mu-shin no shin (the mind of no mind)

"mu-shin" (c) Nathan Wirth

mu-shin no shin, 2014

A mind unconscious of itself is a mind that is not at all disturbed by affects of any kind. It is the original mind and not the delusive one that is chock-full of affects. It is always flowing, never halts, nor does it turn into a solid. As it has no discrimination to make, no affective preference to follow, it fills the whole body, pervading every part of the body, and nowhere standing still. It is never like a stone or a piece of wood. It feels, it moves, it is never at rest. If it should find a resting place anywhere, it is not a mind of no-mind. A no-mind keeps nothing in it. It is also called, munen, “no-thought.” Mushin and munen are synonymous.”

Takuan Soho
(1573-1645)

While this piece is meant to be experienced as a single image, you can view the individual images of the study here.