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A novice came to Schrodinger, and asked, "Master, does a cat possess the Buddha nature?"

Schrodinger answered, "Mu", and beat the novice with his stick.

Months later, the novice came to Schrodinger again, and said, "Master, if I seal a cat in a box, with the possibility of the cat being killed by poison gas, and do not open the box, does the cat possess the Buddha nature?"

Once more, Schrodinger answered "Mu", and struck the novice with his stick.

Months after this, the novice came to Schrodinger a third time, and said, "Master, I performed the experiment I spoke of, opened the box, and the cat was dead. Does the cat possess the Buddha nature?"

And Schrodinger wept. At that moment, the novice was enlightened.

Title from random chatterbox interjection by godling.

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