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...
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.
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