Levente Hunyadi


To L.

No recursive axiomatization of arithmetic is complete.


[...] Now one day while Joshu and another monk were standing together in the monastery, a dog wandered by. The monk asked Joshu, “Does a dog have Buddha-nature, or not?”


Whatever that is. So tell me—what did Joshu reply?




‘MU’? What is this ‘MU’? What about the dog? What about Buddha-nature? [...]

Mumon Has the Last Word

Has a dog Buddha-nature?
This is the most serious question of all.
If you say yes or no,
You lose your own Buddha-nature.

Excerpt from Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach - an Eternal Golden Braid (20th anniversary edition), Penguin Books, 2000, p233, p272

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