless gods, but the most important ones were the three "sons" of Cthulhu: Zoth-Ommog, Ghatanothoa, and Ythogtha. It was the Muvian's reverence for this triad of brothers that may have hastened their downfall.
There is much speculation about what caused Mu to sink into the ocean. However, the Zanthu Tablets offers the best explanation. According to the tome, the high priest Zanthu angered the Elder Gods when he attempted to summon Ythogtha to challenge the power of Ghatanothoa. In retaliation, the Elder Gods destroyed Mu and sank it beneath the waves.
Mount Yaddith-Gho is a towering basalt mountain on the continent of Mu. Its peak is topped with a colossal, ancient, stone fortress which legends claim was built eons ago by a race of beings that came from the planet Yuggoth. Inside the fortress is a huge trapdoor that seals an entryway to the interior of the mountain.
More than 200,000 years ago, Mount Yaddith-Gho was situated in the kingdom of Kn'aa. The mountain was sacred because it was the dwelling place of the god Ghatanothoa. Priests of Ghatanothoa built a temple at the mountain's base and offered regular sacrifies to the god, lest Ghatanothoa emerge from the bowels of Mount Yaddith-Gho, crawl down its slopes, and bring doom to humankind.
The Lost Continent of Mu:
"Stories of Mu and its people became known
only in the nineteenth century.
They started when Bishop Diego de Landa of Yucatan published an alphabet
that could be used to translate Mayan hieroglyphics into English.
The alphabet was discovered by Abbe Charles-Etienne Brasseur in 1864.
Brasseur used the alphabet to translate the three surviving Mayan codices.
He claimed they told of a volcanic destruction of a land called Mu...
"Augustus Le Plongeon also used de Landa's
alphabet to translate his own
version of the codices. He provided much more detail on Mu...
He placed the continent to the East of Central America. Experts now agree that de Landa's Mayan alphabet was wrong, and that therefore both Le Plongeon and Brasseur were wrong in their 'translations.' It turns out that the Troano Codex is really a book about astrology.
"Author James Churchward was the man who really
moved Mu to the Pacific. He published a number of books, beginning with The
Lost Continent of Mu in 1926. His information supposedly came from ancient tablets
found in a Tibetan temple. Churchward called them the 'Naacal Tablets,' and
after he befriended the priest at the temple, the priest taught him how to
read the tablets, and showed him where additional tablets were stored.
Judging solely from his writings, it is difficult to assess whether
Churchward really believed what he said about Mu, or whether he was
knowingly writing fiction. Regardless, insight can be gained from the fact
that Churchward felt he could understand the meaning of a page
of symbols by merely staring at it.
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ZetaTalk: Land of Mu
Note: written on Aug 15, 1995
In concert with the legends of Atlantis are the legends of Mu, a land somewhere in the Pacific which is supposed to reappear at some troubled point in the future, like a paradise that the troubled can flock to. Does this legend has a basis in fact, past or future? It does indeed, in that such a land was above the waves in the past, disappearing during one of the recent wrenching pole shifts that rearranges the continents and forces plates up above one another or under, in sudden subduction with loss of elevation. There are many points on the Pacific where land is not that far under the ocean, and the evidence of roads just under the waves off the coast of Japan bears witness to land even along the Pacific Rim being forced down during the shortening and compression that the Pacific experiences during severe pole shifts.
Mu was as peaceful as many of the islands in the Pacific, the people living an indolent and relatively worryfree life in a warm climate with the abundance that the ocean provides to those living along its coastlines. Its residents enjoyed the social freedoms that such easy living often bring, as there was little reason for war or restrictions. There was, however, nothing magical about this land or its peoples, no special spiritual qualities or technological advantages, regardless of how the legends might have been embellished over time. Nor will this land reappear during the forthcoming pole shift, as the anticipated rise of new land is to come not in the Pacific but in the lower Atlantic between South America and Africa. The Pacific, in fact, will be a dangerous and severely afflicted part of the globe, during the coming shift, and any advice to the contrary is misleading.
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The Hyperboreans of Atlantis/Mu
The passage of Pliny (Hist. Nat. 4:26) on the Hyperboreans is worth quoting:
"Beyond the Aquilon one finds a blessed nation called, according to tradition, the Hypeboreans. Among them, men reach an extreme age. Many marvels are told of this people. Some say that the hinges of the world and the limit of the course of the stars lie in their region... The country is bathed in sunlight and enjoys a pleasant temperature..."
"Discord is there ignored, and so is disease. People there do not die but from the satiety of living. After a festive banquet, full of the joys of old age, the one who wants to die jumps into the seas from a lofty rock. Such is for them the happiest way to die. One cannot doubt the reality of this country, described by many authorities."
Pliny, in the above passage, also adds that Hyperborea was the realm of Apollo and that the Hyperboreans sent, from the island of Delos, the first-fruits of their crops to Greece, to be dedicated to the Sun God Pliny's Hyperborea also evokes the description of the island of Emain Abalach (Avalon) in Celtic poems:.
Treason is there unknown and so is sadness.
There no pain, no regret, no death, no grief,
No disease, no weakness, ever afflict anyone.
For such is the fortune of Emain.
Another a similar Celtic poem adds:
What a wonderful country is this one!
There the young never grow old at all!
Avalon, Hyperborea, Thule, Taprobane, Eden, Paradise, Emain Abalach, the Garden of the Golden Apples, the Garden of Idun etc. are all one and the same thing. Their connection with the "first fruits" is an allegoric reference to the fact that Atlantis.MU was indeed the very first site of human civilization, the same as the legendary Paradise or Garden of Eden.
These pleasant, luxurious gardens all lay at the extremity of the world which, from the Celtic perspective in Brittany was located on the side of the world opposite to their own misty islands. This Paradise was destroyed by a cataclysm, and they were forced to leave it, emigrating to the far Occident, under the leadership of Hu Gadarn, the Celtic Noah, the Judeo-Christian hero of the Flood
The sinking of this realm is told in the legend of the Flooding of Ys, another central tradition of Celtic mythology. And their sunken Paradise became the Land of the Dead, the "Tomb of Glass" (Glastonbury) or "Island of Glass" (Ynis Wydr) that we encounter so often in their Celtic legends. This dismal Hades is the same as the Cimmeria of the Greeks, the Hanebut of the Egyptians, the Sheol of the Jews and the Nefelheim of the Germanic Nations.
The Children of Mu
by Churchward, James
The Land of Mu was a huge continent situated in the Pacific Ocean between America and Asia, its center lying somewhat south of the equator. Basing its area on the remains which are still above water, it would have been about six thousand miles from north to south. All the rocky islands, individually and in groups, scattered over the Pacific Ocean were once a part of the Continent of Mu.
Cataclysmic earthquakes destroyed Mu about twelve thousand years ago. The Pacific Ocean rushed in, making a watery grave for a vast civilization and sixty million people. Easter Island, Tahiti, Samoas, Cook, Tongas, Marshall, Gilbert, Caroline, Marianas, Hawaii and the Marquesas are but the remnants of that great land, standing today as sentinels to a silent grave.
The author spent fifty years piecing together the story of the lost civilization of Mu. In this, his second book, Churchward tells the story of the colonial expansion of Mu and the influence of the highly developed Mu culture on the rest of the world.
Earthquakes destroyed Mu about twelve thousand years ago, leaving only remnants of that great land such as Hawaii and Tahiti. Here Churchward tells of the colonial expansion of Mu and the influence of the highly developed Mu culture on the rest of the world.
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