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...
WHY IS THERE STILL DUST?
One day, when the brilliant Chinese Cha'n master Chao-chou was sweeping the court of the monastery, a man asked him: -Ch'an monastery supposed to be clean and pure. Why is there dust to sweep? Chao-chou replied: -It came trom outside. On another day, when the same thing happening, a monk asked him: -Sir, you are a man of good understanding, why do you still have dust? Chao-chou replied: -Look! another dust again.
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