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...
THE MEANING OF THE SUTRAS AND THAT OF THE PATRIARCH
A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling: -What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch? The master replied: -When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
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