A Zen Cup Of Tea Story.....

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"

"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"

~Peace to all beings~
roots2life roots2life
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1 Response May 10, 2012

And so it is to be living in the moment. It is such a small place, our self-importance does not fit.