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...
WHAT IS CALLED IGNORANCE?
Posted on Aug.20.2009 @ 11:07PM EDT by chontri
Bhikkhus, what is ignorance? Not knowing suffering, Not knowing the origin of suffering, Not knowing the cessation of suffering, Not knowing the path leading to the cessation of suffering. This is called ignorance.
From "Samyutta Nikaya" of the Buddha Adapted from the Vietnamese version.
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