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...
BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE
Posted on May.19.2009 @ 06:25PM EDT by chontri
Q: I have a question. A: Ok. Q: There is something that I do not know at all. Can you tell me something about it? A: Just be still and know. When you are still and know, everything and yourself are really friendly to each other, in other words, each and every are intimate together. Q: I do not understand that. A: So, just die with that. Q: Die with what? A: Die with what you don't understand. Q: I don't know how to die with that. A: Just be still and know. Q: Why do we go in a circle like that? A: Because that's what you are. Q: Hmm...
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