Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Zen ~ A Cup of Tea

A Cup of Tea

101 Zen Stories

Zen

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?"

Zen

Something to ponder...How full we all are of our own opinions...

Namaste,
Mary Jane
www.fengshuiyoganj.com

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