Wednesday, June 26, 2019

You are here: Home > Wisdom Bites > Wisdom Bite #9: A Cup of Tea and An Empty Mind

Wisdom Bite #9: A Cup of Tea and An Empty Mind

by Mark Ament on 01/02/2010

in Wisdom Bites

Zen StoryNan-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?”.



ladies perfume Herbal Colon Cleanse Bamboo Clothing Women’s Tops Leather Women’s Bags best gym machines paralegal work parking heathrow Lawn Weed Killer video production jobs

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: