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  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... continue...

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A NEW COMER
One day, a newcomer got a chance and met a Zen teacher in front yard of his rural monastery - properly, a hut. He asked him:
-Master, I am a newcomer and I would like to learn something. Please teach me.
-There is nothing in here to teach or to learn.
He looked at the newcomer for little moment then walked away.

ChonTri 11/06/03


 



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