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19 Jul 2008

A Cup of Tea

Posted by Oblivion in Philosophy | 9:40pm

At a temple,
a learned professor seeks Zen.

Master Nan-yin offers tea.
He pours…and he pours.

“But…it is overflowing!”

“Like this cup, you are full of concepts and ideas …
Is there room for Zen?”

Source: Osho

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2 Comments | "A Cup of Tea" »

  1. By Shruthi: An entire pot of tea!

    23 Jul 2008, 6:06pm [ Reply ]

    Scholar - 'Where do we go when we die?'

    Master - 'How am I supposed to know?'

    Scholar - 'How do you not know? You're a Zen master!'

    Master - 'Yes, but not a dead one.'

  2. By PJ: Nothingness

    22 Jul 2008, 12:01pm [ Reply ]

    It's beautiful. Reminds me of another Zen story. Probably a sequel to the one you posted. Here goes:

    Scholar: I know everything. what do you know?

    Master Joshu: I know nothing.

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